Director of Geospatial Services

Location CA-QC-Montreal | CA-ON-Toronto | CA-BC-Vancouver
Requisition ID
2023-20495
Business Area
Energy Systems
Category/Discipline
Management
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

Are you excited by how geospatial data and analytics enable better decisions and investments towards accelerating an equitable energy transition? Do you enjoy working on a wide variety of solutions and data sets, and enabling teams to solve problems in more sophisticated ways?

 

DNV Energy Systems- The Analytics and Digitalization group is seeking an Director of Geospatial Services to join our team.

 

The Director of Geospatial Services leads a team of GIS analysts delivering GIS analytics across the entire energy system value chain, including the delivery of energy efficiency programs, assessments of energy equity, assessment of EV adoption rates, and siting of renewable energy power generation. They are responsible for the overall performance of the team, implementing and maintaining a GIS technology roadmap, and delivering high-quality GIS data and analytics to internal project teams and external customers.

 

Reporting into the Vice President of Analytics and Digitalization, the Director of GIS North America (Head of Section) has a strong background in using GIS technology in multiple use cases. The candidate will be adaptable, creative, and have high throughput. They will maintain relationships with many internal and external customer groups. They will be a dynamic leader, with strong communication skills, and an ability to optimize business operations.

 

Why you should work with us?

The GIS team that this position will manage is made up of highly motivated and passionate GIS professionals that exemplifies DNV’s values of caring for each other, collaborating as a team and daring to explore and adapt to achieve success. How we collectively influence the world for future generations matters deeply to us. Our teams work every day to decarbonize power grids, by increasing energy efficiency, enabling energy equity, and aiding the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to address climate change and positively impact society. We achieve our purpose through the success of our Customers. We strive to be high-performing and innovative team. Our approach reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world. 

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

 

This position can be remote from anywhere in Canada

**All applicants must submit a Cover Letter with their application**

 

What You'll Do 

  • Builds, implements and maintains the GIS technology road map and business plan.
  • Maintains relationships across DNV service areas to understand their current and future GIS needs, and maintains a robust backlog and sales pipeline.
  • Develops and delivers intuitive services, data and analytics to accelerate the decarbonization of the energy system.
  • Drives innovation in GIS by leveraging existing DNV tools and proposing new improvements, tools, and business practices to further our leadership position in the industry.
  • Ensures GIS team members have the resources and technical support they need to deliver their work.
  • Optimizes and monitors business performance through delivery management, cost-efficient business operations, improvement of the utilization rate and an aligned workforce plan.
  • Empowers employees, fosters professional growth and progression, and encourages employee retention through personnel evaluation process, coaching and mentoring, and training.
  • Leverages and develops specialized teammates for product and project delivery
  • Creates a flexible workforce and automates and optimizes workflows to deal with variable workload, improves quality and consistency, and quickens our delivery.
  • Stimulates a high performing culture, sets direction, and acts as a role model for an inspiring employee experience.
  • Supports and enables team members to deliver solutions from local and cloud based platforms
  • Ensures that employees have the required technical competences, and drives recruiting efforts within the section.
  • Foster an inclusive culture where employees can grow, feel valued and have a sense of belonging

Position Qualifications

What is Required

  • 5+ years of professional experience working with GIS data and ESRI products, with demonstrated geospatial innovation.
  • Track record of enabling business success by providing streamlined access to GIS data.
  • 5+ years of experience working in multi-discipline teams with proven ability to collaborate, communicate, and influence business and technical audiences
  • Experience in managing a team, with the proven ability of developing a high-performance culture in a fast-paced changing and complex environment.
  • Proven leadership skills to engage, develop and motivate employees.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written communication and presentation abilities 
  • We conduct pre-employment background
What is Preferred
  • Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD, in a field related to GIS, including geomatics, science, engineering, business, other relevant field
  • 5+ years of leadership experience with the ability to strategize, inspire, and achieve goals
  • Willing to travel up to 10% of the time in North America, including domestic and international
  • Experience in renewable energy, environmental risk, or energy utilities

**Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position**

 

How We Do It 

 

We Care, We Dare, We Share 

 

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and want you to bring your whole self to work each day. Read more here: 

 
Diversity at DNV  

Meet our Employees 

About DNV 

Careers in DNV 

 

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.  For more information about your rights under the law, see:  

 

https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf 

 

What We Offer 

  • Generous Paid Time Off (Vacation, Company Holidays, Parental Leave, Sick, and Disability)
  • Multiple Medical, Dental, and Vision Benefit Plans to choose from
  • Spending Accounts – FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, Company-Seeded HSA
  • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities

 

**Benefits may vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election 

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. 

 

We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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