Intern – M&A Advisory Services

Location US-OR-Portland | US-WA-Seattle | US-TX-Katy | US-TX-Austin | US-TX-Dallas
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Energy Systems
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Local Unit & Position Description

Do you want to be part of the world’s leading renewable energy consulting firm, committed to facilitating and mitigating climate change?

Would you thrive as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary team harnessing and developing our knowledge and expertise to deliver customer value through actionable intelligence on renewable energy projects? 

Do you want to drive growth of the renewables market by mitigating technical risks and maximizing investment returns?

DNV Energy Systems North America is seeking an Intern – M&A Advisory Services with interest in developing capabilities in energy transition technologies (e.g. wind, solar, storage, EV, decarb), and/or practical experience with project financing for our Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) Advisory Services team. Join us!

Our M&A team operates at the cutting edge of the renewables industry providing technical due diligence and advisory services to diverse customers in the and beyond, primarily in support of M&A transactions such as purchases, sales, and refinancing of projects and platforms. Our technical work contributes to the efficient functioning of the equity markets which are increasingly driving renewable energy transactions in North America.

In this role, you will be learning and contributing to technical advisory services in support of customer M&A transactions.

This position can be based out of any of our current advisory markets including Seattle, WA; Portland, OR;  Austin, Houston, or Dallas, TX; Medford, MA

The duration of this position is for 3 to 6 months only


What you'll do

  • Learn to identify technical risks and opportunities associated with potential investments, synthesize key findings, and clearly communicate impacts to customers.Gain experience, expertise, and creative thought in order to contribute to customer-centric technical analysis for solar, wind, and storage projects. Typical scopes include evaluation of project risks and upside potential through:
    • Review of key project contracts describing interconnection, revenue, construction, and operations and maintenance;
    • Validation of technical inputs in project financial models including estimation and review of construction and operating costs;
    • Review of project designs and technologies;
  • Industry benchmarking analyses and development stage project screening studies
  • Adhere to QHSE considerations within the team that ensure safe execution and healthy work environment
  • Assist in the interaction with internal specialists including the civil and electrical engineering, energy assessment, technology, transmission, and permitting teams
  • Contribute to portions of due diligence including contract and financial model review as well as other technical analysis (e.g., technology review, energy assessment) within the candidate’s expertise
  • Learn to discuss and resolve technical issues in partnership with transaction stakeholders, including coordination of input on such issues from internal technical specialists, as necessary
  • Learn to contribute to the reporting process, including writing, editing, and synthesizing inputs from technical disciplines into technical due diligence reports
  • Learn to engage in dialogue with customers to understand their needs. Learn to develop winning proposals for scopes of services related to due diligence work, including creative tailoring and sequencing of work to meet budget and timeline requirements. Learn to identify opportunities for innovation and refinement to meet the needs of an evolving marketplace
  • Participate in continuous improvement efforts for the M&A team, such as tool development, process refinement, training, and lessons learned activities
  • Adhere to the DNV system for quality management, including liaising with QHSE leadership on developing procedures, instructions, guidelines, and checklists in order to ensure quality of services produced by the M&A team

Position Qualifications

What is Required


*NOTE: Please submit a cover letter along with your resume when applying. In your cover letter, please tell us why you are interested in this role with DNV. 

  • Currently enrolled in a bachelors degree program from an accredited four-year university, with an emphasis on Renewable Energy
  • Knowledge of renewable energy and associated items which may include project lifecycle, project contracts (EPC, equipment procurement, IA, PPA, etc.), technology and design, energy production assessments and performance, financial modeling and economics (CapEx and OpEx), operations and performance, transmission/curtailment considerations, and common technical risks
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

What is preferred

  • Basic understanding of the North American energy market
  • Strong team mindset and the ability to collaborate
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with diverse customers and colleagues
  • Flexibility and adaptability within a dynamic team environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite
  • Self-starter, quick learner, takes initiative and ownership
  • High level of integrity and commitment to maintaining confidentiality of client and DNV information

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


How We Do It

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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:


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About DNV


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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.

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