Renewables Development Engineer

Location IT-Imola | IT-MB-Vimercate
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated Renewables Development Engineer to join our Regional Team in Italy. We offer a full-time position reporting to reporting to Wind Project Engineering & Due Diligence team leader for Italy and East Mediterranean. 


The successful candidate will be self-motivated and enthusiastic about renewables and will be able to contribute to the team from an early stage. Typically, team members work in multiple projects over the course of the year and in several countries.


The role will be based in the Imola, Bologna or Milan office and involved in independent and owner’s engineering services through the entire lifecycle of renenable energy projects and for a wide range of Customers, supported by colleagues from other disciplines. While main focus is expected to be on-shore and off-shore wind energy, the consultant will be part of a group of experts specialised in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) services and it is expected significant involvement in solar projects and other renewable energy fields. 


The Engineer will spend the majority of the time conducting direct project work for Customers and project management. It will be considered a plus if the person is recognized as an expert in the renewable energy industry and has previous experience in project development.

Tasks may include

  • Direct Project Work. As part of the daily work, it is expected that the consultant will lead and be involved in:
    • Technical Due Diligence process for renewables projects under development and in operation.
    • Owners Engineering desktop services for supporting solar project development, construction and operation; and
    • Project Construction Monitoring and on-site inspections.
    • Review of permits, environmental applications, environmental and landscape constraints, land occupation.
    • Technical review of the administrative process required to obtain project authorization. 
  • Project Management. The Consultant will coordinate and manage DNV international internal resources, as well as subcontractors, for the execution of projects and ensure that projects are delivered on-time and within budget, as well as meeting Customers’ expectations in terms of quality.

Position Qualifications

To qualify, we need you to have:

  • At least Bachelor’s degree in engineering. MSc Degree will be a plus.
  • 3+ years of professional experience in the renewable energy sector (preferable in consultancy or engineering companies) and at least 2 years in the wind energy sector in Italy;
  • Experience in technical due diligence processes, with special focus on environmental and permitting review;
  • Experience in Environmental, Social and Governance services will be a plus.
  • Experience in wind and solar project development will be a plus.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills, including ability to write clear and detailed technical reports, presentations and emails in Italian and English; Fluency in Greek will be considered a valuable differentiator. 
  • Lead and support independent qualitative and quantitative analysis;
  • Willingness to travel across the country and internationally;
  • Ability to work independently, with an internal team, and with external partner organizations;
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Familiarity with GIS tools as well as other energy simulation software;
  • Valid driving license.

Join us and you will:

  • Work with dedicated and competent colleagues.
  • Be exposed to a variety of customers’ enquiries in a complex, technical, commercial and exciting environment.
  • Experience exciting challenges, new ways of thinking and solutioning in the ever-changing energy world.
  • Have an exciting and attractive and flexible working environment which you can actively shape.
  • Benefit from on-job training, individual training and development opportunities.
  • Enjoy a permanent employment in a dynamic and growing organization.

Please submit your CV in English.

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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