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Director of Offshore Wind, North America


This is a Full-time position in Portland, OR posted July 20, 2021.

– Energy Systems is looking for a Director of Offshore Wind, North America to join the team .

The Director of Offshore Wind is responsible for leading and growing DNV’s Offshore Wind Advisory team.

DNV is specifically seeking an enthusiastic leader, mentor, and coach with a strong background in the offshore wind industry, who can develop and maintain strong customer relationships, develop and deliver on new business opportunities, enjoys strategic planning and execution, and can manage the cross-disciplinary team that delivers offshore wind development services with a wide range of complexity.

This position has significant opportunities for leadership and autonomy in the day to day activities pertaining to business operations, staff development, Customer relationship development, service and technology innovation, and technical support for offshore wind energy developments in the Atlantic ocean, Pacific ocean, and Gulf of Mexico.

Opportunities abound for collaboration with DNV’s global team of offshore wind experts.

The Director of Offshore Wind will lead the expanding North American Offshore Wind Team within the multi-disciplinary Project Development and Engineering Department, which is part of DNV’s Renewables and Power Grids service area, and contains nearly 100 scientists, engineers, and environmental professionals.

The dynamic working environment will require a candidate who is easily adaptable, enthusiastic, and has the experience and technical skillset to be Customer-facing and develop opportunities that allow the broader department to deliver on a range of offshore wind services including those in the development, permitting, construction, and operational phases of project lifecycles.

DNV is looking for a dynamic candidate with great leadership, management, and communication skills; the ability to develop strong relationships with Customers to advise on their techno-economic challenges; and someone who enjoys optimizing business operations while taking risks resulting in growth orientation to best serve the North American offshore wind industry.

Why you should work with us?

Because within DNV’s Renewables and Power Grids group and organizational culture, how we collectively influence the world for future generations matters deeply to us.

Our team works every day to increase the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to address climate change and positively impact society; endeavors to achieve our purpose through the success of our Customers; and strives to be high-performing and innovative.

Our approach reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world.

This position will be located in our Medford, MA; Arlington, VA ; Katy, TX; San Diego,CA ; Portland, ME; Portland,OR ;Seattle,WA ; New York, NY; Rochester, NY; Newark,NJ; Chalfont,PA offices

Tasks May Include
Lead Offshore Wind business activities in North America by identifying opportunities in the local market, leveraging and nurturing current relationships and growing new relationships with key Customers, and providing key market intelligence to help develop services according to the local industry needs, to achieve business growth and profitability goals.

Lead the strategy and positioning for multidisciplinary proposal efforts and RFP responses, which may require inputs from a variety of technical teams.

Excellent skills in crafting value propositions, planning staff resourcing, and coordination are a must.

Manage a growing team of engineers, scientists, and consultants, including annual goal setting and performance reviews, training and competency management, career and professional growth opportunities, hiring and staffing plans.

Influence and collaborate with other relevant internal teams to provide Customers with new and innovative services to support the growing US market, including the Maritime Service Line, Marine Warranty Survey, Renewables Certification CVA team, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Environmental and Permitting Services, Turbine Technology, Project Finance, and various other US-based and international teams.

Communicate DNV’s services and thought leadership at industry events, conferences, and Customer meetings, as well as local and global internal R&D projects related to DNV’s offshore wind business.

The Director of Offshore Wind will work closely with DNV’s Marketing and Communications team to provide content and strategy regarding DNV’s growing and evolving offshore wind service offerings and industry supporting discoveries.

Position Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree, in a field related to offshore wind success, including engineering, business, policy, or other relevant field.

Minimum of 5 years of professional experience in the offshore infrastructure industry.

At least 3 years of management and business planning experience.

An excellent network of broad and diverse contacts within the North American offshore wind energy industry is a must, and specifically contacts within offshore wind developers, turbine manufacturers, and BOEM.

Proven track record leading and developing teams, with an emphasis on successful hiring and growth activities.

Growth mindset with proven track record in anticipating market trends and shifting technical competencies and services to match Customer needs.

Candidates must have a strong understanding of offshore wind technology components, development lifecycle, procurement processes and project costs, and relevant stakeholders and industry decision makers.

Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.

The ability to comfortably explain complicated analysis methodologies or results, scopes of work, budget or contracting terms, and other relevant offshore wind technical topics to a wide range of audiences is essential.

Must be able to professionally handle difficult conversations.  Willing to travel up to 25% of the time, including domestic and international.

We conduct pre-employment background and drug screenings

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

Opportunities Beyond Business

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

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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.
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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