• Energy Storage - Safety & Testing Engineer

    Location US-OH-Dublin | US-PA-Chalfont | US
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    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL – Energy’s Distributed Energy Resources and Storage team is seeking a Safety & Testing Engineer with expertise in energy storage, CFD, fire, and explosion modeling, codes and safety, and fire and destructive testing to work within the newly formed Energy Storage Safety and Testing Group. This position will be ideally be based in Columbus, Ohio; Chalfont, Pennsylvania or Rochester, New York office, however, other office locations can be considered as well.

    The ideal candidate will have a strong background in two or more of the following areas with some experience in the others: energy storage, fire safety engineering and codes (NFPA and IFC), CFD/fire/explosion/plume modeling, risk analysis and destructive testing. The candidate should show a strong interest in energy storage, a passion for leading and defining the state of the art and impacting a rapidly growing industry in a meaningful way. The candidate should be comfortable with hands on work including fire based testing as well as field work and inspection and failure analysis.


    Tasks May Include


    • Independently manage a range of research, modeling, and review projects ranging from technology, hardware, code and safety reviews to site inspection, failure analysis and large scale fire testing
    • Manage development of new and innovative analytical tools and approaches that support ongoing project work and new business
    • Thought leadership through development of white papers, webinars, code development, industry speaking engagements, and cross industry and business area collaboration as energy storage permeates maritime, aviation, grid, and oil & gas industries.
    • Project Management and related tasks including monitoring budget, deliverables and client relationships for consulting projects
    • Provide expertise and process improvement to destructive testing, fire, gas, explosion and plume modeling, risk analysis, and code interpretation. 
    • Participate in new business development through proposal writing and direct sales. Build and maintain client relationships.
    • Provide input on strategic planning and marketing decisions
    • Work within and lead a team of multinational, multidisciplinary engineers and experts to deliver high-quality deliverables on time and on budget

    Position Qualifications

    Position Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Energy, Chemistry, Physics or in a related field
    • Minimum 2 years of experience on Electrical or Fire codes development, review activities, fire modeling, risk assessment or fire and destructive testing 
    • Experience with the fire service, electric or energy storage industry, or any industry adept in risk analysis and management 
    • Strong oral and written English communication and presentation skills, with an ability to develop and deliver presentations to senior executives and similar clients and DNV GL staff
    • Willingness to travel on a regular basis within North America and, on occasion, internationally
    • Strong MATLAB, LabVIEW, and general data management and analysis skills and results associated with those tools
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening


    Preferred Skills (Not required)


    • Master’s Degree in Engineering, Energy, Chemistry, Physics or related field
    • A solid network of industry contacts
    • Strong ability to provide clear and concise business writing materials in formats that include PowerPoint slides, business plans, white papers, and other material for mid-level and executive client delivery, marketing and thought leadership
    • Experience in developing and delivering publications in trade journals, presentations at conferences, or in articulating points of view
    • Direct experience with CFD modeling software, Safeti/PHAST, BowtieXP or other risk, gas or explosion modeling software 
    • Experience with UL, IEC, IEEE and ASTM standards or NFPA, IFC/IBC/IRC/IMC/ICC, or IEC codes or DNV GL or similar class rules. Experience with utility or industry best practice, guidelines and standards are also desirable.
    • Knowledge of electricity markets, trends in renewables and storage deployment, and policy decisions driving these trends
    • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 50% of the time
    • Knowledge of the US or international fire service, trends in firefighting and code enforcement

    **Immigration-related 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 GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.


    DNV GL 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: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf

    Local employment conditions apply.


    Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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