• Head of Section Project Engineering

    Location IT-Imola
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    Business Area
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
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  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL Energy in Italy has been delivering services to developers, owners, operators and financiers of renewable energy projects, specifically in onshore wind and solar, to enhance our customers' projects, technology and operations.


    For our section Project Engineering (PE) of renewable energy advisory, we are looking for a new Head of Section (HoS).


    Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    • Lead project engineering services in Italy specifically in wind and solar
    • Follow market trends and define customised service offerings for the Italian wind and solar market, drawing on DNV GL's service portfolio
    • Identify due diligence prospects, prepare offers and contribute to project execution
    • Prepare presentations and other material for potential customers to expand the business, in particular DNV GL's due diligence services
    • Grow the competence of the team 

    We have set the following challenges:

    • Providing management and leadership to the Renewable Advisory team in Imola
    • Create Respect and Care
    • Show genuine care for and empower employees
    • Agree on clear individual goals with the employees
    • Actively support the competence and career development of employees
    • Create a good team spirit and ensure clear communication
    • Give timely and constructive coaching, feedback and praise
    • Involve and be available for direct reports
    • To have courage to deal with non-performers and other difficult "people issues"

    • To Build Foresight

      • Seek opportunities for developing the business
      • Anticipate societal and market trends and proactively seek business opportunities (strategic selling)
      • Communicate direction and an inspiring future for the individual and unit
      • Be committed to innovation
      • Recognize the need for and adapt well to change
      • Provide input to tactical plans and strategy development

    Position Qualifications

    What we are looking for:

    • Experienced engineer with a proven track record in the PE services currently offered by the section and with an academic technical degree
    • Specialist with extended relevant professional network and experience in business development
    • Understanding the interplay between engineering and financing

    • People manager who demonstrates excellent communication skills at all levels
    • Essential Enthusiasm for the business content
    • Fluency in Italian and English language
    • Candidate who have the proven ability to develop him/ herself into a thought leader in Renewables Advisory domains. Our organization offers the opportunity and support to do so

    We expect from Head of Section:

    • Taking responsibility for co-developing and implementing strategy, leading, developing and growing a team of professional consultants and technical experts
    • Ensuring quality and professionalism in all we do
    • Having courage to make decisions and move forward also in time of uncertainty
    • Demonstrating a clear commercial judgment and turns the strategy into results
    • Using relevant technical knowledge to successfully support the section in the delivery of successful projects
    • Drawing upon and co-ordinating the resources from a pool of experts and engineers from the DNV GL Group
    • Taking commercial and administrative responsibility for consultancy contracts
    • Presenting strong business development skills
    • Undertaking/reviewing/approving consultancy deliverables



    The role is based in Imola, primarily focuses on the Italian market. The successful applicant will also work with DNV GL teams around the globe to provide renewable energy consulting services.



    What we’re offering:

    Challenging and responsible job in a dynamic and international environment. International travel will be part of the job. Naturally, the position is rewarded appropriately


    Are you intrested in this position?

    Please submit your CV in English.


    Company & Business Area Description

    Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers 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.


    Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

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