• Principal Consultant Digital Grid Operation

    Location NL-Arnhem
    Requisition ID
    2018-11597
    Business Area
    Energy
    Category/Discipline
    Consulting
    Location Details
    Arnhem
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    The position:


    Within our Digital Grid Operation business, we have a vacancy for a consultant who is able to advise our customers on the topic of digital transformation of system operation, including topics like Advanced DMS, Data Management and Grid Analytics.


    Within our department, you will be able to help drive the digital transformation that our customers are facing respective to their operational technology (OT) solutions. Based on your affinity with the (electrical) utility industry you will deliver excellent and concrete results for our customers. This may include aspects like defining information architectures and data models, improving data quality and data management but may also consist of delivering a prototype of a data analytics use case. It can also include requirement management related to next generation applications that run in the core of a power utility like ADMS (Advanced Distribution Management Systems), MDMS (Meter Data Management), GIS and DERMS (Distribued Energy Resource Management).


    Your tasks and responsibilities:You will be providing our customers in the energy sector with the following types of consultancy services:

    • Roadmap studies
    • Requirement Specifications
    • Data management and modelling, data analytics
    • Proof of concepts, pilot and prototype development
    • SupplierProject Management
    • Test Management
    • QA reviews
    • Providing Training and workshop facilitation

    You will be working in a client-facing environment, either as part of a project team or individually. You will also take part in business development and sales activities, aiming to generate assignments for yourself and other members of our team. You will identify market opportunities and develop our existing services in the NEMEA market and establish new opportunities for our company. The work will be carried out in national and international project teams in collaboration with both DNV GL and clients’ experts and consultants.

    Position Qualifications

    What we’re asking:

    • A master degree in computer science, business IT and/or electrical engineering with at least 15 years of experience.
    • Knowledge/experience with data modelling, data management and data analytics.
    • Project management experience and certifications.
    • Fluent in English and Dutch writing and speaking.

    In addition, it would help if you have experience in at least 3 or more of the following areas:

    • Knowledge and experience related to power utility processes like system operation, smart metering, substation automation and/or utility telecommunication
    • The Common Information Model (IEC 61970), a standardized data model for power utilities
    • Hands on expertise with data analytics tools like Python or R and with ecosystems like Microsoft Azure, Hadoop, GE Predix or OSIsoft PI.
    • Experience with procurement procedures of technical systems
    • Experience in outlining, writing, and delivering service proposals, whether in response to utility client requests (e.g., RFPs) or through unsolicited business development activity


    In addition to the above, we are looking for a team player with excellent communication skills, a commercial drive, a flexible attitude and perseverance. For our international projects, you will need to travel abroad (about 30%) carried out in national and international project teams in collaboration with both DNV GL and clients’ experts and consultants.


    Our offer:
    We’re offering a challenging, varied and responsible job in a dynamic and international environment. You will be part of a team of about 500 committed professionals. Your home office will be our Energy headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands. We offer you plenty of opportunities for personal growth, according to our 70-20-10 philosophy: 70% learning on the job, 20% coaching and 10% training. Naturally, the position is rewarded appropriately, including good fringe benefits such as a permanent contract, 38-hour work week, 30 leave days with option to sell or buy extra days, excellent pension scheme and expense allowance.

    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.


    DNV GL Energy supports customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable energy supply. We deliver world-renowned testing, certification and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our advisory organization provides business and technical consultancy and delivers projects worldwide for utilities, grid operators, governments and industry.


    Digitalization in Energy will drive changes in the way power grids are operated and maintained. New technologies like big data analytics, cloud technologies and blockchain will cause a digital transformation toward new business models. In power system operation, concepts like predictive analytics, decision support and improved situational awareness based on grid analytics will become important.

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