• Medior/Senior Consultant Solar Energy

    Location NL-Arnhem
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    Do you want to be actively involved and make a difference in the realisation of the energy transition? Do you know all about solar energy and can you use your skills to help customers in the energy sector? Then this job is the job for you!


    Who we are
    In the department of Solar and Storage, DNV GL offers independent advisory and testing services to all stakeholders in the industry. For solar energy, our main focus is on large-scale systems, where our services span the entire life cycle of such installations: starting with feasibility and market studies, then due diligences and independent/owner’s engineering, as well as operational services like monitoring and power failure investigations. Furthermore, we offer trainings and workshops to our customers and cover their testing and risk assessment needs. Our customers include investors, project developers, technology suppliers, authorities and transmission / distribution system operators, within The Netherlands but also in Europe and beyond.

    Your tasks & responsibilities
    As a Consultant Solar Energy, you will be a key person in our solar energy business development, interacting with customers and working with colleagues to get new projects. Diverse technical content work in solar energy projects for customers will take about 60% of your time. In most projects, you will work in a team with colleagues with a different levels of experience and/or backgrounds, supporting junior colleagues but often also active on a content level yourself; in some cases, you will (also) manage the project team. Additionally, together with senior consultants and the Business Lead Solar, you will spend about 40% of your time on finding new customers and opportunities, serving our existing customers and setting up new services, and preparing proposals - making use of your strong network in the sector.


    An overview of your tasks and responsibilities:

    • Content contributions to solar-energy-related projects, including (depending on customer needs and your background and preferences):
      • technical due diligence
      • independent / owner’s engineering
      • verification
      • modelling (e.g. EPAs) / data analysis
      • feasibility studies
      • workshops / courses, etc.
    • Business development for solar energy services:
      • Working with regional Business Lead and senior consultants on business development, focusing on The Netherlands but frequently including international opportunities as well
      • Leading proposal development to win new projects, supported by junior and senior colleagues
      • Conceiving and developing new services
      • Extending our external network and finding project opportunities
      • Building and maintaining strong relationships with external customers - gathering and following through new leads to clear proposals and contractual agreement
      • Meeting new customers and presenting DNV GL services professionally
      • Initiating, programming and hosting events for BD purposes (practical organisation with support staff)
      • Building and actively using an internal network to gain and share knowledge and opportunities and develop new services
    • Managing smaller and larger solar-energy-related projects
    • Preparing and giving presentations at events and customer meetings
    • Participation in professional bodies such as trade associations or technical committees
    • Tracking and responding to new industry/market developments

    Position Qualifications

    What we’re looking for
    We’re looking for a team player who takes initiative, has analytical skills and is eager to understand the technical consequences of a business decision as well as the business consequences of a technical decision.



    • Master’s degree in an energy-sector-related study, or Dutch HBO-equivalent with 10 years of relevant work experience
    • At least 3 years of work experience or a PhD, with demonstrable affinity for solar energy
    • Strong analytical skills
    • Understanding of the energy transition and the role of solar power in it
    • Understanding of the technical and economic aspects of grid-scale solar installations and their
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      Available to travel nationally (about 2-3 days per week) and internationally (about 6-12 times per year)
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English

    Personal characteristics/behaviour:

    • Dynamic and enthusiastic team player
    • Leadership – ability to lead and motivate a small group of people for complex assignments
    • Quick analysis and rational judgment
    • Effective communication – in a clear, precise and structured way
    • Networking – builds a useful network of contacts and relationships
    • Delivery and results – within scope, time and budget, going the extra mile if needed

    What we’re offering
    We’re offering a challenging and responsible job in a dynamic and international environment. You will be part of a team of about 2400 committed Energy professionals within DNV GL. Your home office will be our Energy headquarters in Arnhem, the Netherlands. We offer you appropriate opportunities for personal growth, according to our 70-20-10 philosophy. Clearly, 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, laptop, smart phone 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. 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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