• Senior Consultant – Power System Planning

    Location US-TX-Dallas | US-CA-Oakland | US-MA-Medford | US-PA-Mechanicsburg | US-PA-Chalfont | US-VA-Arlington
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    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL – Energy’s Energy Advisory group has an exciting opportunity for a Senior/Principal Consultant for its Power System Planning (PSP) Department. DNV GL-Energy’s PSP provides creative, cost effective and practical solutions to stakeholders in the power generation, transmission and distribution systems including ISOs/RTOs, power utilities, developers, asset owners and operators as well as investors. The Senior/Principal Consultant must have a demonstrated vision, drive, and business experience to contribute to lead, grow and expand the PSP business in the Americas. This role involves business development and high-value consulting delivery contributing to PSP’s overall regional success.

    The ideal candidate will be a seasoned consulting professional with a proven track record of client relationship development, business development, and managing effective consulting results. This person should take great pride in being able to grow new leads into trusted advisory relationships.

    This position could be based out of any of the following offices: Dallas, TX; Oakland, CA; Medford, MA; Mechanicsburg, PA; Chalfont, PA or Arlington, VA.

    Tasks May Include

    • Work directly with the PSP management and other principal/senior consultants to grow the opportunities pipeline and expand the customer portfolio across the North American markets with specific focus on eastern and western interconnections. This work will include diligent and timely identification of new business opportunities, leveraging current team capabilities, identifying customer intimacies, and inter-company collaboration
    • Obtain market intelligence pertaining to potential key areas of the PSP units service portfolio and develop targeted marketing strategies
    • Conduct customer visits and perform research to understand current and emerging customer needs and/or requirements
    • Establish, build, and maintain customer relationships
    • Assess competitor capabilities aligned to specific customers across a diverse business portfolio
    • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in at least one ISO/RTO market in eastern or western interconnection and perform QA/QC on related project deliverables
    • Actively attend ISO/RTO market stakeholder meetings and stay up-to-date with ISO/RTO market changes in terms of markets developments and policy changes,
    • Lead, supervise and/or perform reliability and economic planning including market and production cost analysis, transient stability and Electro-Magnetic Transient studies, NERC/FERC or other regional compliance studies
    • Assist with the team’s research goals in terms of development of new solutions, techniques and/or analytical tools to improve the team’s performance and grow the service portfolio

    Position Qualifications


    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering with emphasis on Electric Power Systems and/or Energy Markets
    • At least 6 years of experience in transmission planning and energy markets in a utility, power trading, renewable energy company or consulting setting (consulting setting is preferred).
    • Extensive knowledge of at least one ISO/RTO market in eastern and/or western interconnect and its planning practices and development activities
    • Profound knowledge of energy market challenges and trends
    • Direct sales experience with account management responsibility in either Eastern or Western Interconnection
    • Ability to leverage existing industry contacts to secure new opportunities on behalf of DNV GL ENERGY
    • Experience with power system analysis software packages including PSS/E or PSLF or PSCAD/EMTDC or ABB PROMOD IV, UPLAN and/or PLEXOS
    • A proven track record for sale and account management in either western or eastern interconnection which can support $1M+ in annual revenue preferred
    • Ability to manage and mentor junior team members in both technical skills and sales
    • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
    • Willingness to travel up to 25% within North America.
    • We conduct a pre-employment background check and drug screen


    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 and supply chain services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating 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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