• Principal Consultant, Energy Policy, UK and EU

    Location UK-London | NL-Arnhem | BE-Antwerpen
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    Business Area
    Location Details
    London, UK; Antwerp, Belgium; Arnhem, Netherlands
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    This role is for a Principal Consultant level individual to grow the team’s policy work with governments (e.g., UK’s BEIS), the EU (DG Energy, EuropeAid) and other MDBs (World Bank, IFC, EBRD, AfDB, etc.). The work would cover client projects across a range of functional areas including managing large cleantech innovation programmes, market studies, as well as technical delivery, and would include energy management, renewables, storage, CCS, hydrogen, etc. Delivering top and bottom line growth can be achieved by having: (1) close relationships with key funding institutions; (2) strong policy and markets capabilities; and (3) knowledge of a range of key sustainable technologies.


    The individual would work closely with our teams in the UK, Belgium, Netherlands and the Middle East & Africa, and potentially in Turkey and the Caucuses. DNV GL already has a stable of relationships and references in this area but we need to expand to create a hub of policy expertise at DNV GL more globally but rooted within the Energy Management team.


    The individual would report to the Head of Department, Energy Management, NEMEA. S/he would also actively connect with 4 Market Area Directors (UK&I, Benelux, Nordics, MEA). DNV GL has extensive engineering and technical capabilities across a number of areas: energy efficiency policy, renewables policy, storage, CCS, hydrogen, buildings, heat, among others.


    The role is doer-seller, combining relationship development and proposals with delivery, with a typical mix of 60% / 40%. Some international travel is required as part of relationship development, conference speaking, project delivery and team engagement.


    Key Accountabilities:


    Business Development:

    • Win substantial new policy related work through an order intake target;
    • Develop a clear customer and technology focus for tender submissions;
    • Drive quality bid/no bid decisions;
    • Write and direct high-quality proposals;
    • Work with Finance to ensure the appropriate project pricing is adopted to maximise win probability and team utilisation;
    • Attain internal approvals of proposals in line with the Chart of Authority;
    • Work with the team to develop multi-level contacts at key institutions;
    • Grow the partner and associate pool across several markets to increase win rates;
    • Help the team to focus its BD resource on the most winnable projects and customers, given DNV GL’s capabilities;
    • Broaden the capabilities of the team into new areas to extend the range of RFPs that the policy team can bid for. 

    Project Delivery:

    • Be highly chargeable on project delivery, which could include roles such as Project Director, Project Manager, or even other more technical functions;
    • Allocate resources to projects as required working closely with other policy professionals and technical experts;
    • Approve delivery of client reports and technical work, where appropriate.

    Position Qualifications

    • Master’s degree in Energy Policy or Sustainability preferred; bachelor’s degree or equivalent as minimum;
    • Substantial experience of energy policy related work, especially with UK and EU government entities, the EC, EBRD, and another multilateral agencies;
    • Strong understanding of market drives and challenges;
    • Expertise/broad understanding of one or more of the technical areas of the department;
    • Existing and senior level relationships with a range of institutions internationally;
    • Experience of managing other policy experts and/or technical staff on projects;
    • Exceptional commercial awareness result orientation and proven business development ability within this sector;
    • Excellent writing skills;
    • Travel to other offices (and occasionally internationally) is required within this role.

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. With a heritage of 150 years, we provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the energy, oil & gas and maritime industries.


    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 reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. We specialize in providing world-class, innovative advisory to developers, utilities and industrial companies across the energy value chain, from renewables generation, to transmission and distribution through to end use.


    DNV GL – Energy Management NEMEA provides policy and energy management advisory to governments, multilateral development banks (MDBs), utilities and industrial customers. This includes policy and market studies, innovation programme management, evaluation/research methodologies, industrial energy efficiency, demand side reduction and smart meter roll-out.

    Equal Opportunity Statement

    DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!

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