Experienced Due Diligence Engineer / Team Lead - Wind

Location UK-London | UK-Bristol
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London or Bristol

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV GL is recruiting a Principal Due Diligence Team Lead as part of an ongoing increase in capacity to meet the market needs.  The role is technical in nature and would suit someone looking for a technical commercial and customer facing role, who is driven to support and lead their team in both personal development and delivery to our customers’ expectations.


This appointment is with the Renewables Advisory business within DNV GL.  DNV GL is one of the world’s largest providers of independent renewable energy advice and a recognized authority in onshore wind energy.  We are also at the forefront of the offshore wind, solar and storage sectors.  Our team of dedicated experts are present in all major and emerging global markets for renewable energy.


While the role would be focused on the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Africa onshore wind market, the successful candidate would be involved in leading projects in broader geographic markets and with mixed technologies (e.g. onshore/offshore wind, solar, transmission assets).


As Team Lead, reporting to the Renewable Projects Head of Department, the successful candidate will work within the Renewables Projects department to lead, develop and coach the due diligence team, located in the Bristol and Dublin offices, as well as to promote and deliver DNV GL's services to our customers.


As well as the team lead responsibilities, the role will involve leading and undertaking technical due diligence services throughout the development, procurement, construction and operation phases of renewable energy projects.  The successful candidate would have experience in leading investor and M&A transactions.


Regular travel should be expected in relation to the team management responsibilities and in order to support an active presence with our customers for sales activities and project delivery. 


As a Principal Engineer the individual will be expected to:

  • Represent DNV GL, both during execution of your projects as well as market and business development events.
  • Managing substantial due diligence projects of both single and mixed technology.
  • Work as part of the team to deliver due diligence projects, including reviewing of documentation relating to wind conditions, turbine suitability, ground conditions, planning and construction, contracts and the allocation of risk to relevant parties.
  • Review the financial model for projects including revenue assumptions, capital costs and operations costs.
  • Undertake periodic site visits and inspections.
  • Support the continuous improvement of the business through the development of tools and processes.
  • Assist with business development as directed, in coordination with Key Value Proposition Leaders and Business Leads.
  • Any other appropriate duties as directed by line management.

As Team Lead the individual will be expected to: 

  • Plan and resource multiple projects involving your team members (including projects which you will be undertaking) to ensure work is conducted within timescales and to budget.
  • Co-ordinate the resourcing of work with other Team Leads and Heads of Department as appropriate.
  • Promote, monitor and ensure the teams work meets the required standards and follows best practice guidelines (as delegated by HoD).
  • Create a team spirit and good working environment for the team.
  • Responsible for facilitating the team member’s individual performance management and development.
  • Encourage and ensure that lessons learnt and latest developments are shared across the team.
  • Support the recruitment, training and performance management of staff within the team.
  • Provide support, management and technical leadership to your assigned team, including mentoring and training of staff. This will specifically include:
    • Holding regular meetings with individuals to provide feedback on project progress;
    • Actively support the competence development of individuals; and
    • Provide support and coaching to staff on technical and soft skill issues.
  • Provide support to the HoD in the promotion and presentation of the team/department strategy and plans where appropriate.

The project work is often fast paced with tight timeframes.  The candidate must be willing to work with complex tasks under such deadline pressure, and be comfortable in managing workflow to deliver work on time (working with line manager and other team members to allocate work effectively).


What We Offer

  • A challenging and varied role in a dynamic and international environment.
  • Dedicated local team and part of a broader due diligence community.
  • Wide support network with world leading technical expertise – we have over 180 dedicated regional renewables experts, who are part of a broader 1500 strong energy community.
  • Opportunity to lead in a key role on a wide range of projects and portfolios, with industry experts.
  • Great opportunities for personal growth through our 70-20-10 development philosophy (70% learning on the job, 20% coaching and 10% training).

Position Qualifications


  • Experience in the renewables industry in a technical consulting capacity. Previous demonstrable experience in performing due diligence activities.
  • Ability to provide a team with a clear sense of direction, inspires and co-ordinates others and keeps them focused on objectives.
  • Ability to develop people through delegation, empowerment and coaching; promotes career and self-development.
  • Communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively.
  • An appropriate degree/higher degree in an engineering subject.
  • A team player with energy and enthusiasm.
  • Proven ability to produce clear written reports and communicate verbally in English.
  • Demonstrable ability to deliver complex tasks to tight timelines.
  • Good organisation and time management skills.
  • Adaptability, and able to cope with a wide variety of tasks.
  • Strong analytical skills.


  • Good understanding of project finance structures and the financial models for wind farm projects.
  • Experience of contributing to industry working groups and related networking activity.
  • Experience of presenting at major industry events.
  • Contributes to identifying and seizing commercial opportunities; has a strong positive impact on business growth and profitability.

Company and 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. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping customers in the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables and other industries to 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.

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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