• Solar Senior Engineer

    Location UK-Bristol
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  • Local Unit & Position Description

    DNV GL is looking to recruit a Senior Solar PV engineer as part of expanding our existing UK capacity to meet the evolving needs of the Market The role is technical in nature and would suit someone looking for a commercial and customer facing role.


    The role will involve working within the Solar team based in Bristol and part of the Solar and Storage Department in NEMEA to provide technical consulting services throughout the development, procurement, construction and operational phases of solar farm projects, including procurement assistance, technical due diligence and acting as Lender’s and Owner’s Engineer.


    Key Accountabilities:

    Work with the Solar and Storage Department to promote and deliver DNV GL’s Engineering Services


    Support provision of technical advice to clients including:

    • Specification assistance for all aspects of solar farm construction
    • Assist clients with procurement including contract negotiation and tendering
    • General project advice
    • Technical due diligence of pre-construction and operational projects
    • Other ad-hoc advice 

    Support due diligence activity to include: data analysis, documentation review and risk analysis.


    The work also involves:


    Liaising with a wide range of clients from solar farm developers to financial institutions
    Work on multiple projects, managing own time to meet deadlines.
    Producing written reports and other documentation for delivery to the client
    Supporting the continuous improvement and development of group procedures and documentation
    Any other appropriate duties as directed by line management
    Supporting a range of international projects. 


    The individual will work closely with other DNV GL engineers in their local offices in Netherlands, Dubai, London and Cape Town mainly.

    Position Qualifications

    • Significant experience in the UK PV solar industry in a technical consulting capacity.
    • An appropriate degree/higher degree in an engineering subject.
    • Proven ability to produce clear written reports and communicate verbally in English.
    • Good IT skills, and experience using MS Office suite packages.
    • 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.
    • Strong commercial acumen.


    • Previous experience in performing due diligence activities and delivering Owner’s Engineering services.
    • Good understanding of wind energy and previous experience in wind lender and OE activities as there will be opportunities for the candidate to work in wind projects (onshore and offshore).
    • Understanding of standard contract forms in construction, in particular for renewable energy projects
    • Understanding of UK planning as applied to Solar
    • Good understanding of project finance structures and the financial models for PV Solar projects 



    The candidate will be office based in Bristol.


    Regular site visits in the UK will be required, with the occasional need for overnight stays.


    Occasional international travel may be required from time to time.


    What we offer

    • Lifestyle benefits (26 days of annual leave + opportunity for up to 10 days unpaid leave, flexible working requests may be considered)
    • Wellbeing benefits (inc Private Medical and Dental Insurance, Medical check-ups, Gym allowance and free fruit)
    • Travel benefits (inc Season Ticket Loan Cycle to Work Scheme)
    • Re-imbursement of relevant Professional Membership Fees (up to £500)


    Please note! This is a temporary employment (12 months contract) with the possibility of extension or conversion to the permanent post.

    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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