Wind IE Project Support – Team Lead

US-CA-San Diego | US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Business Area
Position Type
Permanent employment

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV GL – Energy Advisory group is seeking an Wind IE Project Support – Team Lead to join our Independent Engineer team. The Project Support – Team Lead will assist the independent engineering project management staff in the performance of their due diligence activities. This position is based out of our San Diego, CA or Portland, OR office.

Tasks May Include


  • Management, training, and oversight of a team of Project Engineers that performs: 
    • Review of project closing commercial requirements (verification of equity spend, construction draws, and completion reserves)
    • Editing of IE certificates and preparation of documents for project milestone completion and general support and guidance for DD project closings
    • Oversight of the organization and distribution of project documentation related to technical due diligence 
    • Post construction operational due diligence (final completion verification, annual O&M budget reviews, manage/coordinate ad hoc lender/investor requests)
  • Support and assist in delivery of IE projects within allocated time and budget
  • Review and edit IE certificate deliverables for project financial closings
  • Perform verification reviews of equity spend, construction draws, and construction reserves
  • Guide/train newer team members to help them understand the mechanics of the loan administration process, and such understanding will also be leveraged in negotiations with clients to ensure only appropriate statements are made in certifications by DNV GL
  • Oversight of organization and distribution of project related documentation such as engineering drawings, contracts, reports, correspondence and other project documentation
  • Assists in maintaining company’s document control system, including filing and retrieving documents, researching files, etc.
  • Communication/liaison activities with other departments, clients, legal counsel, financial institutions
  • Assist Project Managers in maintaining and tracking open items/issues lists for due diligence projects
  • Processing necessary forms and correspondence associated with projects
  • Performs related project duties and tasks as assigned

Position Qualifications

Position Qualifications


  • Minimum of bachelor’s degree in engineering/business administration/finance/accounting with 7 years’ experience in construction project finance role or renewables project construction/engineering and 1 year personnel management experience OR Master’s degree in engineering/MBA/finance/accounting with 5 years’ experience in construction project finance role or renewables project construction/engineering and 1 year personnel management experience
  • Experience with wind or solar project financing required
  • Understanding of wind and solar development and construction
  • Construction bid process, contracts, and plans and specifications
  • Knowledge of legal concepts and terminology
  • Understanding of the mechanics of loan and equity investment agreements, as such agreements affect the obligations of the independent engineer
  • Experience working with, and the analysis of, general accounting submittals (construction draws, budgets, etc.) and financing structures (construction loan and tax equity)
  • Familiarity with financing agreements and other contract documents, civil and electrical plans and specifications, etc.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Word/Excel/Access. Other database skills are a plus
  • Ability to operate under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Personnel management experience 
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong initiative, follow through and attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple activities at a time, to work independently and to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle confidential information at all times
  • Indoor, environmentally-controlled environment
  • Desktop work - ability and willingness to sit for prolonged periods of time
  • Repetitive tasks, typing, sitting and interacting with computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) most of the day
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills 
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening


Preferred Skills (Not Required)


  • Legal/paralegal experience is a plus


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:

Local employment conditions apply.


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Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers 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.


Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


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 safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

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