Solar Energy Team Leader

US-OR-Portland | US-WA-Seattle | US-CA-San Diego | US-TX-Austin | US-CA-Oakland
Requisition ID
Business Area
Position Type
Permanent employment

Local Unit & Position Description

Brief Team and Position Summary:

The primary function of the Solar Energy Team Leader position is to manage a team of Solar Energy Analysts within the DNV GL North America Energy Group. The Solar Energy Team Leader is responsible for coordinating the proposal, completion, delivery and ongoing support of the work produced by the Team Leader’s team. The Solar Energy Team Leader is the direct contact point for clients and has strong technical knowledge for approving energy assessment and a strong understanding of solar technology. The Solar Energy Team Leader leads and participates in R&D projects and assists in planning the growth of the team. The Solar Energy Team Leader is also responsible for staff development and performance reviews for the Energy Analysts composing the Team Leader’s team.


DNV GL provides energy assessment services for solar PV systems for utilities, banks and developers of commercial and residential distributed (typically < 5 MW) rooftop and ground mount solar energy PV projects, across the United States and Canada.


Tasks May Include:


  • Coordinate team of Solar Energy Analysts to deliver projects within allocated time and budget;
  • Set project milestones for Solar Energy Analysts to follow and ensure milestones are met;
  • Assist staff in determining appropriate methodology and solutions for:
    • Long-term energy production assessments,
    • Preliminary and high-level energy production estimates,
    • Other assessments conducted by staff;
  • Perform technical checking and initial approval of all work product conducted by staff;
  • Analysis and development of meteorological files and assumptions for inclusion in PVsyst and other solar energy modeling tools. Includes evaluation and analysis of ground-based, satellite, and on-site data sources
  • Present checked and initially approved deliverables to Energy Group Head of Section;
  • Ensure an appropriate distribution of work load on staff;
  • Prepare or coordinate standard proposals and bids;
  • Support the preparation of special proposals and bids;
  • Serve as primary client contact;




Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor’s Degree in relevant engineering, atmospheric science, or mathematics field;
  • 5+ years experience in solar energy consulting, (additional education can be considered in lieu of experience);
  • 5+ years experience conducting bankable long-term solar energy production assessments, inclusive of all of the following activities, (additional education can be considered in lieu of experience):
    • Analysis and development of meteorological files and assumptions for inclusion in PVsyst and other solar energy modeling tools. Includes evaluation and analysis of ground-based, satellite, and on-site data sources
    • Forecasting long-term solar resource using measure-correlate-predict methods and other regression models
    • Creation of software input files based on documented or review of experimental data
    • Development of annual and long term solar energy assessments, using PVsyst and other modeling tools
    • Development of uncertainty analyses using statistical and pragmatic approaches to determine probabilistic energy production forecasts
    • Conduct energy reviews of portfolios of residential and commercial solar projects, and provide opinions regarding potential flaws in process or methodology
    • Analysis of energy production data from PV projects, including comparison of operating vs. modeled data, downtime analyses, and various other comparative analyses using quantitative data analysis techniques
    • Review and provide comments on resource assessments and energy estimates provided by other consultants
    • Writing technical reports suitable for project financing and communicating results to clients.
    • We conduct a pre-employment background and drug screen


Fundamental qualifications:

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to supervise and motivate colleagues;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at a time;
  • Ability to write technical reports and commercial correspondence;
  • Ability to present technical information clearly and concisely.
  • Proven HSE mindset


All Applicants must include a cover letter. 


Opportunities Beyond Business


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. 


Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work toward 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.   


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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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