Principal civil / hydrologic engineer Job at DNV, Oakland, CA

  • DNV
  • Oakland, CA

Job Description

About us

We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.

As a trusted voice for many of the world s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

About Energy Systems

We help customers navigate the complex transition to a decarbonized and more sustainable energy future. We do this by assuring that energy systems work safely and effectively, using solutions that are increasingly digital. We also help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry.

About the role

We have all seen the news: the time to mitigate the climate crisis is now. Come join a team focused on the energy transition to do just that.

Our Civil Engineering team is growing, and we are looking for you. Our team is comprised of highly skilled civil hydrologic, structural, and geotechnical engineers, consulting to the world s largest stakeholders for solar, wind, and battery storage energy projects. We are seeking a Principal Civil/Hydrologic Engineer who is ready to grow and develop while supporting our US and Canadian team.

The engineer in this position will be exposed to the broadest cross-section of solar, storage and wind projects of any renewables company in the world supporting a wide breath of civil engineering projects by providing civil, owners and independent engineering consulting services for the renewable industry. Our team is charged with ensuring civil works of solar, infrastructure and wind are consistent with current standards and prepared to operate well into the future of the renewable energy industry. We help Customers mitigate risk and act as a keystone in helping some of the largest, most technically complex renewable energy projects develop successfully.

By joining our team at DNV, you will be part of championing the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to positively impact society and the planet. We achieve our purpose through long-term success of our customers. We strive to be a high-performing, innovative team which reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world.

This position will be based out of any of our DNV offices across continental US.

What You ll Do

  • Mentoring of team members and providing or developing training material for new services
  • Multi-disciplinary collaboration for Independent Engineering, Owner s Engineering, and Merger & Acquisition services
  • Support the preliminary designs of solar and wind Projects (up to approximately 30% design); from siting to preliminary design, to EPC bid handling
  • Review civil design drawings and studies for solar and wind energy project s civil infrastructure, to support project financing or owner due diligence processes
  • Evaluate root cause analyses from flooding and erosion of solar and wind energy projects
  • Observation and documentation of solar and wind energy project construction
  • Evaluate innovative design concepts for solar and wind energy project site design
  • Support business development activities, through engaging in authentic, expertise-driven discussions with DNV s 25+ key accounts and over 100+ renewable energy customers in North America. Work to collaboratively identify opportunities across multiple renewable energy types to offer value-added services to customers
  • Construction monitoring site visits, construction QA/QC documentation review
  • Proposal preparation for civil work scope for wind and solar services
  • Project management of small to large projects
  • Work with a geographically diverse team, within North America and internationally
  • Prioritize QHSSE considerations within the team to ensure safe execution and healthy work environment
  • Embark on a rewarding and fulfilling career with one of the industry s leading consultancies and make a few friends along the way

What we offer

  • Generous paid time off (vacation, sick days, company holidays, personal days)
  • Multiple Medical and Dental benefit plans to choose from, Vision benefits
  • Spending accounts FSA, Dependent Care, Commuter Benefits, company-seeded HSA
  • Employer-paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Company provided life insurance, short-term, and long-term disability benefits
  • Education reimbursement program
  • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
  • Charitable Matched Giving and Volunteer Rewards through our Impact Program
  • Volunteer time off (VTO) paid by the company
  • Career advancement opportunities

**Benefits vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election**

How We Do It

We Care, We Dare, We Share

DNV is a proud equal-opportunity employer committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, or business need, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

DNV is committed to ensuring equal employment opportunity, including providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with a disability. US applicants with a physical or mental disability who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the North America Recruitment Department ( Information received relating to accommodations will be addressed confidentially.

DNV is proud to announce being named one of Houston s best places to work in the 2022 Houston Business Journal Best Places to Work competition.

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About DNV

Careers in DNV

As required by the Pay Transparency laws in Colorado, New York City, California, Washington, and Connecticut, DNV provides a reasonable compensation range for roles that may be hired in those locations. Actual compensation is influenced by a wide array of factors, including but not limited to skill set, level of experience, and specific office location. For the states of Colorado, New York City, NY, California, Washington, and Connecticut only, the range of starting pay for this role is $145,000 - $185,000.

About you

What is Required

  • Bachelor of Science civil engineering or hydrology
  • At least 10 years of experience with project design through construction with a minimum of 5 of those years in the renewable energy industry
  • P.E. or P.Eng. license
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD, Civil3D and/or other Autodesk design tools
  • Proficiency in IBC, ASCE 7 and other common civil hydrology design codes
  • Understanding of hydrologic and hydraulic concepts and analysis, specific to assessments at solar and wind projects
  • Familiarity with hydraulic engineering software systems (FLO2D, HEC-RAS, WMS, SMS or equivalents)
  • Knowledge of common layout concepts and understanding of typical construction methods for solar and wind energy projects
  • Understanding of stormwater management regulations in the US and/or Canada for project construction
  • Able to work independently and make independent decisions when called for
  • Willing and able to travel up to 25% of the time, both domestic and international
  • Willing and able to use common construction personal protective equipment, walk over uneven terrain, and climb ladders during site visits
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening
  • A valid Drivers License is required

What is Preferred

  • Prior experience with other infrastructures (transmission line, substation, hydrogen)
  • Prior experience in land surveying and mapping
  • Prior experience with GIS, hydraulic modelling, FEMA requirements

**Immigration-related employment benefits, for example visa sponsorship, are not available for this position

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Job Tags

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