Senior Solar Engineer
DNV - San Ramon, CA

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Job Description:
The Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Group is divided among
three principal operating companies (DNV Maritime, Oil &
Gas; DNV Business Assurance and DNV KEMA Energy and
Sustainability), and governed as an independent
foundation with the objective of safeguarding life,
property, and the environment. Since 1864, when the
foundation was established in Norway, we have grown from
our shipping roots to become a worldwide industry leader
and provider of Risk Management services. DNV has a
network of 300 offices in about 100 countries with over
10,000 employees worldwide.
BEW Engineering, a DNV Company, is an electrical and
mechanical engineering consultancy with internationally
recognized expertise in the areas of utility-scale wind
and solar photovoltaic (PV) energy technologies and
applications. Our clients include leading solar and wind
technology companies, utility companies, financial
institutions and developers and our projects are
world-wide, with the majority in the US.
Our resources include a team of engineers, designers,
and technicians with combined experience in renewable
and distributed generation in excess of 250 years. We
are licensed and experienced users of industry-standard
software tools for a wide range of applications
including transmission and distribution planning,
production modeling, solar energy resource and PV
performance modeling, electromagnetic transient
analysis, and computer-aided drafting. Our Solar team
provides due diligence; solar systems designs and
technology reviews and development.
For more information, please review the DNV website at
BEW seeks Senior Engineers to expand our capabilities in
the performance of solar site design, planning,
engineering review, technology review and production
estimates for utilities, banks and developers of large
scale solar energy projects. The ideal candidate should
be an experienced energy engineer, utility consultant,
or advanced degree engineer wanting to apply his or her
engineering skills to a rapidly growing renewable
technology consulting company.
Candidate will have responsibility for PV engineering
deliverables. Will have technical responsibility for
interpreting, organizing and executing assignments. Will
have business responsibility for providing project
deliverables on time and on budget with high quality.
Will also be responsible for multiple client
interactions, including scoping, status reporting, and
discussion and review of project deliverables.
Specifically, candidates need to have an understanding
and working experience with solar systems and/or

components. The list may include but is not limited to:
photovoltaic modules, racking or tracking systems,
inverters, balance-of-system (AC and DC), transformers,
switchgear, revenue metering, and data acquisition
systems (SCADA).
Typical duties may include PV system design; design
review; site assessment; system energy modeling; energy
estimates; technology evaluation and risk assessment;
EPC evaluation, selection, and monitoring; detailed
system and component modeling; technical report writing;
utility interconnection and transmission evaluation;
site inspections; contract review of EPC, O&M, and
performance guarantees; operations and maintenance
review; financial modeling and review; regulatory
compliance; construction monitoring; equipment
commissioning and testing and travel to client and
remote sites.
Daily work will require interfacing with senior
management, clients and product manufacturers on
significant matters, often requiring the coordination of
activity across the company. The successful candidate
will participate in the development of other technical
contributors by mentoring junior staff members and
provide training, review, feedback and guidance. Senior
Engineers will also lead project teams to complete work
for clients and provide technical leadership to other
Successful candidates will develop, present and publish
work internally and externally as appropriate.

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in mechanical
engineering or electrical engineering from an accredited
university and 7+ years’ experience in the planning,
design and/or operations of photovoltaic systems or
advanced degree and 5+ years’ experience.
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license or Engineer in
Training (EIT) in California, or ability to obtain same.
  • Must be comfortable with the technical aspects of the
job as well as business and client interactions.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications
skills, including ability to write clear and detailed
technical reports, presentations and emails. Project
management skills are preferred.
  • Must be a supportive team member, able to work in a
collaborative environment as well as work on
self-directed independent projects. Must be
self-motivated with an ability to balance multiple
projects under tight deadlines.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and
  • Must be able to carry 40 pounds of equipment for short
  • Must be able to climb a ladder onto a rooftop to
inspect a solar installation.
  • Must have a current US driver’s license.
  • Must be able to obtain a valid passport and visas for
travel to Europe and Canada.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and
Division/Department : Cleaner Energy
Req. Code : 7693

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DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property, and the environment. Our history goes...