Senior Wind Consultant - Due Diligence
DNV - Seattle, WA

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Job Description:
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, 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 nearly 150 years, we specialize in
providing world-class, innovative solutions in the
fields of business & technical consultancy, testing,
inspections & certification, risk management, and
verification. As an objective and impartial
knowledge-based company, we advise and support
organizations along the energy value chain: producers,
suppliers & end-users of energy; equipment
manufacturers; as well as government bodies,
corporations, and non-governmental organizations. DNV
KEMA Energy & Sustainability is part of DNV, a global
provider of services for managing risk with more than
10,000 employees in over 100 countries. For more
information, visit
DNV KEMA’s wind energy group provides analysis, design,
testing, and management services to a wide range of
clients including developers, utilities, operators,
suppliers, land owners, investors, and government
agencies. Our experience includes both utility-scale and
small-scale applications of wind energy technologies.
Our consulting team has worked on wind projects in more
than 40 U.S. states and 30 countries. DNV KEMA is a
leader in providing technical services to the wind
industry and our staff has conducted direct work on wind
projects representing more than half of the new
installed wind energy capacity in the United States. We
combine technical expertise, managerial capabilities and
common-sense with financial and business knowledge to
provide comprehensive consulting services that help
clients meet their objectives. Additional information
regarding our service offerings can be found online at
The Senior Wind Consultant supports DNV KEMA’s clients
in Due Diligence and Owner’s Engineering services, with
a focus on technical consulting for evaluating
acquisitions of, or investments in, utility-scale wind
power projects.
Primary duties include business development; project
management; critical review of technical reports,
contracts, agreements, and financial models; risk
assessment and mitigation, and other services that
support project developers, investors, and owners in
technical decision making. The position requires
substantial coordination of work with other groups
internal to DNV KEMA, the ability to independently
assess the work of others, and an aptitude for building
solid client relationships and fostering business
growth. Activities will include writing reports,
discussing report findings with owners and lenders, and
giving presentations to clients and potential clients.

  • Engage with clients and client prospects to promote
DNV KEMA’s profile in the wind power project due
diligence and owner’s engineering space
  • Work collaboratively within DNV KEMA, developing
input and coordinating input from other team members
  • Support the development of recommended practices
addressing such areas as turbine performance and
service life optimization, data collection and usage
plans, and condition monitoring services
  • Build and develop client relationships
  • Provide timely client communications
  • Present, and in some cases defend, findings to
  • Participate in and contribute to industry events
  • Prepare proposals to address client needs
  • Manage project costs and schedule
  • Share knowledge and best practice across DNV KEMA
  • Evaluate feasibility of projects from a variety of
perspectives (for example, location, wind resource,
turbine selection, turbine layout, and cost)
  • Assess technical risk in commercial contracts
  • Evaluate financial models, including basis and
reasonableness of key inputs
  • Visit and evaluate operating and proposed wind power
  • Effectively communicate with clients on the impacts
of various risks
  • Develop and implement turbine supply agreement (TSA)
and/or operation and maintenance agreement (OMA)
request for proposals and evaluate bidder responses
  • Assist clients in TSA and OMA acquisition strategy
and negotiations
  • Support construction monitoring and audit services
  • Support clients in end of service contract phase
strategy and planning, including financial modeling
and risk assessment

  • Bachelor’s degree required in Engineering or other
relevant discipline – relevant work experience may
substitute. Master’s degree preferred.
  • MBA a plus but not a requirement
  • Six Sigma or equivalent training is a plus but not a
  • At least six years of relevant work experience,
including direct experience in wind project
development, feasibility assessment, or due
diligence to support further project development,
financing, mergers/acquisitions, or direct
  • Wind energy experience is required.
  • Consulting experience, or experience managing the
work of consultants, is preferred.

  • Existing strong network within the North American
wind industry, particularly with project sponsors,
lenders, and investors.
  • Ability to manage multiple deadlines and switch
tasks quickly while keeping affected parties
informed of impacts of such changes.
  • Ability to thrive in an environment with
continuously shifting priorities and incoming
requests (i.e. flexible and adaptable on a very
short time-scale basis)
  • Ability to combine assessments of various risk
elements of a wind power project into a holistic
appraisal of the overall risk profile relevant to a
potential participant based on their role
  • Ability to read, understand and critically review:
  • Commercial agreements
  • Wind resource assessment reports
  • Documentation related to turbine technology
  • Other technical reports associated with wind
power projects
  • Ability to learn quickly and multi-task effectively
  • Self-motivated, with excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with
diverse people – clients, vendors, and co-workers
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with
clients, including ability to work collaboratively
with clients in dynamic environments
  • Excellent technical and/or client-oriented writing
and communication skills
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency in MS Office programs (Outlook, Word,
Excel, Access, etc.)
  • Accountable for individual tasks and projects while
also able to work well in a team environment
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Interest in and ability to travel for periods of up
to one to two weeks at a time, domestically or
  • Normal office environment with moderate noise
levels, occasional lifting of up to 25 lbs., regular
walking, sitting, bending, twisting, standing and
  • Ability to perform consistent work on a PC.
  • Physical ability to safely climb towers up to 350
feet in height and work at heights and in confined
  • Regular (typically less than 25% of work time)
domestic and international travel to client sites
and offices required. Occasional travel to
conferences and company meetings.
Division/Department : Wind Energy
Req. Code : 7603

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