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Head of Section (Director) Solar Energy Assessment

Company: DNV
Location: Seattle
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Local Unit & Position DescriptionTo enable Energy Systems to achieve its strategic ambitions and become future fit, we need leaders who drive business operations to meet customers' expectations while also continuously improving the way we work. Renewables & Power Grids is therefore seeking the Head of Section (Director) to further scale, innovate, increase the accuracy, and speed up the delivery of solar energy assessments. The Head of Section optimizes business operations and improve the long-term performance of the section. They work closely on commercial opportunities to strengthen and expand business, including driving the doer/seller culture. They direct the service line activities and drives technical competence development within the Solar Energy Assessment aligned with Energy Systems strategy. The Head of Section has a strong focus on delivery, innovation and utilization, gains efficiency within the section. They partner with KAMs, MAMs and Segment Leads in delivering an excellent customer experience while stimulating collaboration within their section/ team as well across the organization. They must ensure that they have the right number of staff with the right capabilities and strives for a high performing collaborative culture and exceptional employee experience.This position will preferably be based out of our Seattle office. We will consider other DNV renewables offices such as Medford, Oakland, or Austin.What you'll do

  • Build, implement and maintain the Solar Energy Assessment business plan
  • Ensures an efficient & consistent delivery of services in line with customer expectations.
  • Optimizes business performance through delivery management, cost-efficient business operations, improvement of the utilization rate and an aligned workforce plan
  • Drive innovation in Solar Energy Assessment by proposing new improvements, tools, and business practices to further our leadership position in the industry
  • Empower employees, foster professional growth and progression, and encourage employee retention through personnel evaluation process, coaching and mentoring, and training
  • Creates a flexible workforce and automates workflows to deal with variable workload
  • Builds and strengthens a strong internal culture based on company's values
  • Supports the Head of Department in strategy and decision making
  • Stimulates a high performing culture, sets direction, is output driven and act as a role model for and inspiring employee experience
  • Ensures that employees have the required technical competences and owns the pipeline for technical talent
  • Promotes team capabilities internally and externally
  • Actively collaborates with Service Area Leaders and corresponding role (s) in other business lines to evolve the service portfolio and capture customer opportunities
  • Owns talent pipeline and development of technical talent/future needed capabilities
  • Foster an inclusive culture where employees can grow, feel valued and have a sense of belongingPosition QualificationsWhat is required
    • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
    • 5+ years of relevant industry experience
    • 3+ years of professional experience in solar energy assessment
    • Experience in managing a team, with the proven ability to develop a high-performing culture in a fast-paced changing and complex environment
    • Proven leadership skills to engage, develop, and motivate employees
    • Demonstrated excellence in written communication and presentation abilities
    • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
    • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screeningWhat is preferred
      • Master's Degree in relevant field such as engineering or physical science
      • Willingness and ability to travel, up to 10% of the time
      • 5+ years of leadership experience with the ability to strategize, inspire and achieve goals
      • 2+ years in an innovation and/or product management role
      • Authored any relevant IEEE papersPersonal Qualities
        • Communicate effectively, is pragmatic, builds strong relationships and can influence
        • Hold strong leadership skills and ability to engage, develop and motivate own employees
        • Ability to create trust through robust delivery and strong relationship building
        • Have the ability to respect and understand cultural diversity and be able to communicate and relate to a number of personnel at different levels
        • Demonstrate foresight - know what is happening in the market, how will it impact us and what do we do to adapt to it
        • Keep a positive and proactive attitude, with a solution-oriented mindset
        • Be self-motivated, resilient and cope with work pressure
        • Comfortable to delegate/ lead with distributed leadership style
        • Promotes a diverse and inclusive culture
        • Continuous improvement and high-quality delivery mindset
        • Operational/Sales mindset and focuses on client relationship building
        • Coaching skills to empower team
        • Cultivates a broad and diverse networkHow We Do ItWe Care, We Dare, We ShareDNV 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.For more information about your rights under the law, see: more here:Diversity at DNV Meet our EmployeesAbout DNVCareers in DNVDNV 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 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.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
          • Special programs - Employee Assistance Program, ID theft protection, and accident and critical illness options for you and your family
          • Employer-paid, therapist-led, virtual care services through Talkspace
          • 401(k) with company match
          • Company provided life insurance and short-term and long-term disability benefits
          • Tuition assistance
          • Consumer discounts and rewards
          • Flexible work schedule with hybrid/remote opportunities
          • Advancement opportunities**Benefits vary based on position, tenure, location, and employee election**Please visit our website at www.dnv.comCompany & Business Area DescriptionDNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise, we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions. We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complexes, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

Keywords: DNV, Seattle , Head of Section (Director) Solar Energy Assessment, Executive , Seattle, Washington

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