Local Unit & Position Description
The role is within the Business Area Energy Systems and comprises the delivery of due diligence and owners’ engineering services of wind and solar projects to customers in Japan and other countries in APAC.
The candidate will join the Renewables Advisory team and will be located in our Yokohama office, Japan. The Renewables Advisory team consists of approximately 30 staff located in Japan, Singapore, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and Korea.
In addition to these countries, our Asia Pacific energy and renewables advisory consulting practice has offices in Australia, China and India.
The main activities of the role of Renewable Engineer are :
Perform Project Engineering tasks including Due Diligence reviews, Lenders Technical Advisory, Independent Engineer, Owners Engineer and related scopes of work, including equipment inspections, performance tests and contract reviews
Review, analysis, site inspection, reporting and client liaison in the areas of feasibility assessment, design, development, construction, operation, maintenance, due diligence and financing of grid-connected renewable energy plants.
Working as part of the Project Engineering group, focusing on the electrical / grid connection component whilst communicating and integrating with those responsible for other project aspects
Work on multiple projects, managing own time to meet deadlines.
Plan, project manage, execute and report on all aspects of Owners Engineering delivery and related scopes of work.
Technical report writing;
Liaising with a wide range of customers from grid operators, developers, plant owners to financial institutions to discuss results and risk mitigation;
Producing proposals and working with colleagues to build existing and new service areas in relation to power systems, storage and renewable energy
Assist in the preparation of technical papers or presentations.
Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering or other relevant discipline
A relevant masters and / or post-doctoral degree will be looked upon favorably
Knowledge, skills and experience required for the position are :
Passionate about renewables, energy storage, and power systems;
Relevant industry experience in the planning, design and / or operations of electricity transmission and distribution systems and connections;
Have an in-depth understanding of the drivers, technological challenges and solutions in the power system industry;
Broad experience in electrical engineering including thermal ratings, earthing, fault calculations and protection system design, power quality, electrical loss calculations;
Knowledge of prevailing Japanese and IEC standards for electrical equipment;
Familiarity and working knowledge of transmission and distribution planning processes and tools, including power flow, transient stability and short circuit analyses, particularly in Japan;
Demonstrate understanding and experience of the Japan grid connection process and grid codes;
Strong written and verbal communications skills, including ability to write clear and detailed technical reports in English;
Strong technical and organizational skills;
Excellent oral and written communications skills in both Japanese and English;
Ability to work effectively in a team environment;
Ability to build and maintain relationships with customers;
Ability to work effectively and professionally with diverse people customers and co-workers;
Good organisation and time management skills, ability to cope with a wide variety of tasks;
Understanding and following safety requirements for accessing and working on wind farm, solar plant constructions sites or high voltage installations domestically and internationally.
Experience of the following would be an advantage :
3-5 years of experience in a similar position within the Energy Industry (Wind or Solar);
Working knowledge of utility transmission and distribution system control and protection practices;
Demonstrated project management skills, including budget control, customer care, management of sub-contractors and progress against project milestones;
Experience of developing proposals for work, including budgets, appropriate contractual terms, and undertaking negotiations on scope and price with customers;
Working knowledge of the renewable energy industry and project developers; construction knowledge is a plus;
Familiarity with analysis packages and programming languages such as PSS®E, PSCAD, PowerFactory Python, Matlab, etc;
Experience with using MS Office suite packages.
Normal office environment, regular walking, sitting, bending, twisting, standing and reaching;
Some domestic and international travel to other company office locations, site locations, client offices and conferences;
Occasional work outdoors including site visits, traveling by car and walking on uneven terrain.
Company & Business Area Description
DNV 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 complex, 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.
Equal Opportunity Statement
DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion.
Diversity is fundamental to our culture and we invite you to be part of this diversity!