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Wind Turbine Performance Engineer

Local Unit & Position Description

Are you interested in helping enable the energy transition to clean and sustainable sources?  Do you find yourself motivated being part of a team of experts ensuring the robust operation of renewable energy projects? 

DNV's Renewables and Power Grids Advisory group is seeking a Wind Turbine Performance Engineer to join our Asset Operations team. In this role, you will support technical advisory services as part of an engineering team with a focus on wind turbine performance, diagnostic and predictive analyses, failure investigations, and operational optimization. 

It is preferred that this position be based out of our Seattle, WA ; Portland, Oregon or San Diego, California offices,  but other DNV Renewables Advisory offices in the United States will be considered.

What You'll Do  

  • Contributing to and/or leading investigations of turbine component and system failures such as failure of rotating machinery, turbine collapses and fires.
  • Systematically evaluating data to assess specific failure modes, causal factors and mitigating strategies for rotating machinery.
  • Modeling component reliability and cost for aging wind farms based on customer and internal data sets, visualizing and interpreting resulting information for customers.
  • Reviewing root cause analysis (RCA) investigations to assess RCA's completeness and provide evaluation of associated risks and mitigants.
  • Performing or supporting field and factory inspections of wind turbines and components as part of construction monitoring, operational project assessments, manufacturing quality inspections, and failure investigations (in-person and/or virtual site visits).
  • Preparing detailed reports, technical notes, and email correspondence to communicate clearly  to customers with accuracy and technical rigor.
  • Soliciting and listening to customer issues and advising them on root causes, alternatives, timelines and costs for various solutions.
  • Remaining current on new wind turbine technology, engaging with original equipment manufacturers to understand latest technical details on new products and updates/revisions to existing products.
  • Other duties may be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

Position Qualifications

What is Required

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering discipline or relevant field.
  • Minimum five years of experience focused on utility-scale wind turbines or minimum three years of experience with wind turbines and two or more in other industrial rotating machinery
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally with diverse people – customers and colleagues.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Proficiency with MS Office Word/Excel
  • We conduct pre-employment background and drug screenings

What is Preferred

  • Experience with different wind turbine platforms.
  • Experience working for a wind project owner/operator.
  • Experience with failure rate modeling
  • Experience with PowerBI or other visualization software
  • Ability to travel up to 10%

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

How We Do It 

We Care, We Dare, We Share 

Our mission is to safeguard life, property and the environment. By joining us, you will work towards our meaningful vision: to make a global impact for a safe and sustainable future. DNV offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package. We value diversity, equity and inclusion and want you to bring your whole self to work each day. Read more here: 

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About DNV 

 DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.\u202f For more information about your rights under the law, see: 

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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!

Salary Range
$71,000.00 - 101,000.00
per Year
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Seattle, WA 98127, US