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Local Unit & Position Description

Do you ever wonder what it takes to design a shipping container to explode safely?

Do you like to know what causes fires and explosions and how we can prevent them in the future?

Do you want to support the advancement of safety across the energy storage industry?

DNV Energy System's  is seeking a talented Energy Storage Safety Consultant to join our team to help design safer enclosures for the storage systems!

The primary function of this position is to grow and maintain DNV's industry-leading position in explosion analysis using CFD models, safety testing, and technical due diligence. You will work on a variety of unique energy storage projects that include technologies such as lithium-ion batteries. You will be exposed to cutting-edge technology developed by some of the most well-known industry manufacturers, investors, developers, and integrators. 

By joining our team at DNV, you will be part of the widespread deployment and operation of energy storage systems safely and positively impacting the world and the growing energy storage industry. We achieve our purpose through the long-term success of our customers. We strive to be a high-performing, innovative team that reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world.

This position could be based in our Chalfont, PA, Oakland, CA, Portland, OR, Seattle, WA, New York city, NY, Rocester, NY, Chicago, IL, Houston, TX, Austin, TX, offices. Additionalyy, this position can be remote from any of our DNV office locations.

What You'll Do: 

  • Supporting a range of research, modeling, and review projects ranging from technology, hardware, code, and safety reviews
  • Manage the development of new and innovative analytical tools and approaches that guide ongoing project work and new business
  • Collaborating on technical papers, webinars, code development, industry speaking engagements, and cross-industry and business area collaboration as energy storage permeates maritime, aviation, grid, and oil & gas industries
  • Project Management and related tasks including monitoring budget, deliverables, and client relationships for consulting projects
  • Provide expertise and process improvement to destructive and performance testing, working with experts in fire, gas, explosion, and plume modeling, performing risk analysis, and interpreting fire and safety codes and for customers
  • Participate in new business development through proposal writing and direct sales
  • Build and maintain client relationships
  • Support the mission and vision, have some fun while you do it, and maybe make a few new friends!

Position Qualifications

What is Required 

  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline
  • Minimum 1 year professional experience with Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Experience in being part of collaborative project team(s)
  • Comfort with interpreting, analyzing, and synthesizing data using Microsoft Office Suite (2016)
  • Interpersonal skills, and solid speaking and presentation skills
  • Work within tight deadlines, while being adaptive to changing scope or customer needs
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 10-15% of the time
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Ability to pass pre-employment drug and background screening 

What is Preferred

  • Advanced degree in technical discipline
  • Professional experience with FLACS CFD software
  • Experience with battery storage, fire safety, consulting, and or solar + storage development
  • Familiarity with fire safety, explosion analysis, gas behavior, and energy storage codes and standards
  • Candidates can have any or all of the following skillsets:
  • Capability to model or simulate energy storage operations
  • Experience in battery testing or battery safety
  • Experience with energy storage hardware
  • Ability to interpret and direct CFD models as they relate to fire safety risk
  • Experience with NFPA, and UL standards as they relate to energy storage safety
  • Experience with utility or industry best practices, guidelines, and standards

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

How We Do It We Care, We Dare, We Share  DNV 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.

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Meet our Employees 

About DNV 

Careers in DNV 

DNV 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 a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process may contact the North America Recruitment department (hrrecruitment.northamerica@dnv.com). 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, 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** 

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!

Job country: United States

City: Oakland

Category: Business Operations Specialists, All Other

Location: Oakland, CA, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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