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Team Leader - Solar Technology

Team Leader - Solar Technology

Local Unit & Position Description



Are you a leader who wants to shape the future of the growing Solar Industry? Do you get excited to help Solar developers and investors to make smarter decisions about the products they select? Then you may find our Team Leader position to be a great fit for you!



DNV GL – Energy division is looking for a Team Leader to manage and grow our Solar Technology Advisory business. You will lead the team in growing the business related to solar technology, on a wide range of activities for owners, developers, lenders and tax equity investors in the North American market. Services from this team are delivered to both external and internal clients. The Team Leader will provide leadership for experts in modules, inverters, racking and trackers, build plans to increase market share and revenue, increase efficiency and driving innovation. Your responsibilities will include customer relationship management, strategy development, business development, and thought leadership in solar technology.

In the renewables advisory practice at DNV GL, we increase the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to address climate change and positively impact society. Join a diverse, high performing and innovative team, working on hundreds of projects a year with access to the best quality and widest range of solar data.

This position may be based out of our Oakland, CA; San Diego, CA; Portland; Austin, TX; OR Medford, MA.


Tasks May Include

  • Exhibit outstanding communications skills and business acumen to ensure top-quality customer interactions.
  • Apply strong knowledge of modules, inverters and tracker technologies to drive and deliver thought leadership that advances industry sophistication on technology, design, and operations issues.
  • Deeply understand and capitalize on customer and market trends to grow service portfolio. Serve as a member of the Section’s management team and provide strategic and tactical input to guide enterprise-level decision making.
  • Take leadership role in internal innovation efforts through keen perception of customer needs, generation of service ideas and offerings, and contributions to innovation projects.
  • Execute and manage the service portfolio within the Solar Technology team, to include technical contributions, quality control, and establishment of appropriate work procedures.
  • Evaluate and monitor workloads and ensure all commitments made to internal and external customers are met, while acting as the primary team liaison.
  • Monitor and evaluate achieved results against requirements and expectations set, and make necessary corrective actions.
  • Take responsibility for the resource utilization of the team, including budgeting, resource allocation.
  • Apply customer understanding to devise value propositions and communicate these in professional proposals in order to win contracts for the team.
  • Regularly re-assess individuals’ competence level and actively support the competence and career development of employees.
  • Manage individual performance including goal-setting, coaching and dialogue, and evaluate/assess the performance of individuals.
  • Exhibit outstanding commitment to safety and quality, train and coach personnel in implementation of QHSE procedures, and emphasize importance of employee contributions to the achievement of quality objectives.
Position Qualifications



  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering from accredited four year university. Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 5 years on solar projects, selecting and evaluating modules, inverters and trackers
  • 5 years of experience in the solar industry
  • Minimum 2 years of experience managing a team of employees and/or demonstrated leadership aptitude
  • Demonstrate experience building customer relationships and proposal writing
  • Self-starter who demonstrates the ability to work in a global, cross-functional team environment, collaborating with groups of subject matter experts in different geographies and time-zones;
  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to clearly articulate value propositions and technical concepts to customers.
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening


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


Opportunities Beyond Business


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 GL offers a congenial working environment, competitive salaries, and an exceptional benefits package.


DNV GL is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights under the law, see: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf


Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

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