Structural Engineer - Wind

San Diego, California

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV's Civil Engineering team is growing rapidly, and we are looking for you. Our team is comprised of highly skilled civil, structural, and geotechnical engineers, consulting to the world's largest stakeholders for solar, wind, and battery storage energy projects and we need your help. We are seeking a structural engineer who is ready to grow and develop while supporting our US and Canadian team. The Structural Engineer - Wind, in this position will be exposed to the broadest cross-section of wind and storage projects of any renewables company in the world supporting a wide breath of civil engineering projects by providing civil, owners and independent engineering consulting services for the renewable industry.

By joining our team at DNV, you will be part of the widespread deployment and operation of renewables to positively impact society and the planet. We achieve our purpose through long-term success of our customers. We strive to be a high-performing, innovative team which reflects the equity, respect, and diversity we wish to see in the world.

What You'll do

  • Review of design drawings and calculations for solar and wind energy foundations structural support systems, to support project financing
  • Evaluation of pre-market design concepts for wind energy structural support systems
  • Evaluation and root cause analyses of wind energy system structural failures
  • Observation and documentation of wind energy construction
  • Review of documentation of onshore wind energy construction
  • Similar tasks, to a lesser involvement, for solar structural support systems
  • Proposal preparation for civil work scope for onshore wind services
  • Project management of small to medium projects
  • Work with a geographically diverse team, within North America and internationally
  • Provide a flexible schedule
Position Qualifications

What is Required
  • Master of Science - Structural Engineering
  • E. or P.Eng. License
  • 4 to 8 years of structural engineering design including at least 2 years of design and/or research experience of wind energy foundations and structural support systems
  • Proficiency in IBC, ASCE 7, AISC, ACI, NBCC, EuroCode and other common structural design codes
  • Proficiency in SAFE, SAP, ABAQUS and other common structural analysis programs
  • Proficiency in PYTHON, MATHCAD, and/or MATLAB coding for structural engineering applications
  • Detailed understanding of fatigue in reinforced concrete subject to high cycle demand (DNV-ST-C502, Eurocode, CEB FIP MC 2010)
  • Understanding of foundation systems for utility scale onshore wind turbines
  • Understanding of typical construction methods for wind energy
  • Proven HSE mindset and demonstrated behavior-based safety mentality
  • Able to work independently and make independent decisions when called for
  • 10% to 20% percent domestic travel (US and Canada) and 5% travel internationally
  • Must be able to use common construction personal protective equipment, walk over uneven terrain, climb ladders
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening
What is Preferred
  • Structural Engineer (S.E.) License (NCEES SE Exam compliant)
  • Prior research or design experience with reinforced concrete wind turbine foundations, prestressed concrete
  • Prior research or experience with wind engineering and energy
  • Understanding of common Solar PV foundation systems

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

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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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About 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 ( 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
  • 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.

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