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We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.

As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

About Energy Systems

We help customers navigate the complex transition to a decarbonized and more sustainable energy future. We do this by assuring that energy systems work safely and effectively, using solutions that are increasingly digital. We also help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry.

About the role

Do you enjoy solving real-life problems and learning from industry leading experts? Do you want to work on a variety of projects that touch all aspects of the energy transition?

Here at DNV, what we do matters. Whether it’s helping the Energy Industry transition to a more decarbonised and sustainable future or helping safeguard life, property and the environment, every day, what you do will make a difference. This is our shared purpose and one our people are proud to be part of.

Our highly respected Renewable department in the UK and Ireland, provides consulting engineers, data insights, deep technology expertise, modelling and software solutions. We do this to enable the successful rollout of renewable power and to deliver the energy transition. We are engaged in all phases, from initial concept evaluation through construction and commissioning into operations, life extension and decommissioning.

Within the Renewables department, our Renewable Projects section is a growing team of almost 60 experts in DNV’s UK & Ireland region. We are actively solving the biggest challenge of our time, the energy transition. We provide specialist consulting and assurance to the renewable industry for on and offshore wind, solar and storage. Through 2024 and into 2025 we are looking to strengthen our teams and expand our capability further into the electrical networks and systems which enable renewable electricity generation.

Our work is primarily focused on helping our clients identify and mitigate the risks associated with their sites to ensure they perform as well as they can. As consultants, driven by the fast-paced energy market, we are asked to solve a wide range of customers’ challenges from equipment inspections to failure investigations and training.

Our opportunity

As a Graduate Engineer in renewables, you’ll join a growing team of big thinkers who love investigating and finding innovative solutions to our industry’s most challenging problems.

You’ll be given real responsibility from day one, collaborating with forward-thinking customers and technical experts across our business, helping deliver career and industry-defining projects. You will be given the time to build your network, the resources to support your development, and the freedom to satisfy your curiosity and desire to learn.

Working from one of our offices in London, Bristol, Glasgow, you will:

  • Gain a deep insight into onshore/offshore power grids (transmission and distribution) opportunities /challenges as well as renewable energy systems
  • Take a big picture view on the energy transition and what this means for our customers and their supply chains and what this means for our society and the environment
  • Actively engage with clients to understand their challenges deploying renewable energy generation and storage safely, sustainably and effectively
  • Learn how projects are developed and financed from an initial concept through to operation
  • Have the opportunity to work with other discipline teams across DNV to see how we are working together to solve some of the energy industry’s biggest problems

You’ll be stretched but always supported, so don’t worry if renewable energy or some of the terminology is unfamiliar to you, we’ll teach you all you need to know. Upon joining, you’ll receive a buddy to help you settle in, a mentor to enhance your technical knowledge, as well as ongoing on-the-job coaching and support from your colleagues.

Our structured graduate programme provides a fantastic start to your career with us, enhancing both your technical and professional skills and supporting your journey towards chartership and becoming an expert in your field.

You will have the opportunity to travel to customer sites across the UK and occasionally overseas, so a flexibility and willingness to undertake this, is essential.

About you

As a Graduate, other than your relevant degree, we don’t expect any prior experience when you join us; However, we want you to bring your passion for the green energy transition.

The most important attributes you can bring are an inquisitive mind, a desire to develop yourself, and a drive to work with our customers to solve their challenges. We try to keep our list of essential requirements to a minimum, but there are a few things needed to qualify for this role:

  • Minimum 2:2 Degree in Electrical/ Electronic, Electrical & mechanical degree, computer engineering degree or physics
  • Interested in working and developing skills in electrical infrastructure projects covering onshore transmission/distribution, offshore transmission, connection and interconnectors, grid code compliance and constraint and curtailment analysis
  • Passion for developing your skills both professionally and personally, including the commitment to complete the appropriate professional registration in your field (Chartership)
  • Excellent numerical, analytical, and problem-solving skills along with the ability to communicate key points clearly and concisely for our customers in written reports, presentations and meetings
  • Proactive, willing to learn new skills, ‘get stuck in’ and undertake work outside your ‘comfort zone’ demonstrating appropriate balance between asking for help and using own initiative to think through the problem
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills, confident building professional relationships based on trust and integrity
  • Self-motivated with the ability to plan and prioritise own time and activities, to meet deadlines and achieve project objectives
  • Ideally have some exposure/ experince in: Power system modelling and electrical software experience (DigSilent Powerfactory, PSSE, PSCA, etc) for power grid simulation and studies, i.e. load flow, fault analysis, power quality reliability, grid resilience / islanding, black start / restoration

If you possess the curiosity and initiative to become an expert in your chosen field and potentially one of our future leaders, then this role could be for you.

What we offer

We value all our people and the contributions they make to our business, so it’s important that our rewards make us all feel valued here. That’s why we offer a flexible reward and benefits package, allowing you to choose the things that matter most to you, including;

  • Minimum Starting salary of £32,750
  • Non Contractual profit share scheme
  • Structured Graduate Programme, development and excellent career progression opportunities
  • Lifestyle benefits: 26 days annual leave + bank holidays, opportunity for up to 10 days unpaid leave, sabbatical leave, flexible working options
  • Wellbeing benefits: (inc Private Medical and Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Gym allowance). Company contribution towards eye tests and glasses (for computer/laptop users), and Flu Vaccinations. Also, our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides free and confidential support for issues including work, family, relationships, money and health and we provide free fruit in our offices
  • Financial Benefits: including a Pension Scheme with employer pension contributions up to 9%, Life Assurance and Income Protection
  • Travel benefits: Season Ticket Loan, Cycle to Work Scheme, Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme (for personal use)
  • Re-imbursement of relevant Professional Membership Fees (up to £570)
  • Access to employee retail discount site for high street and on-line shopping

For this particular role, the deadline for applications is 27th May 2024 with our Assessment Centre being held in late June 2024.

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.