Business Lead for Operational Analytics and Forecaster - Renewable Energy Analytics

UK-Bristol | UK-Glasgow | UK-London
Requisition ID 2019-12541
Business Area Energy
Category/Discipline Engineering
Location Details Bristol, Glasgow or London (preference for Bristol)
Position Type Permanent employment
Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy) 30/6/2019

Local Unit & Position Description

Company: DNV GL
Job Title: Business Lead for Operational Analytics and Forecaster - Renewable Energy Analytics ID 2019-12541
Job area: Energy, Engineering
Salary: Competitive
Job Location: Bristol BS2 0PS, United Kingdom
Posted: 13th of May 2019
Closing Date: 30th of June 2019

DNV GL is looking to recruit a Business Lead for our Renewable Energy Analytics Department in our Bristol, London or Glasgow offices, UK. This role is a permanent position, however it is to be a maternity leave cover for the first 12 months to 18 months, evolving to a permanent position of similar nature within the same department. The role entails a good balance between technical and commercial aspects and would suit someone looking for a technical, commercial and customer facing role, whom is driven to develop services, industry and markets.

This appointment is with the Renewables Advisory business within DNV GL.  DNV GL is one of the world’s largest provider of independent renewable energy advice and a recognised authority in onshore wind energy.  We are also at the forefront of the offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar sectors.  Our team of dedicated experts are present in all major and emerging global markets for renewable energy.

The Business Lead, reporting to the Renewable Energy Analytics Head of Department (HoD), will work within the Renewable Energy Analytics department to lead the delivery and development of the services within its remit.

Position Description:

As the Business Lead for operational analytics and forecaster, the Business Lead will be focused on the business development of services such as short-term Forecasting, WindGemini (Digital Twin). SCADA data analysis; including operational energy yield assessment, performance optimisation, benchmarking of operational performance and costs and condition monitoring. These services are mainly for wind and solar technology.

Other aspects of the role include the delivery and project management of technical work delivering the services detailed above and being involved with putting together commercial proposals for and delivering projects spanning multiple services for DNV GL.

The role will be focused on the North Europe, Middle East and Africa markets, with a global remit for some of the services such as forecaster and WindGemini.

As a Business Lead and Senior Engineer, the individual will be expected to:

  • Lead business development activities for the relevant services, in coordination with Business Directors, other Business Leads and HoD.

  • Represent DNV GL at market and business development events.

  • Support the continuous improvement of the business through strategic and industry oversight.

  • Co-ordinate the resourcing of work with Team Leads and Heads of Department as appropriate.

  • Promote and monitor the teams work meets the required standards and follows best practice guidelines, and ensures the harmonization of approach and methodologies across the different teams in the department.

  • Lead cross departmental commercial offers and ensure technical and commercial consistency of all the commercial offers, for the relevant services, in the department.

  • Gathers industry information and customer feedback to support strategy development.

  • Project Management and delivery of technical work, ensuring work is conducted within timescales and to budget.

  • Undertake technical work that may include the following:

    • Undertake pre or post-construction energy production assessments;

    • Undertake site conditions assessments;

    • Produce detailed reports which review the feasibility of sites for development;

    • Short-term forecasting;

    • SCADA analysis;

    • Monitoring the performance of operating wind farms for owners and lenders;

    • Proposal writing;

    • Participate in R&D projects as and when required;

    • Project management, including budget control;

    • Participate in industry groups and present at conferences as appropriate.

  • Any other duties as directed by line management.

The project work is often fast paced with tight timeframes.  The candidate must be willing to work with complex tasks under such deadline pressure, and be comfortable in managing workflow to deliver work on time (working with line manager and other team members to allocate work effectively).

Position Qualifications


  • Experience in the renewables industry in a technical consulting capacity (as an indication a minimum of 3 years).

  • Significant experience in delivering technical services of the nature described above (as an indication a minimum of 3 years).

  • Significant experience in managing commercial offers (as an indication a minimum of 3 years).

  • Experience in presenting technical subjects at conferences, industry events and customer meetings.

  • An appropriate higher degree in an engineering or science subject, with minimum classification of 2:1 (or comparable). This will preferably include degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Meteorology, Physics or any other relevant engineering or science degree.

  • Communicates in a clear, precise and structured way; speaks with authority and conviction; presents effectively.

  • Ability to develop and influence people. Promotes career and self-development.

  • A team player with energy and enthusiasm.

  • Proven ability to produce clear written reports and communicate verbally in English.

  • Demonstrable ability to deliver complex tasks to tight timelines.

  • Good organisation and time management skills.

  • Adaptability, and able to cope with a wide variety of tasks.

  • Strong analytical skills.

  • Strong commercial acumen and networking skills.

  • Good IT skills, and experience using MS Office suite packages.

Our offer:

  • A challenging and varied job in a dynamic and international environment.
  • Being part of a highly qualified professional team of committed and talented colleagues.
  • Plenty of opportunities for career development, training, mentorship and personal growth.
  • The opportunity to deliver industry leading consultancy and contribute to overcoming any technical challenges for renewables development in the region and globally.
  • The opportunity to lead and undertake research and innovation that will dictate the future of this branch of the renewable energy industry.
  • The opportunity to influence the industry's future by using the platform that DNV GL is able to provide.
  • The opportunity to influence DNV GL's strategy.
  • Naturally, the position is rewarded appropriately (competitive salary and good fringe benefits).

Conditions of Employment:

  • Long term Continued Professional development;
  • 26 days annual leave + bank holidays.


The position is based in Bristol. The prospective candidate should be willing to travel on international assignments if required.

Company & Business Area Description

Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future.

The Renewable Energy Analytics team provides a range of data analysis services and products that span the entire wind or solar project lifecycle. These services are based on over 30 years’ experience and more than 300 GW of projects. Our recognised excellence and independence makes us the preferred consultancy of many industry players. The multidisciplinary team is composed of about 45 engineers and analysts, responsible for providing consultancy services for pre-construction and operational renewables assets. Services include pre and post construction energy assessments, site meteorological conditions assessments, online meteorological data management, measurement campaign specifications, performance monitoring, reliability analysis, day ahead forecasting and turbine inspections.

Our customers are developers, banks, investment firms, utilities, energy traders and independent owners and operators. Geographically the team is primarily focused on the Northern European, Middle East and Africa markets, but also serving global markets for day-ahead forecasting and WindGEMINI (online digital twin) services.