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Wind Turbine Test Engineer

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Town/City Seattle
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Company Name DNV
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DNV is an independent foundation with the purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, and is a leading international provider of services for managing risk in the Energy and Maritime industries. As a global company, DNV has 300 offices in 100 countries with our prime asset being the creativity, knowledge, and expertise of about 9,000 employees.

Department Marketing Statement

DNV’s wind energy group provides analysis, design, testing, and management services to a wide range of clients including developers, utilities, operators, suppliers, land owners, investors, and government agencies. Our experience includes both utility-scale and small-scale applications of wind energy technologies. Our consulting team has worked on wind projects in more than 40 U.S. states and 30 countries. DNV is a leader in providing technical services to the wind industry and our staff has conducted direct work on wind projects representing more than half of the new installed wind energy capacity in the United States. We combine technical expertise, managerial capabilities and common-sense with financial and business knowledge to provide comprehensive consulting services that help clients meet their objectives. Additional information regarding our service offerings can be found online at http://www.dnv.com/windenergy

Major Duties

DNV is seeking a Wind Turbine Test Engineer for the Test Engineering section in our downtown Seattle office. This role is primarily responsible for maintaining the project management and technical training systems used in the Test Engineering Section. Additional responsibilities for conducting power performance tests include: project management, field work, data analysis, and technical report writing. 

If you enjoy working in a team-oriented environment and are passionate about the renewable energy industry, then we would like to hear from you.


• Maintain, develop and improve the project management systems within Test Engineering section.
• Maintain, develop and improve the technical training and qualification systems within Test Engineering section.
• Procure mechanical sensors, test fixtures, and data acquisition systems for meteorological towers and wind turbines.
• Install and calibrate measurement systems in the field, up to 30% travel.
• Manage subcontractors. 
• Analyze incoming data and report on findings per relevant standards and company practices.
• Troubleshoot issues with data acquisition systems.
• Present a professional company image to clients and vendors.
• Look for opportunities to provide additional services to clients.
• Share knowledge and best practices across DNV units.
• Demonstrate interest and ability to continuously learn.
• Provide timely and professional client communications.
• Execute project scope items, anticipate project issues and develop appropriate resolutions.
• Monitor project cost and schedule.


• Bachelor’s degree in electrical, mechanical or other engineering discipline required or Bachelor’s degree with a scientific background considered 
• Three or more years of power performance testing experience

• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to build and maintain relationships with clients and subcontractors
• Familiarity with wind power engineering
• Familiarity with meteorological measurements or electrical power measurements preferred
• Previous instrumentation experience 
• Ability to multi-task
• Ability to work effectively and professionally with diverse people, including clients and co-workers
• Ability to be accountable for tasks and projects assigned to you
• Flexibility and adaptability – as issues and tasks may change quickly
• Familiarity with MS office and ability to learn new software quickly
• Experience with business travel and ability to effectively travel with others
• Experience with Campbell Scientific data acquisition systems is a plus
• First-Aid and/or climbing training a plus 
• Experience with GIS systems and GPS a plus

• Must be able to climb towers up to 140 meters tall and perform work at heights 
• Must be able to travel domestically and internationally up to 30% of the time on short notice 
• Must be able to work in confined spaces 
• Must be able to lift 60 lbs
• Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to rent a vehicle

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