Lead Principal Consultant - Energy Economics


: $107,600.00 - $197,100.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

Are you a leader looking to increase the penetration of renewables into the grid? Are you excited to enable renewable power and storage developers and investors make smarter decisions about the projects? You could lead our Energy Economic and Market Analytics practice.

As a Lead Principal Consultant, you will support offshore/onshore renewable and storage developers and investors to evaluate the development or Merger/Acquisition opportunities by understanding the risks associated with energy, capacity and ancillary service markets in North America. In addition to providing technical expertise, a successful candidate can demonstrate excellent project and client management as well as commercial skills. This candidate should take great pride in growing new leads into trusted advisory relationships and delivering top service to our customers. The candidate is preferably based in our Dallas, Texas office, however other locations may be considered for a qualified applicant.

Tasks May Include

  • Execute and supervise the Energy Economic service line offerings including, but not limited to:
    • Futuristic basis risk analyses (aka as congestion and curtailment or Transmission Analysis)
    • Day-Ahead and Real-Time market historical analyses
    • Production cost modeling and review of financial agreements such as power purchase agreements and basis hedge agreements
  • Provide technical oversight and quality control of the execution and delivery of work products and evolution and validation of methodologies and study inputs
  • Manage the commercial aspects of the Energy Economic service line including drafting proposals as a response to sole-source or competitive Request for Proposal (RFP), registering the work opportunities in our internal systems, track the service line s and projects financial performance including hourly expenditures, revenue, margin, invoicing and account receivable
  • Grow the sale pipeline and expand the customer portfolio across the North American markets. This includes diligent and timely identification of new business opportunities, leveraging current team capabilities, identifying customer intimacies, and inter-company collaboration
  • Conduct customer visits and actively manage the relationships and act as liaison with select customer accounts
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) in major ISO/RTO markets in eastern and/or western interconnection and perform QA/QC on related project deliverables
  • Actively attend ISO/RTO market stakeholder meetings and closely follow the ISO/RTOs markets developments and policy changes,
  • Drive innovation in the service line and assist with the team s research goals in terms of development of new solutions, techniques and/or analytical tools to improve the team s performance and grow the service portfolio in response to customers emerging needs

Position Qualifications


  • Bachelor s degree in Engineering or Economics required
  • At least 4 years of experience in energy markets and nodal and zonal analysis in a utility, power trading, renewable energy company, or consulting setting required
    • Previous employment in consulting settings and/or renewable companies preferred
    • Ability to leverage existing industry contacts to secure new opportunities on behalf of DNV GL
  • Experience with ABB PROMOD IV required
    • Experience with UPLAN, GE MAPS, and/or PLEXOS preferred
  • Experience with programming languages such as Python and/or Visual Basic preferred
  • Extensive knowledge of major ISO/RTO markets in eastern and/or western interconnect and its planning practices and development activities
  • Understanding of various types of power purchase agreements, basis hedge agreements, and/or any other energy-related financial instruments required
  • Profound knowledge of energy market fundamentals, challenges, and trends
  • Ability to manage and mentor junior team members in technical competencies
  • Willingness to travel up to 20% within North America
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • We conduct pre-employment background and drug screening

Opportunities Beyond BusinessOur 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: employment conditions apply. 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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL 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!

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Associated topics: business, business analyst, consultant, credit, economics, economy asset, insurer, investment, valuation, wholesale * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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