Business Line Director - Energy Advisory Services

Local Unit & Position Description
Do you have a drive to help the Energy industry meet the challenges of a rapidly evolving marketplace? Do you thrive on the opportunity to build and lead teams who deliver high-quality solutions to premier clients in the utility sector?
DNV GL ? Energy is seeking a driven and accomplished leader to take the reins of our Energy Advisory Consulting Practice as Business Line Director for North America. The Business Line Director will have responsibility for leading a team of 60 professionals toward achievement of strategic and operational targets including revenue and profitability, quality, innovation, and customer value, while driving alignment with DNV GL's Purpose, Vision, and Values. Value propositions overseen by the Director will include, but are not limited to, services reflecting grid modernization, grid security, distributed generation, storage, electrification, digitalization, and the energy transition towards an affordable, reliable, and clean energy future. The Business Line Director reports directly to the Regional Manager and Senior Vice President for DNV GL ? Energy, North America. This business line director position serves on a 10-person leadership team for DNV GL's Energy Business Area in North America with more than 730 employees.
This position may be based in any of our major offices including Katy (Houston), Texas; Oakland, California; Medford, Massachusetts; Chalfont, Pennsylvania; Dallas, Texas; or Arlington, Virginia offices.
Tasks may include
Provide leadership for a team delivering a set of current and new advisory services that help utilities and other policy makers to address a changing energy industry
Develop and expand relationships with clients at senior levels and provide leadership by example in business development initiatives
Forecast, identify, and respond to relevant emerging market trends, opportunities, and policies
Lead in the development of innovative approaches to business development, intellectual property creation, and service delivery that can be clearly communicated to the marketplace
Serve as a member of DNV GL ? Energy's North America leadership team that seeks to leverage capabilities across the organization, including other DNV GL business areas and digitalization platforms
Report to management on a regular basis with respect to the status of all business development and operational activities
Demonstrate success by achieving and exceeding targets on an individual and department level, including Revenue, Profit, new customer acquisition, customer satisfaction, renewed engagement, etc.
Provide mentorship and management to staff; guide resource planning and talent identification activities; develop team members within their career development plans and with an eye toward succession planning
Provide leadership for the development of market competitive advisory and research services, technical and operational services, strategic business consulting services, and integrated offerings
Position Qualifications
What we're asking
Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred
7+ years of experience leading teams providing technical and strategic consulting or advisory services to mid- to large-scale customers in the utility industry
15+ years of experience providing consulting services, preferably in the energy industry
The candidate should have a keen understanding of the political and policy landscape that utilities, transmission and distribution owners, and market/system operators face
Demonstrable experience building, leading, and motivating teams to deliver year over year growth and achievement of revenue and profitability targets, and instilling accountability for project cost considerations
A track record of developing talent to provide increased value to customers and rewarding career paths to employees
It is essential that the candidate be well-networked throughout the energy community, with demonstrated relationships and/or past roles with utilities, and agencies such as FERC, US DOE, the California Energy Commission, state regulatory bodies, and ISO management, or electrical industry trade groups such as the ESA, Smart Grid Alliance, etc.
The candidate should have knowledge of or experience in developing or overseeing the development and use of analytical tools for market simulation and analysis, asset management, regulatory compliance, and energy management systems and automation
The ideal candidate for this position is a business generator, capable of developing or leveraging relationships in pursuit of our strategy and bringing sound business decisions to his/her department. This person takes great pride in being able to grow new contacts into trusted advisory relationships
As a business line leader, this individual can see beyond obvious short-term opportunities and can focus his/her team on exploiting seams of opportunity within the energy sector
Demonstrable, well-developed experience in interactions with senior executives in relationship-building and business development settings
Proven track record in effective collaboration with other business units, achieving business targets, and providing thought leadership on complex business and technical issues
Having a willingness to travel on a regular basis within North America and, on occasion, overseas
Ability to effectively communicate by providing clear and concise business written materials in various formats including presentation slides, business plans, and white papers
We conduct pre-employment drug testing and background checks.
Opportunities Beyond Business
Our 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: http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf
Local 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 and supply chain services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating 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.

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