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- Project Manager - Canada, Canada

Project Manager - Canada


Requisition ID  2017-9584

Business Area Energy

Location  CA-Montreal

Category/Discipline Project Management

Location Details  Montreal, Canada

Position Type Permanent employment

Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)  31/10/2017

Local Unit & Position Description

Brief Team and Position Summary:

DNV GL’s Data & Met Mast Services Team leads installations, maintenance, and decommissions of wind and solar measurement equipment while providing data monitoring and validation services on installed measurement stations. We are dedicated to the success of the wind and solar energy industries around the World. Our mission is to ensure that wind and solar stations accurately measure the renewable resources available at prospective and existing renewable energy sites. Our work directly supports developing economically and ecologically sound wind and solar projects along with providing the data behind optimization efforts of existing wind and solar installations in North and South America.

The Candidate We Seek

You are a natural project manager that wants to support a team of vendors, field technicians, data analysts, and test engineers to install and maintain meteorological stations across North and South America. You are solution oriented and an excellent communicator that has a positive, ‘can do’ approach to complicated issues that are encountered during the construction, maintenance, and decommissioning of remote meteorological stations. You are knowledgeable of the wind and solar industry and able to work at heights. You are technically savvy with low voltage measurement equipment (weather sensors, data loggers, and remote communication devices) and have a general knowledge of construction. You are capable of managing multiple projects at once and never willing to sacrifice safety, quality, or integrity. You thrive in a dynamic environment and are flexible, adaptable, and eager to deliver timely results to clients despite inherent adversities. Your goal is to maintain the trust and confidence of our clients through open communication as well as a stellar attitude and approach to project management.

Tasks Include (Not Limited To):

Write and support project proposals, budget development, and defining scopes of work

Write and manage requests for proposals (RFPs) to subcontractors

Manage deviations from scope with subcontractors and clients through clear communication in email and over the phone

Participate in the negotiations of contracts with customers, subcontractors, and vendors as a lead or support staff

Manage the entire lifecycle of a project according to PMP® processes

Frequently communicate with clients and vendors in a clear, concise, and professional manner including educating clients regarding methods and results, presenting a professional company image to clients by email, phone, and in person, and identifying where additional services may be offered

Contribute to continuous improvement of safety, quality, and efficiency within the Data & Met Mast Services Section.

Provide technical support, troubleshooting and creative guidance to contractors, sometimes outside of normal business hours

Use technical knowledge and creativity to design sensor arrays, tower mounting schemes, data acquisition components, communications hardware, and PV power systems

Respond rapidly to customer needs and deliver high quality products

Provide other technical and non-technical staff at DNV GL with equipment advice, troubleshooting assistance, and labor support

Write and review technical reports

NEVER sacrifice safety, quality, and integrity on internal and client work

Position Qualifications

Mandatory Qualification for this Position:

BA or BS degree from an accredited university or college. A technical degree such as engineering, meteorology, physics, or statistics will be highly regarded

2+ years of project management experience

3+ years of related experience after bachelor’s degree

Strong technical aptitude; experience or training with low voltage measurement equipment will be highly regarded

Professional Competencies:

Strong project management skills

Strong Quality, Health, Safety, and Environment (QHSE) mindset

Strong negotiating skills and excellent communicator (written and spoken)

Ability to perform detail-oriented, critical reviews of technical documentation

Proficiency in MS Office programs (primarily Outlook, Word, Excel, Project and Access)

Working knowledge of the renewable energy industry and project developers; construction knowledge is a plus

Working knowledge of measurement systems and data acquisition systems is a plus

Valid driver license required and ability to work in the U.S. and Canada

Ability to travel up to 15% of the work-year, with multiple consecutive days of extended work-days in a row

We conduct a pre-employment background check.

Preferred Skills (Not Required):

A strong passion for the renewable energy industry

Ability to lead and follow in group work

Systematic, meticulous, and creative troubleshooting skills

Curiosity, flexibility, and adaptability – as issues and tasks may change quickly

Able to identify, document, and learn from mistakes

Ability to work independently and use sound judgment under fast-paced, high stress scenarios

Efficient management of one’s own time and ability to provide accurate time estimates for assigned tasks

All applicants must include a cover letter.


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:

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Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV GL empowers 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.

Originated in 1864, DNV GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 16,000 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. With a heritage of nearly 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

Job posted on 8 September 2017.

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