Director of Renewables

Posted Date 2 months ago(1/14/2021 2:56 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-CA-San Diego | US-VA-Arlington | US-PA-Phoenixville | US-FL-Orlando | US-TX-Houston | US-AZ-Phoenix | US-OR-Portland
Regular Full-Time


NV5 is a provider of engineering and consulting services to public and private sector clients, delivering solutions through six business verticals: Testing, Inspection & Consulting; Infrastructure; Utility Services; Environmental Health Sciences; Buildings & Program Management; and Geospatial Technology. With offices nationwide and abroad, NV5 helps clients plan, design, build, test, certify, and operate projects that improve the communities where we live and work.


As engineers, architects, construction/program managers, environmental professionals and beyond, we play a significant role in shaping our communities through the services we provide. We are looking for passionate, driven individuals to join our team focused on Delivering Solutions and Improving Lives.


Directors in the Power Delivery group report to the Vice President of Operations. They proactively lead and direct their unit in executing all short- and long-term initiatives, which include: business development, client satisfaction, financial management, operations management, and employee advancement. Incumbents are instrumental in the planning, prioritizing, and implementing of key initiatives.


The Director of Renewables and Battery Storage in Power Delivery will lead and support all short and long term initiatives for consulting services in the renewable energy, energy storage, microgrid, and transportation electrification sectors. This includes leading projects that are initiated within the Power vertical and supporting project teams in other NV5 verticals. The Director will serve as a subject matter expert in technology applications and engineering support services across these sectors. Some of the major tasks include: business development, client satisfaction, financial management, operations management and technological advancement for the service line. They are instrumental in the planning and organization of all work associated with renewable energy, energy storage systems, microgrids, and transportation electrification, within Power Delivery and across NV5.  They provide inspirational leadership by attracting, retaining, motivating, and developing high caliber talent.  They cultivate a constructive workplace culture that encourages collaboration and teamwork, positive attitude, and provides ongoing improvement to the quality of services provided to clients.


  • Direct key initiatives which includes: business development, client satisfaction, financial management, operations management and technological advancement for assigned personnel.
  • Communicate with Group Managers in a clear and timely manner to direct execution of company initiatives and/or changes
  • Establish operational and technical performance targets and monitor achievement toward those targets, taking corrective action when needed.
  • Analyze current operational processes and performance, recommending solutions for improvement when necessary.
  • Analyze financial data and work to ensure that the financial goals and objectives are maximized.
  • Collaborate with Power Delivery management, other Directors, and the marketing staff to identify and analyze business development opportunities that are strategically aligned with the Company’s objectives.
  • Cultivate effective relationships with existing and potential key clients. Proactively address any customer satisfaction issues.
  • Drive project profitability through Group Managers and Project Managers by maintaining proper, qualified staffing levels for project delivery within the Discipline.
  • Understand and abide by industry set laws and standards.
  • Evaluate and analyze utilization and performance.
  • Develop Group Managers by providing coaching, feedback, and training so that they are knowledgeable, competent, and effective managers and leaders of their teams.
  • Oversee the development and training of all personnel and provide information to guide opportunities for advancement.
  • Foster a constructive workplace environment for employees to work.


Additional responsibilities


  • Identify and develop opportunities in a new marketplace for Power Delivery that align with the Company’s market and service sectors.
  • Establish goals and objectives for the new marketplace.
  • Develop and implement strategic plans that achieve business development goals and objectives.
  • Generate sales leads through prospecting, networking, and leveraging marketing programs developed by the company.
  • Effectively engage internal resources to develop sales strategies, presentations, and plans.
  • Develop key client relationships in this marketplace. Schedule regular meetings with clients to monitor and maintain appropriate client satisfaction levels. 
  • Hire and train new employees to support the new marketplace and clients.
  • Identify business partners and subcontractors for the mutual pursuit of business opportunities.




Minimum of ten years total experience with a consulting engineering firm, utility, EPC contractor, project developer, or vendor in the renewable energy, energy storage, and/or microgrid fields such as engineering, construction, asset management, commissioning, product development, inspections, or related field; one to three years in a management role (supervisor), three to five years in a technical leadership role (project manager, project engineer, or discipline lead).


For this specific role, the individual must have direct experience in the renewable energy and power delivery industries. This individual should have a strong grasp on the general trajectory of the industry and be aware of current and upcoming industry policy changes that affect renewable energy, storage, microgrids, and vehicle electrification. Familiarity with the standard of quality demanded by power and utility clients is required. This role requires experience with quality assurance checks in order to uphold high internal and external quality standards. This position also requires the ability to view projects and problems from a high level in order to provide clients with the best quality suggestions or solutions. Strong written and verbal communication skills with exceptional interpersonal skills are required for this position.




Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or a combination of a Bachelor’s degree and demonstrated competency in one of the above-mentioned fields.


Master’s degree or higher is desired but not required.


Licensure and Credentials


Certification or registration in the professional field in which qualified, such as professional engineer registration, is desired but not required (US state or national certification/registration). Ability to obtain registration or certification in additional US states, is desired as well but not required.




Participate as a key contributor in Power Delivery Workload meetings, Business Development meetings, Group Leader meetings, Strategic Development meetings, and National Power Group Business Development meetings. Be aware of future project resource requirements based on marketing efforts and successes within Power Delivery. Maintain contact with other Directors and Group Managers to anticipate work load.


This is an exempt (salaried) position that requires an average obligation of 45 hours or more per week.


Measures of Success


The person assigned to this position will be successful when it can be demonstrated on an annual basis that the assigned group:

  • Is consistently delivering a product that conforms to company standards and that meets or exceeds client expectations
  • Maintaining 40% billable utilization in this position and contributing to meeting their staff’s utilization goals
  • Consists of a staff that is balanced in terms of level of experience, that is working together constructively, and that is highly motivated toward the achievement of company goals
  • Is meeting its budgeted utilization goals
  • Is working cooperatively with others at all levels of the organization
  • Is executing a smooth interface between “planning” and “execution,” and thus cultivating an environment of efficiency and predictability

NV5 offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, life insurance, PTO, 401(k) and professional development/advancement opportunities.


NV5 provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. NV5 complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.


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