Sustainability Consultant

Job Summary




Energy Efficiency/Conservation




Full Time




Sustainable Building Energy Efficiency

Close Date:




Not Applicable


Oakland, San Diego, or Burlington


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.

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV GL's Sustainable Buildings and Communities group is seeking a Sustainability Consultant to support two of our service areas: climate action planning and green building advisory/certifications. This individual should have the flexibility and capacity to work on a wide variety of projects that might include energy master planning, climate action planning, building energy use analyses, or LEED certification. We are looking for someone passionate and eager to learn how to apply sustainability strategies at both the municipal and facility levels. This position may be located in Oakland, San Diego, or Burlington, MA.   


Tasks May Include:

  • Calculating energy savings potential and greenhouse gas reduction potential and other energy analyses
  • Conducting literature review and research related to policy, technology and costs of different sustainability solutions
  • On-site data collection for facility, , campus and communitywide energy use analyses or greenhouse gas inventories
  • Writing reports synthesizing the results of data collection, analysis and literature review
  • Preparing and presenting recommendations, reports, and results to internal project manager
  • Supporting Project Managers with green building certification (LEED) projects, including coordinating teams and compiling required documentation
  • Assisting with internal initiatives that require literature review and research on emerging strategies for high performance building design and operations



Candidate Requirements:

  • Minimum four-year college degree required
  • Minimum of 1-2 years’ experience in the energy management, green buildings or climate change field
  • Detail-oriented and ability to use Excel spreadsheets efficiently for analyses and reporting
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with cross-functional team members
  • Applicant will be a pro-active and self-motivated person who can work in a fast-paced office with minimal supervision
  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills
  • Capacity for working on multiple projects at time
  • Ability to prepare and edit written reports using Microsoft Word and other desktop publishing software such as Microsoft PowerPoint

Preferred Skills:

  • LEED Accredited Professional status, and experience on LEED projects is preferable. Additional certifications/licenses such as CGBP, BPI, CEM, PE, etc. are a plus
  • Knowledge of greenhouse gas emissions inventory protocols, including the Local Government Operations Protocol, U.S. Community Protocol for Accounting and Reporting of GHG Emissions, WRI/WBCSD Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • Experience working with cities and local governments
  • Experience with building systems and energy efficiency measures
  • Familiarity with the development process and basic knowledge of architectural plans and building systems

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. EOE/M/F/H/V


Local employment conditions apply.


Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

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