Principal Consultant Power Cables – DNV – Arnhem

  • Arnhem


We are looking for a Principal Consultant in the area of Underground and Submarine Power Cables .

Are you a result-oriented, enthusiastic team player with people management skills and do you have good understanding of the latest developments in power cables, power cables failure mechanisms, international power cable standards and how to ensure / improve reliability of power cable circuits?

Apply now and become our new colleague!

You will be part of the Power Cables Team , and together with other colleagues you will help our customers achieve sustainable, world-class cable systems. 

The projects you execute are for any electrical asset owner, project developer, manufacturer, insurer or other party dealing with high voltage AC or DC power cable systems. Our team in Arnhem, holds a leading position outside and within DNV worldwide, by expertise and experience. Therefore, work is of an international nature, and often in cooperation with other DNV offices (. Korea, Canada, Dubai, Singapore, China, . 

You will provide engineering and consultancy services to customers in the utility and manufacturing industry worldwide. You will be responsible for the management and execution of projects in the field of power cables. You understand the market we operate in and can deliver high-quality content.

In the years to come, the electric grid will drastically change.

As a Principal Consultant you will lead the Power Cable cluster of approx. 10 Cable experts . The Power Cable cluster has high ambitions to grow . The other large part of the role will be individual contributor, undertaking consulting work and act as project manager for projects in the cable consulting domain .

The primary role of an individual in a Principal Consultant position remains that of an individual contributor, undertaking consulting or advisory work at a higher level of competence and experience. Client contact, travel to site visits, meetings, conferences and other off-site events are a normal part of this role.

Your tasks and responsibilities:

  • Plan and resource multiple projects involving your team members (including projects which you will be undertaking) to ensure work is conducted within timescales and to budget;
  • Co-ordinate the resourcing of work with other Team Leads and Heads of Department as appropriate;
  • Promote, monitor and ensure the teams work meets the required standards and follows best practice guidelines (as delegated by HoD);
  • Create a team spirit and good working environment for the team;
  • Responsible for managing performance, goal setting process ;
  • Encourage and ensure that lessons learnt , and latest developments are shared across the team;
  • Support the recruitment, training and performance management of staff within the team; 
  • Provide support, management and technical Leadership to your assigned team , including mentoring and training of staff. This will specifically include:
  • * Holding regular meetings with individuals to provide feedback on project progress ;
    * Actively support the competence development of individuals;
    * Provide support, coaching to staff on technical and soft skill issues ;

  • Where required review/approve proposals and deliverables on projects and act as Project Sponsor (where delegated or agreed with Market Area Managers who are ultimately accountable for projects in their markets);
  • Provide support to the HoD in the promotion and presentation of the team/department strategy and plans where appropriate; 
  • Support Head of Department on AOP development ;
  • Project execution : Active involvement in advisory projects / third party project in the Power Cable and Submarine Cable domain.
  • We are looking for a Principal Consultant  who is a business-oriented leader of people , who will actively contribute to projects and the success of the team .

    Required qualifications include:

  • Previous experience of operating as a Senior Consultant or higher in the domain of Power Cables ;
  • Demonstrates a professional approach and is a good role model for junior and medior consultants ;
  • Ability to juggle and manage conflicting work priorities to ensure deadlines are met . Good prioritisation skills ;
  • Strong communication and organizational skills (both verbal and written), able to work effectively within a consultancy environment;
  • Strong competence in proposal & report writing , ensuring clear and accurate reports are produced in English ;
  • Ability to handle the complex (technical) problems and be able to guide individuals through the associated issues;
  • Demonstrates the potential to lead a team . patience, strong communication skills with the ability to explain information clearly to individuals ;
  • Is curious, interested and engaged ;
  • Is flexible to occasional travel.
  • Desirable qualifications include:

  • Experience of contributing to industry working groups and related networking activity ;
  • Experience of presenting at major industry events .
  • Your home office will be in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

    What we offer

    A career in DNV is not just a job. It is an extraordinary opportunity to develop and enrich your life and make more of a global impact than you ever believed possible.


    We have an enviable client list – we work with the biggest names out there. Whether we work with renowned companies, innovative startups or joint industry projects, you will get a chance to utilize your expertise together with specialists from a wide range of disciplines. 

    We have culture that will broaden your view and deepen your skills. Every year we invest 5% of our revenue on research and development. We also invest strongly in competence development and progression for our people. From on the job learning to joining networks, receiving coaching and participating in training programs, we help to support you progress. 


    Joining us is an opportunity to make the world a better place. Employees in DNV feel strongly about the company’s Purpose to “safeguard life, property and the environment”. This is our reason for being since our formation in 1864. Our Vision to be “a trusted voice to tackle global transformations”, gives our people direction and expresses what we would like to accomplish in the long term.


    You will be part of a culture that embrace the values of caring, daring and sharing. These are the three core values that shape our performance; We care for each other, our customers, our planet, and we take care of ourselves. We dare to explore, to experiment, to be different, and to be courageous, curious, and creative. We share our experience and knowledge. We collaborate with each other and our customers, and we continue to grow and develop as a result.


    Our benefits package is specifically designed to support your physical, financial and social well-being.

  • Receive a competitive compensation package
  • Get secured for the future with our pension scheme, profit share, health care and wellness benefits
  • Enjoy the flexibility to handle your work in a way that suits you and your lifestyle
  • Work with some of the most engaging and competent colleagues in the industry
  • Receive guidance from colleagues around the globe through coaching, mentoring and networks
  • Advance your skills and expertise, through individual development plans and tailored training
  • Develop your managerial skills, by going through our state-of-the-art leadership programs
  • Be part of a world renowned and growing organization with origins dating back to 1864.
  • DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers 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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