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DNV GL Small Business Energy Advisor in Okemos, Michigan

DNV – Energy Systems is seeking an Small Business Energy Advisor to join our Program Development and Implementation (PDI) team, PDI helps commercial and industrial utility customers save energy and money. The successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills and will be responsible for applying program resources to identify and initiate energy efficiency projects in an electric and natural gas utility’s service territory. This position is based out of our Okemos, Michigan office.

Tasks May Include

  • Promote the Energy Efficiency program to customers and trade allies within your assigned territory

  • Understand and implement the company’s sales process, including but not limited to:

  • Making outbound calls to new and existing customers to meet assigned energy saving targets

  • Managing field time effectively with customer or Trade Ally visits

  • Developing and presenting program presentations to prompt project activity

  • Responding to customer inquiries and concerns by phone, electronically, or in person to move projects towards completion

  • Work with building owners to provide energy efficiency advice and assistance in participating in energy efficiency programs

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the program’s strategic direction regarding energy efficiency and the business activities of its customers

  • Identify and provide documentation of on-site opportunities for energy efficiency and provide follow up to customers as required

  • Discuss technical elements of energy consuming equipment – i.e., lighting, lighting controls, and refrigeration

  • Enter data into spreadsheets and databases to determine energy savings and to manage current projects which may also include collaborating with energy engineers as required

  • Build quick rapport with customers and trade allies; quickly initiate conversations with customers on site regarding energy usage at the facility

  • When required, provide written summary reports directly to the customer, and summary reports to the client/Program Manager

  • Assist Program Manager in training of new team members

  • Lead presentations promoting energy efficiency programs for targeted groups

  • Respond to warm leads provided by client and/or program staff


  • High School diploma or GED

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in sales and customer service

  • Willingness and ability to travel u to 50% of the time, occasionally overnight

  • Must be able to meet the requirements to drive for company business

  • Valid driver’s license is required

  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills

  • We conduct pre-employment drug and background screening

Preferred Skills (Not Required)

  • Technical/Associates degree preferred

  • Previous experience in the electric or natural gas utility industry, facilities management, HVAC design or sales, commercial and industrial lighting, or conservation and energy management

  • Previous energy efficiency experience preferred

Immigration-related benefits (for example, visa sponsorship) are not available for this position.

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/eeocselfprint_poster.pdf

Local employment conditions apply.

Please visit our website at www.dnvgl.com

DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, with almost 12,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad experience and deep expertise we advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions.

We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.

DNV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration 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!

Requisition ID: 2021-15300

Posting Position Type: Permanent Employee

External Company Name: DNV GL AS

Street: 3965 Okemos Road Suite A1