Mark Young is a Director and Service Area Leader for the Renewables Advisory at DNV GL- Energy in Seattle, Washington. Young has more than 14 years of wind engineering experience and has been managing teams of engineers, scientists and other professionals for the past eight years in the US and the UK.
His technical experience includes onshore and offshore wind resource measurement, power performance and loads measurement, acoustic noise measurement, aero-elastic simulation for loads and turbine performance prediction, failure analysis, and component design.
At DNV GL he leads the Service Area organisation that is focused on ensuring that consistent, high-quality services are delivered globally, as well as to improve and expand existing services. As a global organisation, they are also the linking pin between subject matter experts across the globe.
His team supports medium-term strategy development by ensuring our services are developing and expanding in a way to improve DNV GL’s position as a top thought-leader and technical advisor to the renewable energy industry.
Prior to his current appointment, Mark led the Renewables Advisory team in the UK from early 2011 to late 2013. During this period revenue from wind energy technical advisory doubled and many high-impact projects were executed such as the industry’s first guideline for offshore renewables cabling design and installation, and support to The Carbon Trust’s OWA programme for turbine access.
Before moving to London, Mark led the Measurements and Turbine Engineering teams from Seattle. Under his leadership, turbine measurements grew from a nascent business into one of the top measurement providers globally.
Mark lives in Seattle with his wife and two young children. They move about on their family bike as much as possible to ‘help the polar bears’ as the kids say.