What to expect as an engineer in the Structures section of Maritime Advisory?

Hull Structural Engineer

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Job description

You will be part of a diverse team of 19 talented engineers offering world class advisory services within structures for ships and the offshore industries.

The keyword for our section is FEM, finite element analysis including fatigue and ultimate response, and we help our customers with the most difficult and non-standard deliveries in the industry - meaning our projects are unique and offer new learnings every time and throughout your career. Luckily, you will be teamed up with our experts which are behind DNV’s rule development, who are leading international committees and are having years of experience within software, tools, and simulations.

Working as an engineer in Structure’s section will give a wide exposure to the field of maritime structures, but also a close collaboration with the experts within other sections and disciplines in Maritim Advisory such as hydrodynamics, noise and vibration and life cycle management. We work across borders with units in China, Singapore, Hamburg, and Poland. This is a truly international and multidisciplinary environment which fosters learning, collaboration, and knowledge sharing through challenging projects.

There is a large focus on continuous development and offering new digital solutions in the section, and we have fully digital services and our own in-house software as well as using leading industry tools such as DNV’s Sesam package and the commercial finite element program Abaqus.

The Structures section is the perfect place for engineers to shape the future of their careers among experts and likeminded talents.

Our section offers a wide array of services to the maritime and offshore industries, such as:

  • Structural condition assessment and (digital) monitoring
  • Fatigue analyses from full stochastic to prescriptive calculations (FLS)
  • Extreme response covering buckling, collision, and extreme loading (ULS and ALS)
  • Alternative fuels and containment systems for gas and emerging technologies such as liquid hydrogen and CO2 transport, including carbon capture and storage (CCS).

We have always been leaders within the technical discipline of structural analyses in the maritime and offshore industry, covering complex assets such as cruise ships, LNG carriers, FPSOs and wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV). In the last years we have been leading the development of digital twins for structural condition monitoring and offering fully digital online services to our customers. We truly believe this is one of the few workplaces where you work in the forefront of the technical field of maritime structures, close to both industry experts, academia, rule developers and varied customers within many segments.

Position Qualifications

We have described a candidate for the section below, but we are looking for even more diversity and want to shape the perfect team for the future. For us it is most important to find the best candidate, regardless of their experience, so whether you are just starting your career or already have years of experience, you are welcome to apply and your application will be taken under consideration. 

In addition to knowledge and experience within structural analysis, we expect you to be forward leaning, positive, and open for acquiring new skills and participating in helping the maritime industry get fit for the future and increase the uptake of new solutions.

Technical / Professional Expertise and Qualifications:

  • We are looking for new engineer with a deep technical background, experience and interes for finite element analyses for ships. The below expectations are adjusted based on the candidate’s seniority. 
  • Strong academic background and MSc or PhD within naval architecture, marine structures, hydrodynamics, physics, mechanics or similar
  • Experienced with FE Software such as DNV’s Sesam Package (including GeniE, Sestra, Stofat) or ABAQUS, Patran, etc. (linear and nonlinear FE analysis)
  • Knowledge of relevant rules such as DNV-RU-SHIP Pt.3, DNV-OS-C102, DNV-CG-129, DNV-RP-C208, Common Structural Rules or equivalent
  • Project Management experience from multidisciplinary projects involving customer handling and sales
  • Previous class or structural design experience preferable.
  • Deep technical knowledge and understanding of specific asset types such as WTIV, FPSO, LNG, Cruise ships, etc. is a benefit
  • Fluent English (written and spoken)

Personal qualities

  • Analytical and solution-oriented
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative and produce results
  • Curious, creative, and open to new ideas
  • Good communication and collaboration skills 
  • High integrity and must identify with DNV’s values.
  • Consultancy mindset with ability to understand customer needs and find ideal solutions
  • Team player with a customer-centric focus

Reasons to work for us: 

Attractive rewards. We offer a comprehensive benefit package, including 6 weeks annual vacation, subsidized canteen, health services, and competitive pension, insurance, and parental leave agreement, in addition to a global profit share scheme.   

Work/life balance. We offer flexible working hours and have a focus on work/life balance for our employees and all overtime is paid for. 

Supportive and caring culture. Our international culture embodies diverse colleagues who value teamwork and inclusion across business areas and borders. You may also join employee associations to establish networks through social and professional activities. Our largest society CONNECT throws after-works and informal meetings all year long for you to join.  

Career and development. The possibilities to grow and develop your competencies and ambitions within DNV are extensive. We have a strong company culture with emphasis on growth mindset, competence sharing and professional and personal development.  

By joining DNV you become part of a world-leading company whose purpose is to safeguard life, property and the environment.  You will also be part of a culture where our values “we care, we share, we dare” characterize how we act towards each other, our customers and perform our work.  

At our Høvik office we are located in beautiful surroundings by the sea and can offer sport clubs with access to sailboats, kayaks, tennis courts, etc. We have more than 30 activity groups for you to join, as well as two gym facilities with sauna located on our premises. 

It is also worth noting that we offer free parking and shuttle buses from Skøyen, Lysaker and Sandvika. 

DNV has company cabins in multiple location in Norway which are available to use for the employees. 

Interested? How to apply 

Please upload your CV, application letter and grade certificate in our application tracking system (iCIMS). All documents should be in English, if possible. Applicants without this information will not be considered.  

Application deadline: 05.2.2023 but we will start the process once the application is received.  

Please reach out to Head of Section Lars Holterud Aarsnes if you have any questions: +47 450 21 854. 

We are looking forward to receiving your application – apply now to take the first step towards your future career! 

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the trusted voice to tackle global transformation and the independent expert in risk management and assurance, with almost 12,000 employees operating in more than 100 countries. Through our broad and deep expertise, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence. We use our knowledge to advance safety and sustainable performance, set industry benchmarks, inspire and invent new solutions together with the industry to safeguard life, property, and the environment.

Maritime Advisory is the consultancy arm within DNV Maritime and employs about 260 engineers who support customers in the maritime and offshore industry globally in their efforts to make the right decisions, understanding the rules and requirements, and achieve safe and sustainable operations, with profitable results.

Equal Opportunity Statement

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!


Lars Holterud Aarsnes
Head of Section
Telefonnummer: +47 450 21 854

Hvem er DNV?

DNV is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower 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.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

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