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Principal Engineer

Launch your career journey at the heart of the energy transition in Energy Systems!

DNVHøvik eller Bergen30. september 2023
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Join our team in working towards a greener and more sustainable energy future.

We are looking for a Principal Engineer to join our Risers & Cables Section. Risers & Cables operates in solving challenges in the energy market. Our section plays an important role in the energy transition as the world seeks to decarbonize energy production and transfer to green energy. The section's product specialization is within risers, well systems, umbilicals and cables exposed to hydrodynamic loading. These products are vital in many market segments, like Offshore Wind, Floating Solar Power, Oil & Gas and Maritime. You will therefore be in a dynamic and exciting environment that actively works towards transitioning the global energy market towards a greener and more sustainable future.

In Risers & Cables you will work closely with leading experts within their fields. In addition, you will work across other internal units and be involved in exciting cross-disciplinary projects. Our section consist of 20 engineers delivering world class services for riser and cable systems. We are a competence center related to the full life cycle of the products within our scope, and take on the role as expert, solutions provider and standard setter for our clients. We are involved in projects all over the world, supporting our local offices and global clients.

We also invest heavily in research and development (R&D) in close co-operation with the industry, using our accumulated knowledge to develop tomorrow's standards and software products. Being in the forefront of digitalization, we are currently working with several exciting concepts that make our digital services leading within the energy industry.

Your responsibilities as a Principal Engineer in our section will consist in a variety of tasks, but not limited to:

  • Provide technical expertise within slender marine structures such as risers, umbilicals and cables
  • Environmental modelling and global dynamic analysis (time/frequency analysis), local finite element analysis (FEA), structural reliability analysis (SRA) to advise on products, systems and operations
  • Development and maintenance of both inhouse and commercial software for our clients
  • Technical qualifications of products, integrity management of assets and certification of products
  • Customer contact and management of technical advisory projects
  • Development and revision of relevant DNV standards and recommended practices
  • Participate in business development activities. Build relationships and manage interfaces with external clients, initiate Joint Industry Projects (JIP) to drive the industry forward
  • Participation in relevant international forums and conferences

Position Qualifications

We are looking for:

  • Skilled engineers with more than 10 years of relevant working experience
  • MSc or PhD degree in Marine Engineering, Mechanical Engineering,
  • Structural Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics/Physics, or other relevant degrees
  • Competence in one or more of the disciplines within hydrodynamics, global dynamic analysis (time/frequency analysis), local finite element analysis (FEA), structural reliability analysis (SRA) and data science/programming skills is an advantage
  • Work knowledge with the following analytical tools is an advantage: Riflex, Orcaflex, Abaqus or similar
  • Work knowledge of international rules and standards for risers, umbilicals and cables
  • Advanced English skills. Excellent ability to produce clear written reports and communicate verbally in English

Norwegian language skills are an advantage

We are looking for candidates with the following qualities:

  • Commitment to work in line with DNV purpose, vision, and values
  • Excellent collaboration skills; shares knowledge and experience; and supports others in pursuit of team goals
  • Good mentoring abilities, supporting less experienced team members to grow in expertise and technical skills
  • Strong presentation and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Excellent analytical skills, with flexible and service-oriented mindset

Reasons to work with us

We offer:

  • Work with expert colleagues with strong specialization level in an international environment
  • A social and diverse team with both young and experienced colleagues
  • Working with data science and analytical FEA software like Riflex, Orcaflex, Abaqus
  • Space to innovate and learn more every day
  • Great colleagues who value teamwork and support
  • A strong company culture with an emphasis on competence development and delivery with quality


  • Attractive rewards. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including 6 weeks annual vacation, subsidised canteen, competitive pension, insurance, and parental leave agreement, in addition to a global profit share scheme.
    Work/life balance. We offer flexible working hours and workplace, with focus on work/life balance for our employees.
  • Supportive and caring culture. Our international culture embodies diverse colleagues who value teamwork and inclusion across business areas and borders. We offer opportunities for our employees to connect through social and professional networks. Our largest community CONNECT, throws after-works and informal meetings all year long for you to join.
  • Career and development. DNV offers extensive possibilities to grow and develop your competencies and career ambitions. We have a strong company culture with emphasis on growth mindset, knowledge 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. Our values “we care, we share, we dare” characterize how we work and behave towards each other and our customers.
  • Our Høvik office is in beautiful surroundings by the sea and can offer access to sailboats, kayaks, tennis courts etc. We have more than 30 activity groups for you to join, as well as gym facilities and a kindergarten located on our premises. It is also worth noting that we offer free parking and shuttle buses to and from Skøyen, Lysaker and Sandvika.

Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in assurance and risk management, 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.

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!


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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.