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Senior Engineers

- Lifting Appliances

DNVHøvik or Kristiansand30. juli 2023
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Per Esvall

Head of Section

+47 908 58 599

Due to an increasing demand for our services, particularly within the Offshore Wind Installation sector, we want to strengthen our team of mechanical & structural engineers with two new colleagues. We are seeking candidates with 5-10 years of experience.

Drilling Systems & Lifting Appliances is the main unit in DNV for approval & 3rd party verification of Lifting Appliances and Hoisting & Handling equipment, to be installed or used on Mobile Offshore Units or Ships, performing Offshore Lifting Operations. This typically includes:

  • Cranes and Handling Equipment for Wind Turbine Installation
  • Cranes for Heavy Lift Units
  • Offshore Cranes for construction or service work
  • Walk to Work Equipment - Offshore Gangways
  • Pipe Handling Equipment
  • Drilling Hoisting equipment
  • Lifts
  • Life Saving Appliances
  • Lifting Gear

The above activities are mainly related to new equipment & concepts, which is to be qualified and certified, but work also includes: in-service support to our clients, assessment of modifications, repair work of equipment, life extension assessments, failure investigations and not at least development of Rules & Standards.

DNV is a leading Classification Society for MOU`s & Ships and we are currently involved in several ongoing and upcoming large projects worldwide. Join us and get the opportunity to work in an international environment with challenging projects involving the world’s leading equipment manufacturers and have an impact on the safety of existing and tomorrow’s world of Lifting & Handling of Loads.

The work will mainly consist of the following tasks:

  • Approval of Lifting Appliances and Equipment
  • Review of design documentation (Typically; Design basis, Global Design,
  • Local Design, Materials and Construction details.)
  • Performing independent analyses, typically with the DNV software Genie, 3D-Beam or other FEA tools (E.g. Ansys)
  • Support DNV surveyors during fabrication follow-up of equipment
  • Communication with our clients, which are normally equipment manufacturers, rig and vessel owners, construction yards and designers/consultants.

The wide variety of vessel/ unit types and tasks gives a challenging and interesting workday in a positive working environment. Working together with colleagues who are world leading experts gives a unique possibility for for enhancing your personal competencies and expertise.

Position Qualifications

  • 5-10 years of experience with Lifting Appliances & Cranes
  • MSc. degree within structural/mechanical engineering
  • Experience within Finite Element Modelling and analyses
  • Experience with offshore structures
  • Experience within programming, using e.g. Java, VBA or Python, is an advantage
  • Strong written and verbal English communication skills
  • Analytical and structured mindset
  • Ability to combine theoretical knowledge and practical skills
  • High ethical standard
  • Result-oriented and proactive
  • A wish to develop individually and as a team
  • Strong customer focus

Reasons to join us

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.

For more information about the position please contact:

Per Esvall, Head of Section, +47 90858599

Company & Business Area Description

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 are the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.

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!


Frist30. juli 2023


Per Esvall

Head of Section


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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.