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Structural Engineer – Fixed & Floating Structures

Advance your career in Offshore Structures at DNV

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We help customers navigate the complex transition to a decarbonized and more sustainable energy future. We do this by assuring that energy systems work safely and effectively, using solutions that are increasingly digital. We also help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry.

About the role

The sections Fixed Structures and Floating Structures in department Structures is looking for structural engineers to meet an increasing demand for our services in the market and to accommodate strategic growth ambitions.

Department Structures in service area Offshore Infrastructure & Technology in business area Energy Systems in DNV is a leading competence center within assessments of load bearing structures, serving the offshore industry across ocean-based sectors. A total work force of 100 highly skilled engineers are working in teams of world leading experts within aspects of structural integrity of load bearing structures such as fixed and floating wind turbines, solar plants, oil and gas structures, fish farms and floating infrastructures.

Department Structures is responsible for technical advisory and verification services for assessments of load bearing structures in Region Northern Europe. The department supports other regions and business areas in DNV, such as Offshore Class and Renewable Certification. We also work closely with business area Digital Solutions in developing software applications for analyses and design of load bearing structures. The department is at the forefront of technology and leads the offshore industry forward through leading Joint Industry Projects and developing rules and guidelines.

What we offer

We are looking for candidates who have ambitions to grow as specialists within structural engineering. The candidate will be given excellent opportunities to grow their expertise through project work, technology and service development, and solving complex matters for the ocean-based industry. Our projects cover all sides of structural integrity related matters including assessments of environmental loads, foundations and mooring systems, structural behavior, functionality and capacity of structures, asset integrity management, life extension, decommissioning and marine operations during temporary phases.

The Structural Engineer reports to Head of Section and is a member of a highly skilled team of 40 highly skilled engineers located at Høvik (Oslo), Trondheim and Stavanger. These experts are working in two equally sized sections responsible for structural analyses and capacity checks, i.e. the sections Fixed Structures and Floating Structures. The two sections work very integrated, e.g., the two sections mutually share their resources depending on project requirements and individual development needs. The sections are seated in common office landscapes. The collaboration between the sections ensures that employees can work on a wide range of projects and develop a broad understanding.

The two sections serve clients with advisory and verification services both in single discipline projects owned by own unit as well as multidisciplinary projects owned by other parts of DNV across ocean-based sectors. Primary tasks of this role are structural FE analyses and structural capacity assessments for a wide range of offshore load bearing structures within segments of renewables, oil & gas, aquaculture and floating infrastructure. Our engineers work both as project team members and project managers and contribute with technology and service development, customer interaction and tendering work dependent on seniority and demand.

Both sections are currently recruiting. If you have preferences to one section over the other or to any of the three office locations, please include this information in your application. We will do our best in accommodating when coordinating all applicants

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.

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.

About you

  • Educated to at least master’s degree level or equivalent
  • Naval Architect or Civil Engineer with major in Structural Engineering
  • 0 - 5 years of relevant experience
  • Expertise within FE analyses and structural assessments of structures, such as linear structural analyses, non-linear FE analyses, hydrodynamic analyses, dynamic analyses and frequency/time-domain analyses
  • Interest and experience within technical software, computer programming and scripting such as Python, Java etc. is an advantage
  • Sound knowledge of the ocean-based industry and relevant markets & sectors
  • Positive and proactive team player
  • Self-motivated and result-oriented with ability to meet deadlines
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Good written and oral language skills within Norwegian and English
  • Current residence in Norway

While applying, please attach your transcripts as well (you can use “cover letter” button for this).


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