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Job Description

Local Unit & Position Description

The Approval organization within Maritime Ship Classification consists of Approval Centre Norway (Høvik and Ålesund), Approval Centre Germany (Hamburg) and Approval Support Centre Poland (Gdynia). A total number of employees is ~430 with the two bigger units in Norway and Germany and a smaller unit in Poland. The main delivery from the Approval organization is approval, verification and certification services for different maritime related assets, mainly newbuildings, systems and components. The Approval organization in DNV GL is driven by people’s competence and motivation to help and support our customers through the consistent delivery of high-quality services. As a member of the Approval organization you act in a professional, competent and service-oriented environment and in return receive good possibilities to enhance your personal competencies and expertise, and to build a strong network with colleagues across locations. We are seeking a skillful, curious, and agile Junior Approval Engineer in our Hull Structure & Outfitting section located in Hamburg, Germany or Gdynia, Poland. You will be part of our team of 10 highly qualified engineers, who are responsible for structural drawing approval and rule development of Container Ships and Multi-Purpose Vessels. Tasks/ ResponsibilitiesAs a part of our team, you will be involved in our main deliveries and responsibilities, such as:

  • Prescriptive calculations (3D and 2D) of Container Ships and Multi-Purpose Vessels
  • FEM Cargo Hold Analysis for these ship types with in-house calculation tools
  • Approval of equipment, such as hatch covers, rudders, lashing bridges and cell guides
  • Approval of cargo securing manuals, cargo safe access plans and container securing arrangement plans
  • Participation in different practice networks for ships hull and calculation tool development
  • Rule development for Container Ships, Multi-Purpose Vessels and Cargo Securing

Position Qualifications

We are looking for a colleague who has:

  • An engineering degree (Bachelor or Master) within naval architecture
  • Experience with FEM analysis technics and related software
  • Preferably experience with hull structural approval and cargo stowage and securing principles
  • Ability to handle several projects in parallel
  • Willingness to perform business trips to support our clients as well as our worldwide organization 

Personal Qualities:

  • Quick learner and data smart
  • Team player with a positive attitude who strive to obtain results for the team
  • Open-minded and curious
  • Good communication skills, verbally and in writing. Preferably good knowledge of German language. Company language is English.

We offer:

  • Interesting and challenging projects, extensive customer contacts and excellent opportunities for competence development
  • Work with dedicated and competent colleagues with high education and specialization level
  • International working environment

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!