Hull Approval Engineer


Local Unit & Position Description

We are looking for two hull approval engineers to join our team of world leading professionals working with safety – strength – of ship structures.

M-SA is the Approval Organization within Maritime Ship Classification and consists of Approval Centre Norway (Høvik/Ålesund), Approval Centre Germany (Hamburg) and Approval Support Centre Poland (Gdynia). The total number of employees in M-SA is around 430, with the two bigger units in Norway and Germany. The main services delivered by the Approval Centre are approval, verification, and certification services for many different maritime assets, mainly ship newbuilding, systems and components. 

M-SA is driven by the employees’ competence and motivation to help and support our customers through consistent delivery of high-quality services. As a member of the M-SA community you will work with professional, service oriented colleagues, with unique possibilities to develop deep but also broad technical competence, and to build relations to a wide network of experts across geographical locations and technical disciplines.

Department Ship Structures, Stability & Safety (M-SA-S), Høvik, is a part of M-SA and is organized into 4 sections, with two hull approval sections: Hull – Cargo Ships (M-SA-SC) and Hull – Passenger & Special Ships (M-SA-SP). We are looking for two engineers, one for each hull section.

The main tasks of these hull approval units are approval of hull structures for the respective ship types covered by each unit. In addition, we also provide technical expertise to our department for Fleet in Service, and we collaborate closely with the business development and sales force organization.  All sections have responsibility for the respective DNV Service Documents (e.g. the Rules for Classification of Ships) related to their field of technical competence.

Hull – Cargo Ships (M-SA-SC) has 10 approval experts with responsibility for bulk carriers, oil tankers and gas carriers, and also Fleet in Service conversions of all ship types. The unit has a close cooperation with our approval centres in Shanghai and Busan. Hull – Passenger & Special Ships (M-SA-SP) has 10 approval experts, 7 in Høvik and 3 in Ålesund, with responsibility for passenger/cruise vessels, RORO vessels, and all special vessels ranging from small high speed composite vessels, to mid-sized fishing vessels, larger wind farm service vessels to huge crane / wind turbine installation, cable and pipe laying vessels.


Key working tasks include (but are not limited to):

  • Approval of hull structure
  • Development and maintenance of Class Rules and other similar service documents
  • Technical support to customers and our network of stations around the world
  • Pre-contract services, early concept review and marketing initiatives

Position Qualifications

  • BSc or MSc within relevant disciplines (marine technology, structural engineering or similar)
  • 0-4 years relevant experience
  • Knowledge about:
    • ship structures
    • FEM structural analysis
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken

Personal characteristics:

  • Strong interest in hull structures, safety, and innovation
  • Customer oriented
  • Open minded team player with a positive attitude who strive to obtain results for the team
  • Good communication skills
  • Motivated and eager to expand your skills
  • Flexible with regards to work tasks


Duration and conditions:

  • Location: Høvik (outside Oslo)
  • Permanent position
  • Local conditions apply
  • Some travel must be expected


We offer:

  • A meaningful job with one of Norway’s most attractive employers. We are ranked #3 in the Young Professional Attractiveness Index 2020 and Norway’s most attractive employer 2019 by Randstad. 
  • A strong company culture with an emphasis on competence development
  • Great colleagues who value teamwork and support
  • International working environment
  • Attractive total compensation package
  • Competitive terms and conditions
  • Be part of a world-leading company that has a global reach with more than 12 000 employees around to world and is headquartered in Norway.
  • Flexible working hours and focus on work/life balance
  • 6 weeks annual vacation
  • Social events, sports, and team building activities 
  • Meet other young professionals through established networks and informal events by CONNECT
  • Well-equipped exercise center
  • Close access to the sea and surrounding park with possibility for different outdoor activities
  • Free shuttle bus from Sandvika and Skøyen


For more information about the position, please contact Håvard Helling, Head of Section Hull – Cargo Ships at +47 93844057 or Thomas Revheim, Head of Section Hull – Passenger & Special Ships at +47 93401050.


Please be informed you may be requested to provide DNV with additional documents for a background check.

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!


Vi er et globalt selskap innen kvalitetssikring og risikohåndtering med tilstedeværelse i over 100 land. Vårt formål er å sikre liv, verdier og miljøet. Med vår unike tekniske ekspertise og uavhengighet bistår vi våre kunder med å forbedre sikkerhet, effektivitet og bærekraft.

Enten vi godkjenner et nytt skipsdesign, optimerer energiproduksjonen fra en vindmøllepark, analyserer sensordata fra en gassrørledning eller sertifiserer verdikjeden til en matprodusent, hjelper vi våre kunder med å ta gode og riktige beslutninger og øke tilliten til virksomheten, produktene og tjenestene deres. Verden er i endring. Vi kan påvirke utviklingen. Sammen skal vi takle de globale utfordringene og omstillingene vi vil møte.

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Hull Approval Engineer

Bedrift: DNV
Stilling: Fulltidsjobb
Lokasjon: Høvik
Søknadsfrist: 1. februar 2022
Kontaktperson: Håvard Helling, Thomas Revheim
Telefon: +47 93844057, +47 93401050