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Engineering Placement Student - Offshore Structures


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Here at DNV, what we do matters. Whether it’s helping the Energy Industry transition to a more decarbonised and sustainable future or helping protect life, property and the environment, every day, what you do, will make a difference. This is our shared purpose and one our people are proud to be part of.

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Our specialist Jack-Up and Geotechnical team is part of the wider Offshore Engineering and Consulting department here at DNV. The work we do is at the forefront of implementing the green energy transition around the world today, with a focus on the installation and operation of jack-up vessels. Our team provide sophisticated solutions and engineering assessments to support offshore renewable energy installation projects around the globe, as well as ensuring safe operations for our oil and gas customers.

We just love finding innovative solutions to our industry’s most challenging problems. Supporting with the delivery of our customer projects, you’ll be given real responsibility throughout your time with us, helping develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the Energy industry, laying the foundations for you to not only develop your career within this fast evolving and dynamic industry, but also make a genuine impact on the future of our planet.

Our Opportunity:

Based from our central London offices (near /Waterloo/Blackfriars stations). You’ll join a diverse group of structural, mechanical and geotechnical engineers who make up our specialist Jack up and Geotechnical engineering team.

Ideally commencing in July (or early August) our year-long placements provide a fantastic opportunity to gain invaluable work experience to complement your university studies.

You’ll be stretched, but always supported, surrounded by people who want you to thrive, develop and embrace new challenges. And, if you enjoy your time with us, you could be offered the opportunity to join our Graduate Programme at the end of your studies, like many others before you.

During your time with us, you will be given opportunity to:

  • Work alongside our world-leading experts, on a variety of high-profile global engineering projects, on behalf of some of the industry’s leading organisations.
  • Perform a range of structural analyses, or site-specific assessments of jack-up units and wind turbine installation vessels, operating under extreme conditions
  • Manage your own projects and to work with a high degree of independence, supported by mentors and other senior engineers.
  • Develop your commercial and project management skills by gaining direct exposure to clients and involvement throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Participate in client discussions to develop your understanding of the industry, its terminology and our customer’s challenges.
  • During the year, we also endeavour to arrange a familiarisation visit for you to a jack-up.

Position Qualifications

What will you bring:

Our placement opportunities are aimed at undergraduates looking to develop their skills and experience and share our passion for changing our industry. Apart from that, we love people who demonstrate a real thirst for knowledge, enjoy a challenge and possess the ability to problem solve and engage positively with others.

We keep our list of essential requirements to a minimum, but there are a few things needed to qualify for our placement scheme:

  • Studying towards a degree in Civil, Structural, Offshore or Mechanical Engineering (we are ideally looking for those, who upon completing our placement will then enter their final year of their studies).
  • Demonstrates an interest in offshore and/or renewables industry
  • Excellent numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills (experience in Excel or mathematical modelling/programming background will be beneficial, although not essential) demonstrating the ability to produce technical reports detailing clear outcomes of the analysis for customers
  • Naturally curious, with a desire to learn new skills displaying a willingness to “get stuck in” and undertake work outside ‘comfort zone’ demonstrating appropriate balance between asking for help and using own initiative / think through the problem
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills, confident in building professional relationships and demonstrates first class written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to plan and prioritise own time and activities, to meet deadlines and achieve project objectives

What you’ll receive in return:

We value all our people and the contributions they make to our business, so it’s important that our rewards make us all feel valued here. That’s why we offer a flexible reward and benefits package, allowing you to choose the things that matter most to you, including;

  • Starting Salary £23,000 (ProRated) based on 37.5 hours per week
  • Exceptional development and support, with the potential to join our Graduate Development Programme, following completion of your degree
  • Lifestyle benefits: 26 days annual leave (Pro Rated) in addition to bank holidays and flexible working options
  • Wellbeing benefits: (inc Private Medical and Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Gym allowance). Company contribution towards eye tests and glasses (for computer/laptop users), and Flu Vaccinations. Also, our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides free and confidential support for issues including work, family, relationships, money and health and we provide free fruit in our offices
  • Financial Benefits: including a Pension Scheme with employer pension contributions up to 9%, Life Assurance and Income Protection
  • Travel benefits: Season Ticket Loan, Cycle to Work Scheme, Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme (for personal use)
  • Re-imbursement of relevant Professional Membership Fees (up to £500)
  • Access to employee retail discount site for high street and on-line shopping

Our application deadline is 26th March 2023 and we anticipate that we will be conducting interviews in April 2023

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 realising the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonised 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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Job ID Number: 2023-20890
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Today
  • Starting: July 2023
  • Starting Salary: £23,000 + benefits
  • All grades
  • 12 months
  • London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Civil
  • Mechanical
  • Structural

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