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We are the independent expert in assurance and risk management. Driven by our purpose, to safeguard life, property, and the environment, we empower our customers and their stakeholders with facts and reliable insights so that critical decisions can be made with confidence.

As a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful organizations, we use our knowledge to advance safety and performance, set industry benchmarks, and inspire and invent solutions to tackle global transformations.

About Energy Systems

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

Do you enjoy solving real-life problems and learning from industry leading experts? Do you want to work on a variety of projects that touch all aspects of the energy transition?

Here at DNV, what we do matters. Whether it’s helping the Energy Industry transition to a more decarbonised and sustainable future or helping safeguard 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.

Our highly respected Renewables department in the UK and Ireland, provides consulting engineers, data insights, deep technology expertise, modelling and software solutions. We do this to enable the successful rollout of renewable power and to deliver the energy transition. We are engaged in all phases, from initial concept evaluation through construction and commissioning into operations, life extension and decommissioning. The main customers are turbine manufacturers, wind farm developers, owners and operators, as well as offshore support structure designers.

Within Renewables, our Turbine Engineering section consists of over 30 specialists, delivering engineering consultancy services in the areas of wind farm design and cost analysis, life management, wind farm control, loads analysis, control system design and mechanical/structural design of wind turbines and their foundations for both onshore and offshore (fixed & floating).

Meanwhile the Wind Projects section comprises 40 engineers who deal with everything in the wind farm’s lifespan from the development of the project through its operation to decommissioning, taking in analysis of energy production as well as technical assurance to financial transactions.

Our opportunity

As a Graduate, ideally with either a Mechanical/Offshore Engineering discipline (or any closely related STEM degree), you’ll split your time between our Turbine Engineering and Wind Projects sections and will be joining a team of big thinkers who love investigating and finding innovative solutions to our industry’s most challenging problems.

You’ll be given real responsibility from day one, collaborating with forward-thinking customers and technical experts across our business, helping deliver career and industry-defining projects. You will be given the time to build your network, the resources to support your development, and the freedom to satisfy your curiosity and desire to learn.

Working in our Turbine Engineering and Wind Projects sections, you will:

  • Learn to perform high level numerical modelling of onshore, offshore fixed and floating wind turbine systems and farms. You’ll find out how design choices can impact costs and how these can be quantified (“value engineering”)
  • Support code development activities relating to value engineering software developed at DNV (Renewables Architect)
  • Deliver value engineering consultancy work such as foundation sizing, technology evaluation, comparative value analysis between wind farms and early-stage project optioneering
  • Support other technology and project development activities as required by the teams
  • Work closely with senior colleagues to deliver projects on-time and on-budget to the customer’s satisfaction. This will include regular communication with our customers as well as internal stakeholders
  • Contribute to business development activities by, for example, talking to potential customers and supporting preparation of commercial proposals
  • Have the opportunity to work with other discipline teams across DNV to see how we are working together to solve some of the energy industry’s biggest problems.

You’ll be stretched but always supported, so don’t worry if Wind Turbine Technology or some of the terminology is unfamiliar to you, we’ll teach you all you need to know. Upon joining, you’ll receive a buddy to help you settle in, a mentor to enhance your technical knowledge, as well as ongoing on-the-job coaching and support from your colleagues.

Our structured Graduate Programme therefore, provides a fantastic start to your career with us, enhancing both your technical and professional skills and supporting your journey towards chartership and becoming an expert in your field.

About you

As a Graduate, other than your relevant degree, we don’t expect any prior experience of Offshore engineering when you join us; However, we do want you to share our passion for renewable energy and an interest in wind turbine system design, demonstrating your desire to develop yourself within this exciting area.

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

  • Minimum 2:2 Degree in Mechanical/Offshore Engineering, Wind Energy Engineering, or similar closely related STEM discipline
  • Some understanding of Renewables, ideally Wind Energy, would be beneficial
  • Excellent numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills along with ability to produce clear and concise technical reports for our customers
  • Some experience of software coding (ideally Python)
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills, confident in building professional relationships and demonstrating 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
  • Passion for developing your skills both professionally and personally, including the commitment to complete the appropriate professional registration in your field (Chartership)

If you possess the curiosity and initiative to become an expert in your chosen field and potentially one of our future leaders, then this role could be for you.

What we offer

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;

  • Minimum Starting salary of £32,750
  • Non Contractual profit share scheme
  • Structured Graduate Programme, development and excellent career progression opportunities
  • Lifestyle benefits: 26 days annual leave + bank holidays, opportunity for up to 10 days unpaid leave, sabbatical leave, 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 £570)
  • Access to employee retail discount site for high street and on-line shopping

For this particular role, the deadline for applications is 27th May 2024 with our Assessment Centre being held in late June 2024.

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.