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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 industry?

Here at DNV, what we do matters. We actively support the Energy industry, be that onshore, offshore, or renewables. However, being based in Aberdeen our main focus is the offshore industry. By helping 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.

We provide safety risk and integrity management services to customers in every major energy centre in the world. We achieve this through a variety of industry leading quantitative and qualitative methods, founded on our technical breadth and depth, with collaboration between technical subject matter experts and those with industry knowledge. This can range from complex modelling techniques as well as knowledge of industry good practice, regulations, codes and standards.

As a highly analytical student, studying towards a degree in subjects such as Chemical, Process Safety or Mechanical Engineering, Maths, Physics or Risk & Reliability, our summer placements provide a fantastic opportunity to gain practical work experience to complement your university studies.

Based from our Aberdeen offices in Dyce (with occasional requirement for travel to client sites), you’ll utilise your analytical and problem-solving skills to help our customers across the Energy industry, identify and implement innovative solutions to impact the transition to a more decarbonized and sustainable future.

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.

You’ll be stretched, but always supported, surrounded by people who want you to thrive, develop and embrace new challenges. During your time with us, you will be given opportunity to:

  • Learn how major accident hazards (MAH), their likelihood and consequences are managed; understanding the importance of reliability of safeguards; and how to make balanced risk-based arguments for safe operations
  • Apply consequence and risk assessment methods and tools to solve real customer issues using industry leading software and tools, validated through large/full scale experiments performed at our major hazards testing and research facility in Spadeadam. Gas dispersion studies, advanced computational simulations, and quantitative risk assessments are just a taste of the projects that you will work on
  • Engage with clients to understand their challenges as they seek to make the Energy industry safer and more sustainable, with a special focus on energy transition challenges
  • Work alongside our experts and participate in client discussions to develop your understanding of the industry, its terminology, our customer’s challenges and how different engineering disciplines contribute to safety

Our Summer placements are usually 10-12 weeks in duration, typically concluding by early September at the latest, 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.

Our fantastic summer internships provide the perfect opportunity to develop your Technical Safety knowledge and skills within our industry leading consultancy.

What we offer

Whether you join us for a summer, a year or permanently, we value all our people and the contributions you 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 £21,000-23,000 (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 £570)
  • Access to employee retail discount site for high street and on-line shopping

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

Our Summer Internship 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 scheme:

  • Studying towards a degree in Physics, Mathematics, Risk & Reliability, Process Safety or either Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Self-motivated to develop your personal and professional skills
  • 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
  • Pro-active willingness 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


Profit Share

You’ll be part of our global profit share scheme that means we all share in our success as a business. If we profit, so do you. This will be part of our Total Compensation approach each year and depends on our year-end results.


taking care of you with travel, life, and accident insurance

Pension Schemes

We care about your long-term financial security and prioritize pension and retirement benefits to reflect our caring values.

Professional Development

We believe in the 70/20/10 learning model, where 70% of your learning comes from performing your everyday tasks and working on different projects, new areas and initiatives to gain new skills. 20% from working with others and mentoring and the rest from formal education.

Hybrid Working

adapting to the changing world of work around the world

Purposeled organization

You become part of a world-leading company where we know and live our purpose; to safeguard life, property, and the environment, with the opportunity to tackle global change through your work.

Supportive and caring culture

We offer opportunities to connect through social and professional networks. Our largest community CONNECT, organizes after-work events and informal meetings throughout the year.

Attractive rewards

We focus on work/life balance and offer employees flexible working hours and workplace, annual vacation allowance, competitive pension, insurance, and a global profit share scheme.