Engineer – Navigation and Communication Type Approval in Hamburg, Germany


The Approval Centre Europe (M-SA) within Maritime Ship Classification consists of six production departments, located across three different locations (Gdynia, Hamburg and Oslo (Høvik)). The main delivery from the Approval organization is approval, verification and certification services for different maritime related assets in accordance with our rules and international standards.

As a member of M-SA, 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.

The right candidate shares our values; we care, we dare, we share. If you have the right competence and are interested in being part of a strong, competent team in a pleasant working environment, we will encourage you to submit an application.

Are you ready for a challenging position while at the same time working for a great purpose?

We are now looking for an engineer to strengthen our section for TA/MED Electrical, Automation & Navigation Systems section in Norway or in Germany, within the field of Navigation and Communication Systems.

Type Approval is essential to confirm that the equipment meets applicable requirements and is permitted to be installed on board ships and is based on technical requirements in DNV class rules, international regulations (Marine Equipment Directive, IMO) and standards (IEC, ISO, EN).

Navigation systems are based on various measuring and data processing techniques. System integration with data networks and challenging HMI aspects are more and more in the focus also of our type approval engineers.

You will be part of an engaged group driven by people’s competence and motivation to help and support our customers through the consistent delivery of high-quality services.

In the position you will:

  • Perform type approval of Navigation, Communication equipment and integrated bridge systems in accordance with international requirements and standards from IMO, IEC, ISO and DNV.

  • Attend testing and perform design review for type approval of navigation and radiocommunication and integrated systems.

  • Manage approval projects towards customers and be part of testing and verification with equipment manufactures in an international industry, in a highly developing market.

  • Support DNV’s local stations and sales force around the world and be involved in sales processes.

  • Participate in face-to-face meetings with customers.

The engineer will report to Head of Section for TA/MED Electrical, Control & Navigation Systems.

The candidate must expect some travelling related to testing and verification at customers locations.

  • You are a self-driven team player passionate about solving challenges and creating results.

  • Your background will typically be bachelor/master in nautical sciences or engineering disciplines

  • Experience or interest in the general field of instrumentation, complex integrated systems and HMI, related to topics such as industrial computer/cloud networks, cyber security, automation systems, sensors, electronics, testing and similar.

  • In addition, background from the maritime or offshore/energy industry is preferable.

  • Ability to build trust, confidence and respect

  • Flexible, service-minded, and with a positive attitude

  • Honest, open, and committed to DNV’s purpose, visions and values

  • Good communication skills, verbally and in writing

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.

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!

Requisition ID: 2023-20537

Posting Position Type: Permanent Employee

Posting Close Date (Displayed on Portal): 22/2/2023

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