Vibration Engineer/Expert

Hamburg, Germany
Position type:
Full Time


About us

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 Maritime

We help enhance the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of our customers in the global shipping industry, covering all vessel types and mobile offshore units. As a partner to industry, we offer services in testing, certification, training, and technical advisory through the energy value chain. That means we’re continually investing heavily into R&D for new services and solutions while proactively assessing what the industry needs today and tomorrow.

About the role

You will be working in the independent unit Maritime Advisory. Maritime Advisory offers a comprehensive range of engineering and consulting services beyond classification to maritime customers.

You will be part of the Noise and Vibration team in our section Structural Analyses and Measurements in Hamburg. The section renders a variety of strength, vibration, and noise studies as well as measurement services. The section is a group of 16 experts, being specialists in their specific field of expertise. Your Responsibilities include:

  • Participation in and contribution to vibration and other dynamic related numerical simulation projects for the maritime industry e.g. global and local vibration analyses as well as underwater explosion related studies (“shock”). This includes external customer projects in the design phase but also root cause analysis in case of damages or complaints. Beside you will be involved in internal support and R&D projects.
  • Responsibility for managing and delivering entire projects independently. You will have direct communication with internal and external clients such as shipyards, owners, suppliers and design offices worldwide and support sales activities.

What we offer

  • Regular working time of 39 hours with flextime account and home office possibility
  • Yearly profit share scheme – company-based performance bonus
  • 100% employer-funded pension scheme
  • Yearly review of individual career plan & development, including an annual salary review
  • 30 vacation days per year
  • Subsidized public transport ticket (Deutschlandticket)
  • Voluntary sickness supplement up to 12 months
  • Company Sports & Urban Sports Club Membership
  • Bike Leasing (JobRad)
  • Discounted meal offers depending on location
  • Other additional benefits - Sabbatical, Employee Assistance Program, Corporate Benefits

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

  • Master’s degree in naval architecture, mechnical engineering or comparable engineering disciplines
  • Work experience at shipyard or design office in the field of structural dynamics
  • In depth knowledge and practical experience with the finite element method
  • Good engineering skills/understanding
  • Service-minded attitude focused on delivering high-quality results
  • Good communication skills in English and preferably also in German, both written and verbal
  • Team oriented capabilities, while still being able to work independently
  • Software and tools:
    • ANSYS (or similar finite element software) experience
    • Programming skills (e.g. APDL, python)
    • Poseidon or Genie/SESAM skills are favoured

Projects and case studies

Our work helps pioneering companies and covers latest trends, regulations, initiatives to develop solutions to the most complex challenges the maritime industry is facing.

Remote surveys

By using an online or video link to the vessel, our dedicated remote surveyors can support vessels anywhere in the world.

Maritime Digital Twin

The cloud-based digital twin is a virtual image of customers’ assets, maintained through the lifecycle and easily accessible at any time.

Maritime Cyber Security

Cyber security is an important topic for the maritime industries due to rapid digital change that come with new threats and regulatory requirements.


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.

Pension Schemes

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

Public Transport

You’ll be offered a "Deutschlandticket" to make public transport a more viable commuting option.

Annual Leave

You’ll be entitled to 30 days annual leave a year and special leave can be granted for moving, compassionate leave and special events such charitable activities, weddings, and funerals.

Mental Health Support

You'll have access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) as part of our strategic health management and wider workplace health support.

Mentoring Programs

You’ll have access to our mentoring courses and networking opportunities that address specific needs and help everyone develop their skills: from female mentoring initiatives to leadership development programs.

Hybrid Work Model

We work in a hybrid model (three days from the office) and have flexible starting hours. This means you can fit your work and life together in a way that works for you.

Shape Your Career

We support you in exploring different career opportunities or shifting between teams or locations, so that you can shape your career according to what you find motivating. We dare, and so can you.

Ergonomic Workplace

Sit/stand desks, high-quality adjustable chairs and balance balls are just a few examples of what ergonomic office means here. We also make it easier for you to arrange your working space at home with a desk grant.


You’ll have the opportunity to lease up to 2 bicycles as part of our JobRad program, financed through deferred compensation. Thus, you’ll support DNV's goal of reducing our environmental footprint.

Urban sports club

You‘ll have access to our fitness cooperation with Urban Sports Club as part of DNV’s health management. This means that you benefit from an exclusive discount on the use of a wide range of sports and wellness activities whenever and wherever you want.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

At DNV, our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is not only an ethical choice, but also a business decision.

Diversity, fairness, and a sense of belonging are a source of strength for our people, our business, and our customers, and help us to deliver on our purpose, vision, and values.

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Working here

Since 1864 we’ve been dedicated to safeguarding life, property and the environment. Today we remain at the forefront of new technologies and techniques to help our customers transform for a more sustainable future.

At DNV you can expect to deliver career and industry defining work. You’ll 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.

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