Senior Surveyor

Location FR-Paris
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
Inspection & Verification
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
Close Date (dd/mm/yyyy)

Local Unit & Position Description

Offshore, Midstream and Downstream (OMD) Section Southern Europe is part of the SEMELA region within the DNV Energy Systems organization, consisting of teams mainly based in Milan (Italy) and Paris (France).


The section serves the energy industry in southern Europe with high quality verification, certification, and technical advisory services in the fields of offshore infrastructure, offshore technology developments, gas consulting as well as at midstream and downstream business.

Position Qualifications

We are looking for a skilled Senior Surveyor to strengthen our expert’s team in Paris office with focus within our VMC service area – Verification and Certification of Materials and Components in the Energy industry.


The Senior Surveyor may as well support with his/her engineering work in other services of our unit such as within VCA service area – Verification and Certification of Assets, as well as within projects related to Technical Advisory, Technology qualification and Asset Integrity Management. Also, the position may involve project work within other non-oil and gas fields, such as the offshore renewable, hydrogen, or chemical industry fields.


Focus of work shall be in relation to our VMC business activities in France, while certain activities and customers may exist in the rest of the Section's South European area.


The Senior Surveyor will be involved in DNV’s third-party verification and certification activities as to ensure the quality of advanced engineering products with reference to country/European level regulations, DNV rules and standards, other international recognized codes and standards, or/and customer’ requirements and specifications. Main concerned product lines (semi-finished materials and final products) are the following: pressure equipment (piping, pressure vessels), structural components, offshore containers, and lifting appliances.


This position will give you the opportunity to work with a very varied customer portfolio, both in terms of size and organizational set-up. You will work autonomously and, in a customer-oriented way, but will always enjoy the benefits of a strong and supportive professional environment of colleagues.



Main tasks:

  • Survey activities
  • Lead the unit’s survey activities with respect to technical assurance and final verification/certification of a variety of products at manufacturers, or during erection on-site
  • Perform surveys during production and testing, incl. assessment of manufacturer’s quality system, material handling, material test witness, review and approval of welding procedures and welders, monitoring during welding activities / NDT, review of manufacturing file, witness of final Factory Acceptance Tests. Follow-up upon testing programs within Joint Industry Projects (JIP's) and/or R&D projects.
  • Manage a portfolio of DNV type approved products and systems
  • Co-ordinate, supervise, and perform quality assurance upon the work of internally and externally hired surveyors
  • Register and manage the orders within DNV’s production systems and issue final project deliverables in accordance with DNV’s quality and performance requirements
  • Support the team in other non-VMC related survey work.



  • Project management activities 
  • Manage a group of customers and interact with DNV colleagues from all over the world to follow up on customers’ needs and projects’ execution. Perform project management upon full cycle of verification and certification projects:
    • Project team mobilization
    • Coordination of project tasks between the team members (DNV internal and external personnel) and the customer’s representative
    • Ensuring of project milestones completion
    • Ensuring of final deliverables issuance to the customer as per planning and follow-up upon final invoicing and payment
  • Ensure efficient use of DNV project management tools and high quality project/finance reporting to Head of Section and Finance manager
  • Assist with bidding, scope of work and contract preparation upon everyday VMC customers’ requests
  • Be responsible for optimum planning of VMC jobs and mobilization of internal and external resources
  • Assist with continuous customer’s technical support and business development.


Experience and qualifications :

  • Advanced mechanical engineering degree (MEng, MSc, PhD), or in comparable discipline. Bachelor’s degree may also be considered based on profile and experience
  • Fluent in French and English
  • Eexperience (3 years+) in the oil & gas, maritime or comparable manufacturing industry or/and in quality assurance and production
  • Good experience and knowledge of used materials, and fabrication processes in oil & gas, maritime or comparable manufacturing industry
  • Good experience and knowledge of international Offshore standards and codes (DNV, API, ASME, EN/ISO)
  • Work experience in other recognized third-party company, or classification society is desirable
  • Experience with EU Pressure Equipment Directive PED 2014/68/EU is a plus
  • In the possession of a valid car driving license (needed to visit the clients with the company car)
  • Flexibility to travel within France and cross border.


Personal skills and qualities:

  • Empathy and problem-solving mindset towards the clients
  • Able to appreciate client requirements while maintaining project objectives, scope, and limitations
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and in writing
  • Team player with independent, self-organized abilities and positive mindset.

Kindly apply using English version of your resume - our recruiters are based out of France and don't speak French.

What we offer

  • Lunch vouchers
  • Health Insurance
  • Long term health insurance
  • Holiday bonus
  • More favorable between Profit share and bonus bank
  • Supplementary pension plan (one year of seniority in DNV France needed)
  • CET account (one year of seniority in DNV France needed)
  • Housing: DNV is paying a contribution to Action Logement
  • Work council social actions.

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 realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement, and support all stakeholders to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized 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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