Fire Safety and Risk Assessment Engineer

Location DE-Hamburg
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Local Unit & Position Description

The safety and systems engineering unit is responsible for a broad range of services covering environmental compliance, risk assessments, system risk assessments, alternative design assessments including fire safety and system analyses with focus on alternative fuels. This includes external customer projects as well as internal support and R&D projects.


Your main tasks will include:

  • Risk assessments for novel designs and arrangements with focus on numerical solutions
  • Fire and evacuation simulations
  • Preparation and moderation of client meetings (e.g. HAZID sessions)
  • Independent and confident writing of reports
  • Manage own projects within agreed schedule and budget
  • Contribution with your expertise to our highly skilled, multi-disciplinary team
  • Build and maintain good customer relations

Position Qualifications

Your Qualifications:



  • University degree in engineering (esp. Safety Engineering, Fire Safety Engineering and Hazard Control, Marine Engineering, Civil Engineering)
  • Experience in fire safety and risk assessment methodology


  • Experience with fire and smoke simulation
  • Experience with evacuation analysis tools
  • Experience with system safety and / or alternative fuels
  • Knowledge of fire behaviour of composite material


  • Team player with strong communication skills, open minded
  • Structured, target oriented, service minded
  • High level of perception, flexibility, and personal responsibility
  • Fluent in English
  • Fluent German is desirable, but not essential (office communication primarily German)

What do we offer:

  • Working in a dynamic team with a varied and challenging field of duties
  • Great potential for knowledge transfer by experienced engineers in a wide range of fields
  • Flexible place of work (in the office, from home and in the facilities of our clients)
  • Flexible working hours, the weekly working time is 39 hours
  • Attractive salary incl. profit share and an employer-supported pension
  • Further attractive additional services
  • Wide range of opportunities for individual further education, training and advancement


Company & Business Area Description

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.

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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