Research Trainees

Location NO-Høvik
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Business Area
Group Centre
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
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Local Unit & Position Description

Do you want to kickstart your career within technical research? DNV is starting a new trainee programme in 2023!


DNV is an assurance and risk management company and we work every day to safeguard life, property and the environment. Our strategic research unit, Group Research and Development (GRD) is a pool of nearly 100 talented researchers covering a wide range of selected topics of strategic importance to DNV. We do research within areas where DNV is large and well-known such as the Maritime and Energy sector, as well as the areas Digital Assurance, Ocean Space, Sustainable Food Systems & Supply Chains and Healthcare


GRD performs strategic and applied research for DNV focusing on knowledge development and technology demonstration through collaborations with academia and industry. We are active at conferences and collaborate closely with academia through our funded professors and supervision of students. We are a diverse group of researchers with different educational backgrounds, age and nationality. Our largest location is Norway (Oslo/Høvik and Trondheim), but we also have research units in the UK, Netherlands, China, Italy, Denmark and Spain.


DNV will in August 2023 start a new trainee program based in Group Research and Development, with close cooperation with the other DNV business areas and we look for candidates who are ready to join us from August 2023 at the latest. The focus areas for the 2023 trainee programme will be: 


  1. Artificial Intelligence: Data-driven approaches to gain new insights from data, models and simulations. Our application areas cover maritime, energy, healthcare, ocean space and food supply chains
  2. Energy: Working with low-carbon solutions to support the energy transition, such as solar and wind, hydrogen, Carbon Capture & Storage and synthetic fuels


What to expect as a Research trainee:


  • A 2 years’ trainee programme with 3 rotations (work periods) of 8 months each
  • The rotations will be both within GRD and other business areas in DNV
  • Our main office in Oslo/Høvik is the base for the programme, with at least one of the rotations being at a different location (abroad or in another office in Norway)
  • A great opportunity to test how it is to work within applied research in a topic you are interested in, and also gain experience in other related areas and services
  • The possibility to work with highly skilled scientists and engineers in different settings
  • Upon successful completion of the trainee programme, you will be offered a relevant position within DNV – either in GRD or in a business area, depending on business needs and your preferences.

Position Qualifications

Who are we looking for?


We are looking for candidates with a Master degree or PhD within disciplines relevant for the Artificial Intelligence and/or Energy area.  In addition to relevant background we look for candidates with the following qualifications and characteristics:


  • An open mind with a strong drive to learn and want to take on new challenges
  • Interest in topics such as computer science, statistics, simulations, programming and machine learning is an advantage
  • Ability to combine the interest for applied research with curiosity and interest in other services in DNV, also to work within advisory and consultancy services
  • Thrive to work in a collaborative, diverse and international environment
  • Strong academic results and an analytical and systematic mindset
  • Good communication skills and fluency in English, both verbal and written
  • Graduation with a Master or PhD degree in 2023 and are able to join us from mid-August 2023. Candidates with up to 2 years working experience are also welcome to apply


Reasons to work with us


Attractive rewards: We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including 6 weeks annual vacation, subsidized canteen, health services, and competitive pension, insurance, and parental leave agreement, in addition to a global profit share scheme. 

Work/life balance: We offer flexible working hours and have a focus on work/life balance for our employees.

Supportive and caring culture: Our international culture embodies diverse colleagues who value teamwork and inclusion across business areas and borders. You may also join employee associations to establish networks through social and professional activities. Our largest society CONNECT throws after-works and informal meetings all year long for you to join.

Career and development: The possibilities to grow and develop your competencies and ambitions within DNV are extensive. We have a strong company culture with emphasis on growth mindset, competence sharing and professional and personal development.


By joining DNV you become part of a world-leading company whose purpose is to safeguard life, property and environment.  You will also be part of a culture where our values “we care, we share, we dare” characterize how we act towards each other, our customers and perform our work.


At our Høvik office we are located in beautiful surroundings by the sea and can offer access to sailboats, kayaks, tennis courts etc. We have more than 30 activity groups for you to join, as well as gym facilities located on our premises.

It is also worth noting that we offer free parking and shuttle buses from Skøyen, Lysaker and Sandvika.


Interested? How to apply


Please upload your CV, application letter and grade certificate in our application tracking system (iCIMS). All documents should be in English, if possible. Applicants without this information will not be considered.


Application deadline: 02.10.2022


We are ready to receive your application – so apply now!


For more information about the position please contact:

Frank Børre Pedersen, Programme Director, +47 90552666 or Trude Cathrine Helgesen, HR Manager, +47 90082011

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. 


Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, we enable our customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence. 


Our employees are driven by a common purpose: to safeguard life, property, and the environment. We help tackle the challenges and global transformations facing our customers and the world today and we are a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

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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