Lead Mechanical Engineer

Location DK-Hellerup | DE-Hamburg | UK-London
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
Location Details
Copenhagen/ Hamburg/ London
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

Bring a breath of fresh air into your professional life! Are you looking for a job, where you can be a trusted voice to tackle global transformations?


Would you like to thrive in a dynamic, international environment with lots of exiting challenges every day? Do you want to be part of a team of skilled colleagues and in a global organization where we work as one team? We invite qualified engineers looking for opportunities to join our team in Renewables Certification.


Renewables Certification (RC) belongs to business area Energy Systems (ES) with more than 4000 people globally. Renewables Certification has the global responsibility for Type Certification (TC), Component Certification (CC) and Project Certification (PC) for Renewables within ES. Currently Renewables Certification consists of 250+ experts with locations in Beijing, Boston, Copenhagen, Dresden, Esbjerg, Hamburg, Høvik, London, Busan, Shanghai, Taipei and Yokohama.

Renewables Certification is the global market leader in the Renewables Certification market and is involved in 80% of Project Certification for offshore wind parks including offshore substations in the world.


We are looking for a world class Lead Mechanical Engineer with extensive wind industry experience in design, production, testing and operation of components like gears, bearings, shafts, couplings, brakes and integration of these components. Your work will include:

  • Verification of wind turbine powertrain component designs including material and process selection, lubrication, validation methods
  • Participation in failure investigations and root cause evaluation of wind turbine mechanical components
  • Machinery components CAE analysis with software such as ANSYS, ABAQUS, Simpack, ROMAX, Kissoft, StPlus
  • Review of drawings and concepts for wind turbine powertrains and actuation systems with focus on performance, durability and reliability
  • Work with other world class experts in developing best practices, guidelines and standards in design, manufacturing, testing and operation of wind turbine mechanical components
  • Inspections and manufacturing surveillance of machinery components
  • Evaluation and witnessing of system level and component level tests 
  • Responsibility for mentoring entry-level engineers in the team
  • Support establishing and maintaining key customer relationships at technical level with wind turbine supply chain players

Position Qualifications

  • M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or similar
  • Min. 10 years of experience as a Design Engineer from a mechanical component supplier to the wind industry
  • Working knowledge of CAE software used in design and review of mechanical components, for example, ANSYS, ABAQUS, Simpack, ROMAX, Kissoft, StPlus, etc.
  • Hands-on experience with metallurgical properties and manufacturing processes of mechanical components from e.g. sub-supplier qualification processes and audits or quality management
  • Expertise in one or more of the following fields:
    • Rotating machinery design
    • Bearing, Gear design, and gearbox lubrication
    • Large diameter ball and roller slewing bearings
    • Large diameter journal bearings and elasto hydrodynamic lubrication
  • Outstanding technical problem-solving abilities based on a strong grasp of engineering fundamentals
  • A team player with strong communication skills
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Willing to take business travels locally and internationally (20 days per year maximum)

What will we offer you:

  • An interesting and demanding position, which will provide ample opportunity for professional as well as personal development.
  • A strong company culture with an emphasis on professional development
  • Great colleagues who value teamwork and support
  • Attractive total compensation package
  • International working environment
  • Flexible working hours and focus on work/life balance
  • Interesting and inspiring projects, both national and international
  • Be part of a world-leading company that has a global reach with more than 12 000 employees around to world and is headquartered in Norway.

For more information, please contact Giovanni Nappi, Head of Section, Mobile Phone: +4527170902


Thank you for your interest in our company. While we may not have an available vacancy for you at this time, we encourage you to submit your application for future consideration. Your skills and experience are valuable to us, and we look forward to keeping in touch for potential opportunities in the future.

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 top 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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