NB Surveyor

Location JP-Yokohama | JP-Kobe
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Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV Japan is hiring:


Ship’s newbuilding surveyor, serving Shipbuilding Industries


DNV is 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


Please visit our global website for further information of DNV Maritime :



DNV Maritime Japan provides Classification services such as Plan Approval, Newbuilding and Fleet in Service surveys, as well as Certification of Materials and Components.


 Job Description:


DNV Maritime in Japan is seeking a ship's Project Manager Field [PMF] to be engaged primarily with the Japanese shipbuilding industry:


  • Responsible project manager of the ship’s newbuilding at shipyards mainly west side of Japan during its construction period.
  • Smooth execution of the project in cooperation with local and international PMF, Project Task Member [PTM] and management.
  • Proactive and smooth communication with the shipyard and the owner’s representative.


The candidate will also be responsible for enhancing and strengthening the DNV Maritime position in Japanese shipbuilding industries.


It should be noted that there will also be opportunities for the candidate to experience and learn about technical issues more deeply through discussions internally with other surveyors stationed globally as well as through actual newbuilding projects at shipbuilders.


The successful candidate will be provided with internal training and qualification schemes.  


Position Qualifications

DNV is looking for a person with ideally at least a Bachelor's degree in naval architecture or Marine Engineering, and actual experiences for shipbuilding industries or in other classification societies.

DNV Japan has two main offices in Kobe and Yokohama respectively. A successful candidate might choose between this offices as place of origin but must expect to spend majority of time at shipyard premises.


Personal Qualifications:


The candidate is

  • a team player, self-driven and thrive for opportunities to put your skills and personality to use creating customer value
  • understanding the importance of collaboration
  • supportive in initiating and developing leads to cope with challenges
  • confident in his/her own competence, at the same time aware of his/her limitations
  • structured, flexible and result oriented
  • having good communication skills, verbally and written in both English and Japanese
  • sociable, create a good atmosphere and recognize that feedback is the fuel of high performing teams
  • respecting different cultures

Language : Japanese (Native level) is a must

Due to job requirement, Work sponsorship is not available


Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV enables organisations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries.


Combining leading technical and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, DNV empowers our customers’ decisions and actions with trust and confidence. We continuously invest in research and collaborative innovation to provide customers and society with operational and technological foresight.


Originated in 1864, DNV operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


We assist our customers within the maritime industry to manage their risks in all phases of a ship's life, through ship classification and a range of technical business risk, environmental and competency-related services.

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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