Offshore Wind Structural Engineer

Location CN-Taipei
Requisition ID
Business Area
Energy Systems
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 exciting 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, Houston, Oslo, 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.


For the Offshore Substation and Project Certification departments, we are currently looking for structural engineers with a strong profile and keen interest in working with renewable energy.


We deliver services related to certification and verification primarily for Offshore Wind Farms, transformer stations, and onshore support structures for Wind turbines as well as services including floating structures and other novel technologies via technology qualification as well as onshore towers. We provide this as a global service and cover all phases in the certification process from review of early designs to design verification, fabrication surveillance, commissioning, and periodic inspection of installations in operation as well as project management.


Our team is part of DNV´s Renewables Certification unit and has extensive experience with offshore wind projects and has worked with ca. 80% of global offshore wind projects to date. We have an informal and humorous tone among us, flat hierarchies combined with a professional and international working environment. The candidates joining the team will be provided with excellent support to improve their technical knowledge and understanding of offshore projects. The role is open to candidates interested in our locations in Taiwan and Japan.


As an experienced Engineer, you will form part of a multidisciplinary team engaged in design verification activities in different disciplines. The main focus of the work will be on the verification of the structural design for Offshore Substations  and/or wind turbine support structures as a technical expert using analysis tools like SESAM, ANSYS, and ABAQUS, etc. Project management responsibilities could be added to the role if desired.


Position Qualifications

Since we are seeking different profiles, suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate some of the below capabilities:

  • Engineering degree (M.Sc / B.Sc) in civil, structural or marine engineering, naval architecture, or equivalent
  • relevant experience from similar positions, graduates are welcome as well
  • knowledge of offshore standards and and use of DNV-ST -126
  • experience in relevant analysis tools (e.g., SESAM, ABAQUS, ANSYS, SACS)
  • experience with integrated analysis of bottom fixed and floating structures with dynamic loading and response
  • experience with design of steel structures including fatigue
  • experience with corrosion and steel materials
  • experience with submarine pipeline systems and/or dynamic cables
  • experience with manufacturing and offshore installation survey/surveillance
  • experience with structural probabilistic reliability analyses, seismic analyses, and ship impact analyses
  • project management experience, with understanding of technical interfaces


We expect that you:

  • are structured and service-minded, always focusing on delivering high-quality results
  • are a self-motivated, self-dependent thinker with an interest in Renewable Energy
  • are a team player with strong communication skills and you work equally well on your own as with colleagues
  • have the ability to work on your own, self-starter, energetic, and proactive in achieving results
  • work in depth with your assignments and have a good balance between detail and overview
  • have strong English skills (written and spoken)
  • Can speak in Mandarin or Japanese (depends on the hiring location)
  • Ability to work in a team and to within agreed timelines
  • have a positive attitude and a good sense of humour
  • are a business, customer, and service-oriented


We offer a challenging and demanding position which will provide ample opportunity to professional as well as personal development. You will be hired on local conditions from the options noted.


The expected start date will be as soon as possible. Interviews will be held on an on-going basis.

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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