Cyber Security Control System Engineer

Location NO-Høvik
Requisition ID
Business Area
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV has supported safeguarding design and operation of the maritime and offshore industries for almost 160 years.


Would you like to help keep vessels safe for the future and set the standards for cyber security in shipping? Come join the Approval Organization of the world’s leading classification society!


The Approval Centre Europe is organized Maritime Ship Classification. The total number of employees is around 450 and we are located in Hamburg, Høvik and Gdynia. 


We are looking for engineers to join the Digital Ship Systems team in DNV Maritime’s Ship Classification. 


The Digital Ship System section is responsible for key topics driving the Digital transformation in the maritime industry. Our team is at the centre of this transformation and is responsible for securing and safeguarding vessels from digital threats with cyber security, enabling efficient ship-to-shore data infrastructure and the future of fully and partly autonomous vessels. As a member of our community, you act in a professional, competent, and service oriented environment and in return receive excellent possibilities to enhance your personal competencies and expertise, and to build a strong network with colleagues across locations.


The maritime industry is now experiencing a digital transformation that will upend how vessels, systems and maritime infrastructure will look like. Our team is at the centre of this transformation and is responsible for securing and safeguarding vessels from digital threats with cyber security, enabling efficient ship-to-shore data infrastructure and the future of fully and partly autonomous vessels as main responsibilities.


We do approval of documents for ship and offshore newbuilding and conversion projects, type approval of systems and components according to DNV rules, support fleet in service as second line support in addition to rules and service development. The section drives the development of new class rules and services within these areas. Moreover, as Cyber security becomes a mandatory requirement of the maritime industry soon, our role and importance will continue to grow.


The engineers will report to Head of Section Digital Ship Systems.



By joining our team, you are expected to contribute to development of cyber security in the maritime and offshore industry in-line with our processes, products and services within the area such as;

Developing rules and standards for cyber security of vessels and related systems, approval of new buildings, certification of systems and components, survey on ships and on manufacturer’s premises.

The candidate must expect some traveling.

Position Qualifications

We are seeking to hire professionals with following qualifications:

  • Bachelor/master in the field of automation/control/navigation systems and/or background in the field cyber security, information technology and informatics.
  • Industry experience from automation or navigation systems from the maritime or offshore/energy is preferred
  • Experience from cyber security of vessel/system design and/or operation is considered an advantage
  • Experience from independent verification roles is an advantage
  • Self-motivated and result oriented
  • Ability to build trust, confidence, and respect
  • Flexible, service-minded and with a positive attitude
  • Good communication skills, verbally and in writing

Duration and conditions

  • Location: Høvik
  • Permanent position
  • Local conditions apply


What we offer

  • A meaningful job with one of Norway’s most attractive employers
  • Strong company culture with emphasis on competence development
  • Great colleagues who value teamwork and support
  • Attractive total compensation package
  • 6 weeks annual vacation
  • International working environment
  • Flexible working hours and focus on work/life balance
  • Interesting and challenging 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.
  • The possibility to grow and develop your competencies and ambitions within DNV
  • Close access to the sea and surrounding park with possibility for different outdoor activities, including large range of company sports clubs
  • Free shuttle bus from Sandvika and Skøyen


Application process:

Please upload your motivation letter, where we ask you to elaborate and state your motivation for Control System approval and how you can contribute in DNV, CV, as well as your grade certificates in our application tracking system (iCIMS). All documents should be in English, if possible.


Please, note that due to summer leaves  replying to applications may be postponed.


For more information about the position, please contact;

Jarle Coll Blomhoff, Head of Section Digital Ship Systems, +47 970 61 347


More information can be found on our web pages:  


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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