Fleet in Service Surveyor / Ships in Operation – Liverpool, UK

Location UK-Stockport
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Location Details
Stockport, UK
Posting Position Type
Permanent Employee
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Local Unit & Position Description

Region West Europe is part of the Maritime business area. The Region includes all operational classification business across nine countries and comprises of ~430 employees in 35 locations. The Region operates with three Service Lines: Newbuilding (NB), Certification of Material & Components (CMC) and Fleet in Service (FiS).


The Fleet in Service (FiS) service line covers both Ships in Operation and Offshore Units in Operation and our FiS team based in United Kingdom demonstrates daily passion and engagement in both segments. The Ships in Operation team deals with a large variety of vessel types, with special focus on Container Ships, Ferries, Unitized Dry Cargo vessels, Gas tankers, Oil Carriers, Chemical Carriers, Offshore Service vessels, Crane vessels, Passenger Vessels, and HSLC. The work is taking place both afloat, at offshore installation and attending at Yard/Dry-dock facilities within the covered area. 


Do you have a passion for the maritime industry, especially focused on the sustainable future and continuous improvement of the safety in the shipping? Then we are looking for you to join us as Surveyor for Fleet in Service, based in Liverpool. You will become a member of a highly qualified and enthusiastic FiS team, a top-tier Ship Classification hub. The team is constantly engaged with maritime industry customers, that include international fleet operators, oil majors, and wind turbine service companies. The fleet attended by our team includes wide variety from local fishing vessels to a large-scale floating production units and state of the art deep water drilling units.

Due to the nature of our business and exposure to high-profile clients, the position requires a candidate who can apply and interpret DNV rules and international standards in a competent and common-sense manner whilst maintaining an adequate level of compliance and safety. The role will require a certain self-discipline and strong safety mindset to adapt to dynamically changing conditions and environment.


Candidate should have necessary technical background and experience to be able to commence work after the orientation and training period. Training timeframe will be agreed with the candidate. Once qualified the candidate will work autonomously at client assets and locations supported by local network of surveyors and DNV’s technical helpdesk. We have a network of various remote technical meetings established to support surveyors working on locations.


Main job responsibilities


  • Embrace the DNV vision to be a trusted voice to tackle global transformations
  • Inspection and classification onboard of ships for compliance with DNV Rules for Classification, statutory requirements, international and the UK Standards. This includes inspection of structures and equipment, witnessing testing, audit of procedures and review of documentation
  • Strong commitment to environmental protection and energy efficiency
  • Conduct all activities in a safe manner with due regard to own safety and safety of others
  • Report all survey activities in DNV’s proprietary software and when required, in common Microsoft Office environment
  • Liaison with ship and unit crew and management to facilitate the execution of the required survey scopes
  • Maintain the confidentiality of customers’ business, processes, designs, developments, and documentation
  • Responsibility for own competence and career development within the DNV competency framework and ensure that the appropriate competencies are gained and are kept up to date.
  • Assist in service delivery improvement by communicating internal / external feedback as appropriate
  • Be a lighthouse for the costumers and colleagues, providing assertive advice and guidance in areas of expertise
  • Manage own time to meet the demands of the survey workload


We offer


  • A demanding but rewarding job with high responsibility for the execution of surveys and verification onboard different floating offshore units and ship types
  • A hybrid working solution allowing the candidates to best manage their time around work requirements and home life commitments
  • The possibility to work within a highly engaged local and global team where trust, teamwork and innovation are core values
  • The opportunity to grow and develop personally and professionally
  • A job that continuously evolves due to technological developments especially in areas of renewable technology and decarbonisation of the oil and gas industry
  • Training – both classroom-based and on the job in all aspects of the role
  • A full remuneration package with rights to claim company car, private health/dental care, retirement plan with plan specialist support, professional membership allowance, gym allowance and additional offshore allowance 

Interviews are going to be held on an ongoing basis.


For more information about the position, please contact:

Area UK IE FiS Manager Dominik Kosciolowski at: dominik.kosciolowski@dnv.com

Position Qualifications

Candidate requirements


  • Master or Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (i.e. Naval Architecture, Maritime, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering) or Certificate of Competency (Master Mariner or Engineer Class I - Motor)
  • Experiences as class & statutory surveyor, management system auditor or ship superintendent are advantageous
  • Physical abilities necessary to perform regular functions of the job, such as climbing pilot ladders, tank inspections, crew boat launches, voyage surveys
  • Flexibility to travel, work offshore and outside normal working hours
  • Willingness to travel within the UK and within the West Europe region
  • Good communication skills in the English language, both verbal and in writing
  • Be independent, self-organized team player with a positive customer-oriented mindset
  • Asks for and acts on feedback to learn and improve
  • Holds a valid UK driver’s license (or equivalent to the recognised standard)

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 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.


With the purpose to safeguard life, property and the environment, 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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