Geotechnical Engineer – Offshore Engineering and Consulting

Location UK-London
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Energy Systems
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Permanent Employee
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Local Unit & Position Description

Here at DNV, what we do matters. Whether it’s helping the Energy Industry transition to a more decarbonised and sustainable future or helping protect life, property and the environment, every day, what you do, will make a difference. This is our shared purpose and one our people are proud to be part of.

Our specialist Jack-Up and Geotechnical team is part of the wider Offshore Engineering and Consulting department here at DNV. The work we do is at the forefront of implementing the green energy transition around the world today, with a focus on the installation and operation of jack-up vessels. Our team provide sophisticated solutions and engineering assessments to support offshore renewable energy installation projects around the globe, as well as ensuring safe offshore operations for our oil and gas customers. The team is based in the London office and is the global technical hub for this service line.

We just love finding innovative solutions to our industry’s most challenging problems. Supporting with the delivery of our customer projects, you’ll be given real responsibility to manage and deliver global projects, whilst you continue to develop your skills, knowledge and understanding of the Energy industry.

Our Opportunity:

Our Jack up and Geotechnical engineering team, are a diverse group of Geotechnical, structural and mechanical engineers, specializing in installation and operation of jack-up vessels that are currently used to install wind turbines and perform oil and gas activities, offshore.
Our projects can be located almost anywhere around the world from Norway to New Zealand, providing genuine variety to the range of challenges you will encounter. Whilst our projects are global, this position is based at our London office (near Waterloo/Blackfriars stations), from where you will collaborate closely with geotechnical colleagues across our organisation.

As a Geotechnical Engineer, you will be responsible for the delivery of technical work and managing a variety of exciting offshore projects. Your role will be to understand and analyse these, following the relevant international standards and/or latest research, reviewing and interpreting geotechnical data to produce ground models and design soil profiles of the seabed, identifying any related risks. You’ll also perform foundation analyses to determine the appropriate foundation capacities and stiffnesses that would be used in the assessments of the structure.

In addition, you will also be engaged with performing other types of calculations for issues such foundation interactions with uneven seabeds, cyclic soil behaviour, liquefaction, scour, or the forces required to extract the legs from the seabed. For these calculations we often also use 2D and 3D finite element analyses.

This is a varied role, so you’ll be stretched, but always supported, surrounded by people who want you to thrive, develop and embrace new challenges. As you develop further, your expertise will be invaluable in helping shape our team's approach to creating innovative solutions for our clients, defining our future strategy, and enhancing our capabilities to identify opportunities for wider integration of our services.

You will be given opportunity to:

  • Work as technical lead on projects to accomplish the overall delivery of optimum solutions to clients
  • Review and interpretation of seabed and site investigation data.
  • Successful delivery of geotechnical analyses of offshore foundations in accordance with international codes and standards.
  • Deliver high-quality technical reports detailing assessment approach and key findings and outcomes.
  • Identify geotechnical hazards and risks, and propose means of mitigation/potential solutions.
  • Develop innovative solutions to geotechnical issues and enhance existing ways of working.
  • Manage your own projects and to work with a high degree of independence, supported by mentors and other senior engineers.
  • Develop your commercial and project management skills by gaining direct exposure to clients and involvement throughout the project lifecycle and supporting the preparation of tenders and technical proposals.
  • Develop your technical skills alongside our world-leading experts, on a variety of high-profile global engineering projects, on behalf of some of the industry’s leading organisations.

Position Qualifications

What will you bring?

If you are a dedicated team player with a passion for innovation and a commitment to excellence, we encourage you to apply and bring your unique expertise to our dynamic and growing team. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a proven track record of delivering quality results, along with:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering discipline (e.g. Civil, Geotechnical) along with a post-graduate degree in a specific geotechnical discipline.
  • Demonstrable experience in engineering consultancy, with a track record of successful delivery of geotechnical analysis, ideally in offshore wind, or oil and gas projects.
  • Excellent organisational and project management skills, with the ability to plan, coordinate, and execute key activities proactively across multiple projects simultaneously, whilst maintaining high performance and quality under pressure.
  • Ability to win new business with existing and potential clients, develop proposals, bid for contracts and attend client meetings.
  • Curious and proactive, with a solution-oriented approach, demonstrating an ability to manage, develop, and lead projects independently with minimum supervision.
  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills, with confidence in building professional relationships both internally and externally with customers.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write clear and concise reports and present complex solutions and ideas to both specialist and non-specialist stakeholders.

What you’ll receive in return:

We value all our people and the contributions they make to our business, so it’s important that our rewards make us all feel valued here. That’s why we offer a flexible reward and benefits package, allowing you to choose the things that matter most to you, including;

  • Excellent career development and progression opportunities.
  • Lifestyle benefits: 26 days annual leave + bank holidays, opportunity for up to 10 days unpaid leave, sabbatical leave, flexible working options
  • Wellbeing benefits: (inc Private Medical and Dental Insurance, Health Assessments, Gym allowance). Company contribution towards eye tests and glasses (for computer/laptop users), and Flu Vaccinations. Also, our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) provides free and confidential support for issues including work, family, relationships, money and health and we provide free fruit in our offices.
  • Financial Benefits: including a Pension Scheme with employer pension contributions up to 9%, Life Assurance and Income Protection.
  • Travel benefits: Season Ticket Loan, Cycle to Work Scheme, Electric Vehicle Salary Sacrifice Scheme (for personal use).
  • Mentored support towards professional accreditation and re-imbursement of relevant Professional Membership Fees (up to £500).
  • Access to employee retail discount site for high street and on-line shopping.

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 leading 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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