• Hull Approval Engineer

    Location CN-Shanghai
    Requisition ID
    Business Area
    Position Type
    Permanent employment
  • Local Unit & Position Description

    Technical Centre China is strengthening the team and is seeking approval engineers within ship structural engineering. You will be working in the business area Maritime within Region Greater China, as part of the Approval section at Technical Centre China in Shanghai. The section delivers approval services and support to our clients and counts 28 highly skilled employees.

    The responsibility of the section covers plan approval of hull structure and ship equipment related to ship new building projects
    - according to applicable DNVGL rules and guidelines
    - according to applicable international standards and Flag State regulatory requirements.

    Position description
    The position offers great opportunity to work with colleagues across the disciplines and geographies of DNV GL to develop and deliver projects. You can develop personal and technical skills and solutions for our clients in various areas depending on qualifications and interests.

    As Hull approval engineer you will report to the Group leader Hull structures, within the approval section.


    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • Carry out plan approval for hull structures for a wide range of vessel types such as Bulk carrier, Container vessel, Chemical & Oil tanker, Gas carrier, Ro-Ro, etc.
    • FE analysis of hull structures
    • Handle the technical questions from internal and external clients
    • Provide support to sales, marketing and business development

    Position Qualifications

    • Bachelor or Master’s degree in Naval Architecture
    • Work experience in design house, shipyard or classification society would be an advantage
    • Experience with the DNV GL +1A Rules for ships and IACS Common Structural Rules
    • Knowledge within structural analysis and use of relevant industry FE tools such as Genie, Patran etc.
    • Service oriented and proactive attitude
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills
    • Capable of working independently and reliably
    • Understanding of role of class, rules and class systematics
    • Strong command of the English language. Chinese language proficiency is an advantage

    Company & Business Area Description

    DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

    We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.


    Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower 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.

    With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


    DNV GL 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. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges.

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