Structural Engineer / Project Manager

Location NL-Arnhem
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Arnhem NL

Local Unit & Position Description

We’re looking for a Structural Engineer / Project Manager who helps our customers world-wide with securing and improving the affordability, sustainability and reliability of their AC and DC overhead lines.


You will be part of the Transmission & Distribution Technology team at our Energy headquarters in Arnhem, The Netherlands.

The team exists out of almost 50 professionals (a mix PhD, MSc and BSc level) with different backgrounds and from various cultures. Together we deliver specialized and innovative consultancy services in projects to our customers world-wide, which are mainly transmission and distribution system operators, power utilities and industries. We are responsible for preparing design and specifications for structures related to high voltage electricity transmission & distribution, such as overhead line towers, supports and gantries. We also check and review designs prepared by others. During implementation phases of projects we regularly take on the role of owner's engineer, where we are responsible for quality control of the services and equipment delivered by others.


Your tasks and responsibilities

You will perform mechanical and civil engineering tasks and give advice to our customers related to AC and DC overhead lines. Next to that, you will:

  • Being a technical expert for structures related to high voltage electricity transmission & distribution
  • Execute projects as project leader
  • Prepare specifications and tender documentation
  • Write (or contribute to) clear and high quality reports and commercial offers
  • Identify market opportunities and develop our existing services and establish new services for both the team and our company

Position Qualifications

We are looking for a pro-active and ambitious Structural Engineer / Project Manager who is an enthusiastic, result-oriented team player who actively contributes to the success of our team and collaborates to create results. You have:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in Mechanical or Civil Engineering or similar
  • 5 – 10 years of technical work experience in the energy sector
  • Extended knowledge and practical experience with equipment in T&D area
  • Verbal and written communication skills of Dutch and/or English language
  • Willingness to travel (about 20% of your time abroad)
  • Attitude to take responsibility for own tasks, competences and beyond
  • Curiosity, interested, self-starter and engagement
  • Open mindset (out of the box thinking)
  • Knowledge of market and technology trends 

What we're offering
A challenging and aried job in a dynamic and international environment. Being part of a professional team of committed colleagues and plenty of opportunities for personal growth. Naturally, the position is rewarded appropriately, including good fringe benefits.


Based on your experience, we will create a plan together with you for your development for the next few years. We will do this through our 70-20-10 philosophy: 70% learning on the job, 20% coaching and 10% training. You will be given the opportunity to grow to a (senior) consulting role where you sell, lead and execute projects in order to help clients realize the stated project goals and deliverables. Or you develop yourself as a senior technology expert being seen as an international authority in your working field.

Company & Business Area Description

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL 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, oil & gas 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 GL 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 GL operates globally in more than 100 countries with our 15,000 professionals dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.


DNV GL – Energy, with more than 2,300 experts in over 30 countries around the world, is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable, efficient, and clean energy future. With a heritage of 150 years, we specialize in providing world-class, innovative solutions in the fields of business & technical consultancy, testing, inspections & certification, risk management, and verification.

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