Student Assistant in Shipping Advisory

Location DE-Hamburg
Requisition ID
Business Area
Posting Position Type
Temporary staff

Local Unit & Position Description

DNV’s Shipping Advisory team advises clients along the maritime value chain with tailored consulting services addressing their most relevant business challenges. As part of a global team of technical and management consultants who know ships, shipping and the management perspective from practical experience, we deliver value to clients facing a combination of commercial, technical and regulatory challenges in the maritime context. Our clients are shipping companies, suppliers to the shipping industry and governmental agencies in Germany, Europe and globally. Financial institutions (banks, investors/PEs) play an ever-increasing role in our client base.


We are looking for a Student Assistant to support the Shipping Advisory team Hamburg on client projects with focus on green finance and other work with ship financing banks and ship owners.


While integrating well into our existing team you should be aiming to take over own responsibilities and work self-dependent after initial briefing by our team members.


Key tasks:

  • Support advisory projects for ship financing banks and owners in the field of green finance/ decarbonization incl. e.g.
    • Management of data in interaction with banks and ship owners
    • Analytic and modelling of emission data and carbon abatement
    • Synthesis of results and preparation of presentations
  • Support advisory projects for ship financing banks in the field of vessel condition assessment incl. e.g.
    • Management of data in interaction with banks and ship owners
    • Analytic and modelling of risks to vessel condition
    • Synthesis of results and preparation of presentations
    • Support project management including administrative work from offer to invoicing
  • Support of service development, sales and marketing activities

Position Qualifications

  • Student with Engineering or Business Administration Major
  • Good knowledge of MS Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Fluent in English and German

Characteristics of successful employees:

  • Structured thinker and worker
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities: Hypotheses development and testing, synthesis
  • Strong analytical skills, both quantitatively (incl. Excel modelling) and qualitatively
  • Proficient oral and written communicator in both English and German
  • Ambitious, positive and self-motivated attitude

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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