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Metocean Engineer, DNV GL, UK

DNV GL invites applications for an Engineer position in the Metocean Department.

DNV GL provides classification and technical assurance along with software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil and gas, and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

Currently, we are seeking for an outstanding and enthusiastic Metocean Engineer to join the metocean team in London, which is considered to be a centre of excellence in this field within the DNV GL business worldwide.

Local Unit & Position Description

Local Unit & Position Description


The purpose of the role is to deliver an efficient and effective Metocean service into customer organisations in order to secure repeat business and project targets for the metocean business line.  The Metocean Engineer will be part of a team of Oceanographers and Engineers, based in London, who undertake metocean studies and related activities on behalf of clients both within the DNV GL businesses and external clients in the offshore oil and gas and renewables sectors.

 The Key Accountabilities are:

  • To be responsible for carrying out metocean studies to produce data used for the design and/or assessment of fixed, floating and mobile offshore structures, pipelines, wind farms, etc. and the associated report writing in a timely, concise and efficient manner to be within budget and timescale.
  • To assist the team in developing data analysis tools using Matlab, and carrying out numerical modelling studies using MIKE 21 software or similar.
  • To assist the Team Leader with the business development by preparing proposals and with client and project management.
  • To collaborate with peers, juniors and colleagues to deliver high standard works.
  • Maintain awareness of trends and developments in analytical processes, numerical modelling, the metocean industry and in areas of relevant personal interest.
Position Qualifications


  • Have standard or higher degree in Oceanography, Marine Engineering or related field.
  • Have a proven track record of providing metocean or coastal engineering studies worldwide
  • Be able to work as a team member.
  • Have excellent communication and report writing skills.
  • Be motivated, diligent and dependable.
  • Have excellent computer literacy, particularly in Microsoft Office, Matlab (or any programming tools as FORTRAN or C++), and ideally numerical flow and wave models such as Mike 21 or similar.
  • Have the verbal and written ability to interact with clients and stakeholders within the related fields fluently.
  • Have the verbal and written ability to present and deliver technical information and data in a clear and precise manner.
  • Have the capability of working in a busy commercial consultancy environment.
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