DNV – Summer Project – 2024

DNV Summer project 2024


Are you comfortable with complex problem solving, critical thinking and powered with creativity? Then this could be the opportunity you are looking for!

DNV Summer Project will hire a cross-disciplinary team (like previous years) where you are invited to explore the concept:


How can seagrass protect underwater structures?

The industry is putting tons of crushed rock offshore every year to protect cables, structures and foundations from sediment transportation and scour. Examples are fixed and floating wind turbines, pipelines, artificial islands etc. Transportation costs are huge and so is also the CO2 footprint. An alternative solution for scour protection currently used in the market is frond mats consisting of plastic.

We would like the project team to design a new, environment-friendly concept for scour protection by use of e.g. seagrass or a product that is natural.

The concept should also look into how new digital solutions can increase predictability for the underwater structures by using predictable models combined with sensors.

Finally, the concept needs a proper business case to ensure that it can be realised. This would be including efficiencies relating to surveys and inspections, as well as more accurate lifetime assessments.


Position Qualifications

This is a highly multidisciplinary task. We would like hydrodynamical engineers to consider the scour model and the change in water speed and how the sediments will drop when passing the seagrass.

We need geotechnical engineers that evaluate the impact of soil types, and marine biologists that can evaluate what seagrass is possible to use.

We need students with interest in marine operations to know how to operate and install the seagrass, and IT students that can present volumes and results using GIS. We need students with a financial background looking at all costs for the seagrass solution comparing with both frond mats and crushed rock, and we need environmental engineers to document the CO2 footprint.


We are seeking a cross-disciplinary team of about eight engaged and dedicated students to help us investigate these opportunities. Your background and passion will typically be within hydrodynamics, geotechnics, marine biology, marine operations, environmental engineering, data science, IT or business/economics. Of course, if you are a person people find it fun to work with, we would like to read your application!


If you want to take part in this exciting journey, this is your chance to develop and learn more about DNV and our services. Apply for this year’s summer project.


We are looking for candidates with as many as possible of the following qualities:

  • Quick learner and data smart
  • Open-minded and curious
  • Self-driven and willing to share
  • Flexible and service-minded
  • Structured and systematic
  • Analytical
  • Able to work both individually and in teams
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written


What we can offer:

  • A meaningful summer with one of Norway’s most attractive employers. In the maritime industry, we are Norway’s most attractive employer (Universum)
  • Valuable and real-life experience through our projects
  • Free shuttle bus from Sandvika and Skøyen
  • Meet other young professionals through established networks and informal events by CONNECT
  • Well-equipped gym
  • Close access to the sea and surrounding park with possibility for different outdoor activities
  • Hard work but also lots of fun
  • Building a professional network

Previous summer project participants have experienced the summer project in DNV to be an excellent opportunity to get to know DNV as a workplace while obtaining valuable and real-life work experience.

Enjoying an ice cream at the beach with great colleagues is another benefit!


Application process:

Please upload your application letter, CV and grade certificate in our application tracking system (iCIMS). All documents should be in English, if possible. Students without this information will not be considered.


Application deadline 8 October 2023, 11.59 pm CEST


If you are curious to learn more about what students have completed previous years, please click here and read more from our career pages regarding the summer project!


Contact info:

Kristina Dahlberg, Principal Consultant Employer Branding, mob +47 91 55 20 14


Company & Business Area Description

DNV is the independent expert in risk management and assurance, with almost 13,000 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.

Whether assessing a new ship design, optimizing the performance of a wind farm, analyzing sensor data from a gas pipeline or certifying a food company’s supply chain, we enable our customers and their stakeholders to make critical decisions with confidence.

Our employees are driven by a common purpose: to safeguard life, property, and the environment. We help tackle the challenges and global transformations facing our customers and the world today and we are a trusted voice for many of the world’s most successful and forward-thinking companies.

 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!