Electrical Engineering Trainee

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Are you Dutch, German or Swedish speaking? Do you have a completed master’s in Electrical Engineering and are you looking for a first or second step in your career?


Do you want to be involved and make a difference in realizing the energy transition? Do you want to support our customers in the Power Grids “domain” in developing and delivering successful strategies as part of the journey to a green, smart, and affordable energy system? Then look no further and apply.



The Trainee program consists of 3 periods of approximately 4 months each, during which you will be working in different teams of which at least one abroad. The program is tailormade and will be created together with you. You will have the opportunity to get acquainted with many of our different services and you will experience a great start in working in our international environment. When you have successfully completed this part of the program, it is up to you to make your choice within which department and team you would like to be placed.

Exiting projects

Depending on your competencies, wishes and ambitions and your development needs we will look for suitable projects in each period. These projects can be both for national and internationally renowned clients. Projects can differ between feasibility studies up to the implementation of various projects and vary from office to fieldwork and from strategic to deeply technical work.

Personal Development

During the entire Trainee program, you can expect a thorough introduction process for each period in which you will be supervised by a senior. In addition, you will be linked to a mentor for the full program, and you will work on your personal development. On that note and to facilitate your start in the advisory business, one of your training will be the Advisory Skills training program. Furthermore, get-to-know sessions will be organized with other business units and with senior leaders in DNV.


Department Description
Digital System Operation The Digital System Operations Department helps drive the digital transformation of power grids for our customers who are seeking Operational Technology solutions.

Scope: approximately 50 employees in 2 countries

Power System Planning The Power System Planning Department supports customers in Grid System Analysis & Design, Grid System Operations, and Integration of Renewables.

Scope: approximately 32 employees in 3 countries

Asset Management The Asset Management Department delivers consultancy services in the following domains: Network Asset Management, Power Failure Investigation, Power Cables and Oil Analyses.


Scope: approximately 55 employees in 2 countries

T&D Technology Advisory The Transmission & Distribution Department delivers specialized and innovative consultancy services to our customers, which are mainly Transmission and Distribution System Operators, Power Utilities, and Industries.

Scope: approximately 60 employees in 2 countries


Position Qualifications

We are looking for Dutch, German or Swedish-speaking candidates who have successfully completed a master’s in electrical engineering and have up to 3 years of work experience. Other job requirements are:

  • Potential and ambition to grow into a challenging position
  • Being able to work accurately and independently
  • Professional Dutch or German or Swedish and English language



  • Contract for an indefinite time
  • Competitive salary
  • Profit Share plan

Please be informed a video assessment could be part of the selection process.



We have an enviable client list – we work with the biggest names out there. Whether we work with renowned companies, innovative startups, or joint industry projects, you will get a chance to utilize your expertise together with specialists from a wide range of disciplines.


We have a culture that will broaden your view and deepen your skills. Every year we invest 5% of our revenue in research and development. We also invest strongly in competence development and progression for our people. From on the job learning to joining networks, receiving coaching, and participating in training programs, we help to support your progress.



Joining us is an opportunity to make the world a better place. Employees in DNV feel strongly about the company’s Purpose to "safeguard life, property and the environment”. This is our reason for being since our formation in 1864. Our Vision To be “a trusted voice to tackle global transformations”, gives our people direction and expresses what we would like to accomplish in the long term.



You will be part of a culture that embrace the values of caring, daring and sharing. These are the three core values that shape our performance; We care for each other, our customers, our planet, and we take care of ourselves. We dare to explore, experiment, be different, and be courageous, curious, and creative. We share our experience and knowledge. We collaborate with each other and our customers, and we continue to grow and develop as a result.

Company & Business Area Description

We are an independent consultant and have a globally respected knowledge and expertise in the field of the energy transition and in particular electricity grids, in the broadest sense of the word.


We provide assurance to the entire energy value chain through our advisory, monitoring, verification, and certification services. As the world's leading resource of independent energy experts and technical advisors, we help industries and governments to navigate the many complex, interrelated transitions taking place globally and regionally, in the energy industry. We are committed to realizing the goals of the Paris Agreement and support our customers to transition faster to a deeply decarbonized energy system.


At DNV you will find yourself in a supportive work environment and work together with teams all over the world. You will be encouraged to take an innovative approach, while developing your skills and technical abilities. A career in DNV is not just a job. It is an extraordinary opportunity to develop and enrich your life and make more of a global impact than you ever believed possible.

Will you become our new Electrical Engineering Trainee? Apply at DNV