Job Opportunity
Information on System Dynamics related opportunities

Energy and Ocean System Modelers



‘Our highly successful and influential System Dynamics research group expands from 3 to 5 Ph D level positions.  We are performing applied research to ensure a  ‘global impact for a safe and sustainable future’

Local Unit & Position Description

Climate change is a defining feature of our century. DNV GL aims to better understand sustainability issues, and its Group Research and Technology unit works on two related themes: Energy Transition and Ocean Space. As a key player in the maritime and energy industries, DNV GL forecasts the energy future, and aims to better understand interacting issues in ocean biology and commercial activities. We are now seeking two modelers to strengthen our team.

The work will be undertaken as part of the Energy Transition research programme, which is an integrated part of Group Technology and Research, the strategic long-term research & innovation division of DNV GL, mostly internally funded.

We are seeking candidates that will help develop, extend and improve our global energy transition and ocean system models and resulting publications, as well as participating in customer projects. The successful candidate will over time get the change to transition to our business areas.

Key tasks
  • Work as part of the modelling team, with shared responsibilities for the tasks listed below
  • Further development of our system dynamics simulation models depicting respectively the world's energy transition and interacting ocean space biology and commercial processes
  • Work with the DNV GL organisation and outside experts on technologies, costs, drivers and barriers for demand and supply alternatives, and incorporate the input into the model
  • Process and visualize large datasets for input and output data
  • Document the work and the model, and write and present the results as part of DNV GL’s published Outlooks
  • Communicate and apply the results of the Outlook in business settings for DNV GL and stakeholders
  • Work with our business units in commercial applications of the Outlooks
Position Qualifications
  • A recent PhD degree in system dynamics related to global modelling, alternatively a Master's degree in in system dynamics, global energy or global ocean modelling with 3 to 5 years of relevant experience
  • Familiar with system dynamics modelling and experience with construction and use of simulation models
  • Extensive modelling and quantitative skills, and proven analytical capabilities, as well as experience with construction and use of simulation models
  • Excellent level of computer literacy, including the use of Excel and STELLA or a similar system dynamics software
  • Vision and motivation for working with energy and ocean industry challenges
  • Ability to deliver independent work, as well as to contribute to success as part of a larger team
  • Curiosity, an innovative mindset, the interest to learn new topics and ability to develop new skills
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills, excellent written and spoken English capabilities, and appreciation for working in an international environment
What we offer
  • Strong company culture with emphasis on technology and competence development
  • Great colleagues who value teamwork and support
  • International working environment
  • Attractive salary and benefits package
  • 30 days annual vacation
  • Flexible working hours and focus on work/life balance
  • Social events, sports and team building activities
  • Scenic work environment by the Oslo fjord

For detail information please contact


Sverre Alvik, Programme Director Energy Transition, +47 97166917, [email protected]



Bent Erik Bakken, Deputy Program Director, +47 92653104, [email protected]

Company & Business Area Description

DNV GL is a global quality assurance and risk management company. Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, we enable our customers to advance the safety and sustainability of their business.

We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas, power and renewables industries. We also provide certification, supply chain and data management services to customers across a wide range of industries.

Combining technical, digital and operational expertise, risk methodology and in-depth industry knowledge, we empower 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.

With origins stretching back to 1864 and operations in more than 100 countries, our experts are dedicated to helping customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

DNV GL delivers world-renowned testing and advisory services to the energy value chain including renewables and energy efficiency. Our expertise spans onshore and offshore wind power, solar, conventional generation, transmission and distribution, smart grids, and sustainable energy use, as well as energy markets and regulations. Our experts support customers around the globe in delivering a safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy supply.

Equal Opportunity Statement

DNV GL 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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 Edited by BB 08-16-19