Medior Expert Dynamic Mooring Analysis

Engineers SpecialistsCivil EngineeringMaritime
  • Rotterdam |
  • Amersfoort |
  • Nijmegen
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We are expanding our team of Dynamic Mooring specialists and opened a vacancy for a Medior Expert Dynamic Mooring Analysis. In this position, you will become a key expert in our Resilience & Maritime team. This team is a global leader in the field of water and maritime, delivering eye catching (international) projects. In this role, you will contribute to:

  • dynamic mooring analysis as part of large multi-disciplinary projects
  • development of our tools and digital products, including ‘Smart Mooring’: our Digital Twin of the ship-shore interface 
  • new developments such as floating offshore wind, floating submerged tunnels, and floating bridges

Royal HaskoningDHV is a world-renowned international engineering consultancy firm and globally ranks number 3 in ENR’s Maritime Consultancy list. Within Royal HaskoningDHV, you can continue developing your career as a specialist in moored ship behaviour in port engineering, while working on exciting projects together with enthusiastic and highly qualified colleagues! Click here to know more about our services: Nautical & Mooring Studies | Royal HaskoningDHV

What you will do as Medior Expert Dynamic Mooring Analysis

The position is based in the Netherlands, but involves a lot of interaction with our overseas offices (e.g. Vietnam, Australia, and Dubai). You will work as an expert in specialized projects where understanding of the behaviour of moored ships in ports, subjected to wind, waves, current or passing vessels, is essential for the development of the port. Metocean assessments, moored ship response analysis, numerical modelling, and expert judgement advise are all essential elements in your contribution to our exciting projects.

You will also play a crucial role in our highly innovative digital product ‘Smart Mooring’ ( This application is a digital twin of the ship-shore-interface and connects all kinds of (metocean) dataflows to provide predictive and actionable insights for safer port operations. Next to that, you will contribute to projects involving new developments and techniques, such as floating offshore wind, floating submerged tunnels, and floating bridges.

You manage and carry responsibility for:

  • project preparation: defining the technical approach, planning, and budgeting
  • project execution, including technical assessments, reporting, data management, tooling (in Python), and quality assurance
  • contribute to existing and new innovative (digital) developments in relation to ship mooring
  • presentation of content and results in both external and internal arenas
  • business development: assist through your external and internal network and support in the preparation of proposals
  • knowledge-transfer to junior staff and our team in Vietnam and guiding them in projects


Where you will work

You will become part of the Business Line ‘Water & Maritime’. This business line focuses on three leading markets: maritime, climate resilience, and water technology. We care about our people, clients, and society. We create positive impact on the world, developing sustainable solutions to local and global issues together with our clients and partners. We act with integrity and transparency and uphold the highest standards of environmental and social governance. We are diverse and inclusive, not compromising safety or well-being.

            Our advisory group ‘Resilience & Maritime NL’ (200 professionals) is part of this business line and works closely together in integrated projects in the field of Ports, Waterways, Rivers and Coasts. We have a very strong position in the Netherlands and abroad, working jointly with our colleagues in overseas offices.

  • We collaborate with our partners and clients in challenging and profitable projects aiming for safe mooring of ships inside ports, but also for more exposed locations.
  • We continuously develop industry leading knowledge, best practice expertise, and techniques and combine these in an integrated and innovative approach to realize the best solution for our clients and society.
  • With our enthusiastic team, we build long-lasting relationships, and inspire the people around us.

Within the Advisory Group ‘Resilience & Maritime NL’, a team of 10 highly qualified experts work in the field of Dynamic Mooring Analysis and port engineering. You will be joining this ambitious and energetic team that contributes to safe mooring and safe/efficient operations of moored vessels in ports all over the globe, and working on studies of mooring configurations. Through these, we have possibilities to enable higher throughputs in ports and/or ensure safer mooring.

What you bring

We are looking for a Medior Expert Dynamic Mooring Analysis with in-depth knowledge and experience in the field of moored ship behaviour in port engineering. You contribute to the further expansion and strengthening of our team by deploying your knowledge, your professional network, and your passion to provide our clients with the best solutions. We expect candidates to comply to the following minimum qualifications:

  • Education: BSc/MSc degree in Maritime/Offshore Engineering (specialization ship motions/floating structures) or similar
  • You have over 5 years of experience with engineering projects in the field ship motion analyses and/or mooring studies
  • You have in-depth expertise in the field of ship hydromechanics
  • You have experience with numerical modelling of ship motions (experience with physical model tests is a plus)
  • You have excellent reporting and communication skills in English, and preferably Dutch
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to understand the client’s needs and win their trust
  • You have a collaborative approach and enthusiasm in working together as team player with colleagues, clients, and partners. You are eager to work with junior to senior staff and transfer your specialized knowledge to them
  • You are motivated to contribute to the digital innovation of our products and consultancy, such as our digital product Smart Mooring ( 

What we offer you

Within our company you will be able to develop yourself while working on challenging projects, both in the Netherland and worldwide. Besides that, we also offer you:

  • a good work-life balance, including a laptop, and company cell phone so you can work wherever and whenever you want
    working from home (WFH) agreement, including home office furniture and WFH allowance
  • 28 holiday days based on a 40-hour work week
  • a good primary salary and pension accrual through our own pension fund
  • a workplace in our office in Rotterdam (from 2024: Delft), Amersfoort or Nijmegen, and travel allowance or a NS-Business Card (public transport)
  • lifelong learning by offering you plenty of training and development opportunities
  • personal budget which you can use to buy extra days off, to buy a bicycle or to have additional salary
  • bonuses based on company profit

Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Click on the apply button and upload your most updated CV and motivation letter. For more information, you can always contact Michelle Spoor, lead recruiter Water & Maritime, at [email protected] Although the system allows the submission of a LinkedIn profile, please submit your most updated CV and motivation letter so that we can better assess the application. The application process then consists of 1-2 interviews and a possibility of an online assessment. Are we all enthusiastic after this? Then you will receive an offer from us, and we will be happy to welcome you on board!

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 Acquisition for this vacancy by agencies is not appreciated and offered candidates will not be taken into consideration.

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