Nautical Consultant

ConsultancyClimate Resilience MaritimeMaritimeExperienced
  • Rotterdam |
  • Amersfoort
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Are you passionate about ports, navigation, port planning and consultancy and would you like to work for one of the world’s largest leading global maritime consultants, Royal HaskoningDHV? We have the perfect opportunity for you as we are looking for a consultant to grow our team in the Ports and Nautical Consultancy sector.

The maritime industry is rapidly developing and we see an increase in demand for our consultancy services from our clients worldwide. Nautical studies and assessments are a crucial part of many of our maritime projects. 

What will you do as a Nautical Consultant

You will become part of our team of Nautical Consultants who are mostly based in our Rotterdam and Amersfoort offices. In this role, you will act as an advisor and consultant on a wide range of maritime and port related projects for various types of clients around the globe, on all aspects related to navigation, ship manoeuvrability, navigational safety, marine services, and port planning from a nautical perspective. You will carry out navigational studies including fast-time simulations and prepare and guide real-time simulations in cooperation with our trusted partners. You provide expert advice on these topics both to our own project teams, as part of the team, and to external clients where you also act as the project manager at times. Next to that, you also manage your own standalone nautical projects where you are responsible for financial results, progress, client satisfaction, and communications.


Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV is a worldwide independent engineering, project management and consultancy firm which integrates 140 years of engineering expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. Our 6,000 colleagues are working from offices in more than 25 countries across the world. Through our mission “Enhancing Society Together”, we take responsibility for having a positive impact on the world. As our new Nautical Consultant, you will become part of the team Port Consultancy.


The Port Consultancy team consists of 25 professionals active in the port/maritime consultancy field. We are an international team with a healthy mix of juniors, mediors, and experienced seniors. We believe in active knowledge sharing and that there is value in everybody’s contribution. You will have the opportunity to learn on the job from experienced people and share experiences. 

What you bring

You are passionate about sailing, ship manoeuvring, ship safety, and port planning. You have strong communications and persuasion skills both verbally and in writing (in English and preferably also in Dutch) and like to present your ideas to clients and colleagues alike. You have an interest in other cultures and different countries and like to learn from various experiences. 


You have a background (Msc) in Civil Engineering or Maritime Technology and have 5+ years proven experience as nautical advisor/consultant in the port sector. The following applies to you:

  • understanding of the various activities of marine services in a port
  • in possession of knowledge of various ships’ types and their goods and how this affects ship handling and maneuvering
  • ability to assess marine risks in complex situations
  • ability to design Aids to Navigation layouts and specifications, and understand VTS principles

You aspire a career for yourself in nautical consultancy and would like to enhance your skills and network in this field. You have a commercial drive and like to think about opportunities how to expand our business. You have a flexible work ethos and have a pro-active attitude towards coordination of work.

What we offer you

Within our company you will be able to develop yourself while working on challenging projects, both in the Netherlands 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
  • 28 holidays based on a 40-hour work week
  • a good primary salary (Gross Monthly EUR 3500-4500) and pension accrual through our own pension fund
  • a workplace in our offices in Rotterdam or Amersfoort and travel allowance or a NS-Business Card
  • lifelong learning by offering you plenty of training & development opportunities
  • personal budget which you can use to buy extra days off, to buy a bicycle or just to have some additional salary
  • bonusses based on company profit and performance

Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Click on the apply button and upload your CV and motivation letter. Although the system allows the submission of a LinkedIn profile, please submit a CV and motivation letter so that we can better assess your application. After receiving your application, we will contact you as soon as possible. The application process then consists of 1-2 interviews and possibly an 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! For more information, you can always contact Eva Sciarone, Recruiter, at [email protected].

Due to the privacy law, please submit your application via the apply button and not via email.


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

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