Port engineer, specialised in mooring design and moored ship behaviour

Engineer SpecialistsCivil and Structural EngineeringMaritimeExperienced
  • Amersfoort |
  • Nijmegen |
  • Rotterdam
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Delivering eye-catching projects in the field of water and maritime in multidisciplinary teams with enthusiastic and highly qualified colleagues - that is what you do as our new medior port engineer, specialised in mooring design and moored ship behaviour. At a world-renowned international engineering consultancy firm that globally ranks number 3 in ENR’s Maritime Consultancy list.  So, if you have a strong affinity with the safe mooring of ships in ports, please join our team and develop your career as a specialist in mooring design and moored ship behaviour.

What you will do as an expert in the safe mooring of ships in ports

As an expert, you contribute to specialised projects where understanding 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, mooring and fender design, moored ship response analysis, numerical modelling, and expert judgment advice are all crucial elements in your contribution to our exciting projects. You will also contribute to automatization, standardisation and visualisation of the numerical modelling of the moored ship behaviour. The numerical modelling of moored ship behaviour in port engineering is called a Dynamic Mooring Analysis.

Besides this, you will play an important role in our highly innovative digital product, ‘Smart Mooring’- our digital Twin of the ship-shore environment that connects all kinds of (metocean) dataflows to provide predictive and actionable insights for safe loading and offloading operations in a port.

In this role, you manage and carry responsibility for the following:

  • Defining the technical approach, planning, and budgeting in the preparation phase of the project.
  • Project execution, including technical assessments (mooring and fender design, Dynamic Mooring Analysis), reporting, data management, tooling (in Python), and quality assurance.
  • Contributing to existing and new innovative (digital) developments in relation to ship mooring
  • The presentation of content and results in both external and internal arenas
  • Support business development through your external and internal network and support in the preparation of proposals
  • Transferring knowledge to junior staff and our team in Vietnam and guiding them in projects

Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent consultancy which integrates 140 years of engineering expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. Backed by the expertise of over 6,000 colleagues working from offices in more than 20 countries worldwide, we are helping organisations turn local and global issues related to the built environment into opportunities and transition to smart and sustainable operations. Through our mission, Enhancing Society Together, we take responsibility for positively impacting the world.

As a medior port engineer specialising in mooring design and moored ship behaviour, you will be part of our Water & Maritime business line. Our business line focuses on three leading markets: maritime, climate resilience and water technology. Our Advisory Group Climate Resilience & Maritime NL is part of the Business Line, and we collaborate with our partners and clients in challenging and profitable projects aiming for the safe mooring of ships inside ports and more exposed locations. We continuously develop industry-leading knowledge, best practice expertise, and techniques and combine these in an integrated and innovative approach to realise the best solution for our clients and society. We build long-lasting relationships and inspire the people around us.

We have a team of 10 highly qualified experts working in the fields of mooring and fender design, dynamic mooring analysis, and port engineering. You will be joining this ambitious and energetic team that contributes to the 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 port engineer with in-depth knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to ensure safe mooring and operations of moored ships in ports. You contribute to further expanding and strengthening our team by deploying your knowledge, professional network, and passion to provide our clients with the best mooring solutions.

You have a collaborative approach and enthusiasm for working together as a team player with colleagues, clients, and partners. You are eager to work with junior to senior staff and local and overseas offices and transfer your specialised knowledge to them. You are motivated to contribute to the digital innovation of our products and consultancy, such as our digital product Smart Mooring (Smart Mooring | Royal HaskoningDHV). Furthermore, you have:

  • A MSc degree in Civil/Maritime/Offshore Engineering (with proven experience in understanding the behaviour of ships or floating structures in wind, waves and current)
  • Over 5 years of experience with engineering projects in the field of ship motion analyses and/or mooring studies.
  • Experience with numerical modelling of the response of ships (moored and/or free sailing) and/or of moored floating structures in wind, waves and current (experience with physical model tests is a plus)
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills in English, and preferably Dutch
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to understand the client’s needs and gain their trust

What we offer you

Within our company, you can develop yourself while working on challenging projects 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.
  • working from home (WFH) agreement, including home office furniture and WFH allowance.
  • 28 holiday days based on a 40-hour workweek.
  • 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 an 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, contact Eva Sciarone, lead recruiter Water & Maritime, at [email protected].

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 gladly welcome you on board!

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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