Port Operations and Technology Consultant

ConsultancyWater TechnologyMaritimeExperienced
  • Nijmegen |
  • Amersfoort |
  • Rotterdam |
  • London
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     In this position, you will become a key member of our Resilience & Maritime team, a team which is a global leader in the field of water and maritime, delivering eye catching (international) projects. Royal HaskoningDHV is a world-renowned international engineering consultancy firm. Within Royal HaskoningDHV, you can continue developing your career, while working on exciting projects together with enthusiastic and highly qualified colleagues!

What will you do as a Port Operations and Technology Consultant

     The position is based in the Netherlands and will involve worldwide travel as well. You will work as an expert in specialized projects in the field of port technology, automation, and simulation. You manage and carry responsibility for:

  • project preparation: defining the technical approach, planning, and budgeting
  • project execution, including technical assessments, reporting, field work, supervision, and quality assurance
  • business development: lead management through your external and internal network and support in the preparation of proposals
  • presentation of content and results in both external and internal arenas
  • knowledge-transfer to junior staff 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.

      Under the Business Line Water & Maritime, our Advisory Group Resilience & Maritime NL (200 professionals) is working 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 offices abroad. Our Smart and Green Ports team is part of this advisory group and helps our clients to tackle some of the most important challenges of our time from net zero and climate change resilience to smart asset management and the digital transformation of ports.

  • We collaborate with our partners and clients in bringing on-stream credible container terminal developments, allowing the achievement of business targets and an increased revenue.
  • We offer in-depth advice on container terminal automation and related port operations.
  • 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.

    You will be joining this ambitious and energetic Smart and Green Ports team, working on the development and deployment of smart and digital solutions within ports and terminals, simulation and optimisation of terminal processes and the implementation of automated processes and equipment within terminals.

What you bring

     We are looking for a consultant with knowledge and experience in the field of terminal modelling and simulation; capacity calculations; operational systems and technology; terminal automation and process modelling and optimisation. 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 with the following minimum qualifications:

  • education: Bachelors (or Master’s preferred) in Digital Engineering, Technology or Logistics
  • over 7 years of experience working in a port environment, as a consultant in a technology, engineering or optimisation role
  • involved in projects concerning the deployment of automation and/or operational systems and technology in a port environment
  • experience of terminal planning, technology design, and business analysis
  • project management expertise related to maritime, technology and/or consulting services
  • excellent reporting and communication skills in English, other languages such as Dutch, Spanish, French are a plus.
  • excellent listening skills and the ability to understand the client’s needs and win their trust
  • collaborative approach and enthusiasm in working together as a team player with colleagues, clients, and partners
  • eager to work with junior staff and transfer your knowledge to them
  • 32-40 hours per week

What we offer you

     As a Port Operations and Technology Consultant, you will become part of a team which is a global leader in the field of water and maritime delivering eye catching (international) projects. You will work together with colleagues with great expertise and skills and who are strong in connecting industry, environment, and society. This perfectly fits with our focus of ‘Enhancing Society Together’. 

     Royal HaskoningDHV is a leading Dutch engineering firm: innovative and realistic, top quality, surprising, and reliable. Anytime and anywhere! Do you recognize yourself in this role in our firm? Then this might be your opportunity.


    We offer a wide array of personal development opportunities. Furthermore, you’ll receive an excellent package of flexible terms of employment, among which:

  • a good work-life balance
  • 28 leave 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 either Rotterdam, Amersfoort or Nijmegen 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 to use as additional salary
  • bonuses based on company profit and personal accomplishments
  • colleagues from across the globe, providing an international setting

Are you our new colleague?

     Apply now by sending us your most updated CV and motivation letter via the “apply” button! For questions regarding the vacancy, please send an e-mail to Eva Sciarone, recruiter Water & Martime, via [email protected]. Due to GDPR privacy law, we will only accept applications that were sent via the website.

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

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