Senior Expert Coastal Dynamics

ConsultancyRivers Deltas and CoastsMaritime
  • Amersfoort |
  • Rotterdam |
  • Nijmegen
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In this position, you will become a key senior expert in 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, in the top 3 in the Netherlands. Within Royal HaskoningDHV, you can continue developing your career as a Senior Expert Coastal Dynamics, while working on exciting projects together with enthusiastic and highly qualified colleagues!

What you will do as a Senior Expert Coastal Dynamics

The Senior Expert Coastal Dynamics 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 coastal dynamics: hydraulics and geomorphology. You manage and carry responsibility for:

  • Project preparation: defining the technical approach, planning and budgeting
  • Project execution, including technical assessments, reporting, field work, supervision, 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/medior 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.

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. 

  • We collaborate with our partners and clients in challenging and profitable projects aiming for sustainable development of safe, healthy and resilient river basins, coasts and deltas worldwide
  • 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 24 highly qualified experts work in the field of (mainly) coastal dynamics and coastal structures. You will be joining this ambitious and energetic team, working on the design of coastal structures (revetments, breakwaters, floating structures), assessing marine conditions (metocean assessments, data analysis, numerical modelling, expert judgement advise) and performing morphological assessments.

What you bring to the role

We are looking for a Senior Expert Coastal Dynamics with in-depth knowledge and experience in the field of coastal hydraulics and coastal morphology. 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: MSc degree in Civil/Hydraulic Engineering or related background
  • You have around 10 years of experience with consultancy work and engineering projects in the field of coastal hydraulics and coastal morphology
  • In-depth expertise in the field of wave dynamics, preferably in combination with geomorphology. Experience with the design of coastal structures is a plus
  • Experience with Deltares and/or DHI numerical modelling software such as SWAN, SWASH, Delft3D, Mike21, MikeBW, and Mike3
  • Strong external network and contacts in our business sector and the scientific world of coastal zone engineering
  • It is a plus if you have demonstrated experience with business development, approached from your technical expertise
  • Excellent reporting and communication skills in English, and preferably Dutch. Good reporting and communication skills in French, Spanish or Portuguese 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 team player with colleagues, clients, and partners. You are eager to work with junior and medior staff and transfer your knowledge to them
  • Motivated to contribute to the (digital) innovation of our products and consultancy

What we offer you

As Senior Expert Coastal Dynamics, 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 will receive an excellent package of flexible terms of employment, among which:

  • A good work-life balance
  • 28 leave days based on a 40-hour week
  • A good primary salary and pension accrual through our own pension fund
  • A workplace in our office in 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

Are you our new colleague?

Then 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 Michelle Spoor, Lead recruiter Water & Maritime at [email protected]

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated.

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