Senior Port Planner

ConsultancyCivil and Structural EngineeringMaritimeExperienced
  • Amersfoort
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Are you a Senior Port Planner who is looking to grow their knowledge and experience by working in a highly skilled team within one of the leading global maritime consultants? Are you looking for varying, challenging, and interesting projects worldwide? Do you have a strong ambition to develop, learn, and unlock your full potential? Then this position may be for you.

What you will do as Senior Port Planner

As a Senior Port Planner, you will be an important leader within the team responsible for the delivery of complex maritime planning projects worldwide. You will help develop innovative port planning tools using the latest modelling and simulation software and encourage repeat business from key accounts by delivering outstanding client value.


You will develop port and terminal master planning projects for a wide range of sectors and commodities, including containers, bulk and general cargo, on an international level. You will approach port planning from a civil engineering perspective and will work closely with other parts of the business that focus on the environmental, social, commercial, institutional, and other aspects of port planning.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Developing master planning projects, large and small, within our portfolio of port industry clients around the world, including government agencies and commercial global terminal operators
  • Planning of small as well as large, complex projects in different phases and on different degrees of detail, including continuous follow-up
  • Contributing to the digitalisation and innovation of port and terminal master planning
  • Engaging in the global port planning team, including our Smart Ports team and Port Automation team
  • Performing performing client audits, surveys and workshops
  • Preparation of high-quality reports, presentations and workshops
  • Developing proposals and commercial offers
  • Promotion of the work of the team within the company and at industry events

Where you will work

     Royal HaskoningDHV is a global company with over 6.000 staff in 140 countries and is active in engineering & design and consultancy. We strive to have a positive impact on people and their environment and on the global economy through the projects we do.

     We are at the forefront of innovative maritime planning and development. Our teams of multi-disciplinary experts have assisted our international clientele to create successful ports worldwide. We have provided expert commercial, technical, and operational advice and created master plans across the globe for a wide range of port projects. We are one of the largest and most experienced teams of port planning professionals globally and we are world leaders in the production of port feasibility studies, and (national) port master plans.

      You will work for the Advisory Group Resilience & Maritime the Netherlands. This team consists of around 180 staff, is based in the Netherlands across three offices (Rotterdam, Amersfoort and Nijmegen) and we excel in a wide variety of services and skills in the fields of Climate Resilience and Maritime developments. We provide our clients, both private and (semi) governmental, with a range of services throughout the various phases of a project: from inception, through master planning, feasibility, design all the way to construction supervision. We have a strong foothold in the Netherlands, but we operate worldwide.

What you bring to the role

The following requirements make you eligible for the position available:

  • A bachelor’s degree (BSc) or Master’s degree (MSc), preferably in (civil) engineering
  • A minimum of 10 years’ experience
  • Proven experience in working on master plans for port infrastructure and/or port planning projects
  • Proven experience in leading and delivering master plan studies for port infrastructure
  • Proven experience of collaborative working in teams and with other disciplines
  • External network of port industry clients
  • Capable of undertaking assignments effectively to achieve technically sound, timely and cost-effective results
  • Other relevant experience in the port and maritime infrastructure sector (e.g. design, construction, operations)
  • Experience of terminal automation would be advantageous

Behavioural Competencies

We expect the following soft skills from you:

  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written (English) (Dutch language is an advantage)
  • Good listener
  • A team player with a focus on success and goals
  • Good organization skills
  • Dynamic, flexible approach and multi-tasking abilities
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision
  • Commercially astute with strong marketing, growth, and profit orientation
  • Interest in innovation and digital solutions

What we offer you

Next to developing the most challenging projects worldwide, we also offer:

  • Flexible working conditions/work-life balance (laptop and mobile telephone so that you can work wherever and whenever you want)
  • 28 vacation days if working full-time 
  • A good salary package and pension via our own pension fund so that everything will be arranged when you retire
  • Travel reimbursements and/or NS-business card
  • Training and development possibilities (external and internal)
  • Personal budget that you can use to buy extra vacation days or others. If you do not feel like using it, you can also have it cashed out
  • Bonuses on the basis of company profit

Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Click on the application button onder the page and upload your most updated CV and motivation letter. Do you have questions? Please contact Eva Sciarone, recruiter (Water and Maritime NL) at [email protected].


Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated.

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