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Coastal Engineering Specialist

  • Engineering & Technology
  • Office Rotterdam
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The position
Are you a specialist in the design and implementation of big maritime and coastal projects? Then being a Senior Engineering Specialist Coastal at Van Oord is the job for you. From deep under the water to high up in the air, our projects are often unique and are without exception brimming with technical, financial and organisational challenges. Do your colleagues come to you with their questions and do the most complex issues always find their way to your desk? If so, apply for the role of Senior Engineering Specialist Coastal at Van Oord!

Your responsibilities
At Van Oord, our portfolio includes projects that not only enjoy international renown, they are also often of great economic or ecological importance. Whether they relate to harbours, land reclamation, waterways or coastal protection, you know which type of research each requires and you have personal experience of modelling waves and currents (with, for example, SWAN, Xbeach, Delft3D, Mike21). You can tap into all of this knowledge and experience while collaborating on national and international multidisciplinary projects. You help the tender and project teams find solutions that are smart, cost-efficient and feasible by making your own technical designs for coastal areas or supervising and evaluating the work of colleagues and external consultants. You maintain close ties with team members and tender managers, constantly keeping an eye on the principles and methods of coastal engineering, including coastal hydrodynamics, wave theory and statistics, at a high level of abstraction.

You link the practical experience gained by the team during construction with the knowledge that is already there, so that we continue to learn. This is a responsible and fascinating role, in which your knowledge and ingenuity will be called on from the head office in Rotterdam to the smallest project site.

Job requirements
You have highly developed analytical skills and are extremely independent. You are flexible and don't mind working additional hours if necessary. Short visits to projects abroad are no problem for you either. But above all, you have a fascination for all things related to high-tech coastal development and are keen to help build beautiful and safe coastal works with us. In addition, you bring the following to the table:
• an MSc or PhD in civil engineering, with a specialisation in coastal engineering
• at least ten years experience with an engineering consultancy or a maritime contractor
• excellent command of the English language

We offer
The opportunity to explore the limits of technology! Because we never rule out any option beforehand and we like to pull out all the stops. You can bring all your years of experience and knowledge to bear on our projects along with 15 coastal colleagues in a positive and constructive atmosphere. Alongside an attractive package, you will be given plenty of opportunity (and a training budget) to develop professionally and personally so that you can continue to grow within your role.
If you would like to get an impression of one of our projects, click on this link:

About Van Oord
Van Oord is a leading global contractor in dredging, hydraulic engineering and offshore projects (oil, gas and wind). We are an innovative partner for our clients and have been contributing to the infrastructure of tomorrow's world for over a hundred years. Our people are committed, enterprising professionals with a passion for water and technology.

Do you want to be a part of Van Oord?
Applying for this vacancy can exclusively be done online. As soon as we have evaluated the possibilities for you within Van Oord we will inform you right away.

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To fill this vacancy we will not be using agencies.


Matthijs Visser
Matthijs Visser

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