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Job: Coastal Specialist

Active since 14-07-2017 Job category Science, research & development
Location Delft Level Professional
Educational level Master / Post-Graduate / ... Employment type Fixed term contract with option...
Hours 0 - 40 Salary -

Unit Hydraulic Engineering, Department Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering is currently seeking a:


Coastal Specialist

Our offer:

We offer a senior coastal position within the Unit Hydraulic Engineering, Department Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering. The position will be based in Delft in the Netherlands.


This position will give you the opportunity to work on challenging, national and international projects related to coastal and offshore morphodynamics. Our projects are wide-ranging and often interdisciplinary. Key is a solid understanding of the underlying physical system (hydrodynamics, sedimentology, sediment dynamics and morphodynamics) in interaction with human developments (e.g. ports, coastal developments, land reclamations, offshore infrastructure) combined with a thorough knowledge of our modelling tools (a.o. Delft3D, UNIBEST and XBeach) which form the basis of our advice and research projects.


The job:
Your main activities are to:
• Perform specialist advice in the field of coastal morphodynamics: analyse data, apply and (co-)develop models and tools, provide advice and solutions in coastal engineering projects related to coastal erosion, channel sedimentation, beach development, land reclamations, port development and offshore seabed dynamics;
• Initiate and perform research in the field of coastal and offshore morphology in collaboration with national and international parties
• Reporting, acquiring projects (e.g. writing proposals), visit clients and give presentations at workshops and conferences;
• Actively increase the network and cooperation of the department with other groups inside and outside of Deltares.


Your profile:
• You have a PhD degree in coastal morphodynamics, physical geography or a closely related education and 5 to 10 years of relevant working experience;
• You have excellent analytical skills and theoretical knowledge on coastal hydrodynamic and morphodynamic processes;
• You are a team player and are open to building interdisciplinary collaborations;
• You are an entrepreneur and a good networker, you have a pro-active approach towards the market and knowledge development;
• You have excellent English language skills, both speaking and writing;


Working Environment
The Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering department is formed by approx. 30 enthusiastic professionals working on various marine infrastructure projects. In R&D and non-standard consultancy projects we combine concrete practical relevance with high standards for quality. We achieve this by continuous development of state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques, combined with a high level of client interaction.


Are you interested in this job and do you fit the job qualifications? Then apply directly via Qandidate before 30 September 2017. Upload your CV and cover letter and we will get in touch with you within three weeks after the closing date.

If you have any questions about the vacancy you can contact Klaas Jan Bos, Head of department Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, via +31(0)653674638.

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Applications via other channels will not be considered.


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This listing is a full-time job

Job category Science, research & development
Industry / Industries Engineering
Region Zuid-Holland

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Name Sollicitatie Deltares