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Principal Maritime Civil Engineer

Royal HaskoningDHV
Closing date
Jun 12, 2023

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Position Type
Engineer, Staff Engineer
Organization Type
Firm, Consulting Engineering
About Royal HaskoningDHV:
Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 140 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people's lives with work underpinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy leading the way in sustainable development and innovation.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences. We recognise that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve.

About Our Maritime Business:

Our Maritime team are at the forefront of innovative maritime planning, design and development. We are multi-disciplinary experts that work on international projects to create successful ports and maritime infrastructure worldwide. We have provided expert commercial, technical and operational advice and created master plans across the five continents 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 master plans. From our Southern hub we run all the companies Shipyard projects collaborating with colleagues globally!

From our Newcastle and Brighton offices, we lead all the company's shipyard projects collaborating with colleagues globally!
The role
If you are already a senior structural / civil marine engineer looking to work on globally significant projects, this role would provide you a step-up in the career ladder. We have a flat organisation structure and this role will provide great exposure to local and global projects alike, whilst working with the leading professionals within the maritime and shipyard sector!

You'll be part of the Newcastle Maritime Team led by our Associate Director. The Newcastle-upon-Tyne team is part of the Maritime UK Advisory Group, in 5 of our UK offices. Across the globe, Royal HaskoningDHV has 6,000 colleagues in 75 offices in more than 30 countries.
  • The role will require you to use your technical and practical experience to develop engineering design solutions for maritime civil engineering structures in ports and shipyards, using steel, concrete, timber and other materials to relevant design codes.
  • You will have engineering input in all project stages from inception, through design and construction, to demolition, recycling and reuse.
  • Your technical and commercial experience, and liaison with multi-disciplinary teams will be vital to the success of the projects you work on.
Job Responsibilities
  • Prepare designs and analysis for maritime and associated structures for ports and shipyards
  • Collect and collate design data
  • Carry out inspections and surveys
  • Produce design calculations, check and review calculations produced by others.
  • Check and review models and drawings prior to issue.
  • Provide guidance to more junior staff including project managers, engineers, graduates, technicians and admin staff working on your projects.
  • Prepare Bills of Quantities, Contract Documents and Specifications.
  • Undertake structural analyses and reporting.
  • Give presentations to client organisations and internal audiences.
  • Provide engineering judgment and advice;
  • Review (or prepare) study reports to a high standard of written English.
  • Provide commercial awareness of projects to deliver profitable results within programme by setting and agreeing expectations and achieving on-time delivery.
  • Act as Project Manager for small and medium sized projects, or Technical Manager on large/complex projects.
  • Contribute to local, national and international business development efforts through the production of proposals and interaction with clients. Participate in the development of new and existing client bases.
Required skills and experience:
  • Analytical Ability - lead design and analysis work with limited support
  • Conceptual Ability - capable of undertaking design from concept to ready for construction.
  • Communication Skills - clearly articulate orally and in writing the reasons behind your decisions. Show confidence in presenting to team members, clients and stakeholders.
  • Client Orientation - maintain a professional client-facing approach.
  • Problem Solving - think laterally and develop solutions to problems with others and on your own.
  • Relationship Building - build a network within the immediate team, and the wider organization as a trusted advisor to our clients.
  • Solution Orientation - deliver project objectives without losing focus in the detail.
  • Organised - show organisation, discipline and a structured, consistent approach in the way you work.
  • Personable - approachable, relatable and empathetic.

  • Demonstrate experience in the development of shipyard infrastructure, such as heavy-duty quays, dry docks, floating docks or shiplifts.
  • Demonstrate commitment to training of junior staff e.g. as Delegated Engineer or Supervising Civil Engineer within an ICE training scheme

Note: Even if you feel you do not meet all of the role requirements described above, please still apply. We value applications from a range of backgrounds - so please highlight additional skills you could bring to the role.
What we can offer you:
Ambitious. Exciting. Lively. Collaborative. Dynamic. That's how our colleagues describe our company. Want to contribute to enhancing society with your expertise? Be part of an open network where you're connected with the brightest and smartest people and technologies? Join us!
You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities and support on your career path. We have flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life.
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