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Geotechnical Engineer (junior)

Posted 1 Feb 2024
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Work experience
1 to 3 years
Full-time / part-time
Full-time
Job function
Degree level
Required languages
English (Fluent)
Dutch (Fluent)
Deadline
28 Feb 2024 00:00

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The position

Van Oord is executing major infrastructure works such like the Rotterdam ring road connection and dike improvement projects such as The Afsluitdijk and the dike reinforcement Tiel-Waardenburg. For all these projects, Van Oord geotechnical engineers provide input in the tender and execution stages.

As a geotechnical engineer for our business unit Dredging and Infra, you are involved in the design and engineering of projects of Van Oord in The Netherlands. We are looking for more and less experienced geotechnical engineering colleagues! You will work together with a team of 20 geotechnical engineers.

You will design permanent and temporary structures, identify and mitigate risks and suggest ingenious solutions for the many challenges the subsoil can present. To achieve this, you work together in multidisciplinary teams consisting of a diverse group of people from both technical and non-technical disciplines, and sometimes from other companies.

Your responsibilities

You are the point of contact for the geotechnical aspects of the project. Whether it concerns settlement analyses, stability analyses, embankment design or the implementation of innovative applications. With the in-depth analyses, checks and designs that you create, you lay the foundation for our work. In addition, at Van Oord we are working hard on the digitization and automation of geotechnical design. We would like you to actively contribute to this too! Furthermore, you:

  • Will set up, supervise and interpretate soil research;
  • Write technical advice in the field of foundations, retaining structures, settlement, stability, ground improvement and influencing existing surrounding objects;
  • Actively contribute to the development of new geotechnical design tools;
  • Advise the internal organization in the field of geotechnics;
  • Apply advanced soil modelling, automated design processes.

Job requirements

With your analytical skills and attention to detail, you deliver solid technical products. You make full use of the knowledge and practical experience of your fellow engineers and enjoy geotechnics. Next to that:

  • You have a completed Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in civil- or geotechnical engineering (or a similar study background);
  • You preferably have at least 1 year of working experience in a similar position for the junior position and at least 4 years of experience for the medior position;
  • You preferably have experience with software including Plaxis and Deltares D-series, experience with SE systems and experience with Python;
  • You have excellent command of the Dutch and English language both verbally and written;
  • You are fulltime available (minimal 32 hours) and willing to travel regularly to our office in Rotterdam and our project locations in The Netherlands.

We offer

We offer you a position in which you will have an important contribution to our mission 'building a better world for future generations'. In addition, we offer you:

  • A salary that matches your responsibilities and experience;
  • Travel allowance (€0.31 per km) and home office allowance (€2,15 per day);
  • 32 leave days per year;
  • Variable bonus;
  • Pension scheme;
  • Collective health insurance (optional);
  • Flexible working from home policy, 2 days a week when working on a full-time basis;
  • Extensive learning and (personal) development possibilities, including a wide range of online courses via Goodhabitz;
  • You can join communities, like Young Van Oord, Van Oord Women and the Van Oord staff association;
  • We organise several (sport) events, e.g. winter sport, weekend of sailing, cycling and a motorcycle tour.

About Van Oord

Van Oord is a Dutch family-owned company with more than 150 years of experience as an international marine contractor. The focus is on dredging and marine construction, offshore wind, offshore infrastructure and infrastructure in the Netherlands. Its head office is in Rotterdam. Van Oord employs 4,700 staff, who worked on 187 projects in 35 countries in 2021. The fleet consists of about 70 vessels and a large amount of special-purpose and auxiliary equipment. Van Oord delivers marine ingenuity by using smart, innovative and sustainable solutions to create a better world for future generations.

Van Oord is a global player in the field of Offshore Wind, Offshore and Dredging. We also have a strong share in the civil industry within the Netherlands. These 4 segments form our Business Units. Our mission "Create a better world for future generations, by marine ingenuity" makes us actively committed to sustainability and the energy transition. We are…


Van Oord is a global player in the field of Offshore Wind, Offshore and Dredging. We also have a strong share in the civil industry within the Netherlands. These 4 segments form our Business Units. Our mission "Create a better world for future generations, by marine ingenuity" makes us actively committed to sustainability and the energy transition. We are an innovative partner for our clients and have been contributing to the infrastructure of tomorrow's world for over a hundred years.

Engineering
Rotterdam
Active in 38 countries
5,000 employees
70% men - 30% women
Average age is 38 years

What employees are saying

Mahsa Goudarzi

Trainee

Mahsa Goudarzi

It was a privilege to work in my own group of trainees and watch each and every one of us grow into the people we are today. The traineeship has transformed all of us into confident young professionals proud of the work we’ve done and enthusiastic to do more in our future roles in Van Oord.

Ignacio Quintanilla

Trainee Data Engineer

Ignacio Quintanilla

Although I came well prepared, there was still a lot to learn. Luckily the traineeship is set up for exactly that; you learn by doing but also have people to reach out to if you get stuck. In addition we participate in trainings and activities which help us navigate the challenges we face