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Graduate Coastal Modeller

Posted 28 Jan 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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We’ve been around for more than 140 years. We drive inclusive sustainable development with our clients in areas that we master and can actively influence. Our people are keen to positively change the future and leave a legacy. Our networked organisation of smart entrepreneurs connects the best and brightest people in the world. Together we have an ambition to run a financially healthy business by putting our collective intelligence into practice with clients and partners. We are commercial savvy engineers, project managers and consultants who design smart cities, airports, ports, buildings and more. We reinvent industries; co-create clean energy and fresh water by using smart data and digitizing information flows and models. More and more, we connect the digital with the real world in an accelerating pace. Working together with our clients and partners, we use data and algorithms to translate insights into foresights. We help our clients in their digital transformation, and we support our clients’ business with better and faster execution of their ambitions. We enhance society together!

Role Overview

The role will contribute to the development and growth of Coastal Modelling Group based within the Maritime UK AG which provides numerical modelling services to internal clients and external clients. The team are integral for work carried out for the planning and design of coastal structures including breakwaters, revetments, sea walls, intakes and outfalls, coastal processes modelling, and environmental consenting work. 

General Responsibilities

  • Collection and collation of input data
  • Process data. The candidate must have numerical and analytic skills in pre/post-processing data.
  • Carry out coastal hydrodynamic modelling, wave modelling and dispersion & dilution modelling with support from senior staff.
  • Provide judgment and advice to engineering and environmental teams.
  • Contribute to the use of digital technology to improve processes and efficiencies.
  • Preparation of reports and presentations.
  • Commercial and technical management of projects within the office, ensuring projects show a profitable result and are completed to an agreed programme.
  • Carry out any duties which your line manager may reasonably request within the broad parameters of your role.


  • Enthusiastic and personable
  • Strong technical ability in data analysis and modelling and a desire to extend this aspect in your
  • Good team player to contribute to dynamic group
  • Good communicator (Written and verbal)
  • Commercially aware
  • Interest in Digital Solutions

Qualifications & Experience

  • Meng/MSc or PhD with final thesis on one of the following subjects:
  • Hydro-informatics with focus on coastal modelling techniques;
  • Water quality modelling (modelling experience is not essential but a good knowledge of water quality and bio-chemical processes and interest in numerical modelling is important)
  • Coastal morphology and sediment transport modelling (modelling experience is not essential but a good knowledge of coastal processes and interest in numerical modelling is important);
  • Application of CFD modelling in maritime or water industry;
  • Application of statistical analysis in coastal and river studies with skill in Python and R programming
  • Ability in mainstream GIS software and programming languages (such as Python and R) is preferable.
  • You will have a strong technical ability in data analysis and modelling and a desire to develop this aspect in your career.
  • You will be prepared to travel within the UK and Overseas from time to time.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


As Royal HaskoningDHV operate projects with a BIM approach, you are expected to be aware of the UK BIM framework (previously known as BIM Level 2), your role within it and ideally have practical experience.  If this is not the case, you will be expected to undertake the relevant training courses via our Digital Academy within your first 3 months of employment should you be successful.


Brighton (preferred), Peterborough and Liverpool.

Royal HaskoningDHV has been making a world of difference in people’s lives since 1881. As an independent international engineering and project management consultancy, we have been working with clients to successfully deliver projects which contribute to improving living circumstances around the world for 135 years.

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