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Port and Terminal Planner Intern

Posted 6 Feb 2024
Work experience
0 to 1 years
Full-time / part-time
Job function
Degree level
Required language
English (Fluent)

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The principle of port and terminal planning is based on determining the requirements at a future point in time. This is to develop a suitable port and terminal lay-out with matching (hinterland) connections and a programme of (phased) development towards this target. What makes port and terminal planning special is the complexity of hydraulic, nautical, and operational aspects involved, in addition to spatial planning, transport, environmental, and legal aspects common to land infrastructure. From the port authority or operator's viewpoint, planning is needed to anticipate on future developments and ascertain that the infrastructure, once built, functions well.

What will you do as a Port and Terminal Planner Intern

As a Port and Terminal Planner Intern, you will contribute to the delivery of port and terminal master planning projects for a wide range of sectors and commodities, including containers, bulk and general cargo, on an international level.

The internship provides unique opportunities to work alongside some of the world’s top maritime experts on projects that reshape the port and maritime sector, as well as developing innovative port planning tools, using the latest modelling and simulation software.

Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV is a worldwide independent engineering, project management and consultancy firm which integrates 140 years of engineering expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. Our 6,000 colleagues are working from offices in more than 25 countries across the world. Through our mission “Enhancing Society Together”, we take responsibility for having a positive impact on the world. As our new Port and Terminal Planner Intern, you will become part of the team/advisory group Resilience & Maritime the Netherlands.

This team consists of around 180 colleagues and is based in the Netherlands across three offices (Rotterdam, Amersfoort, and Nijmegen). As a team, we excel in a wide variety of services and skills in the fields of maritime and climate resilience developments.

Notably, we are at the forefront of innovative maritime planning and development. Our teams of multi-disciplinary experts have assisted our international clientele to create successful ports worldwide. We have provided expert commercial, technical, and operational advice and created master plans across the globe for a wide range of port projects. We are one of the largest and most experienced teams of port planning professionals globally. We are world leaders in the production of port feasibility studies and (national) port master plans.

What you bring

  • You are enrolled in an MSc programme for Civil Engineering or equivalent.
  • You are based in the Netherlands.
  • Your availability for the internship is full-time (40 hours per week).
  • You have a sincere interest in port and terminal master planning.
  • You are pro-active and well able to work in an independent and structured manner.
  • You have the ambition to combine theoretical analysis with the practical application thereof.
  • You have a sincere interest in working for an internationally operating engineering consultancy firm.

What we offer you

During your internship at Royal HaskoningDHV, you will learn what it is like to work in a consultancy firm and more specific the kind of projects implemented by the advisory group Resilience & Maritime Netherlands. You will be fully part of the team and as such you are invited to participate in all team activities both project related and social activities. You will also receive a monthly allowance.

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.

Active in 140 countries
6,000 employees
60% men - 40% women
Average age is 34 years