Junior coastal researcher/engineer

Do you have a strong interest in coastal and estuarine processes, numerical modelling and data? Do you want to work on challenging research and consultancy projects related to changes in coastal systems? We are looking for a proactive and collaborative colleague to join the Applied Morphodynamics department.

What can you expect as Junior coastal researcher/engineer?
You will join out Applied Morphodynamics department to supplement our team of 30 experts. We undertake a wide range of applied research and innovative consultancy projects in coastal environments related to coastal hazards and coastal defence, sediment management and coastal restoration, and long-term coastal evolution. We work on challenging and interdisciplinary projects around the world, using numerical models, data analysis and integrated knowledge of coastal systems to provide reliable information to our clients.

As a junior coastal researcher/engineer you will:
  • Have a key-role in assessing the effects of multi-decadal developments, such as climate change and sea-level rise on coastal systems;
  • Use numerical models to simulate coastal morphodynamics, coastal hazards and coastal evolution;
  • Process, visualise and interpret observed and model data;
  • Assist in writing project reports and preparing presentations for clients;
  • Participate in scientific research and reporting;
  • Assist in the preparation of project proposals;
  • Actively increase the network and cooperation of the department with other groups inside and outside of Deltares.
What does Deltares expect from you?
We expect you to join us developing knowledge and providing advice for a variety of clients by combining a thorough understanding of coastal systems with robust data and model analyses and a professional approach towards your work, our clients and your colleagues. We are looking for a candidate that:
  • Have a university degree (at least MSc) in Coastal or Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Fluid Dynamics, Oceanography, or another closely related field of study.
  • Have experience or affinity with long-term and large-scale coastal evolution.
  • Have an interest in other fields of expertise that relate to coastal and sediment dynamics, such as wave dynamics, sedimentology or ecology. 
  • Have a broad interest and are motivated to work on different types of projects, e.g., ranging from coastal flooding to assessing policies for coastal protection in a national and international setting.
  • Have experience or affinity with numerical models, such as Delft3D/FM and XBeach, or similar models.
  • Have proven experience or affinity in data analysis. Being familiar with using Python (or MATLAB) for this purpose is a plus.
  • Have a professional attitude towards their work, colleagues and clients and communicate in an open and constructive way.
  • Are fluent in English. Fluency in Dutch, or willingness to learn quickly;
What we offer: 
  • An informal, dynamic and challenging working environment; 
  • Excellent training opportunity’s; 
  • Deltares offers all recent graduates a 2-year Young Professional Program; 
  • Deltares offers a market conform salary. Scaling will be based on your experience; 
  • ABP average salary pension, 34 days of vacation; 
  • Vitality budget and a mobility budget; 
  • Our Campus in Delft contains unique facilities such as the Delta Flume and our iD-lab, an interactive data research laboratory; 
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment.* 


Are you interested in this job and do you fit the job qualifications? Then apply directly by uploading your CV and cover letter.  Interviews will be held on 26 and 27 October. If you have any questions about the vacancy you can contact Brian de Bruin (HR Recruitment Officer; sollicitatie@deltares.nl;).  

*Deltares is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability or age. 

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Contact person Deltares:
Brian de Bruin
Educational Level: WO / Master
Location: Delft
Category: Young Professionals
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