Intermediate Coastal Engineer
Northwest Hydraulic Consultants (NHC) is an international firm of civil engineers and geoscientists providing professional services for the development, management, and protection of water resources. A career at NHC has you working within a specialized team of geoscientists, water resources engineers, hydrologists, surveyors, field technicians, and GIS specialists.
About the Role
As an Intermediate Coastal Engineer, you will have the opportunity to implement state-of-the-art coastal engineering methods to address problems related to natural coastal hazards (e.g., flooding, erosion, sedimentation) and human interactions (e.g., spills, coastal, structures, dredging and beneficial use, materials management) in the context of climate change and variability.
Based in our North Vancouver office, you will be involved in a range of coastal engineering analysis and design work, such as met-ocean analysis, wave and hydrodynamic modelling, and design of shoreline erosion protection structures, including nature-based designs. Responsibilities will also include project management or project-related tasks, including fieldwork, report writing, data analysis, interpretation, and evaluation of marine and coastal processes (e.g., waves, currents, water levels, and sediment transport).
Required Education, Skills, and Experience
- Master’s degree or higher in coastal, port or ocean engineering.
- A license to practice engineering (PEng), in BC or eligibility to obtain one.
- 4+ years of work experience in the field of coastal or ocean engineering including experience in environmental assessments, coastal engineering design, and hazard assessment.
- Demonstrated experience completing complex technical assignments in a team environment.
- Proven experience in engineering calculations and analyses in support of coastal engineering design.
- Ability to undertake site inspections of shoreline structures.
- Proven ability to conduct independent analysis, develop visualizations, and interpret complex physical processes by analyzing geospatial time series data.
- Proven ability to develop and apply numerical models for the simulation of waves, currents, sediment transport, and morphology change in open coast, inlet, and estuarine environments.
- The ability to conduct statistical analysis utilizing large data sets.
- High technical standards and a commitment to delivering high quality work products.
- The ability to define problems, prioritize tasks, and meet agreed upon timelines.
- Demonstrated project management, collaboration, and teamwork skills.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Great Reasons to Join Us
NHC offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including annual merit-based bonuses. NHC’s success as an employee-owned, independent firm depends on creative and productive employees. We celebrate and welcome a diverse community of employees and foster their professional development and well-being. Working with NHC is an opportunity to collaborate with people who are as passionate about water as you are, on technically challenging and satisfying real-world projects.
If you have the necessary qualifications and are interested in joining our team, please send your resume and a cover letter in confidence via the application link on this page by May 31, 2023. Resumes will be reviewed as received.
Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. You must be legally eligible to work in Canada to be considered for this position.
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