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Entry level coastal engineer

Job Description

Mott MacDonald (MM), offers an opportunity to have a career with the premier employer in the coastal, port, and harbor engineering industry. MM is a full-service engineering company focusing on the protection and restoration of coastlines, increasing coastal resiliency, the development of port and harbor infrastructure, and navigation related projects.

MM is currently looking for a Junior Coastal/Port Engineer with a minimum of 0 to 3 years of experience in coastal engineering and design for our Freehold, NJ office.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
  • Perform engineering design projects with a focus on coastal and port projects
  • Develop collection plans for surveying, geotechnical exploration, and environmental data
  • Conduct analysis and numerical modelling of coastal processes such as currents, waves, storm surge, sediment transport, morphology, and wave-current-structure interaction
  • Perform engineering analysis, preliminary, and detailed design of coastal and marine facilities
  • Develop plans, specifications, and construction documents on projects
  • Periodic construction oversight (up to 2 weeks at a time)
  • Report preparation

Candidate Specification

Job Requirements:
  • Masters degree in Coastal, Port Engineering or related field
  • 0 to 3 years of coastal engineering design experience
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical skills, including technical writing and presentation skills
  • Familiarity with industry standard analysis software (Matlab, ADCIRC, SWAN, etc.)
  • E.I. License or ability to be licensed in NJ within 1 year of hire
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Experience with coastal engineering design such as beach nourishments, shoreline protection, shoreline restoration, marsh creation, living shorelines, flood control, bulkheads, rubblemound structures, dredging, dredge material management, and recreational boating facilities
  • Experience with harbor structure design such as jetties, offloading structures, berthing and mooring structures
  • Northeast US coastal engineering experience
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of geotechnical engineering
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD
Flexibility to travel regionally

Job Profile

Here at Mott MacDonald, we are experts in engineering, management, and development services supporting multisector project work in over 150 countries. One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, we pride ourselves in our ability to deliver exceptional outcomes through the connected thinking of our 16,000+ talented consultants. Sustainability and innovation are at the heart of all of our sectors which, in North America include Advisory, Built Environment, Energy, Transportation, and Water

We put equality, diversity and inclusion at the heart of our business, seeking to promote fair employment procedures and practices to ensure equal opportunities for all. We encourage individual expression in our workplace and are committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone feels they have opportunity to contribute.

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