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Coastal Engineer

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a $2bn engineering, management and development consultancy. We’re one of the largest and most diverse firms of our kind in the world with over 16,000 staff working out of 180 principal offices, delivering projects in 150 countries.

Our global business is multisector, spanning buildings, communications, defense, education, environment, health, international development, industry, mining, oil and gas, power, transport, urban development, water and wastewater.

Equal employment opportunity is the law. English version, Spanish version, Chinese version.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, creed, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status or disability status.

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 Austin, Texas 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 modeling 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:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Coastal, Civil, and/or Ocean 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 Texas within 1 year of hire
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Post-graduate degree in Coastal, Ocean, or Civil Engineering with a focus on Coastal, Ocean or Port Engineering
  • 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
  • TX/LA coastal engineering experience
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
  • Working knowledge of geotechnical engineering
  • Familiarity with AutoCAD
  • Flexibility to travel regionally and internationally
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