Senior Maritime Civil Engineer

Posted by Royal HaskoningDHV on 14/05/2024

Full-time Permanent Edinburgh Hybrid

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About the job


If you’re a structural / civil marine engineer looking to work on globally significant projects, this role would provide you a step-up in the career ladder. We have a flat organisation structure which truly embraces individual autonomy, this role will provide great exposure to local and global projects alike, whilst working with the leading professionals within the maritime sector.  

About Royal HaskoningDHV:

Royal HaskoningDHV has been connecting people for 140 years. Together, through our expertise and passion, we have helped contribute to a better society and improved people’s lives with work under-pinned by our sustainable values and goals. We are an independent international engineering and project management consultancy, leading the way in sustainable development and innovation.

Royal HaskoningDHV is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We have the clear goal of driving diversity and inclusion across all dimensions. Together, we are embarking on a journey where each and every one of us, individually and collectively, welcomes and celebrates individual differences. We recognize that embracing diversity unlocks innovation and creativity and fosters collaboration. We want our employees to reflect the diversity of our communities and the customers we serve.

About our Maritime Business:

Royal HaskoningDHV are at the forefront of innovative maritime planning, design and development, and our teams of multi-disciplinary experts have assisted our international clientele to create successful ports and maritime infrastructure worldwide. We have provided expert commercial, technical and operational advice and created master plans across the five continents for a wide-range of port projects.

We are one of the largest and most experienced teams of port planning professionals and engineers globally and we are world leaders in the production of port feasibility studies, master plans and designs.

About Our Edinburgh Team:

The Edinburgh team comprises of approximately 16 Engineers, Project Managers and technicians delivering a wide range of Maritime projects and inspections in Scotland, throughout the UK and internationally. As the only Scottish office, the team in Leith is the focus for all the Maritime work in Scotland, and RHDHV are on a number of key Scottish frameworks for Engineering services.  Within the Edinburgh office there is also a team of mechanical engineers and environmental scientists, and there is close collaboration between the different disciplines, as they work together on projects.

What will you do:

  • Collect and collate design data
  • Carry out inspections and surveys
  • Produce design calculations, check and review calculations produced by others.
  • Produce outline models, drawings and details for CAD (in Revit environment if you can but detailed drafting/modelling by modellers), check and review these prior to issue
  • Prepare draft Bills of Quantities, Contract Documents and Specifications.
  • Prepare reports and presentations.
  • Undertake structural analyses and reporting.
  • Provide engineering judgement and advice; contribute to preparation of study reports
  • Manage and direct more junior staff
  • Coach junior staff in technical matters
  • Autonomy and responsibility to work on the projects you find interesting
  • Produce proposals and work directly with our clients.

What you bring:


  • BSc/BEng in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • Master’s degree in Civil/Structural Engineering
  • CEng MICE or CEng MIStructE
  • Good communicator (written and verbal)
  • Good team player.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Professional experience in planning and design of maritime structures
  • Familiarity with international maritime and structural engineering standards, manuals etc
  • Willing to travel occasionally throughout the UK and overseas


  • At least 5 years of experience
  • Knowledge / Experience of working to BIM Level 2
  • Maritime specific civil engineering experience will be an advantage
  • Awareness of industry procedures and best practice
  • Demonstrable experience in applying technology to improve productivity
  • Excellent technical track record

What we offer you:

Ambitious. Exciting. Lively. Collaborative. Dynamic. That’s how our colleagues describe our company. Want to contribute to Enhancing Society with your expertise? Be part of an open network where you’re connected with the brightest and smartest people and technologies? Join us!

You can look forward to growing your career in a dynamic workplace with development opportunities and support on your career path. We have flexible working models to ensure a balance of family and working life.


You will be based in Edinburgh; hybrid working is possible.



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Employment Type


Contract Type


Experience level

Mid-Senior Level


Edinburgh , Hybrid



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