(Junior) Advisor/Researcher Hydrodynamics

Delft, Netherlands
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Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)
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What can you expect as a junior advisor/researcher hydrodynamics?

You will be a part of The Environmental Hydrodynamics and Forecasting department to supplement our team of experts in the field of coastal and estuarine (operational) modelling and impact assessment. We undertake a wide range of applied research and specialist consultancy projects in marine and estuarine environments related to the (operational) modelling of tides, storm surges, salt intrusion, water quality, ecology, hurricanes and tsunamis. Our projects are challenging and interdisciplinary. They integrate knowledge of physical processes with good modelling practice to provide reliable information to stakeholders about coastal hazards and impacts. Key is the understanding of hydrodynamic processes and the ability to connect this with other disciplines such as morphology, water quality and ecology.

Your main activities are to:

  • Develop, validate and use numerical models (e.g. based on Delft3D Flexible Mesh Suite) to calculate hydrodynamics of marine and coastal water bodies;
  • Data processing, visualisation and interpretation, including the use of scripting languages such as Python, Matlab, etc;
  • Undertake research and specialist consultancy tasks as a member of a team including analysis of modelling outcomes, comparisons with measurements, etc.;
  • Assist in writing reports and preparing presentations for clients;
  • Assist in project definition and acquisition;
  • Actively increase the network and cooperation of the department with other groups inside and outside of Deltares.

What does Deltares expect from you as a junior advisor/researcher hydrodynamics?

  • University degree (at least MSc) in Civil Engineering, Numerical Fluid Dynamics, Oceanography, Coastal Engineering or another closely related field of study, with proven experience in numerical modelling;
  • Knowledge of and/or affinity with important oceanographic processes such as turbulence, stratification, short waves, meteorological interactions etc. would be an advantage.
  • You have a basic understanding of other fields of knowledge that relate to system functioning and are a quick learner;
  • You are an excellent team player and can build interdisciplinary collaborations;
  • You are an entrepreneur and a good networker, you have a pro-active approach towards the market, and you appreciate a challenge;
  • Good command of English and Dutch in word and writing.

Working at Deltares

We offer an informal, dynamic and challenging working environment. Your personal development and building on your resume is important to us. Therefore we offer excellent training opportunities and future perspective.

Our terms of employment are competitive with a good pension scheme and 34 days of leave. We have special facilities on our campus, like daily lunch lectures, the Delta Flume and our iD-Lab (Interactive data research laboratory) and the Geochemical and Microbiological laboratory in Utrecht.

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Worldwide we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. To achieve our goals, we develop our own expertise, innovative software and services.

Deltares supports governments, industries, water boards, and municipalities in their ambitions to reduce water and energy consumption and developing and implementing sustainable energy technologies. Deltares places high demands on the quality of its knowledge and advice. Enabling Delta life is our core business.

The Marine and Coastal Systems Unit aims at enabling innovative management and sustainable development of marine and coastal zones. Extensive and in-depth knowledge of coastal processes, numerical modelling tools and a sound system understanding constitute the state-of-the-art basis for multidisciplinary research and specialised consultancy, executed for a diversity of clients (government agencies, consultants, contractors, industry, universities, research funds). In R&D and non-standard consultancy projects we combine practical relevance with high standards for quality. The unit consists of four departments, is staffed by some 100 highly-qualified and committed professionals. The department of Environmental Hydrodynamics and Forecasting (EHF) consists of 30 persons and is the department in which you will start your career at Deltares.


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