Graduate Intern Hydraulic Modelling

Royal HaskoningDHV

Amersfoort, Netherlands 🇳🇱

Nijmegen, Netherlands 🇳🇱

Rotterdam, Netherlands 🇳🇱

MSc Thesis: “Comparing two hydraulic models: Delft-FLS and D-Hydro”

The flood safety standards in the Netherlands are based on flood risks, which are determined by running flood simulations at locations prone to flooding. Amongst others, Delft-FLS has been used to model the hydrodynamic processes of flooding in the area behind the dike, there are however newer models available. The thesis research of Schippers (2023) has shown that the different models used for flood standard derivations result in different flood simulations and thereby influences the flood safety standards directly. In the thesis “it is advised to perform more in-depth research to quantify the relative contribution of different model aspects to the differences between the calculated flood safety standards resulting from performing flood simulations using a different model”. Other models capable to simulate fluvial flooding can also be included.

Some of the differences between Delft-FLS en D-Hydro are: a finer grid, different breach development formula and the way line elements are modelled. More in-depth research is necessary to explain the differences better and understand how this impacts safety standards. This is important information (for the Water Boards) when shifting from one model to the other. 

What you do as a Graduate Intern Hydraulic Modelling

We are looking for a motivated student that likes to dive deep into the working of hydraulic models. We want to challenge you to find the differences between the models and explain the effects that these differences have on model results.

Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV is a worldwide independent engineering, project management, and consultancy firm which integrates 140 years of engineering expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. Our 6,000 colleagues are working from offices in more than 25 countries across the world. Through our mission “Enhancing Society Together”, we take responsibility for having a positive impact on the world.

You will become part of the team Resilience & Maritime the Netherlands. This team consists of around 230 colleagues and is based in the Netherlands across three offices (Rotterdam, Amersfoort, and Nijmegen). As a team, we excel in a wide variety of services and skills in the fields of climate resilience and maritime developments. We provide our clients, both private and (semi)governmental, with a range of services throughout the various phases of a project: from inception, through master planning, feasibility, design all the way to construction supervision. We have a strong foothold in the Netherlands, but we operate worldwide.

What you bring

You are a MSc student with educational track relevant to this topic, such as Civil Engineering. Besides that, you:

  • are available to work full-time on your thesis
  • interested in and has experience in hydraulic modelling
  • are proficient in both English and Dutch [because of the nature of this vacancy, Dutch at least (C1) level is required]
  • are interested in working at a consultancy firm in the future

What we offer you

During your time at Royal HaskoningDHV, you will learn what it is like to work in a consultancy firm. More specifically, you will learn the kind of projects implemented by the advisory group Resilience & Maritime NL. You will be fully part of the team and as such, you are invited to participate in all team activities both project related and social activities. You will also receive a monthly allowance. You will be based in one of our Dutch offices, with direct support from our experts based in these offices.

Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Click on the apply button and upload your resume and motivation letter. If your profile seems suitable to the role, we will contact you as soon as possible for an interview to discuss your background and interests. For more information, you can always contact Michelle Spoor, recruiter (Water and Maritime), at [email protected]. Due to the privacy law, please submit your application via the apply button and not via email.

Due to the privacy law, please submit your application via the apply button and not via email.

Acquisition for this vacancy by agencies is not appreciated and offered candidates will not be taken into consideration.






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