Dynamic Mooring Analysis Engineer

Royal HaskoningDHV
Branche / Vakgebied
Hydrodynamics, Shipping Management
Vereiste taal
Engels, Nederlands
Start op
09 oktober 2018
Eindigt op
09 oktober 2019


Position: Dynamic Mooring Analysis Engineer


Keywords: Dynamic Mooring Analysis, Maritime technology, ship motions, Python, Matlab


Our Company: Royal HaskoningDHV is a globally leading service provider in the field of Maritime Services and Developments. We have a strong reputation for designing and managing port developments, shipyards, dry docks, port terminals and other maritime structures. We work on many high-profile projects on behalf of public and private developers at locations across the world, making us the first port of call for maritime consultancy.

One of our expertises is understanding the behaviour of moored ships in ports and coastal waters. We study the behaviour of a moored ship subjected to wind, waves, current and/or passing vessels using dedicated software. We call this a Dynamic Mooring Analysis (DMA in short). A DMA involves the study of mooring configurations and locations and the possibilities to improve the mooring to enable higher throughputs in ports and/or ensure safer mooring. With the ever-growing ship sizes, busier ports and an increasing number of berths exposed to waves a DMA has become more and more relevant in port engineering.

The vacancy: As DMA Engineer you will be in principle responsible for carrying out Dynamic Mooring Analysis (DMA) studies and projects in cooperation with our DMA team to assist and advise our top Clients. You will be an important member of our DMA team based in Rotterdam, where you will:

  • develop and expand the capabilities of the DMA team,
  • take responsibility in talking to and understanding our Clients, with the aim to translate their questions in actual proposals/offers best suited to provide them with usable and valuable answers,
  • work with our existing DMA team and other Maritime colleagues,
  • contribute to new developments in the field of DMA services.


The types of projects we do involve a wide range of ship sizes and types, locations (exposed, sheltered, in-port) and Clients (private, public, semi-public). The goal of these DMA studies is often to determine expected downtime or maximum forces in mooring arrangements.


You are a maritime engineer (MSc in Maritime Technology, 0-5 years working experience) with a passion for ship motions and port developments. You are looking to improve our way of working through programming, for various clients with exciting and challenging projects in an international environment.

In addition you have:

  • proven experience in programming (Matlab, Python)
  • good oral and written communication skills

What we offer: We offer you the opportunity to become part of a group of passionate highly qualified people working together to realise port developments around the world. Our work is centred around the skills of our staff, getting the best out of the whole team. We offer flexibility in working hours, and can offer an attractive remuneration package.

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Contact information: If you have any questions, please contact recruiter Michel Keizer at +31 615930844 or michel.keizer@rhdhv.com