Advisor/Researcher Offshore Hydrodynamics

Unit Hydraulic Engineering, Department Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering is currently seeking a:

Advisor/Researcher Offshore Hydrodynamics

Our offer:
We offer a coastal/offshore position within the Unit Hydraulic Engineering, Department Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering. The position will be based in Delft in the Netherlands.
This position will give you the opportunity to work on challenging and innovative projects related to offshore wind parks, oil and gas structures and offshore pipelines and cables.

The job:
Your main activities are to:
• perform specialist advice and research in the field of offshore hydrodynamics (metocean conditions, fluid-structure interaction, wave loads);
• use, develop and validate several types of numerical models such as CFD-models (e.g. OpenFOAM), potential flow solvers (e.g. OceanWave3D) to calculate offshore hydrodynamic design conditions and forces on offshore structures;
• model and test offshore structures in Deltares’ hydraulic facilities, such as basins and flumes in which currents and waves can be generated. Typical projects involve research on (breaking) wave impacts and run-up against offshore structures and vortex-induced-vibrations of structural components or pipelines/cables;
• analyze field measurements for numerical model validation;
• assist and advice clients in developing safe, cost-efficient and sustainable designs;
• assist in innovative applications of the latest technology and products in this field;
• publish your work in relevant journals and give presentations at conferences.

Job qualifications:
• You have a MSc or PhD in Offshore Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (or similar), with excellent results;
• You have good theoretical knowledge on hydrodynamic (flow and wave) processes;
• You have (basic) programming skills;
• Numerical and physical modelling experience is beneficial;
• You are fluent in speaking and writing in English and Dutch (or willing to learn Dutch);
• You are an entrepreneur and a good networker, you have a pro-active approach towards the market and knowledge development
• A (growing) network in the offshore industry (offshore wind) is beneficial.

Working Environment
The Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering department is formed by approx. 30 enthusiastic professionals working on various marine infrastructure projects. In R&D and non-standard consultancy projects we combine concrete practical relevance with high standards for quality. We achieve this by continuous development of state-of-the-art knowledge and techniques, combined with a high level of client interaction.

Are you interested in this job and do you fit the job qualifications? Then apply directly via Qandidate before 30 September 2017. Upload your CV and cover letter and we will get in touch with you within three weeks after the closing date.

If you have any questions about the vacancy you can contact Klaas Jan Bos, Head of department Harbour, Coastal and Offshore Engineering, via +31(0)653674638.
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