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Maritime Intern (Placement Year in Industry) – London and Bristol

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29d ago

🚀 Placement Program


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  • Second-year student pursuing a relevant BSc/BEng/MEng degree, with a strong interest in maritime engineering, excellent communication and IT skills, willingness to become Chartered, and potential experience with CAD, structural analysis software, and GIS.
  • The Maritime Intern will work on a variety of projects, assisting with design solutions, analysis, assessments, site inspections, document preparation, and project management while collaborating with colleagues both in the UK and internationally to deliver safe and innovative maritime solutions.

Placement Program



  • We are seeking an undergraduate Civil / Structural / Coastal Engineer / Coastal Scientist to join our growing Maritime business. This part of our business specialises in the development of maritime projects which includes ports and coastal planning and engineering. Types of projects include infrastructure planning and design for maritime structures, such ports, harbours, coastal defences and tidal barriers, as well as coastal strategies, optioneering and feasibility studies of beach nourishment schemes, blue carbon schemes as well as inspection and monitoring of assets/defences and coastal processes studies.


  • Essential:
  • You will be in your second year of working towards an accredited minimum level 2:1 BSc/BEng/MEng degree in a relevant discipline, such as Coastal, Civil or Structural Engineering (or Geography, Environmental Science, GIS etc.)
  • An interest in Maritime engineering
  • The drive and motivation to become a Chartered Engineer or Scientist
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to produce well-presented reports
  • Good IT skills (including Microsoft Office) and aptitude to learning new analysis programmes
  • Desired:
  • Relevant work experience
  • Student membership with a professional institution (Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Chartered Institute of Water Engineering Management etc)
  • Some ability in the use of Computer Aided Design
  • Some ability in the use of Structural Analysis software
  • Some ability in the use of Geographic Information Systems

Education requirements

Currently Studying
Second Year

Area of Responsibilities



  • Work within one of our dynamic and innovative teams to assist industry experts in order to deliver safe and robust technical solutions
  • Work on both domestic (UK based) and international projects for a large range of clients who own, operate or construct port & harbour facilities, waterfront development and / or coastal defences / frontages
  • Communicate and liaise effectively with colleagues of all levels both in the UK and overseas
  • Assist in the development of design solutions of maritime structures, such as breakwaters, shore protection works, jetties, quay walls, shipyards etc
  • Carry out analysis and assessments both by hand and using the latest computer software packages available in the industry
  • Assist with site based inspections/surveys and design co-ordination services for works being constructed
  • Contribute to the production of client deliverables such as design reports, calculation packages and construction drawings.
  • Assist with the preparation of contract documents, bills of quantities and specifications
  • Assist Project Managers and Project Controllers to plan, manage and deliver projects using the latest BIM and other collaboration software and protocols
  • Work closely with peers and mentors to achieve a head start in working towards Chartered status.


Work type

Full time

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