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Coastal Engineer - Entry Level

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  • You need a Bachelor's degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering, course work in coastal engineering, and 0-3 years experience. Skills in GIS, programming, and design are desired. Must be able to work in the U.S. and pass a background check. Work primarily in the office with occasional site visits.
  • You will conduct coastal studies, complete data analyses, prepare reports, and assist in engineering projects such as flood risk management and coastal restoration. Field work, GIS mapping, and regulatory compliance are also key tasks.

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  • Moffatt & Nichol specializes in large complex waterfront infrastructure projects and is recognized as one of the worldwide leaders in this field. We are actively seeking an entry-level Coastal Engineer for our Raleigh office. The successful new hire will assist with the planning and design for urban waterfront and coastal projects, including marinas, marine terminals, urban waterfront developments and cruise ship facilities, wetland restoration, dredging, structural and non-structural shore protection solutions, and flood walls. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Environmental Engineering required
  • Course work in coastal engineering highly preferred
  • Masters Degree in Coastal Engineering or related field preferred
  • 0-3 years of experience as a coastal engineer
  • GIS proficiency
  • Programming skills desired (MATLAB, Python or similar)
  • Design skills desired (GIS, CIVIL 3D, AutoCAD, Google earth engine etc.)
  • Moffatt & Nichol uses E-Verify and employment is contingent upon the legal ability to obtain employment in the U.S. and to present the required documentation at hires
  • All new hires will be required to successfully complete and pass a pre-employment (post offer) background check in compliance with NIST 800-171
  • Working conditions:
  • Majority of work is office based. Some site visits may be required which may necessitate navigating unpaved or natural terrain while carrying equipment.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • Conduct coastal studies, flood risk management, coastal restoration, and shoreline stabilization projects, including coastal structure planning and
  • Interest in planning and design of public spaces at the land-water interface, resort planning and recreational boating facilitites
  • Complete data and engineering analyses and GIS mapping
  • Perform field work as needed
  • Prepare written reports and assist in preparation of construction plans and technical specifications
  • Field data collection and navigation of difficult terrain may be required
  • Implementing scientific and regulatory tasks for projects in order to ensure compliance with applicable environmental laws, regulations and policies, including NEPA, Endangered Species Act, and Clean Water Act
  • Assist with project types including:
  • Wetland restoration
  • Dredging
  • Waterfront structures
  • Coastal and environmental protection initiatives
  • Ecological surveys
  • Other duties:
  • Please note this job posting is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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Full time

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