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Graduate Coastal Engineer - 2024

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Mott MacDonald

23d ago

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  • You need a Bachelor’s degree, engineering design experience, technical skills, E.I.T. certification, and the ability to obtain professional licensure. Preferred: Post-graduate degree, P.E. license, coastal engineering experience, teamwork skills, and travel flexibility.
  • You'll analyze coastal processes, perform engineering design, conduct numerical modeling, support data collection, assist with GIS mapping, interpret survey data, and collaborate with global practices.

Graduate Job



  • We’re currently looking for a Coastal Engineer with 0 to 5 years of experience to join our Seattle Ports, Coastal, and Offshore (PCO) team.
  • Mott MacDonald (MM) is a full-service engineering company, within MM, the PCO team is focused on improving coastal resiliency, the development of port and harbor infrastructure, and the restoration and protection of coastal areas and habitats. This position may also help support our emerging markets in offshore wind, renewable energy transmission, and marine infrastructure electrification. Typical projects include harbors and marina infrastructure design, habitat/shoreline protection and stabilization, submarine cable routing and landfall assessments for offshore wind projects, waterfront structures, waterfront parks, coastal erosion assessments, coastal resiliency and sea level rise vulnerability assessments, ecological restoration, marine terminals development and rehabilitation, civil engineering, and dredging.
  • At Mott MacDonald, it is important to us to provide multiple avenues for professional growth. We offer in-house professional development opportunities through our learning and development team as well as opportunities for continuous growth through engagement with the PCO practice across the U.S. We believe in fostering a dynamic, collaborative work environment that supports individual growth and interests.
  • Being part of the PCO team opens the opportunity to work with the local PCO team based in Seattle as well as the broader practice and firm across the U.S. 


  • Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Coastal, Civil, and/or Ocean Engineering or related field
  • 0-5 years of engineering design experience, including the production of plans, specifications, and estimates.
  • Experience with assisting in the development of presentations and marketing materials.
  • Demonstrated technical and analytical skills, including technical writing and presentation skills
  • Experience using GIS software, AutoCAD, and other industry standard software
  • Familiarity with industry standard analysis, design, and project management principles and practices.
  • At a minimum, candidate must have passed the F.E. exam and currently be an Engineer-in-Training (E.I.T.). Candidate must have the ability to obtain professional licensure within 2-4 years of their start date.
  • Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Post-graduate degree in Coastal, Ocean, or Civil Engineering with a focus on Coastal, Ocean or Port Engineering
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership skills
  • Communication and collaboration skills in a team setting
  • Professional Engineer (P.E.) Civil, currently active and registered in Washington State.
  • Engineering design experience in coastal or port engineering industry
  • Experience with engineering analysis to support design. Engineering analysis experience should include a working knowledge and prior experience using numerical models such as SWAN, Mike, HEC-RAS, XBeach, Delft-3D, and other industry standard design tools, codes and applications.
  • Experience with industry standard coding languages such as Python, R, Matlab, etc.
  • Experience with coastal engineering design in urban and rural settings such as shoreline protection, waterfront parks, shoreline restoration, flood control, navigation facilities, bulkheads, dredging, and recreational boating facilities.
  • Experience in habitat creation and/or protection projects, and the application of coastal resiliency principles.
  • Experience with marine elements of offshore wind and renewable energy projects.
  • Experience in working on teams of multidisciplinary, urban-focused flood protection and resiliency projects.
  • Flexibility to travel regionally (up to 20%).

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Area of Responsibilities



  • Perform engineering analysis and design for coastal infrastructure development and maintenance.
  • Conduct analysis and numerical modeling of coastal and fluvial processes such as currents, waves, storm surge, sediment transport, geomorphology, and sediment fate analysis.
  • Assist with developing data collection plans for elevation surveying, geotechnical investigations, and environmental data.
  • Support engineering design projects with a focus on coastal, marine facilities, and water resources design.
  • Perform GIS-based mapping assessments for submarine cable routing and landfall.
  • Perform analysis of metocean and coastal/marine conditions (i.e., waves, currents, winds, morphology, etc.).
  • Interpret and work with bathymetric and other geophysical survey data.
  • Assist Project Managers in the management of projects that may include engineering analysis, preliminary, and detailed design of coastal and/or marine infrastructure.
  • Assist Project Managers in managing projects that may include civil engineering design, review of geotechnical assessments, hydraulics and hydrology, and other miscellaneous civil engineering tasks.
  • Assist with cost estimating during various phases of the project lifecycle.
  • Perform technical writing and development of presentations and reports.
  • Collaborate with Mott MacDonald practices across North America and abroad.


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Full time

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