Port & Coastal Modeller, Cape Town

Ref No. CLGFYH003
Location Cape Town, South Africa
Job type Permanent
Job Status


Port & Coastal Modeller, Cape Town (No relocation assistance)


Port & Coastal Modeller

The Job

One of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms is seeking a Port&Coastal Modeller to join their team. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be part of mega projects into the built and natural environment.

Role & Responsibilities

The successful candidate will join the Port and Coastal Modelling team and operate in activities such as:

  • Hydrodynamic modelling, including numerical modelling and analyses of waves (including infra-gravity waves)
  • Wave penetration and harbour resonance studies
  • Moored ship motions studies and downtime assessment
  • Entrance channel depth assessment and design
  • Ship manoeuvring simulations studies to aid design of navigation channels, aids to navigation and tug requirements and operational requirements
  • Environmental data analyses
  • Undertake far-field and near-field dilution and dispersion modelling studies
  • Assist in preparation of proposals for projects related to these fields
  • Compile reports on numerical modelling tasks
  • Role model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the company's health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies by influencing those around you
  • Contributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero Harm
  • Embracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times

Required Qualifications:

  • Post-graduate qualification in Applied Mathematics, Coastal/Port Engineering, or related field
  • 2 - 6 years' relevant post graduate work experience
  • Knowledge and experience in applying port and coastal modelling software packages (Required):Delft3D (WAVE; FLOW; and SURFBEAT)XBeach (including non-hydrostatic module)Mike21 BW (knowledge of Mike21 MA would be beneficial)Simflex Navigator
  1. Delft3D (WAVE; FLOW; and SURFBEAT)
  2. XBeach (including non-hydrostatic module)
  3. Mike21 BW (knowledge of Mike21 MA would be beneficial)
  4. Simflex Navigator
  • Knowledge and experience in modelling and analyses ship hydrodynamics, ship stability, dynamic mooring and downtime analyses
  • Proficient in programming with MATLAB / PYTHON
  • Solid mathematical background, also a good judgment on matters and assumptions within the field of modelling
  • Knowledge and experience in physical modelling of wave processes would be advantageous

Key skills:

  • ship hydrodynamics
  • ship stability
  • dynamic mooring
  • downtime analyses
  • Coastal/Port Engineering
  • Marine
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Modelling

Matchtech acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and employment business for the supply of temporary workers and is part of Gattaca Plc.

Gattaca Plc provides support services to Matchtech and may assist with processing your application.

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