Coastal Modeler

Company WSP Group Africa (Pty) Ltd Reference # WSP/T&I/CPT/18/ Published 08/04/ Contract Type Permanent Salary Market Related Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa Introduction THE COMPANY:WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business execution plan, we are seeking leaders that share our guiding principles we value our people and our reputation; we are locally dedicated with international scale; we are future focused and challenge the status quo; we foster collaboration in everything we do and we have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable. We are committed to the achievement and maintenance of diversity and equity in employment. Job Functions Engineering Industries Engineering Specification KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate will join the Port and Coastal Modelling team and will undertake modelling activities to inform Engineering and Environmental Design of Coastal Infrastructure. This will include activities such as:Environmental data analysesNumerical modelling and analysis of coastal processes, specificallyWaves (including infra-gravity waves)CurrentsWater Quality, including evolution of fine sediment plumesNear-field and far-field dilution and dispersion of effluent dischargesSediment transport and sea-bed morphologyShoreline changeAssist in preparation of proposals for projects related to these fieldsCompile reports on numerical modelling tasksHEALTH AND SAFETYRole model standards for SHEQ performance and behaviour consistent with the companys health, safety, environmental and quality vision and policies by influencing those around youContributing to the identification of SHEQ risks and driving processes to achieve Zero HarmEmbracing, displaying and promoting the company values and ensuring a safe working environment is maintained at all times Requirements QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCEDDegree in Applied Mathematics, Physical Oceanography (preferred minimum BSc Honours) with coastal modelling experience, or Qualification in Civil Engineering with coastal modelling experience (B Eng / BSc Eng)Up to 4 years coastal modelling experienceProficient in programming with MATLAB / PYTHON required, while a proficiency in VBA will be beneficialSolid mathematical background, also a good judgment on matters and assumptions within the field of modellingKEY COMPETENCIES AND GENERIC SKILLS:Ability to work independently on own initiative as well as part of a teamAbility to manage and plan his/her own time and workload to meet deadlines according to appropriate standardsAbility to work effectively and focused on deliveryPassion and ability in analysis and modelling of coastal physical processes (experience in computational fluid dynamics modelling may be beneficial) Attention to detailGood communication skillsGood technical report writing skills with ability to explain technical work clearlyOverall responsibility, accountability, ethical and effective representation of WSP to internal and external clients Job Closing Date 22/04/ Share on
Cape Town, WC, ZA