Geo-structural Marine Engineer

Are you our new geo-structural marine Engineer? Do you want to bring your best marine and geotechnical knowledge into play, joining our dedicated team of port and marine engineers contributing to innovation and high-quality design solution?  To succeed in this role, you must have experience in the design of marine constructions and soil-structure interaction.

If this sounds like you, or you’re curious to learn more, then this role could be the perfect opportunity. Join our Ports, Marine and Coastal Engineering department as our new Geo-structural Marine Engineer and work with us to close the gap to a sustainable future.

Your new role and Team
As our new Structural Marine and Geotechnical Engineer you will be part of a diverse international department at Ramboll’s global headquarters in Copenhagen, and work on both major international and domestic marine projects across all stages from planning to detailed design and supervision, together with our team of highly engaged and specialized engineers.

We are currently involved in several exiting ports and marine projects, where the interaction of structural design, geotechnical expertise and hydraulic knowledge is key. For example, in flood protection design of Nakskov, extension of the Port of Rønne for offshore wind production, a new FSRU terminal in Gdansk and a largescale breakwater construction for the Port of Genoa. All projects where we are doing what we are great at, driving the technical excellence and supporting growth of the blue infrastructure and green energy transition.

Our department works with a broad spectrum of marine projects, from feasibility studies to detailed design and supervision. Our team is well-balanced between senior experts, project managers, specialists and new graduates. Knowledge sharing and open-minded collaboration across all levels within the department and across the organisation is part of our DNA and enable us to deliver innovative, yet efficient solutions of a high-quality standard. Your future colleagues have extensive experience from both national and international port, marine, geotechnical and coastal projects. The multidisciplinary aspect of Ramboll and focus on innovation and sustainability give you a unique opportunity to work with experts from all fields, developing your skills further.  

Your key tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Detailed design of a wide variety of marine and geotechnical structures, such as quay walls, caissons, dikes, bollard foundations, mooring dolphins, foundations, retaining walls, rock revetments, etc.
  • Advanced modelling of geo-structural challenges, using FE software such as PLAXIS and OPTUM to model complex soil-structure behaviour and deformation
  • Design of structural elements in steel and concrete both analytically and by using FE modelling for more complex structures
  • Detailed design from start to finish with a high level of responsibility and “hands-on” optimisation processes where you are the key player
  • Evaluation and dimensioning of port-related equipment, i.e. fenders and bollards
  • Life-time assessment of existing structures
  • Occasional site supervision (also on projects you have designed)
  • Coordination of drawing production

About you
From the moment you start at Ramboll, we will support your personal and professional development so that you can continue to grow with the company. Whilst we look forward to supporting your continued learning and development, for this role we have identified some qualifications, skills, and capabilities that will set you up for success.

  • A master’s degree in Civil Engineering (or similar)
  • Proven experience in the design of marine structures or other concrete or steel civil structures
  • Motivation both independently and in teams
  • Curiosity and ambition, with the desire to learn and develop
  • Motivated to contribute to driving our automation efforts through tool development
  • Experience in programming (i.e. PYTHON or MATLAB) and motivation to continue applying these skills
  • English and Danish at a professional level, and any other language skills are a plus.

Personal qualities that will help you succeed in this role include an open mindset and the ability to work both independently and as a team player.
You are a confident communicator and enjoy pushing the innovation and technical excellence to the next level.

What we can offer you

  • Investment in your development
  • Leaders you can count on, guided by our Leadership Principles
  • Be valued for the unique person you are
  • Never be short of inspiration from colleagues, clients, and projects
  • The long-term thinking of a foundation-owned company

Our colleague Joost, who joint Ramboll in 2021 as senior Marine engineer shares his view on Rambøll and Denmark.

Waarom Rambøll:
Rambøll is een echt scandinavisch adviesbureau, opgericht door twee Deense ingenieurs met specifieke waarden en ideologieen. Die waarden worden nog steeds actief uitgedragen in de focus op verduurzaming en inclusiviteit en dat is voor mij belangrijk. Door de groei die het bedrijf de afgelopen jaren heeft meegemaakt is het vertegenwoordigd in bijna alle delen van de wereld. Dit geeft veel mogelijkheden en resulteert voor mij persoonlijk in een grote verscheidenheid aan projecten waaraan ik momenteel werk.

Waarom Denemarken:
Hoewel Denemarken met de beperkte hoogtemeters en de vele fietsen misschien wel het land is dat het meest op Nederland lijkt, zijn er ook zeker verschillen. Het voelt over het algemeen wat ruimer en relaxter. Kopenhagen is een hele prettige metropool en een mooie stad om te ontdekken. Het is ruim opgezet en ook daarbuiten is er veel ruimte om erop uit te trekken. Dit geldt zowel voor Denemarken, maar ook Zweden en Noorwegen zijn natuurlijk vlakbij. Daarbij is er een fijne balans tussen werk en prive en dat maakt dat ik nu al anderhalf jaar met veel plezier hier woon en werk.

Work at the heart of sustainable change
Ramboll is a global architecture, engineering, and consultancy company. We believe that the purpose of sustainable change is to create a thriving world for both nature and people. So, that’s where we start – and how we work. At Ramboll, our core strength is our people, and our history is rooted in a clear vision of how a responsible company should act. Being open and curious is a cornerstone of our culture. We embrace an inclusive mindset that looks for fresh, diverse, and innovative perspectives. We respect, embrace, and invite diversity in all forms to actively cultivate an environment where everyone can flourish and realise their full potential.

Ready to join us?

Please submit your application. Be sure to include all relevant documents including your CV, cover letter, etc.

Thank you for taking the time to apply! We look forward to reviewing your application.

About Ramboll
Founded in Denmark, Ramboll is a foundation-owned people company. We have more than 18,000 experts working across our global operations in 35 countries. Our experts are leaders in their fields, developing and delivering innovative solutions in diverse markets including Buildings, Transport, Planning & Urban Design, Water, Environment & Health, Energy, and Management Consulting. We invite you to contribute to a more sustainable future working in an open, collaborative, and empowering company. Combining local experience with global knowledge, we together shape the societies of tomorrow.

Equality, diversity, and inclusion is at the heart of what we do
We believe in the strength of diversity and know that unique experiences and perspectives are vital for creating truly sustainable societies. Therefore, we are committed to providing an inclusive and supportive work environment where everyone can flourish and reach their potential. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and encourage you to contact our recruitment team to discuss any accommodations you need during the application process.

Join us in closing the gap


Ramboll in numbers

  • : 18 000
    more than 18,000 employees worldwide
  • : 300 office
    across 35 countries
  • : €1.899 bn
    in Revenue
  • : 6 markets
    Buildings, Transport, Energy, Environment & Health, Water and Management Consulting