WSP Group Africa - Graduate Engineer: Ports & Coastal (Cape Town)

Graduate Engineer: Ports & Coastal

Company WSP Group Africa (Pty) Ltd

Reference # WSP/T&I/CPT/17/2022

Published 04/04/2022

Contract Type Permanent

Salary Market Related

Location Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa



WSP is one of the most diverse consulting firms in Africa. To further our strategic business execution plan, we are seeking employees 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



The successful applicant will join our growing and exciting Maritime team as a Port & Coastal Engineer, with a focus on technical excellence, innovative thinking and teamwork. In the process we become global thought leaders in our various fields. We positively influence the industry and people around us, both locally and on exciting international projects, leveraging the global WSP platform and reach. The successful applicant will take part in Coastal Engineering aspects such as:

—Input and participation in coastal process data analyses and modelling (e.g. waves, sediment transport, beach morphology)

—Pre-feasibility to detailed coastal engineering feasibility studies, including designs and reporting.

—Concept up to detailed coastal engineering designs, drawing generation, technical specifications, capital and operational cost estimations.


—Upholding 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.



—BSc Civil Engineering degree.

—Post-graduate masters (MEng / MScEng) qualification in Coastal and Port Engineering will be highly advantageous.

—Registration as Engineer in Training with ECSA will be an advantage.

—2– 3 years’ post graduate design experience in Ports & Coastal engineering will be advantageous.

—Concept to detail design and construction drawing production on Port & Coastal projects.

—Experience in coastal engineering and other software tools:

a.AutoCAD Civil3D

b.CEDAS or similar (shoreline models, storm erosion models) will be an advantage

c.Modelling software such as SWAN, Deltares Delft-3D and DHI Mike will be an advantage

—Competence in digital engineering and computer proficiency using MATLAB / PYTHON/VBA to analyse environmental data and/or facilitate designs would be an advantage.

—Knowledge on coastal design guidelines and standards, e.g. Rock Manual, CEM, DNV, BS codes, EuroTop.

—Willingness to develop Ports and Maritime design skills in addition to any current experience


—Analytical and problem-solving thinking and approach

—An interest in coastal processes and an aptitude for coastal engineering

—Ability to work effectively and to be focused on delivery

—Ability to work independently by own initiative, as well as part of a team

—Ability to manage and plan his/her own time and workload to meet deadlines and in line with appropriate standards

—Good verbal and written communication skills, especially within a team set-up, ability to explain technical work clearly

—Attention to detail

—Willing and keen to learn

—Creative and critical thinking in terms of challenging the normal and the abnormal

—Good engineering judgement and decision making

—Flexibility and adaptability to changing environments

—Trustworthy and a team worker with proven leadership capabilities

Job Closing Date 18/04/2022

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