Coastal Engineer

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Baird & Associates

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Coastal Engineer


Oakville, ON 

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Job Description:

W.F. Baird & Associates Coastal Engineers Ltd. (Baird) provides professional engineering and technical services related to the design of coastal structures and facilities that interact with the world’s oceans, lakes, and rivers. Baird is recognized for the successful completion of innovative and practical projects throughout North and South America, the Caribbean, Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asia.

We are a small, specialty engineering firm with offices in the U.S., Canada, Barbados, Chile, and Australia which give us global reach.  We are one of the only firms in the world dedicated exclusively to marine and coastal projects, and we encourage you to visit our website to gain additional insight into our company, capabilities, and experience.

We are currently looking for a forward-thinking, creative, and experienced Mid-level Marine/Coastal Engineer with a strong background in engineering analysis and design of coastal and marine structures.


Responsibilities & Duties:

- Develop/evaluate required technical documents and participate in client meetings.
- Coordinate with technical staff to utilize coastal resources effectively.
-Write and coordinate winning proposals, attract new clients, and retain current clients as required.
- Analysis and design of marine and coastal structures, particularly on the Great Lakes and northern Canada. This will require a strong technical background in marine and coastal design.
- Project management including planning and monitoring of project scope, budgets, deliverables, schedule.
- Construction services including construction management and construction observation.
- Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

-Master’s degree in Civil, Coastal, Marine Civil or Environmental Engineering.
- A minimum of ten years of coastal engineering experience in a consulting or contractor role with a specific emphasis on analysis and design.
- Strong interest in analysis, design, and implementation related to one or, preferably, more of:
Coastal – shore protection, flood risk reduction infrastructure (levees, gates, walls), living shorelines, restoration.
Port Infrastructure –port planning, piers, dolphins, bulkheads, heavy lift structures, pipelines, multi and single-buoy moorings, ship loading equipment, and procurement thereof.
Ecosystem Restoration – beach restoration, marsh restoration, reefs, adaptive structures.
Navigation & Dredging – design of channels and turning basins, analysis of vessel traffic and hazards, dredging, dredged material management.
Metocean – modeling and data analysis for waves, tides, currents, storm surges, and meteorological conditions.
Ocean Renewable Energy – nearshore and offshore wind, wave, or current generator and support infrastructure foundations, port logistics, procurement.
- Experience with the above-mentioned marine or coastal engineering elements.
- A minimum of seven years’ experience managing projects.
- Experience developing construction documents including drawing sets, specifications, cost estimating. Geotechnical experience not required but an asset.
- Willingness to travel for domestic and international projects. Occasional assignments, particularly construction supervision, could require extended travel for several weeks at a time.


Preferable Qualifications:

- Registered as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO).
- Technical experience focused on the analysis and design of coastal protection and defense structures, coastal erosion, and land stabilization, metocean, dredging and reclamation, coastal planning, and management.
- Construction management experience related to the above-mentioned marine or coastal projects.
- Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills.
- Strong project management skills.