Coastal modeling specialist - 11091

January 22, 2019


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WSP is currently looking for a coastal modeling specialist: Coastal Engineering, Physical Oceanography or Coastal Geomorphology for our office located in Rimouski, Quebec or Montreal.


  • Carry out characterization studies of the coastal and marine environment, including the analysis of metocean data (winds, waves, water levels, currents, ice, temperature, salinity) of coastal dynamics and hydrosedimentary processes
  • Carry out hydrodynamic studies using different numerical models (SWAN, TELEMAC, DELFT-3D, MIKE21, XBEACH) for the modeling of coastal processes, such as currents, waves, coastal submersion, sedimentary transport, as well as for the characterization of water quality (dilution and dispersion of effluent in a marine environment);
  • Perform data processing using computer tools (Matlab and ArcGis) and perform statistical analyzes and calculations to support the realization of projects and the production of databases;
  • Collaborate on environmental assessments and analyzes for risk studies on erosion and marine submersion, protection and coastal development, dredging and navigation studies;
  • Coordinate and support the planning of measurement campaigns in the field (topography, bathymetry, ADCP, CTD, turbidity, etc.);
  • Support the design process of coastal protection works in the framework of erosion and coastal submersion studies (rip rap, wall, beach refill, groynes, etc.), creation of coastal habitats and sizing of port works (wharves, marinas, breakwaters, navigation channels, dredging works);
  • Write study reports and technical notes;
  • Participate in drafting service offers.


  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering, Physics and / or Geography with a Master’s degree in Coastal Engineering, Marine Hydraulics, Oceanography or Geomorphology (or equivalent);
  • Have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in coastal engineering, marine hydraulics, oceanography or geomorphology (orequivalent);
  • Editorial ability, analytical skills, autonomy and teamwork skills;
  • Skill and programming experience (Matlab, Fortran, Python);
  • Knowledge in instrumentation desirable;
  • Excellent communication both in writing and in writing;
  • Bilingual (English, French);

Job postings for positions in the field and subject to security are conditional on candidates being able to perform key physical tasks as described in job offer and during the interview. This may include the ability to work in a variety of environmental conditions, such as remote or isolated areas, working alone, and in bad weather (within safe and reasonable limits).

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WSP welcomes and encourages people with reduced mobility. Accommodations are available on request for candidates who participate in all aspects of the selection process.

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