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Senior/Principal Maritime Engineer 

Dorset, Hampshire

Type: Contract, Salaried

Salary: Dependent on experience, skills and location  

An introduction to our unique company…  

Waterman Aspen welcomes engineers and technical specialists to make their mark by working on some of the biggest infrastructure projects or in delivering professional services across the UK. We specialise in secondment services, providing the right people, with the right skills for the job, at the right time.  Our diverse client base includes local authorities, consultancies, public bodies and construction companies. 

 We take pride in supporting our colleagues throughout their careers. We’re a people-centric organisation, placing mutual respect and dignity in the highest regard.  This is reflected in our approach to issues such as mental health and wellbeing, family friendly policies, social value, and net zero. We’re a Disability Confident Employer and an accredited Real Living Wage Employer. 

We have big ambitions for the future, and we’d love for you to be part of it.  

Your career with Waterman Aspen…  

 You’ll get all the benefits of being employed by us, while working on a variety of projects for our clients. Joining Waterman Aspen as a Maritime Engineer will see you as a key member of the Maritime & Defence team and you can expect:  

  • A varied client base where you can apply and develop your skills  
  • Buy-in from clients to assist in your technical progression  
  • Further exposure to your chosen industry – increasing your awareness, knowledge and sharpening your skills  
  • The flexibility to broaden your horizons with each new secondment, without changing your employer 
  • Career development and training to reach your professional or academic qualification goals supported by our own network of mentors and managers 
  • Paid subscription to a professional body of your choice  
  • Regular social events and volunteering opportunities 

Experience required…  


  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil or Structural Engineering or a related field from a recognised institution. 
  • Working towards Chartered Membership of a relevant engineering institution (eg. ICE). 
  • Proven experience in maritime civil engineering, particularly in the design and analysis of maritime structures such as sheet piled walls, capping beams, berthing and mooring dolphins, and pontoons. 
  • Proficiency in structural analysis software and tools for design and assessment. 
  • Strong understanding and application of relevant British standards, Eurocodes, and codes of practice for structural design. 
  • Ability to lead and manage maritime structural design packages, ensuring compliance with project requirements and standards. 
  • Familiarity with construction materials and their properties, particularly those suitable for marine environments. 
  • Demonstrated experience of delivery of maritime projects and an ability to work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, and report writing skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams and collaborate with other engineering disciplines. 

Desirable Experience: 

  • Chartered Membership of a relevant engineering institution (eg. ICE). 
  • Prior experience working for a consultancy, demonstrating an understanding of client-focused project delivery. 
  • Familiarity with environmental impact assessments and sustainability practices in maritime engineering projects. 
  • Experience with project management methodologies and tools, including scheduling and budgeting. 
  • Leadership skills with the ability to mentor and develop junior engineers. 

You’ll get this and so much more…  

As a salaried colleague, you’ll get a salary in line with your experience, skills and location along with an industry-leading benefits package: 

  • Company car or car allowance  
  • Contribution to commuting mileage  
  • Permanent health insurance  
  • 25 days annual leave (option to buy up to 5 more), in addition to the normal public holidays (based on a 40 hour week, pro rata for part-time colleagues)  
  • Company pension contribution  
  • Salary sacrifice to buy additional benefits  
  • 1 paid Waterman Aspen in the Community Day to volunteer in your local community