Geotechnical Engineer

Engineers Specialists Maritime
  • Ho Chi Minh City

The Company:

Active in Vietnam since 1985 and established in 1993, HaskoningDHV Vietnam is a 100% foreign invested company of Royal HaskoningDHV and recognized as one of the most prominent leading engineering and consultancy firms with a unique track record of key projects in Vietnam and SE Asia. With offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi and nearly 200 employees, HaskoningDHV Vietnam has carried out numerous projects for the private and public sector, comprising the full scope of engineering and consultancy services for Industrial & Building projects, Maritime & Aviation, Water Management and Real Estate projects.

The Company is a globally leading service provider in the field of Maritime Developments. We have a strong reputation for designing and managing port developments, shipyards, dry docks, port terminals and other maritime structures. We work on many high profile projects on behalf of public and private developers at locations across the world, making us the first port of call for maritime consultancy. Royal HaskoningDHV is currently ranked as the 2nd largest international marine and port facilities designer (2020 ENR Rating).

Within the Maritime sector, Vietnam office is identified as one of our Global Delivery Centers from which both the regional market (South East Asia) and the global market will be serviced. This new role of the office requires a rapid expansion of the team in all directions, both in terms of capacity and staff capabilities.

We currently have an open vacancy Maritime Geotechnical Engineer in the Water & Maritime business line at the HCMC office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Undertake the geotechnical analysis and design using in-house spreadsheet or geotechnical software
  • Prepare the soil interpretative report based on the soil factual data
  • Prepare the specifications for geotechnical survey, in-situ, laboratory testing or geotechnical works
  • Prepare the basis of design for geotechnical design works
  • Supervise geotechnical surveys / works when required
  • Check / Prepare calculations, designs, and drawings (AutoCAD, Civil3D) relative to geotechnical engineering
  • Communicate with senior experts within the Company
  • Be responsible for achieving the highest quality as well as schedule of the works
  • Coordinate and support other activities of the Maritime Vietnam AG when required
  • Other duties depend on reasonable requirements

Preferable Requirements:

  • Strong technical understanding of soil mechanics and geotechnical designs
  • Practical experience of geotechnical investigation, laboratory testing, geotechnical interpretation, ground improvement
  • Practical experience of geotechnical analysis and design
  • Practical experience of geotechnical software, analytical-based or displacement-based
  • Good understanding and practical experience with local and international design standards (Vietnam, BS, Eurocodes…)
  • Script writing experience (VBA, Python) will be beneficial
  • Strong knowledge/skills of the English language (written and verbal)
  • Site management/ supervision skills
  • Ability to perform well under time pressure

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering
  • At least 3 years of experience in geotechnical engineering work, more than 5 years to 10 years is preferable
  • Knowledge of geotechnical investigation, laboratory testing, basic geotechnical design works
  • Knowledge of geotechnical analysis and design software
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, team player nature
  • Well knowledge/skills of the English language (written and verbal)
  • Willing to travel as per project requirements


  • Competitive salary
  • Annual salary review, profit sharing/ bonus if any
  • 13th month pay
  • Health insurance for staff and family members (your husband/ wife and your children if any); Accident Insurance is offered for the employee only
  • English course for the improvement of speaking and writing skills
  • Multi-Online courses for work-related skills development
  • A positive and professional working environment, conferences with experts across disciplines.
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