Geotechnical Engineer (Marine Division)


    • Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


Entry Level


Full time



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Job Description

Fugro is the world’s leading, independent provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions for large constructions, infrastructure and natural resources. Fugro leverages its global multi-disciplinary teams to provide clients with all aspects required to characterise their sites and achieve optimised foundation design and asset life extension. Our engineers develop new industry-leading methods using our advanced understanding of geotechnical in-situ and laboratory testing and using our close relationships with numerous academic institutions. Working around the globe, Fugro employs approximately 9,000 employees in around 59 countries.

Fugro in Belgium offer specialized consultancy and engineering services in both land and marine environments. We are currently seeking a bright, highly skilled and motivated Geotechnical Engineer/Geologist. The successful candidate will join our marine division and will be involved in a variety of projects in the oil and gas and offshore renewable energy sectors.

Job Summary

As a Geotechnical Engineer/Geologist you assist Senior Geotechnical Engineers with work on site characterisation and foundation engineering for structures in or on the seabed e.g. offshore wind turbine generators, intercontinental infrastructure and offshore platforms. The role involves participation to geotechnical site investigations offshore combined with in-office reporting and engineering analyses.

The key roles and responsibilities associated with this position include:

  • You manage the work around the process of acquiring, analysing and interpreting geotechnical data in order to provide accurate and customised services to our clients

  • You provide geotechnical advice by putting acquired geotechnical data into context under the supervision of senior staff

  • Together with a team of geotechnical engineers you go offshore and acquire data, perform laboratory tests, collect and process soil and/or rock samples

  • You evaluate the test results, perform engineering analyses and compile all results into a high-quality report for our clients.

  • You observe and follow all company safety rules and procedures

Key Skills

Applicants will have demonstrable excellent technical, organizational and communication skills, with a desire to continually learn and develop. The key requirements are:

  • You have knowledge of and interest in soil investigation, soil mechanics and foundation engineering

  • You have excellent communication and language skills in English (written and spoken)

  • You have a hands-on mentality, you are pro-active, analytical and you easily interact with other people internally and externally

  • You are an EU member or in the possession of an EU work permit

  • Excellent written and verbal skills in English

  • You are willing to travel regularly abroad

  • A first experience in geotechnical engineering within the Oil & Gas and/or Offshore Renewable industries would be considered as a plus


You have a BSc or MSc degree in Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering or Geology, preferably in combination with relevant working experience.


Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgium) with regular assignments (Europe and worldwide) offshore or in others Fugro offices.

Development Opportunities

Being the world’s leading independent global geo-intelligence companies gives our staff the opportunity to develop at all experience levels. Our engineers have a desire to learn, develop new skills and technical understanding, and are actively encouraged to undertake industry-focused research and development to maintain and improve our technical competitiveness.

Fugro’s close links with leading academic institutions provide further opportunities for involvement in industry research projects and assist in developing cutting edge design, whatever your area of interest. Fugro has a significant advantage in this area with laboratories among the world’s largest advanced commercial geotechnical laboratories. In addition, Fugro supports its staff using Fugro’s global network of geotechnical engineers and other geo‑discipline skillsets to enable exposure to new multi-disciplinary methods of working.

Fugro operates as an internal training school: Fugro Academy. Training courses are deployed to meet the Fugro group and local needs. The academy offers courses which suit the needs of our staff at many levels and is available globally to all staff. Training includes technical courses, and business and management courses.

Fugro global presence provides the opportunity to undertake international secondments and/or work on offshore site investigations.

Why would you choose us

  • We aim to create a family like working environment and enjoy working together

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits (pension scheme, health insurance, etc)

  • We are a multicultural team that cultivates entrepreneurial attitude and desire to continuously learn and keep improving

  • We believe in delivering results rather than hours and strive for family-friendly employment practices

  • We provide the right environment and career path for people who are passionate about geotechnics

  • We cherish initiatives to promote our employees wellbeing and health

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally

  • Flexible working hours and the ability to work from home in accordance with corporate policies

  • Premium working environment in our new office in Louvain-la-Neuve next to one of the largest geotechnical laboratory in Europe

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Please submit your application including curriculum vitae and application letter.

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated**.**

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