Executive and Management

Service Line Manager for Onshore Site Investigation (Belgium)


Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


Experienced Level


Full time




On Site

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Job Description

Do you want to join our Geo-data revolution? Fugro’s global reach and unique know-how will put the world at your fingertips. Our love of Geo-data and technical expertise help us to provide our clients with invaluable insights. We source and make sense of the most relevant Geo-data for their needs, so they can design, build, and operate their assets more safely, sustainably, and efficiently. This role is for managers who enjoy meaningful work and want to push our pioneering spirit further and individuals who can take the initiative and work well within a team.

The role:

As the Service Line Manager, you will assume overall responsibility for our onshore site investigation business operations. Your primary mandate will be to craft a strategic vision that empowers the Service Line team to align with and accomplish Fugro's strategic objectives. Collaboration with our European Site Investigation team will be a cornerstone of your role, ensuring synergy and coherence in all our endeavors, rooted firmly in our mission and values.

Key responsibilities include developing and executing a comprehensive Service Line (drilling) Strategy, along with fostering effective collaboration and communication with key stakeholders. Your expertise will be instrumental in driving revenue growth and enhancing profitability, working closely with proposal, operational, technical, and project delivery teams to achieve these objectives.

This role presents an exciting opportunity to lead, innovate, and contribute to the continued success and alignment of our onshore site investigation business in Belgium with Fugro's overarching mission and values.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Drilling Operations Planning: Lead the planning and coordination of drilling operations, ensuring efficient resource allocation and achievement of project objectives.

  • Team Management: Manage and inspire drilling teams, overseeing recruitment, training, and performance evaluations to foster a culture of excellence.

  • Equipment and Technology Selection: Select cutting-edge drilling equipment and adopt innovative technologies to optimize drilling operations.

  • Safety and Compliance: Champion a culture of safety, ensuring strict adherence to safety standards and regulatory compliance in all drilling activities.

  • Cost Management: Strategically manage the drilling department budget to control costs and maintain project profitability.

  • Site Assessment: Conduct thorough assessments of drilling sites, evaluating geological and geotechnical factors, and environmental conditions.

  • Reporting and Documentation: Maintain meticulous records and documentation of all drilling operations for accountability and regulatory compliance.

  • Research and Development: Stay at the forefront of drilling technology advancements and best practices to keep our company competitive and enhance operational efficiency.

  • Customer Relations: Build strong client relationships, understanding their unique needs, and proactively addressing any concerns to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction.

Who we’re looking for:

The Service Line Manager needs to be a proven successful leader, who can implement and manage change successfully, resulting in profitable outcomes. This person needs to be a natural motivator, with a vision, and a drive for success. The successful applicant will have extensive knowledge in Geotechnical Site Investigations. Have a good understanding of Profit & Loss delivering innovative solutions to achieve targets and outcomes.

The Service Line Manager needs to show resilience and be a confident decision maker, understanding business risks. It is imperative that the Service Line Manager can influence and manage people, and teams. If you are a senior leader that is looking for a new change, something that will challenge you, at the same time giving you a global platform to grow, we want to hear from you.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Engineering, Geology)

  • At least 5 years of proven experience in drilling operations and management

  • Strong knowledge of drilling equipment and technologies

  • At least 5 years of experience with leadership and team management

  • Commitment to safety and regulatory compliance

  • Excellent problem-solving and crisis management abilities

  • Strong communication and client relationship-building skills

  • Continuous learning mindset to stay updated with industry advancements.

What we offer:

Fugro provides a positive work environment as well as projects that will satisfy the most curious minds. We also offer great opportunities to stretch and develop yourself. By giving you the freedom to grow faster, we think you’ll be able to do what you do best, better. Which should help us to find fresh ways to get to know the earth better. We encourage you to be yourself at Fugro. So, bring your energy and enthusiasm, your keen eye and can-do attitude. But bring your questions and opinions too. Because to be the world’s leading Geo-data specialist, we need the strength in depth that comes from a diverse, driven team.

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally.

  • Competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including contributory pension scheme.

  • Flexible working hours and the potential to work 2 days a week from home in accordance with your manager and corporate policies.

  • Lease of an electric car.

  • Life Assurance

  • Private Medical Insurance.

Our view on diversity, equity, and inclusion

At Fugro, our people are our superpower. Their variety of viewpoints, experiences, knowledge, and talents give us collective strength. Distinctive beliefs and diverse backgrounds are therefore welcome, but discrimination, harassment, inappropriate behaviour, and unfair treatment are not. Everybody is to be well-supported and treated fairly. And everyone must be valued and have their voice heard. Crucially, we believe that getting this right brings a sense of belonging, of safety and acceptance, that makes us feel more connected to Fugro’s purpose ‘together we create a safe and liveable world’ – and to each other.

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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