Staff Laboratory Engineer


    • Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium


Experienced Level


Full time



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Job Description

Fugro is on the lookout for a talented and motivated Staff Laboratory Engineer to join our Advanced Geotechnical Testing team. Located in Belgium, this role offers a unique opportunity to engage in high-level geotechnical laboratory testing within a leading global geo-intelligence company. Fugro is renowned for its commitment to providing cutting-edge asset integrity solutions across large construction, infrastructure, and natural resources sectors. Our mission is to equip support our clients with the technical data and insights needed for the safe, reliable, and efficient design, construction, and maintenance of infrastructure and structures worldwide.

Job Description

As a Staff Laboratory Engineer, you will be integral to the execution of advanced geotechnical tests, such as simple shear, stress path, cyclic, and dynamic tests, utilizing sophisticated computer-controlled programs. This role demands a meticulous approach to data recording, both manually and digitally, and you will be expected to carry out initial data processing steps for tests you perform, in addition to conducting more basic testing when necessary. The position may involve also entails participation in offshore investigations, where you will be involved in logging, extruding, and describing offshore soils.

Key Responsibilities

  • Testing: Execute advanced geotechnical tests with utmost safety and precision, adhering to strict deadlines.

  • Teamwork: Collaborate with colleagues to manage workload efficiently, providing support in other testing capacities as required.

  • Data Review: Contribute to the processing and review of advanced test results to ensure accuracy and reliability.

  • Innovation: Participate in the development of new methods and practices to enhance the efficiency and quality of advanced testing processes.

  • Quality: Maintain the integrity and calibration of laboratory equipment to meet UKAS/Belac accreditation standards and ensure all tests comply with these requirements.

  • QHSSE: Promote and uphold stringent QHSSE and QAQC practices among all staff, contributing to the maintenance of accreditation standards.

Experience and Knowledge

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in a relevant mathematical or scientific discipline, or equivalent experience.

  • Experience: Intermediate level experience in a geotechnical laboratory environment, with a preference for candidates who have direct experience in advanced testing.

  • Languages & Proficiency:

    • English: Independent

    • French: Proficient

    • Dutch : nice to have

Additional Skills

  • Exceptional numeracy and literacy skills.

  • A keen eye for detail and a rigorous approach to following procedures.

  • IT expertise/good skills, especially in Microsoft Excel.

Benefits of Working with Fugro

Fugro offers a dynamic work environment where learning and development are encouraged through Fugro Academy, providing access to a wide range of technical, business, and management courses. Our close ties with leading academic institutions offer further opportunities for involvement in cutting-edge research and development. Fugro supports international secondments and provides a family-like atmosphere, promoting a culture of continuous learning, entrepreneurial spirit, and a focus on work-life balance. We are committed to the well-being and health of our employees, with initiatives aimed at promoting a healthy lifestyle.

Join Fugro to embark on a career that combines innovative geotechnical engineering with global impact.

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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