Project Engineer


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 Senior Geotechnical Engineer. The successful candidate will join our land geo-consulting division and will be involved in a variety of projects in the construction sector.

We are seeking a skilled and motivated Hydraulic/Geotechnical Engineer to join our growing Marine GeoConsultancy team serving the energy and infrastructure markets.

As part of the wider Marine GeoConsultancy Service Line of Fugro, the successfull candidate will be integrated within the "Dynamic Modelling" team, whose consultancy work focus among others on seabed mobility, geomorphology and sediment-transport related processes, at the interface of hydraulic and geotechnical engineering. A common denominator of most projects is that it involves a numerical modelling component of dynamic processes that include the water column and sediment bed. The team has a growing portfolio of international projects ranging from concept through to detailed design, in offshore and coastal environments. It also captures newly matured technologies and data such as the use of satellite images or machine learning techniologies. The team is also active in the development of engineering Finite Element or optimisation software for offshore Cables and Pipelines serving the offshore wind and carbon storage markets.


Successful applicants will be based in our Louvain-la-Neuve office, Belgium. They will be tasked with performing the hydraulic/geotechnical engineering analyses and preparing study reports for our clients. Initial project work is likely to cover one or more of the following aspects (non exhaustive):

  • Scour assessments: scour and sediment transport analyses around wind turbines, cables/pipelines or seabed structures, including either analytical approaches or detailed numerical modelling;

  • Morphological assessments: quantitative morphological characterization of seabed evolution, bedforms, and sediment transport;

  • Sediment dispersion modelling as part of the environmental impact assessment of drilling, dredging or other processes involving seabed disturbance;

  • Geohazard assessments: submarine slope failure risk assessment, including the numerical modelling of sediment-laden flows (turbidity currents, debris flows);

  • Burial assessments: assessment of seabed sediment for the purpose of cable/pipeline trenching/burial.

  • Numerical developments: further development and validation of numerical codes and/or web applications;

  • Participation to R&D activities of the team.

The candidate’s responsibility will be aligned with its seniority level and background.


Applicants will have demonstrable technical, commercial, project management and people management skills, and experience in a fast-paced engineering consultancy environment with a desire to continually learn. Applicants are required to have:

  • A robust academic background with relevant degree (e.g. civil engineering; hydraulic or geotechnical with minor in hydraulics) at MSc level or above;

  • Technical skills in relation to energy and/or infrastructure hydraulic and/or geotechnical design;

  • Experience in managing technically and commercially successful projects;

  • Excellent organisational skills;

  • Knowledge of key industry design standards and codes within their area of experience;

  • The ability to understand, interpret and critique field measurements and results from standard and advanced laboratory testing;

  • Expertise in numerical modelling and computational fluid mechanics; knowledgeable user of programming environments such as Matlab, Python and/or C++; knowledge of a hydraulic software package such as Delft3D or Telemac is a key advantage;

  • Past experience on related projects involving hydraulic modelling and sediment transport assessments;

  • knowledge of Arc-GIS and/or Q-GIS is a plus.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills;

  • The ability to produce accurate numerical and written work with attention to detail;

  • A creative thought process to engineering problems. Having contributed towards conference and/or journal publications would be a significant advantage.

What we’ll offer you

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally.

  • Competitive salary accompanied by an attractive package including pension scheme, health insurance, etc.

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

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

  • We are a multicultural team that cultivates an 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.

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

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 livable 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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