Product Operational Manager: Water Resource Management (ref. 134)

IMDC is an international consultancy providing advice on the development and management of water related projects in the offshore, marine, coastal and river environment. IMDC provides services to many different markets:  renewable energy (offshore wind, wave and tidal energy), power generation (nuclear, gas), transmission infrastructure, navigation, integrated water risk management, ports & harbours, environmental and public sector markets (flood risks, coastal protection).

Job Description

IMDC is looking for an experienced Water Engineer to manage the operations side of our “Water Resource Management” Product and support the product manager in expanding the portfolio. The expected responsibilities of the Product Operational Manager are as follows:

  • As a senior project leader you take responsibility for the delivery of projects in consultation with customers.
  • Responsible for the organization and distribution of work (proposals/offers and projects) among the team members, taking into account their skills and experience, but also interests and wishes to further develop. You will safeguard the workload of each team member. Together with other Product Managers, you will solve the planning and capacity for a good balance of private and professional life. 
  • Provide technical expertise and coaching to team members. 
  • Responsible for recruitment and expansion of the team together with the product manager. 
  • You will be a bridge-builder between management, project leaders, commercial roles, team members and other team leaders to ensure the overall operations at IMDC (not just your own team) gets done in the most optimal way for all employees, company-wide. 
  • You build strong communication and close working relationships with internal stakeholders, bringing proactive input to projects/developments. 
  • Assist the product manager in preparing offers when required.
  • Assist the product manager in the development and implementation of a strategy road map for the Product. 

Your profile

  • You have a degree in water resource management, civil/hydraulic engineering or equivalent. 
  • You are a driven expert in one or more domains within water management with a minimum of 10 years of experience in this sector. 
  • You have a track record in delivering projects in this sector. 
  • You are client oriented and search with them for suitable solutions, but you never lose sight of the quality of the final product. 
  • You have experience in managing a team of technical colleagues. 
  • You are both a good team player and a strong people leader. 
  • You have experience with contractual issues between client, consultant and contractors. 
  • You are willing to work on national and international multi-disciplinary projects, in Belgium and abroad. 
  • You have excellent reporting skills, both oral and written in Dutch and English. Good knowledge of French is an advantage.

Our offer

  • A challenging and varied position with responsibilities and where initiative is appreciated.
  • A leader role in a multicultural, dynamic, motivated and international environment. 
  • A young and dynamic working environment where professional development is encouraged.
  • A range of interesting, challenging and innovative (inter)national projects. 
  • Flexible hours and special attention to private/professional life balance. 
  • Competitive salary package and a range of extra benefits.

Are You Our Next Expert in Water? 

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Your application will be treated with the utmost discretion. Deadline: 5 March 2022.