Section Manager (ref.105)

IMDC is an international consultancy providing advice upon the development and management of water related projects in the offshore, marine, coastal and river environment. IMDC provides services to the renewable (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). At this moment we have over 80 highly qualified employees working on projects integrating scientific research with hydraulic engineering. We have a strong reputation for the provision of high quality expert advice and innovative solutions to its clients (e.g. tailor-made measurements and forecasting systems). IMDC is part of the Tractebel Engineering Group and we closely work together to provide engineering solutions for a sustainable future.

For our Digital Solutions Team, we are looking for a Section Manager, a team leader with solid analytical skills and a strong interest in data processing and statistics to be applied and further developed in studies related to hydraulic engineering, hydro-informatics and complex modelling. We are looking for a dynamic person with an innovative mindset, who’s able to lead but also work as part of a project team, someone who can take the initiative to grow our product. You will lead a team of professionals both in the offices of IMDC as on site. By linking your technical knowledge to practical solutions, you provide our clients with the best technical and economical solutions.

Job description

  • You are accountable for business development, innovation, sales, operations, (people) resources and knowledge. 
  • You build close working relationships with external and internal stakeholders, bringing proactive input to projects/developments.
  • You will organize the work (tenders, projects and other commercial efforts) among the team members in an efficient way. 
  • You promote a collaborative spirit among the team members and keep your team members motivated and well coached.
  • You will evaluate the work of your team members based on personal findings and input from project leaders and other employees. 
  • You will be a member of the Management Team and will report to the Product Director .

Your profile

  • You have at least a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, natural resources, data sciences or in IT development. Agile certification is an asset.
  • You have good communication and reporting skills in Dutch, French and English. 
  • You have at least 5 years of relevant experience in a similar role and/or as a people manager. You have proven records of IT solution development, functional analysis or data sciences and an affinity for digital solutions. 
  • You have an flexible and analytical mindset and you are both a good team player and a strong people leader. 
  • You are customer focused and show responsibility to meet planning, budget and technical requirements of the products of your group.

Our offer

  • A challenging and varied position with responsibilities and where initiative is appreciated. 
  • A leader role in a multicultural, dynamic 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? Do you recognize yourself in this profile or are you interested in IMDC as a company? Please do not hesitate and send your CV and cover letter to Your application will be treated with the most discretion.