Senior Coastal Engineer (Ref. 112)

IMDC is looking for an experienced senior engineer in the fields of coastal engineering, coastal zone management and resilience. You are knowledgeable in coastal modelling (waves, currents, sediment transport, erosion, flooding…), design (beach nourishments, erosion protection, coastal structures, jetty and breakwater), port layouts, and assessing the impacts of climate change. You manage the interactions with other disciplines that are relevant for coastal projects (e.g. hydraulic design, geotechnics…) and are keen to identify innovation opportunities. You work both independently and as part of a team, and will guide and supervise the technical work of junior colleagues.

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, 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 senior engineer in the fields of coastal engineering, coastal zone management and resilience. You are knowledgeable in coastal modelling (waves, currents, sediment transport, erosion, flooding…), design (beach nourishments, erosion protection, coastal structures, jetty and breakwater), port layouts, and assessing the impacts of climate change. You manage the interactions with other disciplines that are relevant for coastal projects (e.g. hydraulic design, geotechnics…) and are keen to identify innovation opportunities. You work both independently and as part of a team, and will guide and supervise the technical work of junior colleagues. As a project manager, you understand the needs of a client and translate them into adequate and innovative solutions. You manage your project from the commercial offer stage up to project delivery and closing stage, including follow up of contracts, budgets, planning and milestones…You organize, lead and motivate your project team and you assure the technical quality of your projects. By linking your technical understanding of a problem to practical knowledge, you provide our clients with the best technical and economical solutions. 

Your profile

  • You are an expert in coastal engineering, hydraulic engineering, civil engineering, or equivalent. You have at least 10 years of relevant experience in marine/coastal consulting and engineering projects. 
  • You have demonstrated project and people management skills in multi-disciplinary teams. At the same time, you enjoy working as an expert, providing technical advice in your area of expertise to junior colleagues. 
  • You show responsibility to meet planning, budget and technical requirements. 
  • You have commercial awareness and are engaged with clients and finding new project prospects. 
  • You are pro-active and not afraid to take initiative to report and ask for feedback. You are a real problem solver, and always looking for ways to improve models and our way of working. 
  • You have excellent communication and reporting skills in English (both in writing and verbally). Fluency in Dutch is highly desirable and French is an asset. 
  • And last but not least: you want to use your skills to contribute to shaping our engineering designs in balance with nature. 

Our offer

  • A young and dynamic work environment that values professional development and initiative where you are supported daily by colleagues from all over the world. 
  • A range of interesting, challenging and significant (inter)national projects (with occasional brief assignments abroad) in a company that has innovation and sustainability as its core values. 
  • An attractive salary package (including insurance and bonus plan).
  • A flexible work schedule and good work-life balance, plus an office next to the Antwerp and Ghent train station.  

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 jobs@imdc.be. Your application will be treated with the utmost discretion.