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Design engineer steel structures - water infrastructure

Posting date : 05/09/2023

Requisition ID : 6113

Design engineer steel structures - water infrastructure

Tractebel is a global engineering and consulting company delivering integrated solutions for sustainable energy and built environment projects. Our expertise is trusted worldwide across multiple markets like nuclear, renewables, power & gas, electrical grids, hydropower & dams, water resources & supply, desalination, complex & high-tech buildings, transport infrastructures, and ports & waterways.

By connecting strategy, design, engineering, social & environmental studies, project management and in-house digital applications, we partner with companies and public authorities to create a positive impact on people and planet. 

Backed by more than 150 years of experience, today Tractebel is a community of over 5,500 passionate experts across the globe, committed to ethical business and the fight against climate change. Tractebel is part of the ENGIE Group, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services.


Your future work environment 

"Water" is one of the product lines of Tractebel, specialised in port engineering and waterway infrastructure. The technical competences within our team cover the complete range of marine infrastructure: quay walls, locks, jetties, dikes, port expansion etc. Our team designs projects from feasibility, over conceptual and detailed design through owner's engineering, in close collaboration with our national and international clients.


To tackle the exciting challenges that lie ahead, we will strengthen our team with a motivated Design Engineer with a passion for steel and marine structures.


Your mission 

  • You will be a player throughout the execution of our marine and civil infrastructure projects;

  • You will take the lead in the design and calculation of steel structures from concept study to execution;

  • You dimension steel structures following current Belgian and European standards, legislation, codes of practice and internal guidelines;

  • You are creative in looking for structural solutions to specific problems, taking into account design and budget;

  • You will be part of a multidisciplinary project team of engineers and draftsmen for projects with a strong focus on projects in marine and civil infrastructure;

  • You will prepare designs (preliminary, basis, tender, detailed) for marine and infrastructure projects such as:  lock doors, jetties, gate valves, barrages, flood protection structures, bridges, etc.;  

  • You take on a role as a design engineer of the project and coordinate with and coach our junior engineers and CAD designers;

  • You follow up and verify the drafting work with the CAD designers;

  • You develop your technical skills (SCIA Engineer, Ansys, …);

  • You ensure knowledge development and sharing related to your expertise and coach junior engineers;

  • You keep up with standards, new techniques and developments in your discipline;



Your profile 

  • You are a qualified Master of Science in Structural Engineering with a Major in ‘Construction Design’ or ‘Dredging and Off-Shore Engineering’ or ‘Marine Engineering’

  • You have at least 5 years of relevant technical experience in the design and engineering of steel structures and infrastructure projects such as bridges, port infrastructure, lock doors, barrages, sheet piles, anchors, jetties, or large civil infrastructure works, including calculation on structures;

  • You have experience in designing steel elements in complex 3D structures

  • You have an understanding of the applicable construction techniques and are eager to keep your knowledge in line with current methods.

  • You have extensive knowledge of current Belgian and European Design Standards, legislation, codes of practice (ISO, EC, NEN, EAU, SB250, SB260…) 


Software knowledge

  • You possess expertise in modelling with SCIA Engineer or equivalent software. 

  • You have proficient knowledge of standard computer programs including spreadsheets and word processing. 



  • A thorough knowledge of Dutch is essential and good knowledge of English or French is an important asset.






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