Project Engineer in Development and Conceptual Design

Join a highly motivated team at Jan de Nul Group in Aalst, Belgium, as a Project Engineer in Development and Conceptual Design.

Jan de Nul Group
Jan de Nul Group
Aalst, Belgium  UTC+01:00   On-site   Full Time   5000-10000   6 days ago

Jan De Nul is seeking a highly motivated Project Engineer to join our innovation team from the department of Project Development and Conceptual Design. This is a unique opportunity to work in a market leading company specializing in dredging, marine constructions and offshore services. As a Project Engineer in Development and Conceptual Design, you will play a critical role in shaping the future of our engineering projects and contribute to continuous growth towards sustainable goals.

Jan De Nul answers to market opportunities by innovating in large-scale technically and economically feasible solutions. Typical innovation projects pair biodiversity enhancement and marine habitat restoration with coastal protection techniques and offshore renewable energy infrastructure. Jan De Nul is a pioneer in developing nature-based solutions and nature-inclusive designs for coastal management and offshore infrastructure and dredging works.

Your Tasks

Most of your time will be spent on Innovation projects in the field of coastal & offshore engineering, offshore renewable energy and nature-based solutions, through:

  • Follow-up and implementation of innovation projects;
  • Assistance in acquisition of new innovation projects;
  • Collaborating in the development and conceptual design of (innovation) projects with external partners;
  • Collaborating closely with cross-functional teams, including Modelling Engineers, our Marine Environmental Department, Dredging and Offshore department, Production Department and Area Management;
  • Assisting during initial project development, feasibility, tender and design phases of engineering projects by using innovation results and creativity;
  • Assisting in communication and dissemination goals for our project results


  • You hold a Doctoral or Master degree with equivalent experience, in Civil or Mechanical or Naval Engineering or a related field. For diplomas awarded outside the European Union, a certificate of equivalence (NARIC) must be submitted. The degree requirements need to be fulfilled at the start of your appointment;
  • You have already conducted research (with proven experience) within at least one of the following fields: coastal engineering, offshore engineering, offshore renewables, maritime engineering, hydraulics, nature-based solutions, numerical or experimental modelling of wave – structure interaction;
  • You have participated in the support and implementation of innovation projects funded within the Horizon2020 and Horizon Europe frameworks, and other national or international funding schemes;
  • You have participated in the writing of proposals for funding acquisition for research and innovation projects;
  • You have experience in writing technical reports;
  • Publication(s) in (one of) the above fields is a plus;
  • You have excellent (or certified) knowledge of the English language. Knowledge of the Dutch language is a plus.

What we offer

  • Through the JDN-Academy, we offer you a permanent training trajectory.
  • Our FIT-programme allows us to monitor your well-being. The programme is centred around exercise, food and a healthy work-life balance.
  • A healthy work-life balance (flexible working hours and occasional work from home).
  • A permanent contract with 42 paid holidays (20 statutory, 12 ADV and 10 public holidays).
  • An attractive salary with thirteenth month and double holiday pay included:
    • Meal vouchers and eco vouchers.
    • Possibility to participate in the Flex Reward program containing bicycle and car leasing including fuel card in Belgium.
    • Group and hospitalisation insurance.
    • Option to iPhone with phone-data abonnement
    • Various staff discounts.
  • You will be part of an international growing family business where connect, respect, challenge and focus are key.
  • applicable with a Belgian contract.

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About the role

Jun 07, 2024

Full Time


Nov 28, 2024


Aalst, Belgium

Doctoral or Master degree with equivalent experience


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