Modelling Engineer

by:  Jan De Nul Group

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Jan De Nul Group is aware that its activities, dredging and offshore, often take place in surroundings that are very sensitive. The in-house marine environmental department follows up the projects during all phases all over the world. High tech equipment supplies high end measurements. Apart from monitoring the biodiversity, we preventively search for new methods to minimize negative impact and for opportunities to make positive contributions to ecosystems.

We are looking for a modelling engineer to work for the Marine Environmental Department in Aalst.

Your tasks and responsibilities are:

  • Drafting preliminary studies, working on tendering dossiers, and monitoring current dredging projects for impact on the environment.
  • Giving advice on and implementing measurement campaigns relating to hydrodynamics (rivers and marine currents), water quality, and morphology in projects all over the world (with ad hoc short trips abroad).
  • Critical data processing, analysis, interpretation, and reporting.
  • Drawing up hydrodynamic and mud & sand transport models with Mike21 & Mike3.
  • Monitoring internal and external studies and measurement campaigns.
  • Giving advice regarding dredging methods with due regard for their estimated impact on the environment.


You have a master’s degree in engineering science or (exact) sciences or an equivalent, with a knowledge of hydrodynamics, hydrology, and/or sediment dynamics. You are willing to specialize in the use of models relating to hydrodynamics, water quality, and morphology. You have a knowledge of measurement methods regarding hydrodynamics and water quality. Knowledge of dredging processes and their impact on the environment and experience with Mike21 & Mike3 software are an advantage.


  • An interesting and diverse job in a no-nonsense international business environment.

  • Challenging and cutting edge projects.

  • Autonomy and a wide variety of career opportunities and a committed management team.

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