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Job Description


As a Geotechnical Engineer, you will focus on a wide variety of challenges supporting our cable installation business unit on offshore windfarms. Your challenges will extend from multi-disciplinary cable route engineering to cable burial studies and managing complex soil datasets. You will be responsible for sound and expert output to support our project and tender teams or work on one of our many R&D projects.

The engineering department in Breda consists of approximately 30 employees. You will work in an international team of 8 Hydraulic and Geotechnical engineers. As a geotechnical engineer you will support our commercial and project teams by providing, amongst other things, expert advice on cable protection strategies and cable route design. Together with the team, you will help our society transition to a sustainable future.

  • Manage and analyse complex sets of soil data;
  • Advise on site investigations for offshore windfarms;
  • Perform cable burial assessments for DEME’s own and 3rd parties’ trenchers;
  • Provide offshore support during cable burial operations;
  • Perform route engineering for cable installation projects or supervise 3rd parties for it;
  • Perform geotechnical analyses to support landfall and rock placement projects;
  • Collaborate with engineers from different disciplines as well as tender-, project- and operational teams.

  • Master’s degree in a Geo-engineering discipline (geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, civil engineering);
  • Base knowledge of GIS;
  • Strong analytical skills with a critical view towards the tasks to be carried out;
  • Be attentive to details and keep your own work organized;
  • Be able to navigate several challenges simultaneously on complex projects;
  • Be able to work independently while working closely with your team and internal stakeholders;
  • Curious towards the technical items, but also to the context of your work;
  • Fluent in verbal and written English.

  • An extensive mobility program for a healthy work-life balance;
  • A permanent training track which allows you to develop yourself personally and professionally;
  • A stimulating, innovative workplace with numerous growth opportunities;
  • A people-oriented environment with an interactive health program and a focus on employee wellbeing.