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Job Description

  Position Summary:We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Engineer to join the Plaxis team, part of Seequent, the Bentley Subsurface Company. The position is based in the beautiful city of Delft in the Netherlands with close academic and professional links to Delft University of Technology (TU Delft). The Plaxis team is responsible for advancing software and services for geotechnical engineering, globally recognized under the PLAXIS brand name. The Plaxis research team’s responsibilities include providing domain expertise for short- and long-term software development, as well as implementing and validating different computational features for geotechnical engineering. As part of the research team, you will work closely with quality, software, and support engineers in a supportive, stimulating, and informal environment. You will also collaborate with other external research teams from different universities/institutes. You will be contributing to delivering impactful solutions to challenging geotechnical problems that geo-engineers face in their daily modeling and analysis tasks. In this role, your primary focus will be helping to ensure that geotechnical analysis functionalities provide reliable and meaningful solutions, from the research discovery phase till the final production.  As part of Seequent, the team closely collaborates with leading software development teams from around the globe on advancing a range of innovative technologies and projects, while maintaining the highest quality standards. We are proud to be fully supported by Seequent while keeping the “family” vibe that we have nurtured over the years. For these reasons, many of our employees have been happy to remain with us for so long and continue to develop in their careers. Essential Functions:

  • Research, validate, and document advanced soil/rock geotechnical features or tools
  • Maintain and improve test coverage of geotechnical features
  • Formulate and document benchmarks and case studies
  • Prepare or assist in the preparation of product feature specifications
  • Assist the Support team in replying to complex technical user queries
  • Contribute to internal and external activities for knowledge and expertise sharing
  • (Co)Author technical papers either for conference proceedings or international journal publication
  • Engage with a network of experts (academic or professional) to collaborate with
  • Other job-related duties as may be assigned by management

What You Bring to The Team:

  • Academic background (MSc or higher) in Geotechnical engineering or related field
  • Clear research interest in numerical modelling with a drive to apply this in the engineering practice
  • Problem-solving mentality and growth mindset
  • Good presentation and communication skills in a cross-functional and multi-culture environment
  • Proficient in English (written and verbal)
  • Practical experience using PLAXIS or other geotechnical modelling packages is a plus 
  • Experience in engineering design is a plus
  • Able to work autonomously as well as in a team

Why you will enjoy working with us.

  • Flexibility – Hybrid office/ home working model which creates a work-life balance that works for you (and or your family)
  • Financial – Competitive compensation, great pension and WIA insurance plus the option to join our Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Learning & Development – Access to a wealth of training resources through our digital learning platform Degreed, frequent career conversations with your manager, and a culture that encourages personal growth and believes in promoting from within
  • Wellbeing – Regular presentations and encouraged engagement around topic’s which enhance a more positive and fulfilled working environment such as “Setting Better Boundaries”, “Balancing Priorities”, “Stretch at your desk” etc
  • Fun – Regular social events, pub quizzes, gatherings, and our annual Seequent-wide Hackathon (very enjoyable!)