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Permanent contract in Belgium for an experienced “coastal flood modeller”, Ghent, Belgium
Antea Group is an international engineering and environmental consulting firm specializing in full-service solutions in the fields of environment, infrastructure, urban planning and water.  The work of our Belgian Business Unit Water is focused on coastal zone management, water management systems, flood forecasting, water policy, surface and groundwater modeling, urban water, dredging projects and sediment management.
Because of the expansion of our activities in Flanders and worldwide, we are offering a permanent contract in Belgium for an experienced “coastal flood modeller” candidate who wants to apply his or her commercial and scientific skills to the engineering & consulting industry. This position provides the opportunity to explore interests, develop professional skills and solve complex problems. Working alongside other experts, you will have the opportunity to contribute ideas and build technical knowledge in both office and field work settings.
Your role:
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team working in Antwerp for our client Hydraulics Laboratory on a variety of marine and coastal engineering related projects involving at least one of the following segments:
•Coastal storm surge hazard analyses for the Flemish coast, including wave overtopping and dike breach;
•Studies related to coastal zone management ,coastal engineering, marine environment including climate change;
•Reporting technical activities and findings, giving presentations to different audiences;
•Present scientific output on international conferences, prepare journal papers;
•Develop software tools.
Your profile:
•University degree; holder of a master's degree in engineering;
•Holder of a PhD degree in an engineering discipline or applied sciences, with a focus on marine, coastal and estuarine systems;
•At least 5 years experience, this experience can be only at university, or both at university and in an engineering company;
•Your mother tongue is English or Dutch or you are very fluent in English or Dutch;
•You have a strong background in the numerical modelling and a talent in programming;
•You have good understanding of several of following fields:
1.Experience with Mike Software;
2.Preferably some experience with Mike Flood;
3.Experience with wave overtopping;
4.Knowledge of Eurotop is an asset;
5.Knowledge of Matlab, Python is an asset.
•You have at least 5 publications the last 3 years in the above mentioned fields (in A1 peer reviewed journals or at renowned conferences) , among which at least 3 as first author;
•Experience in Flanders of the Netherlands is an added value;
•You have the ambition to quickly boost and share your expertise in this field in an international scene;
•You are technologically literate, an organizer and strive for quality and accuracy;
•You are eager to demonstrate your skills in a competitive environment;
•You are willing to carry out a part of your work at a location other than our offices, either in Belgium or abroad (e.g. in the framework of an international project);
•You are available at short notice (next months).
In addition to the required technical skills we are looking for a team player. Our new employee will think and plan along with our integrated water assignments.
We offer an exciting technical function with extensive development opportunities and responsibilities within a theme-oriented and participatory company. An eager and dynamic team awaits your input in the development of “coastal and marine” projects in both domestic and foreign markets. We offer a supportive working environment that promotes an atmosphere of cooperation and camaraderie. We create a foundation for success by encouraging employee initiative and active participation in the growth of the firm.
This position is available at our offices in Antwerp.
Send your letter of interest and CV before 10/10/2017 to:
Doris D’hondt
Management Assistant Business Unit WATER
Buchtenstraat 9, B-9051 Ghent, Belgium
Tel. +32 (0)9 261 63 00
e-mail: doris.dhondt@anteagroup.com
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