Geotechnical Engineer - Infrastructure projects

Requisition ID:  2194


Tractebel is a global community of 5000 imaginative experts engineering a carbon-neutral future. Through our game-changing solutions for complex energy, urban, nuclear and water projects, we help our clients create a positive impact towards a sustainable world, where people, planet and profit collectively thrive. 


Work environment

The Geo Engineering team, part of the INFRASTRUCTURE Business Area of Tractebel ENGIE, is looking for a passionate and experienced Geotechnical Engineer for projects in Infrastructure. The Geo Engineering team is involved in a wide range of projects in collaboration with other Tractebel and ENGIE Group entities, both in Belgium and internationally.

The Geo Engineering team consists of about 40 engineers (geotechnics, geology, hydrogeology) working on projects in Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp, Hasselt and Namur.


In the team that carries out project studies and monitors project implementation, you are responsible for the following tasks : 

  • You are working on infrastructure projects for the design of motorways, regional roads, roads, bridges, tunnels in an urban environment, public spaces, tram, metro projects, etc. in Belgium;
  • You work within a project team of monodisciplinary engineers (geotechnics, civil engineering, ...) for your projects;
  • You determine the needs and the choice of procedures with regard to:
    • Soil research (geotechnical/geophysical/hydrogeological/geological)
    • Foundation techniques (pile foundations, soil improvements, foundations on steel)
    • Stability issues: retaining walls, slope stability, etc. and drawing up the technical specifications for them;
  • You execute calculations;
  • You draw up the technical specifications for the above;
  • You interpret the results of soil research;
  • You are responsible for the classic and special calculations, the modelling of terrains and the interaction between soil and structures;
  • You are responsible for ensuring that the budget, the agreed scope, the timing and the quality of the engineering works are carried out as required. You ensure that the projects assigned to you are carried out in accordance with our quality system and our H&S rules;
  • You participate in the general quality improvement of the projects in the context of sustainability and environmental impact, not only in design, but also to minimise the impact during the implementation phase;
  • You support young engineers by actively participating in their training program.


  • You are a civil or industrial engineer (civil engineering, mining/geotechnical, bioengineering);
  • You have at least 5 years of experience in the field of calculation and you are specialised/interested in geotechnical engineering;
  • You have a good command of the following geotechnical software packages: Plaxis, Flac, D-Sheet, Foxta, ...or willing to learn to use them;
  • You are fluent in Dutch and have a good knowledge of English. Knowledge of French is a plus;
  • You have good communication skills and are a team player;
  • You are dynamic, flexible, can work autonomously, like to take initiatives, are quick to take decisions, have a listening ear and offer the customer tailor-made solutions;
  • You are stress-resistant and know how to keep your focus under pressure with a healthy dose of assertiveness and diplomacy;
  • You are looking for a mix of field work and office work.


Tractebel welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, and actively promotes Diversity in the workforce.

Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ES Tractebel L2
Contract Type:  Permanent
Professional Experience:  Junior (experience < 3 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree