CAD designer - water infrastructure

Requisition ID:  6239

Ghent, BE, 9000

CAD Designer - Water Infrastructure


Work environment 

Water engineering is one of the product lines of Tractebel, specialised in port engineering and waterway infrastructure. The technical competences within our team cover the complete range of marine infrastructure: quay walls, locks, jetties, dikes, port expansion etc. Our team designs projects from feasibility, over conceptual and detailed design through owner's engineering, in close collaboration with our national and international clients.

To tackle the exciting challenges that lie ahead, we will strengthen our team with a motivated CAD designer with a passion for marine structures.



  • You carry out design work under supervision of the project leader;
  • You are responsible for the implementation and execution of CAD modelling for our marine infrastructure projects;
  • You assist the project engineer in dimensioning marine infrastructure projects following current Belgian and European standards, legislation, codes of practice and internal guidelines;
  • Prepare designs (preliminary, basis, tender, detailed) for marine structures such as Ports & Waterways development studies: port master planning, locks, quay walls, jetties, bridge foundations, flooding areas, dikes, breakwaters and perform analyses to find the optimum installation method of these structures
  • You set up and follow up developments in CAD systems 
  • You follow the rules and regulations of planning permission drafting guidelines
  • You keep up with standards, new techniques and developments in your discipline. You ensure knowledge development and sharing related to your expertise



  • You graduated as a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Architecture, Engineering Architecture, Engineering & Technology, or equivalent through work experience; 
  • You have a specific interest in applying the relevant design codes and guidelines for the structural design and soil-structure interaction of marine infrastructure;
  • You have experience in designing and drafting infrastructure works in 2D or 3D drafting software (Autocad 2D, Revit or Civil 3D) ;
  • You have knowledge of Design Standards (ISO, EC, NEN, EAU, ...);
  • Experience in designing concrete reinforcement in 3D structures is an asset
  • Experience of standards for building consent ("omgevingsvergunning") in Flanders is an asset; 
  • Good knowledge of English. Knowledge of Dutch and/or French is an asset; 
  • You are analytical and precise 


Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ES Tractebel L2
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Post Graduate Diploma (MBA, PhD)