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Job Opportunity: Engineer Nautical Studies in International Marine & Dredging Consultants

International Marine Dredging Consultants (IMDC), based in Antwerp, Belgium, are offering a position for an Engineer with Nautical Studies



International Marine Dredging Consultants (IMDC), a member of RISC-KIT's consortium, is offering 2 job opportunities for Project Engineer Modelers.

For more than 30 years IMDC has been a leading consultant in Flanders, specialised in the execution of national and international water related engineering and consultancy projects. At this moment we work with 100 highly qualified employees on projects integrating scientific research with hydraulic engineering. IMDC acquired a vast experience in the field of marine and estuarine systems, dredging technology, coastal engineering, ports and offshore structures, river basin management, waterways and inland navigation, hydraulic design, environmental studies and in situ measurement techniques. With regard to the analysis of coastal and estuarine systems, IMDC developed important know how. Complex numerical models are developed as principal evaluation tool to analyse and predict waves, current, sediment transport and morphology in the coastal zone. Modelling, survey and monitoring are used to advise the client concerning feasibility, design, nature and environmental effects, maintenance and use. Since 1985 IMDC is part of the Tractebel Engineering Group.


Job content

As part of the ‘Navigable waterways and hydraulic design’ team, you will support the project leaders with nautical and hydraulic studies:

  • Geometric planning studies of waterways on the basis of international standards.
  • Monitoring and interpreting marine simulations.
  • Carrying out capacity calculations from locks and waterways.
  • Investigate the hydraulic load caused by a vessel (waves, propeller load, etc.).
  • Optimizing river information systems (RIS).
  • The conceptual design of locks (filling and emptying system, door type, etc.) and banks of
  • waterways.
  • Interpreting hydraulic model results (1D, 2D, water balance, etc.) for shipping.

You will apply your engineering and technical knowledge to provide IMDC clients with the best available solutions, linking academic knowledge to practical knowhow.



  • A Master degree in industrial/civil engineering: construction or maritime techniques or equivalent through experience.
  • High Interest in nautics and river hydraulics.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience. Experience with nautical studies (+/- 5 years) is a plus, experience with hydraulic design of river works and structures is an advantage.
  • Able to work under supervision, but can also work independently when needed.
  • Excellent reporting skills, both oral and written.
  • Willing to work on national and international projects.
  • Good knowledge of English and Dutch and/or French.
  • Possession of a driving licence.

What IMDC offers

  • A challenging and varied job where initiative is appreciated.
  • A young and dynamic working environment where professional development is encouraged.
  • A range of challenging (inter)national projects, with brief assignments abroad.
  • A permanent technical education to keep your knowledge up-to-date.
  • An attractive salary and a range of non-statutory (fringe) benefits.


If you recognize yourself in this profile or you interested in IMDC as a company, please do not hesitate and send your CV and cover letter to IMDC, Coveliersstraat 15, 2600 Berchem (Antwerp) for the attention of Maaike Jespers or mail to, noting Contact Ref.: 029. Your application will be treated with the utmost discretion. 

Download this job advertisment in .pdf here.