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CAD Designer - Water Infrastructure

Skilled (3 < Experience < 15 years)
Ref: URB00000375


Engineer your positive impact

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 

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.

It is possible to work from our offices in Ghent, Antwerp or Ostend. The main location of the team is Ghent, so the whole team meets there once a week to ensure good communication. Working (partly) frome home is also an option. 


  • 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

What we offer

Every day with Tractebel is your chance to make the world more resilient, livable, energised and ultimately more sustainable. To shape and enhance the lives of millions of people. To apply your talent in multidisciplinary teams with boundless creativity. To learn and grow with world-class experts at your side. To leave a game-changing engineering legacy you can be proud of in your community and communities around the world.

sustainable and social impact

Accelerate the transition to a carbon-neutral future for people and the planet we all share.

imaginative expertise

Work alongside experts who imaginatively challenge convention in the search for solutions.

caring community

Join a community where youu2019re genuinely valued and appreciated with leaders who champion you to success.

grow as we grow

Benefit from continuous opportunities for learning and professional growth within ENGIE group.

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What we need


  • 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 



Find your path to positive impact in the sector thatu2019s right for you.

CAD Designer - Water Infrastructure