About SBE

SBE is a growing engineering consultancy with several offices in Belgium and a global leader in the engineering design of locks. To further grow our , we are continuously looking for project engineers with experience in the design of lock gates and other hydraulic structures.


Job description

As a project engineer – hydraulic structures you will be part of an experienced team of engineering professionals, BIM modellers and a project manager. Your role in the team will entail:

  • Performing the engineering design of (components of) hydraulic structures like lock gates, dry dock gates, jetties and other structures;
  • Working with advanced software like SCIA Engineer, Plaxis 3D, Ansys, etc.;
  • Making calculation notes;
  • Being part of technical meetings with clients and other stakeholders;
  • Reporting to project managers;
  • Instructing BIM modellers


Required profile

We are looking for a motived engineer who is passionate about hydraulic engineering. We are happy to welcome both graduates and experienced engineers, although at least 2 years of experience is a plus. Furthermore the perfect candidate should:

  • Have a bachelor in civil engineering (having a MSc. is a significant plus);
  • Have affinity with finite element software like Ansys or Sofistik;
  • Be a great team player;
  • Be a strong communicator, being able to present complex engineering results to clients and other non-technical stakeholders;
  • Have an eagerness to learn;
  • Be willing to work in Belgium;
  • Be fluent in English and Dutch or French. Knowledge of additional languages would be an asset.



You will join a dynamic team and work on world-class projects from one of our offices in Belgium. You will become part of a family-owned business where we strive to be ‘a great place to work. When joining SBE, you can expect:

  • An environment where you will be able to develop your skills continuously, both on-the-job and through training;
  • A tailored work-life balance;
  • To be empowered;
  • Challenging projects;
  • A plethora of career opportunities (technical, account management & customer success, project management, knowledge management, leadership roles,…);
  • A very competitive salary and other benefits