“If it doesn’t exist, we’ll just make it ourselves”, is the motto at Jan De Nul. New vessels, ship infrastructure, new machines for our dredging and offshore departments: as Senior Structural Design Engineer I have the chance to help design it all. That is almost unique in Belgium and a dream for every engineer! However, each project is also a challenge, as it always involves very complex material, without a ready-made solution. So I am always challenged to pull out all the stops in my engineering capacities.
It is also a very versatile position, which goes far beyond the design itself. I draw up reports, deep in regulations, carry out FEA analyses and follow up projects. In short, a very varied and fascinating job that never feels monotonous.
Because of my 14 years of experience, as a Senior Engineer, I am a point of contact for many of my colleagues: other seniors, juniors, designers and other departments in the company. This ranges from advice in certain designs to help with certain calculations or reviews.