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Project Engineer

Hydro Extrusions is a world-leading aluminium extrusion business counting around 100 production sites in 40 countries and employing 20,000 people. Through our unique combination of local expertise, global network, and unmatched R&D capabilities, we can offer everything from standard profiles, to advanced development and manufacturing for most industries. 

Since 1905, Hydro has turned natural resources into valuable products for people and businesses with focus on a safe and good workplace for our 30,000 employees in more than 140 locations.

Hydro is committed to leading the way in shaping a sustainable future and in doing so, creating more viable societies by developing natural resources into products and solutions in innovative and efficient ways to industries that matter.


The business area Extruded Solutions is present with 7 closely co-operating plants on the Benelux level. At the plant in Lichtervelde (B), about 150 colleagues produce with our biggest extrusion press big & wide profiles for various industrial clients, such as rolling stock (train, HST, subway, tramway,…) manufacturers. We deliver custom made solutions with added value machining, assembly and logistic services. We are fast growing and recruiting a (m/f):


Project Engineer


Job Responsibilities


Technical support for added value operations  for the Project Development Engineer and for Sales

  • Pre-sales support for Fabrication (Internal & subcontracting)
  • Feasibility studies
  • Development of new products
  • Technical support for continuous improvement
  • Requests for Quotation for subcontracting

Project support for Project Development Engineer and Project Manager

  • Configuration management
  • Change management for external changes ( on request of customer or subcontractor ) and internal changes
  • Documentation of the Supply Chain flows
  • Requests for ordering at subcontractors


Technical support for subcontractors and for internal production

  • Drawings 2D/3D
  • Clarify customer specifications
  • Engineering of solutions for machining, packaging, tooling, Calibers
  • Continuous improvement and problem solving 


Technical support for Purchasing:

  • Capability study of subcontractors




  • A higher degree in engineering (Ma. or Ba.), preferably in a mechanical field.
  • Some experience with project management is appreciated, but young graduates are encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to work in an international and multicultural environment, fluent in Dutch and English.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills, and the ability to plan and manage your own workload.


What we offer:


  • A newly created job where you will tackle a wide variety of issues in an exciting, project-oriented environment.
  • A pleasant team and an informal, results-oriented company culture.
  • Extensive possibilities for personal development, training and international exchange within a world-wide industry leader.
  • An attractive salary package with benefits.
  • The opportunity to contribute to a more sustainable future through innovative aluminium solutions.

Hydro is heading in a new and exciting direction, and we depend on different perspectives to solve our tasks and meet customer needs. Building on our three core values – Care, Courage and Collaboration – we target a high performing and sustainable work environment based on inclusion of our differences. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply for the position.

Diversity improves our ability to act in accordance with The Hydro Way.
Therefore all applications will be considered with equal suitability.
Please apply online in ONE with your CV and optionally a cover letter until. 31/05/2023

If you have any question, please contact:

​​Inge Van Overbeke
(Belgium +32) 494534548

Posted on:  04-Mar-2023

Lichtervelde, BE, 8810

Department:  Project Management
Business Area:  Hydro Extrusions(EXSO)
Legal Entity:  Hydro Extrusion Lichtervelde SA / Ghlin NV
Job Type:  Permanent

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