Section Manager

Job Locations BE-VAN-Aartselaar | BE-VAN-Aartselaar | BE-WBR-Braine-L'Alleud
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 3 months ago(04/12/2023 12:58)
Project Managers-Other
Primary Location : Location

Job Description

For our branch in Aartselaar - Automation section, we are looking for a Section Manager.

What if you could leverage your extensive experience and commercial sense in a technical role with responsibilities?

As a Section Manager, you will take the lead of a dynamic team of automation engineers and project managers. You will plan, organize, coordinate, and oversee all operational activities.

In concrete terms, this means that you:

  • are responsible for commercial activities (participating in tenders, following up on customer contacts, pricing,...)
  • are responsible for the P&L (approximately 10M€ TO/y) of your section and oversee the financial project management by the project managers
  • oversee and adjust some projects yourself to achieve the set objectives
  • collaborate with other section managers to maximize possible synergies

In addition, you will also be responsible for personnel management (coaching, recruitment, retention,...) within your section. You are a good people manager who is there for your team.

You report to the Department Manager on the activities and results of your section.


What do you need, in addition to your passion for anything technical, to be successful as a Section Manager at Equans?

  • a master's degree, preferably an engineer in an electrical field: electromechanics, energy, electricity,...
  • a minimum of 10 years of relevant technical, project, and team management experience
  • strong experience in industrial automation and/or IT projects
  • experience working in the role of a contractor (plus)
  • flexibility (no 9-to-5 mentality)
  • good command of Dutch and French since your team consists of around 40 Dutch- and French-speaking colleagues

And furthermore:

  • your clear view and vision of business
  • your result- and customer-oriented entrepreneurial mentality
  • your strong communication skills that allow you to negotiate with internal and external partners (staff, customers, suppliers, subcontractors, etc.)


Equans - Automation department

The Automation department is part of the Mobility division of Equans, where we design, build, and maintain electrical equipment for all modes of transportation (highways, railways, waterways, airports, public transport, etc.).

The team that you will lead as a Section Manager is developing challenging software solutions for a variety of multidisciplinary projects (tunnel technology, movable works of art, bridges, locks, pumping stations), traffic management (roads, water, rail), marine techniques, IoT, smart management platforms, etc., for public authorities in Belgium.


Want to tackle tomorrow’s multi-technical challenges with us?

Then join our experts in the various innovative and exciting projects of Equans. You get the opportunity to use your technical skills as well as to discover cutting-edge technologies and help customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.

Joining Equans is more than that! You also get:

  • a competitive salary in line with your education and experience
  • interesting training and career opportunities
  • group-, hospitalization insurance
  • meal vouchers
  • lease car
  • smartphone with subscription, laptop

We are looking forward to meeting you!


Are you interested in this position and do you have questions? Please contact our HR colleague Chris Roels - 0471 80 24 27 or chris.roels@equans.com


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