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Business Leader - Transformation Land Site Investigation



Leidschendam, Netherlands
Posted on Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Job Description

For our headquarters in the Netherlands, we are seeking a seasoned Business Leader to lead the transformation of our land site investigation services. Are you an accomplished professional with a proven track record of driving growth and operational enhancements within the B2B service provider sector? If so, we invite you to take the helm in steering our transformative strategy on a global scale. Join our team and contribute to shaping the future of site investigation advancements in key regions worldwide.

As the Strategic Business Leader, you will lead a team responsible for transforming a significant business from Geo-data services to Geo-risk solutions. This role extends beyond traditional management; it involves leading with innovative transformation strategies, focusing on digitalization, fostering an improved health and safety culture, and differentiating through equipment technology. You will oversee two service lines and drive the transformation strategy. Your leadership will provide vital geotechnical survey services onshore and along the marine coastal zone (nearshore). Your expertise in transitioning from equipment-focused services to efficient and value-differentiating businesses will be essential to our entire portfolio strategy.

As a leader in Geo-risk solutions, we invite you to step into the role of Strategic Business Leader based in the Netherlands. This position is tailored for those who have honed their skills in industry roles such as Operations Manager, Head of Operations, Senior Project Director, and Construction Manager. Your responsibilities will include scheduled global travel, approximately twice each quarter.

Your role

  • You transform our site investigation services, leveraging operational excellence tactics, digitalisation of workflows, and equipment portfolios;

  • You develop and implement strategic plans aligning with Fugro's vision;

  • You develop partnerships with key technology suppliers and deliver differentiating solutions;

  • You identify and share best practises ensuring excellence and efficiency in delivery;

  • You mentor and grow a team of dedicated professionals;

  • You build business cases for investment in impactful technologies or ventures;

  • You oversee research, development, and asset management within the service line.

Your track record

  • A degree in Engineering, Science, or a related field, complemented by proficiency in business management;

  • Demonstrated capability in driving strategic initiatives within senior leadership positions;

  • Proven expertise in spearheading the transformation of service-oriented businesses;

  • A consistent track record of effective leadership coupled with commercial acumen;

  • Excellent communication skills in English, encompassing both verbal and written proficiency.

What Fugro offers

  • A competitive salary;

  • 29 holidays per year based on a fulltime employment (of which 4 are appointed by Fugro management) and the possibility to purchase 12 additional days;

  • Extensive career & training opportunities both nationally and internationally;

  • Flexible working hours and the ability to work from home in accordance with your manager and corporate policies;

  • Commuting allowance;

  • Modern pension scheme;

  • Collective health insurance;

  • Possibility to register with our corporate fitness plan;

  • Coaching options through our EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Are you interested?

Please visit our Company Page to find out more on what it is like to work at Fugro.

If you have any further questions, please contact Dominique Wesenbeek, Corporate Recruiter, tel. +31 (0)6 -38599556.


After you have applied

  • You will receive an automated confirmation-email of the receipt of your application;

  • When we see a match, we will invite you for the first interview within a couple of days. Of course, you will also receive a message if we will not invite you;

  • After a successful first round, you will be invited for the second round;

  • If we are both still positive after the second interview, we will make you an offer and with that we hope to welcome you at Fugro!

Disclaimer for recruitment agencies:

Fugro does not accept any unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies. Acquisition to Fugro Recruitment or any Fugro employee is not appreciated.