Fugro is a major player worldwide in consultancy and in the research of the earth’s surface and the soil and rocks beneath. This combination of knowledge and the wide scope of activities we carry out are what make Fugro unique in this market. For this reason, working at Fugro is both diverse and exciting.

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Veurse Achterweg 10 , Leidschendam , 2264 SG Netherlands


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Business Type:
Consulting firm
Industry Type:
Soil and Groundwater
Market Focus:
Globally (various continents)
Over 1000

Who are we?

Fugro was founded by two enterprising Dutch engineers in the early 1960s. Today we are global experts for the collection and interpretation of data relating to the earth’s surface and sub-surface and for associated services and advice in support of infrastructure development on land, along the coast and on the seabed. With projects around the world and approximately 13,500 highly motivated colleagues we are one of the world’s largest engineering firms and play a leading role in our field of expertise. The primary goal of our enterprising staff is to satisfy the wishes of our clients through thorough research and sound advice.

What do we do?

Our activities are carried out all over the world, onshore, offshore, and from the air, and are primarily aimed at the oil and gas industry, construction industry, mining sector and governments. We conduct multifaceted geodetic, geological and geotechnical research of the earth, contributing in this way to a range of different developments and projects which are often of great social or economic impact. In this way we are taking steps towards making tomorrow’s world possible.

Examples of our activities are: exploring new energy sources, determining suitability of locations for subsea infrastructures, providing initial information to emergency crews in the event of natural disasters, offering complex foundation advice, carrying out accurate land surveying and providing high-resolution maps.

Due to the ever changing development and diversity of our activities, working at our company is constantly challenging and interesting. Our worldwide network of colleagues provides us with both international and local knowledge of the earth’s surface and of the soil and rocks beneath. We have access to the latest technology and are able to advise our clients in the best possible way, and this is the goal which we work towards every day.

At Fugro we have an open, collaborative and dynamic working environment. Our working environment is recognised as being uniquely personal compared to other large companies. Because Fugro consists of almost 300 autonomously functioning operating companies, your day-to-day work will profit from the dynamics of a small company. At the same time, you will be working with colleagues from other operating companies on different projects all the time, so that you experience firsthand working in a large international expert technical group.

Great colleagues

We are professionals attracted by good projects and providing sound advice, with a passion for technology and investigating planet earth. The enormous diversity is what makes working for us so attractive. This is reflected in our projects and in our employees: many young people, driven experts and managers who entertain an open door culture. Our employees are, first and foremost, no-nonsense people with an enterprising and informal character. At Fugro, you can really be yourself.

Team spirit

At Fugro, we help one another and learn from each other as a matter of course. You can truly experience this team spirit while doing field work, both onshore and offshore. From time to time you will be given the opportunity to sit-in on projects outside your own field of knowledge. Outside office hours, there are many social, cultural and sporting activities. And should you come up with a new idea yourself, you will always find some interested colleagues.

Challenging work

Taking steps in making tomorrow’s world possible. With a broad range of activities investigating the surface and sub-surface of the earth, onshore, offshore and from the air. Fascinating projects, diversity, adventure and technical challenges. This is what Fugro has to offer you. We work on carrying out operations as well as giving advice, so we do know what we are talking about. You will be working on small projects as well as larger, more complex projects. Because we are open to your ideas, you will really be able to see your contribution. If you are truly driven, you will find the job satisfaction you are looking for at Fugro.

Your contribution really matters

The great diversity of knowledge and activities makes us an international leader in the field of geo-scientific services, survey and geotechnical services. Using specialised software and measuring equipment, which we partly develop ourselves, we are able to offer unique services to our clients. The projects are multifaceted and the work is interesting. Whether you work as a specialist, project manager, technician, consultant or as an engineer: your contribution matters.

Your perspective

You will not find a larger scope and variety of research specialisations of the planet than at Fugro. We work onshore, offshore and from the air and the diversity of project locations is enormous; mostly onshore in the Netherlands and offshore worldwide. This versatility offers a great range of interesting work. Whether collecting and processing data about the earth's surface and sub-surfaces, the coordination of projects, maintaining contact with clients, developing and maintaining measuring equipment or providing technical and logistical support of the projects... there is always something interesting for you to do.

Personal growth and career

You will be given ample opportunity to develop yourself. You will receive coaching from your manager and from experienced colleagues, we will listen attentively to your wishes regarding your personal and professional development and you will be given the opportunity to follow many training courses, either at our Fugro Academy or elsewhere. Uniquely, our company may give you a fair amount of responsibility early on in your career. You will be able to manage your own career and you will have the opportunity to develop yourself in the direction of your choice, whether in a vocational, coordinating or managerial direction. A solid and continuously growing organisation like ours will allow you to grow for a long period of time in the Netherlands and, if you so wish, abroad.

As a worldwide player in a challenging line of work, with interesting projects and an open and informal atmosphere we can offer you many things, such as:

  • Interesting, diverse and challenging work. Self sufficiency and responsibility. A great variety of work, projects and project locations.
  • Professional and personal development, for instance by coaching, knowledge sharing, project meetings, internal and external training courses and education.
  • An exceptionally pleasant working environment; an open and informal atmosphere, helpful colleagues, and many social activities outside working hours.
  • Career opportunities, the possibility to develop yourself in the direction of your choice either in the Netherlands or if you wish at one of our offices abroad;
  • Employment conditions in line with market standards

The employment conditions at Fugro are correct. In order to guarantee market conformity, we regularly check our salaries are still in line with current labour market levels.

Moreover, we have excellent employee benefits, such as:

  • Many possibilities for personal development, education & training courses;
  • 25 vacation days per year and the possibility to buy extra days or to sell vacation days;
  • 4 extra scheduled days off per year;
  • Good leave of absence regulations;
  • Excellent pension regulations;
  • Generous compensations (for field work, offshore work and expenses)
  • Profiting from tax benefits such as sponsored company fitness, bicycle scheme, salary savings scheme and life-course savings scheme.

Other additional conditions depend on the package which applies to your function.

And finally, as our employees tell us: Fugro distinguishes itself through its uniquely open and informal atmosphere, motivated teams, challenging work and possibilities for personal development.