Modelling & Simulations Expert


Tisselt, BE

An introduction to Etex

At Etex, our purpose is to inspire new ways of living. By joining Etex, you won’t just be joining an international leader, you will inspire people around the world to build living spaces that are ever safer, more sustainable, smarter and beautiful. You’ll be joining a company who wants to inspire change.

We are committed to making a positive human impact on the world. In return, we’ll reward you by investing in your development and your personal well-being. Whilst our core values help us develop those effective and sustainable lightweight solutions we’re known for, it’s our people that matter most!

Our diverse and inclusive workforce always strives for excellence. We have over 100 years of experience manufacturing high-performance building solutions. Etex is a company that is committed to success - and when you join us, we’ll be committed to you.


Company Info

Etex Innovation & Technology Centre is currently looking for a Simulations & Modelling Expert. The Etex R&D Centre focuses on leading innovation within Etex Group. The mission is innovating our products, systems and technologies in order to guarantee more and better products and provide the best service to internal and external customers.


Job content

The Simulations & Modelling Expert is responsible for the development, validation and implementation of numerical modelling of Etex Building Performances within R&D projects and will provide technical assistance to the business units. Modelling refers to physic-based modelling (typical FEM & CFD- technology, and or analytical) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Your main objectives are to reduce development costs & duration, and to support the improvement of existing solutions. This results in the following specific tasks:

1. Research

  • Executing patent & literature studies, including problem statement and scope definition
  • Writing grant applications
  • Developing, validating and implementing new and existing numerical or AI models
  • Offering reports based on your analysis
  • Training internal stakeholders in the modelling approach

2. Project Management

  • Managing the project database
  • Following up on development of the project plans
  • Identification of stakeholder interest and risk analysis
  • Providing reports on progress, deliverables and issues

3. Technical Assistance

  • Providing technical assistance of modelling to the Etex business units (internal clients)
  • Interpreting and combining existing reports and data
  • Setting up, validating and computing the model
  • Communicating to the internal clients





To be successful in this role, you:

  • obtained a Master in science (e.g. material/civil/mechanical engineering)
  • hold a PhD in applied science (related to modellling - FEM & AI - and experimental validation of building materials & performances)
  • ideally have 5 years of experience in a similar role, research on testing and simulation environment
  • are fluent in English, knowledge of Dutch is a plus
  • possess excellent communication skills, are a problem-solver and a go-getter




We offer you a fulltime employment in a dynamic, international organization. Additionally:

  • We can offer you a complete salary package, consisting of a company car with fuel card, hospitalization and group insurance, meal vouchers etc.
  • You can further develop your skills, enjoying a wide range of training possibilities
  • You will be part of a highly motivated team
  • You will work in a diverse and international environment

Interested? Don’t hesitate to send your resume to

Our Social Responsibilities  

Etex has a clear commitment to help build a better, sustainable future. We work towards this vision by caring about our social and environmental impacts and working on innovative solutions for the building industry. 

Our ambition is to reduce negative effects and scale up positive impacts. We prioritise decarbonisation, including the use of renewable energy, as well as circularity, with a first focus on waste management.

We engage in a wide range of voluntary initiatives which offer support to local communities through partnerships and social projects. Our teammates know their local communities best, we are proud of the numerous projects and actions initiated around the world that are based on the awareness of their communities’ needs.


Commitment to diversity 

We’re incredibly proud of the community we’ve created at Etex. We form a global team of over 13,500 individuals from an enormous variety of backgrounds, races, faiths, and genders. Our diversity is our strength, and we are committed to ensuring that all of our teammates feel included and happy at work. 

If you require any additional support with your application, please do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can make arrangements for you.

Good luck with your application 

As you have seen, our Teammates mean the world to us, they enable us to Inspire Ways of Living. If this role appeals to you, click apply now and discover how a career at Etex will help you learn, grow and lead. We look forward to hearing from you.