Insurance Counsel - Antwerpen (Zwijndrecht)

Region: Antwerpen
Function: In-House
Environnement: Company
Legal subjects: Insurance law
Job Type: Full time
Contract Type: Permanent contract
Your ref.: VL/LAW/2105/18

Master in Law with at least 5 years of professional experience in insurance and liability (third party liability, construction insurances, marine insurances,..). Fluent in English and Dutch.

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DEME Group, headquartered in Zwijndrecht, is market leader in dredging, environmental and marine engineering business solutions, such as: port construction and improving maritime access worldwide. DEME has been creating land for 150 years and will continue to do so in the future.  

In an operational environment with an involvement in complex contract structures, with high expectations from clients and with increasing regulatory restrictions from authorities, DEME today is able to offer its worldwide clientele a total solution through a variety of innovative international contract forms (turn-key, Engineering-Procurement-Construction (EPC), Design-Build-Finance-Maintain (DBFM), Public-Private Partnership (PPP), Early Contractor Involvement (ECI), etc…) for complex dredging and marine engineering projects, in which contractual, financing and project insurance techniques go hand in hand. 

To strengthen its legal department, DEME is looking for an Insurance Counsel.

You will be part of the legal department, situated at DEME’s headquarters, with an extensive and complimentary team of in-house legal counsels, each of them covering and responsible for one or more geographical areas in the world, DEME business units and particular professional domains.

In close cooperation with the other DEME departments, you will assist the worldwide projects before contract award, during contract execution and as from contract completion.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Analyzing contracts with respect to liabilities and insurable risks. 
  • Risk assessment.
  • Giving advice and support to the working companies of the DEME group on insurance matters.
  • Negotiation with brokers and insurance-companies concerning policy-content, premiums and renewal.
  • Build up expertise regarding available insurance products.

  • You hold a Master in Law from a Belgian or foreign university.
  • You have 5 years of experience in aforementioned areas (third party liability, construction insurances, marine insurances,…) 
  • You are fluent in English, both spoken and written. A strong knowledge of Dutch, French and/or any other language is an asset.
  • You have strong communication and relational skills. You have an open, unprejudiced, and international view. 
  • You are assertive, self-confident and a true team player, and at the same time you are able to work autonomously. 
  • You are open-minded, flexible and stress resistant. 
  • You are prepared to travel for a limited period of time and at short notice.

The position offers an interesting blend of internationally oriented work in combination with a hands-on approach, which requires a willingness to get involved in the businesses.

You will closely work together with the professionals of the concerned business units / regions.

You will be offered challenging work and you can count on a motivating and attractive remuneration package in accordance with your seniority and experience.


Contact Els Gossé via email or call confidentially.
Please mention reference  (VL/LAW/2105/18).

Phone: +32 472 49 60 35
Ref: VL/LAW/2105/18

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