Join Sumaqua

A great vision requires great people. We want to be a global trendsetter in water management by bringing the latest technology to practice. We offer our clients the best domain-specific design and tailored solutions to make their water system more efficient, sustainable and future-proof. To achieve our goal, we are always looking for talented people that match our vision and values.

What do we offer?

Working in a dynamic tech start-up is different. We offer you unique challenges and opportunities that you do not find elsewhere.

Personal growth and self-development

As a tech start up company, our activities and environment evolve rapidly. We offer you the chance to be part of this dynamic environment, and offer you a unique route for self-development.

Your job is highly versatile: one day you're developing an innovation, and the next you're already presenting your idea and concepts to potential clients or partners. You can take ownership of projects and developments, and take initiative to change things.

Join us, help shaping the company, but above all, do what drives you most. 


We rely on a high trust company culture, and offer you immense flexibility: pick your own working hours, mix working at home and at our offices in Leuven, and go for projects which truly interest you.

A challenging environment with chances to experiment

As a tech start-up originating from university, innovation, R&D and creating new technology are some of our core activities. We encourage innovation and an open spirit, and also give you room to experiment. Interested in smart cities, climate adaptation or rather pure modelling? Pick your favorite business line, and go for it.

Competitive salary and benefits packages

Our job opportunities

Are you our next colleague? If so, send your CV to, and we'll be in touch soon. We will treat your application with utmost discretion.

Are the opportunities not fitting your profile or wishes? Drop us a mail, and we'll see if we can work together.

R&D engineer

Sumaqua is looking for an engineer to strengthen our R&D team! You will be working on a broad range of highly innovative projects with an impact on water management in Belgium and abroad. The precise content can be adjusted based on your interests and experience.


Job description:

  • Based on your experience, you become a project engineer or manager for consulting projects and will be in direct contact with clients.

  • You will develop new machine learning techniques, IoT-driven applications and/or modelling tools in close collaboration with the Sumaqua colleagues.

  • You will put these techniques and innovations into practice to tackle water problems in urban and riverine environments, such as droughts and floods.

  • You can play an important role in the growth of Sumaqua. We encourage you to take initiative, look for opportunities for business development, and be a frontrunner in innovation in the water sector. 


We’re looking for somebody who:

  • Holds a MSc. degree in (civil or bio) engineering or applied sciences.

  • Applications of more senior engineers are highly welcomed, but experience is not a requisite.

  • Has experience in programming languages Python, R, MATLAB or alike.

  • Has experience with GIS software.

  • Is eager to learn.

Interested in an internship?

Sumaqua offers internships to engineering, science and software development and urban planning students. Send us your CV and cover letter, and we'll be in touch.