Young Potential Program

Grab this invaluable opportunity for recent Bachelor and Master graduates to kickstart your career on a solid foundation and grow within our company.

The Program

During the 12-month period, you will gain experience in three (fixed) divisions: Site Management, Work Preparation (Project Management), and Estimating. After this, it will be decided in consultation what the fourth period will entail. This could be a deeper exploration of one of the previously mentioned departments or an introduction to another department from the options list (Cost Controlling, Purchasing, Contract Management, Finance, etc.). Certain tasks (competencies) must be completed before you can proceed to the next department.

For who?

  • Master’s and Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering
  • Dutch
  • You are enterprising, creative, and solution-oriented
  • You will work a 40-hour week (day work)
  • Specifically for recent (or soon-to-be) graduates who want to invest in themselvesreinforcement plan and receive training in basic rebar tying.

The benefits

  • Wide Range of Experiences: Discover and develop your talents in various divisions within the construction sector.
  • Professional Guidance: Work alongside experienced professionals and learn from the best in the field.
  • Career Growth Opportunities: Start your career with a clear growth path and take the first step towards a successful future with Cordeel Belgium.
  • Permanent Contract: Enjoy the security of a permanent contract throughout the program.

The divisions

The Young Potential Program is a 12-month journey where young talents get the chance to explore various civil engineering departments within Cordeel Belgium. During this period, participants work under a permanent contract and gain experience in three key divisions: Site Management, Work Preparation (Project Management) and Estimating.

Site Management

You will learn how to create effective schedules and receive training in safety protocols. Additionally, you will learn how to place orders and schedule materials. You will gain insight into the organization of the construction site and scheduling, and understand the sequence of operations on the site. You will also learn how to set up the site efficiently and develop a communication system for the site. Moreover, you will learn how to simplify a reinforcement plan and receive training in basic rebar tying.

Project Management

During the program, you will follow negotiations with architects and engineers, and proactively suggest optimizations and alternatives. You will participate in site meetings and learn to identify and manage follow-up points effectively. Training will include sending out price requests, building an As Built dossier, and becoming familiar with preparing progress statements. Additionally, you will develop skills in budget negotiation, learn to negotiate with subcontractors, and gain insights into contract discussions. You will also learn to prepare initial ideas for work preparation.


During the program, you will learn to create a bill of quantities based on plans and thoroughly read and understand specifications. You will gain skills in reading and interpreting construction plans and develop an understanding of building construction. You will perform measurements and develop 3D insights, attend meetings to observe the process, and learn to calculate and defend estimates. Additionally, you will learn to write and justify prices, participate in Monday morning scrum meetings to discuss planning, and gain insight into office work and project follow-up.

They paved the way for you

“Electricity and industrial informatics have always interested me. So a career as Software Engineer came as a logical next step after my studies. Since 2016, I have been working at Imtech in the business unit ‘Industrial Solutions’. After a usually long period of preparation, it is always very exciting to see the software come to life at a start-up installation. A successful commissioning gives courage to go full steam ahead with the next project.”

Wim Robersscheuten

Software Engineer

“For 35 years, as Site Supervisor at Cordeel, I have been ensuring the smooth execution of projects on site. I now have numerous projects to my name, which I look back on with great pride. Working on the construction site often involves the necessary stress and unforeseen circumstances. It gives an incredible sense of togetherness when you can then work as one team, despite the problems, to bring such construction sites to a successful conclusion and lean on each other.”

Patrick De Bock

Site Supervisor

Are you the Young Potential we are looking for?