Are you a professional in the field of water, subsurface and/or infrastructure? Do you want to use your knowledge and expertise to make a difference with regard to major societal challenges?  Do you share our belief that working on a ‘dare to share’ basis creates opportunities to do even better and to learn from one another? Then Deltares offers you an innovative working environment in which you will work in international multidisciplinary teams and with colleagues who are leaders in their field.


We want every new colleague to make a flying start! We think it's important for new colleagues to get the best out of their work, feel happy about what they do, and go to work here with a sense of commitment and enjoyment. The onboarding period is part of this flying start. Guidance of a mentor, the Deltares introduction day and intervision are part of this onboarding.

Personal development

At Deltares the work you do is based on your talents, and you have plenty of opportunity to develop them further. Working at Deltares means the freedom to shape your work yourself, within the framework of our missions. This calls for pro-activity, cooperation and entrepreneurship. Nothing is impossible at Deltares!                                                         

Deltares puts a lot of effort into employee development. With the Deltares Talent Development Program (TOP), you can take a variety of tailor-made courses for the benefit of your professional growth. The TOP courses are aimed at increasing understanding and developing and strengthening knowledge and skills. Examples include project management, self-leadership, feedback and time management.                             

In addition to the courses from the TOP program, you are invited to indicate in which technical fields you want to learn.         

Ask our employees

To me, Deltares is an innovative institute. It provides unique services, knowledge, and tools. Their knowledge and tools are used hugely in the Netherlands and widely around the globe. We help people, agencies, governments, and regions to improve their lives or environment and avoid losses. We contribute with others to maintain our world. I'm honored to be part of such a helping and contribution. Given these missions, inspiration and work freedom make it possible for all of us to pursue our career dreams within Deltares.  Although the majority of our colleagues are Dutch, there is a unique born-established environment at Deltares which makes it suitable and comfortable for all cultures and nationalities.
Amgad Omer
Advisor in rivers-reservoirs
The biggest challenges we face as humanity, like the climate and biodiversity crisis, require transdisciplinary, multisectoral and Public-Private collaboration. Trained as systems engineer and policy analyst and after completing my PhD in Public-Private Partnerships in the transport sector at TUDelft, my choice for Deltares was not obvious. Now, ten years later I can say that although it has not been the easiest path, it has been the path of greatest learning and impact. Working with fellow experts and thought leaders in strategic planning for water security and climate adaptation and the access to such a wide range of disciplines has allowed me as systems thinker to innovate and discover powerful points of leverage where with our expert knowledge we can drive the three revolutions we need for a better future; a revolution in understanding, in planning and finance. 
Monica A. Altamirano, PhD
sr. advisor researcher

Ask our employees