Requisition ID:  23510


Tractebel is a global engineering and consulting company delivering integrated solutions for sustainable energy and built environment projects. Our expertise is trusted worldwide across multiple markets like nuclear, renewables, power & gas, electrical grids, hydropower & dams, water resources & supply, desalination, complex & high-tech buildings, transport infrastructures, and ports & waterways. By connecting strategy, design, engineering, social & environmental studies, project management and in-house digital applications, we partner with companies and public authorities to create a positive impact on people and planet. Backed by more than 150 years of experience, today Tractebel is a community of over 5,500 passionate experts across the globe, committed to ethical business and the fight against climate change. Tractebel is part of the ENGIE Group, a global reference in low-carbon energy and services.


Tractebel BA Global Nuclear seeks for its "Engineering Management and Integration Group" a 





                                                                                             BIM COORDINATOR / INGÉNIEUR LAYOUT


The "Engineering Management  & Integration" group  which is part of the “Operational Support” competence centre of the Global Business Area NUCLEAR, provides engineering and consulting services in:


  • Technical Integration: issuing multidisciplinary synthesis reports and ensuring technical consistency of Nuclear project deliverables and technical excellence through coordination of the technical disciplines and  overall nuclear expertise;
  • Layout: integration of input from different technical disciplines and coordination of draftsmen to achieve an optimum spatial arrangement for a new facility or modifications to existing plants, taking into account all project constraints including safety, constructability, economics, operations, maintenance, etc;
  • Drafting: development of drawings of technical solutions (BIM model, 2D implantation drawings, Civil Works guide drawings, Site Plot Plans, isometrics, PID, etc).

The key competences of the “Plant Layout & Integration” Group are related to:

  • Design assessment of Generation III/III+ reactors, not limited to but with particular emphasis on EPR, AP1000, ATMEA1 and EU-APR designs;
  • Follow-up of Generation IV and Small Modular Reactor (SMR) designs;
  • Engineering and Consulting services for Nuclear New Build projects (siting, licensing, design, layout, Owner requirements, Bid Invitation Specifications, EPC Contract Development, etc);
  • Design and construction of complex plant modifications and new facilities at operating Nuclear Power Plant units (e.g. spent fuel storage facilities, waste management facilities, Long Term Operation and Post-Fukushima modifications, Containment Filter Venting System, new bunkerised facilities, etc);
  • Layout development and Drafting for:
    • Nuclear projects (see hereabove);
    • International Gas Projects (e.g. new LNG Terminals);
    • National and International Conventional Power projects (Combined Cycle Power Plants, Wind Turbine, Biomass Power Plants, Coal Fired Power Plants, Diesel Engines Power Plants) and Industry projects (e.g. pharmaceutical industry).




Building Information Model (BIM) is a collaboration process involving the generation and management of an integrated digital representation (BIM Models) of physical (CAD) and functional characteristics (Data / Documents) of a Building / Facility, its Systems, Structures and Components.


As part of his BIM activities on projects, the BIM Coordinator / Layout Engineer:

  • Manages the BIM models and information exchanges;
  • Coordinates the BIM Modelers / Draftsmen to develop optimum layout solutions (see herebelow);
  • Performs interference management and issues the collision reports;
  • Extracts the data from the 3D data model in order to generate the necessary lists of BOP SSC and Bills of Materials/Quantities;
  • Develops and implements BIM standards, templates, automation routines, documentation and workflow process standards; collaborates with other Tractebel entities and with Tractebel BIM Managers to streamline the development of the BIM processes in the Plant Layout and Integration group;
  • Manages and supervises the activities of the BIM Modellers / Draftsmen; assesses and monitors of the workload and project needs; identifies their training needs.

The BIM Coordinator / Layout Engineer will be involved in different engineering missions of the Plant Layout and Integration Group. The engineering mission of BIM Coordinator/ Layout Engineer is to achieve an optimum arrangement of a new nuclear facility taking constructability, economics, safety and operations. The BIM Coordinator / Layout Engineer must “demonstrate technical ability along with a creative talent and common-sense approach to problem solving” for developing the layout of a facility. The BIM Coordinator / Layout Engineer typical activities include:

  • Collection of layout requirements (project requirements, customer requirements, site requirements, etc), collection of layout inputs from the different Disciplines involved in the project (Safety and Security, Radiation Protection, HSE, Fluid Systems, HVAC, Fire Protection, Mechanical equipment including handling systems, Electrical Systems, Instrumentation and Control Systems, Civil Works, etc.); Review of layout inputs and design configurations issued by the different Disciplines and anticipation of layout problems and customer needs;
  • Performance of site visits (walkdown) (when necessary) and measurement campaigns (use of laser scanner);
  • Development of optimum layout solutions, drawing sketches of preliminary solutions on BIM/ CAD software, management of the BIM models; Optimum arrangement of the facility plot plan; Optimum location of all equipment inside the facilities; Optimum routing and arrangement of the different systems, structures and components inside the facilities: civil structures, piping, process, HVAC, mechanical equipment, electrical systems, I&C, etc;
  • Coordination of the BIM Modellers / Draftsmen for the issue and successive revisions of different design drawings (with 2D and 3D BIM / CAD softwares) and figures;
  • Drafting general layout reports e.g. in order to present and justify the developed layout solutions; presentation of layout solutions to customer ;
  • Coordination of layout aspects through participation and/or organization of multidisciplinary “layout” meetings, design reviews and more informal “face-to-face” meetings;
  • Adequate introduction of hold points. Request for validation of layout solutions by all Disciplines prior to design reviews;
  • Management of layout interfaces between the different Disciplines, and provision of appropriate support and timely deliverables to other Disciplines.




  • You are a Civil engineer or Industrial engineer with a sharp interest in technical expertise;
  • You demonstrate experience as BIM coordinator (or BIM Manager) and/or as Layout Engineer on large-size engineering projects. Layout experience in nuclear installations is a key asset;
  • You demonstrate experience with BIM software (preferably REVIT); experience with other BIM / CAD softwares is a plus (Autocad, Microstation, OpenPlant, AECOSIM, SMARTPLANT, Recap, Navisworks, Inventor, Solidworks, PDMS, Catia…); experience with point clouds and laser scanner is a plus;
  • You have a strong interest in new digital tools and methods (BIM, laser scanner, point cloud, AR/VR);
  • As the BIM processes are under development in the section you have an hands-on approach to propose / test / develop existing/ new BIM tools and methods (add-ons, software, libraries, automation routines, server);
  • You are dynamic, pragmatic and rigorous and have a strong problem solving attitude;
  • You have outstanding judgment, organization and decision making skills;
  • You are a team player, good listener, collaborative and communicator;
  • You are interested in people management;
  • You are willing to perform (occasional) site visits (industry, conventional and nuclear power plants in Belgium and internationally);
  • You are fluent in English and in French or Dutch.


Tractebel welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, and actively promotes Diversity in the workforce.



Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ES Tractebel L2
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree