Legal Counsel

Requisition ID:  6266


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.



Our Legal, Ethics and compliance department is looking for a motivated legal counsel to join their team based in Brussels (short trips will occasionally be necessary). As a legal counsel, your tasks will include: 

  • Proactively and on demand advising and supporting operations staff on all matters relating to the identification and optimal management of legal risk, in particular when preparing calls for tenders (including the legal structuring of offers and relationships with partners and subcontractors) and during contract negotiations and management;

  • Preparation and participation in Risk Committees;

  • Assisting the subsidiaries with the management of legal risks;

  • Actively contributing to the development and implementation of Tractebel Engineering’s legal policies, processes, standard contracts and trainings;

  • Actively contributing to the implementation of applicable compliance procedures;

  • Management of the corporate housekeeping of the Tractebel Engineering group companies and branches;

  • Advising on the choice of and supporting the implementation of the adequate legal structures necessary for implementing projects (subsidiary, branch office, permanent  establishment, etc.);

  • Managing litigation and legal disputes;

  • Evaluating the relevance of calling upon outside lawyers, directing their interventions and controlling legal costs;

  • Assistance with the follow-up of insurance matters and the collaboration with the brokers and insurance companies.







Based in Brussels. Brief trips will occasionally be necessary.


Your profile:


  • You have a Belgian Master in law;

  • You have 5 to 10 years of experience, preferably with experience as an in-house lawyer,

  • You have specific experience in contract law, company law and litigation and claims management. Knowledge of Public Procurement law is a plus.

  • You have a good understanding of the business issues and are eager to work in an international environment with a Belgian legal team of 5p supporting projects in Belgium and across the world

  • You are pragmatic, flexible and solution-seeking;

  • You have good verbal and written communication , assertiveness

  • You work well in a team and have excellent communication skills;

  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit and are well-organized;

  • You have good analytical, synthetical skills and risk awareness;

  • You are stress resistant and keen to meet deadlines;

  • You are rigorous and professional.

  • You have excellent command of either Dutch/French and English




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