Nuclear Engineer - Decommissioning Processes

Requisition ID:  6115


Nuclear Engineer | Decommissioning Processes

TRACTEBEL Brussels office (Partial Homework possible)

Engineer your positive impact!


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.


Thanks to a strong increase in business activity, we are currently recruiting a fulltime Nuclear Engineer Decommissioning Processes for a permanent position in our Brussels HQ, Namur, Hasselt or Ghent office (partial homework possible).



As Nuclear Engineer Decommissioning Processes you will join our dynamic team which is responsible for the expertise field related to Radiation Protection, Radioactive Waste Management and Nuclear Decommissioning. In close collaboration with your colleagues, your Group Manager and the Project Manager, you conduct Engineering Studies related to the preparation of the Nuclear Decommissioning of the Belgian Nuclear Power Plants. This includes also new build projects (indeed, “we need builders to dismantle”). You will mainly work from our office (with a possibility to do partial homework), some projects might require on-site interventions.


Core responsibilities

Technical expertise

  • Knowledge of nuclear decommissioning processes in general
  • Knowledge about cutting- and decontamination techniques;
  • Knowledge about radioactive material- and waste flows during dismantling;
  • Knowledge about nuclear decommissioning of the main components of the primary circuit;
  • Knowledge about the management of the decommissioning inventory
  • Knowledge about the implementation of the decommisioning concept on site
  • Writing technical specifications, technical follow-up of contracts and decommissioning activities.
  • Capacity to propose element of methodology



  • Verify the technical work performed by your peers;
  • Provide regular feedback about ongoing activities;
  • Actively engage in knowledge sharing with others;
  • Working in close relationship with the final Client and interact with Safety Authorities and the Radioactive Waste Management Agency.
  • Self-sufficiency and capacity to support peers in their tasks is a must


As an ambassador

Embody the image and values of Tractebel and the ENGIE group (Ethics, QHSE,…) in all your contacts, both inside and outside the ENGIE group, and other external stakeholders.



Working environment

Within the Tractebel Business Area Global Nuclear, you will join one of our technical departments which is managed by the Head of Métier and the Group Managers. Together with the engineers in the teams, we cover all Engineering aspects in the field of:

  • Radiation Protection, Radiological Characterization and Radiation Monitoring;
  • Radioactive Waste Management (both waste from operational and from dismantling operations);
  • Nuclear Decommissioning Processes (preparation of the dismantling of the Belgian Nuclear Power Plants).




Our offer

We offer more than just a job: you get the possibility to carry out a complex job full of challenges in an inspiring environment in which we contribute to many projects in the (inter)national nuclear industry and in which you can develop your career. We offer opportunities to travel and expatriate, opportunities to attend prominent conferences, as well as trainings via our Tractebel Academy or other providers.


We do our very best to provide the best working environment for our employees in function of their personal work-life balance needs with:

    • the possibility to work partially from home with flexible hours;
    • well-designed and comfortable workspaces to boost productivity and focus rooms;
    • lots of areas where you can take a break with your colleagues and have a snack or a drink;
    • a free gym at the office which can be used within your preferred time schedule.


Your profile 

Minimum requirements:

  • a Master’s degree in Engineering / Sciences;
  • Language: (French or Dutch) and English;
  • Knowledge of the Belgian Nuclear Ecosystem;
  • Working principles of a Nuclear Power Plant (type Pressurized Water Reactor);
  • Working Experience in the nuclear sector is an asset.


You can relate to following skills or attitudes:

  • You can work autonomously and you have a high sense of quality;
  • You can easily write qualitative reports within a respected deadline;
  • You like to co-create with your team in order to make things more efficient.



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