Nuclear Engineer - Radioactive Waste Management

Requisition ID:  6119


Senior Nuclear Engineer | Radioactive Waste Management

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 Radioactive Waste Management for a permanent position in our Brussels HQ, Namur, Hasselt or Ghent office (partial homework possible).



As Senior uclear Engineer Radioactive Waste Management 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 in the field of Radioactive Waste Management, this covers both the radioactive waste resulting from operations and from dismantling. 


Core responsibilities

Technical expertise

  • Knowledge about solid, liquid and gaseous radioactive waste types and treatment;
  • Knowledge about treatment and conditioning of solid radioactive waste;
  • Development of waste management strategies;
  • Verification of technical specifications, technical follow-up of contracts and commissioning of installations for the treatment and/or conditioning of radioactive waste.


  • Verify the technical work performed by your peers;
  • Actively engage in knowledge sharing with others;
  • Coaching of young colleagues;
  • Working in close relationship with the final Client and interact with Safety Authorities and the Radioactive Waste Management Agency.


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 for partial homework and 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:

  • an experience of 5 years at least in the domain of radioactive waste management;
  • 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);
  • Knowledge about the waste management systems of the Belgian NPPs is an asset;


You can relate to following skills or attitudes:

  • You can work autonomously and have a high sense of quality;
  • You like to share your knowledge with less-experienced colleagues;
  • You like to co-create with your team in order to make things better, faster or to boost business.


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