Project Manager Renewable Energy

Requisition ID:  6109


Tractebel is a global community of 5000 imaginative experts engineering a carbon-neutral future. Through our game-changing solutions for complex energy, urban, nuclear and water projects, we help our clients create a positive impact towards a sustainable world, where people, planet and profit collectively thrive. 


Work environment 

You will join the The Business Line Energy of Tractebel who is responsible for all the engineering related to the development and realisation of energy generation projects based on amongst others wind, solar, biomass, geothermal and gas and of energy distribution and storage projects including substations, interconnections, battery and hydrogen storage. These projects go from the pre-feasibility studies up to final commissioning of the installations.
Within the Business Line Energy, our Renewables team handles onshore and offshore wind and PV projects both in Belgium and abroad. The projects cover all phases of development, realisation and commissioning as from a single turbine (2-3 MW) up to > 500 MW projects.


As International Project Manager in the Onshore Renewables team, you will be responsible for the management and implementation of onshore wind and solar energy projects with a strong focus on projects during design review and construction phase while ensuring its profitability.  The projects you will be working on include international Owner’s Engineer missions during the construction phase, typically between 50 MW – 250 MW. These projects are typically situated in countries where renewable energy is emerging or rapidly growing (e.g. Senegal, Benin, Djibouti, etc.) and typically staffed with international teams.

  • To give technical support to the sales team, collaborate with partners and other Tractebel entities, to dare to challenge the status quo and find ways to optimize budgets when submitting offers in this competitive market;
  • To prepare the Project Plans and supporting documents;  
  • To assemble the assigned project resources, and arrange kick-off meetings;
  • To deploy the project resources according to the approved planning, monitor progress, and take corrective action where appropriate;
  • To organise, coordinate and supervise with your team all activities on-site and to monitor and resolve any issues;
  • To monitor all project parameters (quality, cost, schedule) and initiate and manage corrective action in the event of deviations;
  • To ensure good communication in the project: with the client, team members, vendors/partners, lender’s engineer, Management; arrange/participate in project meetings;
  • To ensure that all project and corporate procedures are correctly followed, especially regarding HSE;
  • To ensure that all legislative requirements are identified and complied with;
  • To ensure that all Health, Safety and Environment legislation is complied with. In particular to ensure that, where required, the health & safety coordinator functionaries specified by EU Directive 92/57/EEC are appointed.
  • To ensure that knowledge within your fields of expertise is capitalized upon and to act as coach towards more junior colleagues or less experienced affiliates. 
  • To monitor and ensure the satisfaction of the client
  • To look for continuous improvement in all processes and methodologies.  



  • Graduate-level engineer;
  • Minimum 10 years of professional seniority
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in a management or technical coordination function in wind farms and/orsolar construction projects;
  • Knowledge in procurement (e.g. FIDIC), handling multidisciplinary project (e.g solar + storage) and experience with BIM (Building Information Modelling) are considered strong assets;
  • You think outside the box and dare to challenge the status quo;
  • Formal training in project management is strongly desirable;
  • Good people management skills; 
  • Good customer handling and communication skills;
  • Experience in an international environment is a strong asset;
  • Excellent English and French language skills;
  • Stress resistant, results-focused, determined, decisive, well-organised;
  • Ready to travel for short or medium missions is required. Openness for expatriation is a strong asset. 




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