Requisition ID:  28867


The “Nuclear” Operational Entity seeks for its – Mechanical Equipment Department” a (m/f):

“QA/QC Engineer”


The Mechanical Equipment Department is in charge of the following tasks:

  • Expertise in mechanical components and related Codes & Standards
  • Procurement and qualification of mechanical Equipment and Nuclear Fuel
  • Quality Surveillance and manufacturing follow-up
  • Management of repair and replacement activities
  • In service Inspection and Ageing Management
  • Fuel Quality Control and Handling


As a member of the “QA/QC” section you will ensure that Vendors of Tractebel and/or its Clients deliver and install their products with the highest level of quality to ensure nuclear safety at all times. You will have the opportunity to be involved in the full supply chain in a practical and industrial environment and this in an international setting. You will work in close collaboration with your colleagues within the mechanical expertise domain (contract owners) and project managers.

You will be mainly in charge of the following activities:

  • Examination and approval of the Contractor technical manufacturing and installation files of various mechanical equipment (steel forgings, steel structures, rotating equipment such as valves and pumps, heat exchangers, piping, …).  You will verify from a quality control point of view the conformity of the fabrication documents to be in line with technical specifications and the governing construction codes and standards. You will typically intervene during review and approval of material purchase specifications, non-destructive examination procedures, welding procedures, heat treatment procedures, special manufacturing procedures. Knowledge of one of the following codes & standards is an asset : ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (section II, section III (nuclear related), section V, section VIII , section IX, ASME B31.1, ASME B16.34, …), PED, RCCM, ESPN, ....
  • Conducting quality control missions during manufacturing and installation of mechanical equipment. You will assess the conformity of the fabrication and progress during inspection missions at manufacturer's premises, site installation activities (Energy production facility sites such as but not limited to Nuclear Power Plants). You will verify that the goods are meeting the requirements set forth in the technical and upfront approved technical and quality assurance documentation.
  • Examination and approval of fabrication quality plans (PQP, ITP, …) in consolidation with the contract owner. You will be able to use your knowledge of industrial manufacturing process to define the quality surveillance strategy. Provide technical feedback in terms of the acceptance of non-conformities encountered during manufacturing without comprising the final quality of the product.
  • Issue inspection reports following the templates of Tractebel or its Client. You will inform the contract owner or report directly to the project manager of the outcome of your missions.
  • Support the organization with quality control expertise and become quality control lead in support of the contract owner on one or multiple projects. Within this role you will be in charge for overlooking Tractebel’s project quality organisation, developing specific methodologies and tools for the quality experts involved in the project (specific reporting, checklists, …), ensuring lessons learned are captured and implemented, verifying the content of inspection reports as to follow-up on related actions with the contract owner, assisting the QA/QC team group manager with staffing requests and organization (depending on the project scale).


  • Mechanical / Electromechanical engineer with min. 5 years’ experience in an industrial environment
  • Strong knowledge of manufacturing processes of mechanical equipment (pressure vessels, heat exchangers, valves, pumps, …)
  • Experience in a product quality control environment with knowledge of destructive and non-destructive examination techniques (base materials and welds) is considered an advantage;
  • Good organizational and coordination skills;
  • Able to work with limited supervision;
  • Eager to work in an international context for short and long missions;
  • Eager to participate in the expansion of activities of the nuclear market;
  • Ability to draft concise reports containing factual conclusions;
  • Reliable and motivated to meet deadlines;
  • Knowledge of the nuclear industry is a plus;
  • Flexible regarding time-schedule, resistant to stress;
  • French or Dutch speaking with a proficient professional knowledge of the English language;


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