Requisition ID:  16234


Job Description




Tractebel Engie seeks for its projects (M/W) :


Confirmed / Senior Fire Safety Engineer


The working environment


The Fire Competence Center, which is part of the “Metiers” Department of Global Nuclear Business Area, is in charge of the following activities: 


  • Feasibility studies, design studies, modification studies of internal fire, explosion and flooding protection installations.
  • Internal Fire, explosion, flooding safety analysis.
  • Diagnoses and audits of Fire protection installations.
  • Modeling, design, calculations and analyses (Water & gas fire protection systems, Passive and manual active fire protection systems, fire & smokes propagation, evacuation, ventilation, internal explosion, internal flooding).
  • R&D (Research projects, integration tool development).
  • Expertise in Fire protection and detection components.
  • Operations & Maintenance support for Fire Safety equipment.
  • Design specifications, procurement, contract management.
  • Implementation & start-up of Fire Safety equipment follow-up.
  • Fire project management.

 Your function


As Confirmed / Senior Fire Safety Engineer, member of Metier Fire group, you will be in charge of the following activities, in close relation with the Project Managers, the Fire Experts, the other Competence Centres experts (EI&C, Nuclear Safety, Mechanical etc) and the Client (internal é external) :


  • Lead feasibility studies, design studies, modification studies of fire, explosion and internal flooding protection installations, following applicable regulations and standards or in house methodologies.
  • Lead Audits and diagnostic of fire, explosion and internal flooding protection installations.
  • Lead internal fire, explosion and flooding calculation and simulation studies:
    • Perform risk analysis following applicable methods and determine suitable and pragmatic recommendations that cope with the Project and Client’s objectives/constraints.
    • Perform risk analysis defining scenario and identifying assumptions, choice of the correct model, collection and implementation of the data into the model, calculations, analysis of the results, drafting the synthesis.
    • Validate the coherence between the required and existing protection/detection means.
    • Include requirements from other competence centres, project safety referential, plant safety report, insurer, codes, norms, standards and regulations.
    • Check study compliance with on-site situation (walk-downs), include the Return of Experience and draft the reports.
    • Determine and recommend suitable on site adaptations (protection/detection means).
    • Present and share analysis with the Client.
    • Ensure budget, planning and studies scope are compliant with Project and Client requirements.
  • Lead or Participate giving support to a Junior Fire Safety Engineer to equipment and services procurement, with the support of a buyer :
    • Writing technical specification.
    • Preparation of Call For Tender : Technical Requisition File, Design Review with the Client, Draft Purchase Order, sourcing strategy.
    • Launch the Call For Tenders and review of the supplier’s bids.
    • Perform the technical clarifications/bid alignment, and support the procurement stakeholders during the commercial negotiations with the suppliers.
    • Award Purchase Order.
    • Contract Management : Follow-up of the contractor’s activities including associated reporting: review studies, manufacturing in close cooperation with the quality monitoring stakeholders and with the Client, installation on site and start-up, follow-up of the payment schedule and prospective Variation Order.
    • Perform contract closure activities: Provisional Acceptance, Punch List, Contractor’s evaluation, After Action Review and Return of Experience
    • Manage interfaces and ensure an efficient communication between the different stakeholders.
  • Ensure a role of Fire Technical Leader within the Metier Fire Group and within Engie Group with the possible following activities :
    • Coaching, give technical support, improve Fire Group skills, be a mentor for Junior Fire Safety Engineers and internship Engineer.
    • Give technical assistance to Project Managers and internal & external Clients (other Business Area, within Tractebel Engie, for other conventional industries).
    • Contribute to continuous improvement of internal tools and methods, innovation proposal, lead R&D Fire projects.
    • Ensure a role of Fire technical advisor and Technical coordination to support the Fire Group Manager.
    • Be Fire SPOC for Programs, projects or Client site.
    • Ensure a role of Fire Lead Engineer on a project : Fire Engineers, hours, planning, deliverables follow-up, manage interfaces and ensure an efficient communication between the different stakeholders.
    • Participation to conference, normalization committee, working group for writing or updating standards.
    • Participation to recruitment. 




  • Civil Engineer diploma (Mechanical engineer, Fire safety Engineer, Nuclear Engineer is an asset) or High Engineering School diploma (ENSAM, ENSI Bourges, INSA Centre-Val de Loire, INSA Rouen, ENSE or equivalent), + Master 2 Fire engineering is an asset.
  • 5 to 10 years of proven experience in Fire engineering.
  • Industries experience, Nuclear is an asset.
  • Capacity to assume responsibilities, to take initiative, coach/follow-up people and able to work autonomously.
  • Team player and capacity to develop personal contacts, good listener and communicator.
  • Good language skills : French and English (and Dutch for Belgium workplace is an asset).
  • Good computer and data process skills.
  • Ability to draft reports, technical papers and synthesis documents.
  • Inquiring and critical mind, dynamic, rigorous, pragmatic, team-player.


What we offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an international environment with a good work/life balance.
  • A stable work environment where professional growth and development are stimulated (via the  Tractebel Engineering School and the ENGIE University).
  • An attractive compensation package with fringe benefits.
  • A permanent contract to ensure the roles offered are in accordance with your skills, interests, career goals and lifestyle.




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