Senior Automation & Control Expert (F/M/X)

Requisition ID:  15743



Linkebeek, Belgium - Nuclear



Are you excited about embarking on our journey towards a carbon-neutral world?


We are seeking a collaborative individual who is passionate about making a positive impact on ENGIE Laborelec's success and overall performance. If you have a deep interest in energy transition, power generation, and technology, we urge you to explore this opportunity.


Bring your expertise, grow with us and build your career in safe and diverse environment.




Who are we?


ENGIE Laborelec is a research and expertise center focused on electrical power technology, with a team of over 370 employees from different background. We are part of the ENGIE Group, and more particular the newly created entity called ENGIE Research & Innovation. We support the entire electricity value chain, providing customized solutions to a diverse range of customers from various fields and industries. We are dedicated to achieving a net zero carbon future and finding sustainable solutions.




About the team


Our Nuclear Department’s mission is to provide a broad range of need driven services and solutions to industrial control and process automation system users to enable them improving the operability of the assets.
This ranges from specific sensor solutions, conceptual control and automation enhancement, data handling, up to the operator interface. Simulators and tools, both commercial and in house developed, are used to test solutions. Your working field will be in the nuclear power generation.


Our team assist nuclear operators in the daily operation of the plant through a wide range of expert services.

Our solutions help nuclear operators to firmly address issues resulting from ageing and obsolescence.

We develop and monitor related strategies and provide hands-on assistance to ensure the availability of required safety functions throughout the service life of the plant, taking into account changes that occur over time and with use.



What you’ll be doing

Your responsibilities as Automation and control Engineer Nuclear

As Automation and control Engineer, within our process automation Department, specialized in improving control and process automation, you will be immersed in a range of diverse field related complex subjects and produce creative solutions.

More concretely, you will ensure that opportunities for improvements are defined, developed and implemented

Some examples of frequently requested services are:

•       Control loop conceptual review and optimization 

•       Steam turbine controller check-up, supported by an in-house developed hardware-in-the-loop simulator

•       Specific measuring campaigns like nuclear power plant enclosure tightness

•       Effectively discuss ideas and conclusions to power plant management as well as power plant Operators

You will work alongside a supportive team, and will have access to professional development opportunities to help you grow in your career.



If you identify with any of the following, we encourage you to apply! Do you?


•       Have a civil or industrial engineer diploma that is specialized in process automation and control and 5 to 10 years of experience in the field

•       Have good command in office applications and mathematics software (such as MATLAB) and you can program technical software.

•       Have a project management culture

•       Show flexibility and customer-orientation

•       Cooperate closely with team members and customers

•       Real interest in new technologies

•       Communicate fluently in Dutch and/or French, with a good command in English



Here's a taste of what Laborelec offers you


  • Flexible Working Environment: A green campus and hybrid workspace (3 days home working/week)  offering flexibility for a good work/life balance 
  • Employee Resource Groups: An exciting position in a leading research and expertise centre, with the possibility of further career development within ENGIE. 
  • An inspiring work environment: with ambitious colleagues and from different background
  • Learning & Development: Growth is a big reason people choose to join our team. We provide opportunities through lunch and learns, training, coaching, mentorship programs, and workshops.
  • Benefits: 34 leave days, 5 days free care for sick children , linen ironing service...
  • Wellness: You will have access to our fun room and fitness space for your enjoyment and well-being



Where we work

Our headquarters is based in Belgium (Linkebeek, near to Brussels), and we have several branches in Europe (France, Germany & the Netherlands), LATAM (Chile) and MESCAT (KSA & UAE)



Our values : The 4B’s


Be You, At Laborelec, we encourage you to be yourself and allow your skills and knowledge to shine through.

Be Safe, keeping our employees safe is our top priority.

Become, as a Laborelec employee, you can build your career.

Belong, join our dynamic community at Laborelec and become an integral part of our team. ​​​​​​​​​​​




Our commitment

At ENGIE Laborelec, we are committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, including people of all races, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations.



We'd love to hear from you if this opportunity sparks your interest.


Your HR contact:


Isabelle Croiset




Business Unit:  Research & Innovation
Division:  R&I - LABS Laborelec
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree