Senior Nuclear Process Engineer

Requisition ID:  10158


Tractebel’s Nuclear Entity seeks for its “Systems” group (“Métier Nuclear Safety and Engineering”) a (m/f) :

nuclear PROCESS Engineer - senior


The Systems group, which is part of the Competence Centre “Nuclear Safety and Engineering”, is in charge of the following consultancy and engineering services activities relating to PWR reactors and fluid systems:


  • Conceptual and Functional design
  • Functional and technical specifications
  • Feasibility and modification studies
  • Functional and safety analyses
  • Performance analysis
  • Thermal-hydraulic calculations
  • Operations & Maintenance support
  • Input to commercial bidding for engineering services.



your job

  • You will coach and provide guidance to less experienced colleagues in the team performing system and safety analyses, defining test programs and other nuclear process and safety activities. You will participate in the design of systems within the “Nuclear Island” of PWRs, BWRs and SMRs, using the necessary tools and methods. You’ll contribute to the development of methods for performing our current and future activities, including new build as well as Dismantling and Decommissioning projects.
  • You will help to maintain the high quality standards for the deliverables produced by the team consisting of technical notes, test procedures, reports, equipment functional specifications and other documents to be prepared and issued according to nuclear regulatory and quality standards. You will be in contact with clients to listen to and understand their needs, to prepare scopes of work and to present the results of your analyses.


  • You are a civil or industrial engineer with a strong will to share your technical expertise and knowledge and provide guidance to your less experienced colleagues
  • You have a profound knowledge in thermal-hydraulics and heat transfer phenomena
  • More than 15 years of experience in the aforementioned areas of expertise is expected, including at least 10 years in PWR design and in particular PWR nuclear island fluid system design; knowledge of experimental reactors and other nuclear power plant designs is an asset
  • You’ve a large general knowledge in several other competence domains, such as mechanical equipment, electrical supply and I&C within nuclear power plants.
  • You’ve experience in commissioning of equipment in nuclear power plants and good knowledge of the operation of nuclear power plants
  • You’ve good knowledge of nuclear regulations and American standards (e.g. ASME) or equivalent
  • Prior experience with IT tools such as Flo-master for calculation of fluid dynamics is an advantage
  • You have a strong analytical mind and a problem solving attitude
  • You are committed to meeting the deadlines and you care for quality and safety
  • You are rigorous in your work and have a questioning attitude
  • You are trilingual in Dutch, French and English
  • You are able to write technical documents and synthesis reports
  • You are methodologic and have a creative mindset and willingness to solve complex problems
  • You’re a team player
  • You have an open mind and a capacity to convince others
  • You’re willing to travel
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