Design Engineer Radiological Characterization BRISTOL

Identifiant de la demande:  21240
Lieu de travail: 

Bristol, GB, BS1 2NT

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.


The ‘Radioprotection, Radwaste and Decommissioning’ Competence Centre, which is part of the DECOM Department, is responsible for all Engineering aspects in the field of:

  • Radiation Protection;
  • Radiation Monitoring;
  • Radiological Characterization;
  • Radioactive Waste Management (both waste from operational and from dismantling activities);
  • Decommissioning Concepts (Dismantling Tools & Techniques, Conceptual Design Studies, …).


The team ‘Radiological Characterization’ is in charge of all activities related to:

  • the radiological characterization of building, structure and equipment in a nuclear installation through measurements and sampling campaigns;
  • the final radiological characterization of operational and dismantling waste (packages) produced during operation, post-operation and dismantling phases of a nuclear installation. This including, among others, the set-up of strategies/methodologies for the characterization processes, the selection and procurement of measurement systems to characterize radioactive and (un)conditional release waste (packages), the definition of scaling factors/activities for different waste streams.


You will be part of the development of the D&D activity in the UK supporting local projects and clients. In parallel you will contribute to back office activities carried out for Engie Electrabel (Belgium) and other national and international Clients. It provides high-level engineering and consultancy services. The team interacts with the other teams of the Competence Centre (CC), with the other CC’s and the other Products of the Global Business Area Nuclear. Its members work in close relationship with the final Client and interact with the Safety Authorities and the radioactive Waste Management Agencies.


Because of the strong increase of the business activity, we are looking for motivated Engineers to contribute in our day-to-day challenges as well as in our long-term objectives.


Your job

As ‘Design Engineer Radiological Characterization’, you are responsible for the sound roll-out of all the projects, tasks and responsibilities entrusted to you. In close collaboration with your colleagues and your team lead, you contribute to the preparation of bids, the Engineering Studies and the projects in the field of Radiological Characterization.


Your responsibilities are:

  • conducting radiological characterization studies according to the needs and the expertise level expected by the dedicated authorities;
  • developing and applying strong capabilities with computer codes such as MicroShield, MCNP or RayXpert but also in-house Python calculation codes;
  • writing technical specifications and follow-up of orders for the procurement of measurement systems and radiological campaigns;
  • developing a strong expertise in the field of the radiological characterization based on national and international references;
  • share your knowledge and experience with Clients and colleagues to ensure alignment concerning the work to be realized and setting the right expectations;
  • maintaining the knowledge, expertise and methodologies required to accomplish your missions;
  • delivering ‘quality on time’: in order to achieve this objective, you will get all support required in terms of technical training, coaching and availability of (IT) resources;
  • verifying work performed by your colleagues guarantying the expected high quality level;
  • correctly applying the Integrated Management System (IMS) procedures;
  • providing regular feedback concerning ongoing activities to your team lead and your hierarchy, while working autonomously towards the goals defined for you;
  • identifying and implementing possible synergies with other teams and/or CC’s;
  • contributing to the preparation of technical bids;
  • providing (internal) presentations and trainings;
  • participating actively to regular meetings with your colleagues during which workload, technical issues, project follow-up, development strategy and transversal activity coordination are discussed.


You will collaborate actively with your colleagues from Project Management and Competence Centre departments, and build a close relationship while working for the same goal, actively developing cross department projects for your Clients.


You embody the image and values of Tractebel and the Engie group (Ethics, QHSE,…) in all your contacts, both inside and outside the ENGIE group, and other external stakeholders.


Your profile

To be successful in this role, you should meet the following requirements:

· you have the drive to become a technical expert in this field;

· you have a master’s degree or PhD in engineering or sciences, preferably in physics, with a strong technical background and a will to further develop your technical expertise;

· you are proficient in English. Knowledge of French is a plus;

· you have relevant experience (at least 3 years), preferably in the nuclear industry, expertise in data processing and analysis, or Contract Owner is desirable;

· you are flexible and creative in finding technical solutions;

· you are autonomous and you like teamwork;

· you are open to gain new competencies as well as to share them;

· you are at ease with IT-tools and familiar with the relevant software and codes such as MicroShield, MCNP, RayXpert. Python knowledge is considered as a plus;

· personal attributes: you are methodical, conscientious, organized, team-player, innovative, client-oriented.


What we offer

As a TRACTEBEL employee, you will benefit from:

· opportunity for a quick career progression in a dynamic and challenging environment;

· autonomy and flexible work patterns;

· competitive salary and annual bonus scheme;

· complementary trainings to develop your skills inside our team;

· professional membership subscriptions - subscription fees for one relevant professional institute per annum;

· support toward attaining chartership;

· employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing;

· generous holiday allowance of 28 days plus bank holidays;

· international career evolution;




Unité commerciale:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ES Tractebel L2
Type de contrat:  CDI
Type d'emploi:  Temps Plein
Expérience professionnelle:  Qualifié ( >3 expérience <15 ans)
Niveau d'instruction:  Bac+4 / Bac + 5 (Master, MBA)