Contract Owner - Fuel & Spent Nuclear Fuel Management

Requisition ID:  2483


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Work environment

The Mechanical Equipment Department N48 of the Nuclear Entity is in charge of the following tasks:

  • Procurement of mechanical equipment, nuclear fuel and associated services
  • Quality surveillance, supplier & repair qualification
  • In-service inspection and plant/material ageing management
  • Fuel quality control and handling
  • Site mechanical equipment modifications and site works follow-up 
  • Diversified expertise in mechanical equipment design, manufacturing & operation
  • Within this department, the Nuclear Fuel  & Casksl Group more specifically manages the described tasks in the framework of the nuclear fuel and of spent fuel management for Electrabel and Synatom Customers.


  • In the framework of the current major projects related to Nuclear Fuel, Spent Nuclear Fuel Management, Emptying of deactivation Pools and Decommissioning [new spent fuel storage buildings, spent fuel storage casks, fuel repair, damaged fuel conditioning, fuel accessories management, etc. ], you will be in charge of the following activities in close relation with the Project Managers and the Customers:

  • Drafting of requests for quotation, bid evaluation and Customer support for negotiation;

  • Contract follow-up from the kick-off meeting to site delivery and acceptance tests;

  • Equipment Manufacturing follow-up in close cooperation with the Quality Surveillance group and with the Customer;

  • Supervision of interventions in nuclear power units;

  • Assisting and technical expertise in support of Customers and Plant Operators;

  • Interfacing between Utilities and Contractors;

  • Assisting the plant operator and the Customer in meeting and technical discussions with the Belgian Safety Authorities;

  • Organizing of and participating into reviewing activities of safety files for spent fuel casks and damaged spent fuel treatment;

  • Participating in international tenders in the framework of the N48 Department nuclear activities.


  • Engineering degree, preferably in mechanics or electro-mechanics - Nuclear engineering degree or similar education path is a strong advantage;
  • Min. 5 years of experience with at least 2 years working experience in the nuclear sector;
  • Interest in design, manufacturing and site operation activities;
  • Working knowledge of [French and/or Dutch] and English;
  • Proactive, assertive, self-controlled personality;
  • Used to work in a team;
  • Analysis and synthesis skills;
  • Common knowledge of MS Office applications;
  • Accepting short missions abroad;
  • Accepting long term commitment.
Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ES Tractebel L2
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Junior (experience < 3 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree