Hardware Qualification Engineer - Nuclear

Requisition ID:  2450


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. 


Work environment 

A challenging and varied job in an international environment with a good work/life balance;
A stable work environment where professional growth and development match your ambitions (via the Tractebel 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.


Are you motivated to board onto our international nuclear trainees program? 
As a nuclear trainee, you will:

  • Discover the world of energy and the challenges of nuclear activities and business;
  • Build a solid network of contacts within Tractebel and ENGIE and share experiences.
  • Learn during a one-year training program alongside your professional work within the technical domain of Hardware Qualification. 

In the context of the operation and lifetime extension of power plants (in Belgium and abroad), a lot of equipment have to be replaced and will be found obsolete. Suitable replacements have to be found and tested to conform to nuclear qualification requirements. Lifetime extension plans have to be defined to demonstrate the capacity of the equipment to go beyond their original lifetime. Furthermore, design upgrade projects required qualification of components to guarantee the safe operation of the plant.

Your job as Hardware Qualification Engineer will consist of:

  • Support to the utilities for the identification of obsolete components (through various methods including: contacts with the original supplier, stock analysis, etc.);
  • Managing contacts with the suppliers to evaluate alternative solutions;
  • Evaluating possible options for re-stocking; 
  • Research of substitute products for obsolete equipment;
  • Validate design changes between original and current equipment regarding nuclear safety;
  • Drafting of specifications and technical requisition files for purchasing of Instrumentation equipment;
  • Follow-up of factory acceptance test and examination of manufacturer records;
  • Meeting experts assigned by Suppliers, Client, Safety Authority...
  • Management of hardware qualification process of instrumentation equipment regarding nuclear safety;
  • Drafting of qualification programs and justifications according to current referential;
  • Evaluation and choice of test laboratories;
  • Placing of orders and follow up of the contract;
  • Follow-up of qualification tests;
  • Drafting and analysis of qualification reports;
  • Presenting and defending hardware qualification in front of the Client and the Belgian nuclear Safety Authority;
  • Performance of technical Audits of suppliers of qualified equipment in Belgium and abroad and draft audit reports;


  • Civil/Industrial Engineer (electricity, electronics, electromechanics, …); 
  • Knowledge in electricity and/or instrumentation, quality assurance, standards,… is an asset;
  • Open to quality and safety cultures;
  • +4 years' Experience of professional experience in a similar job in a safety sector (nuclear / industry / railways / aeronautics, …..)
  • Knowledge/interest in the components composing the systems and how they operate;
  • You are able to write technical documents;
  • You are fluent in English, French and/or Dutch;
  • You are open to travel for short assignments abroad.

Tractebel welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, and actively promotes Diversity in the workforce.



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