Battery Specialist (F/M/X)

Requisition ID:  9628

Linkebeek, BE, 1630

Linkebeek – Renewables & Urban




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 335 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


Laborelec’s Storage Team, part of the Renewables & Urban Department, performs technical consulting services for the ENGIE Group and external clients. The team, consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of experts (chemical, electromechanical) and data scientists, has 3 missions:

1.     Anticipate and test new storage technologies (such as redox flow and solid state batteries) – through tests in the Lab and large-scale pilot installations

2.     Give ENGIE and external clients technical insight in their battery projects - through writing technical specifications, performing due diligences, acceptance tests

3.     Develop battery ageing and state-of-health monitoring tools – through our monitoring product MoniCa.

These projects are often multidisciplinary, combining energy storage, renewable energy technologies, electric mobility smart charging, power network studies & measurements, cyber security, IT solutions, etc. and are therefore executed in strong interaction with multiple teams within Laborelec.



What you’ll be doing

Your responsibilities as Battery Specialist/ Project Engineer

•       You rely on your own expertise and coordinate transversally with experts from multiple centres of expertise

•       You spearhead and participate in the execution of R&D projects and Operational projects in the field of storage, most often in combination with renewable assets

•       You manage first of a kind storage projects on customers sites or take the main implementing battery-related solutions, you’re involved in the complete project cycle from design to implementation

•       You establish collaborations with partners (internal and external ENGIE) to execute these projects.

•       You act as an integrator of different expertise domains to contribute to the solution towards the clients.

•       You initiate new projects and provide valuable input for R&D roadmaps in the battery and storage domain.

•       You bring your own technical expertise to the projects

•       You build a close relation with the clients, from the definition of their needs till the delivery of a solution bringing them clear added value

•       You effectively communicate project progress, results and references to clients and stakeholders.

•       You develop and manage Products and Services in the proposed domains for our customers.

•       You manage digital project design and implementation, with the support of the Digital team]

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 Master’s degree in electrotechnical or electromechanical engineering (civil or industrial) or a Master’s degree related to Battery technology with a strong interest in implementation/operation.

•       Have some experience with energy storage.

•       Have a strong customer focus with the ability to understand and make explicit the implicit needs and motivations driving our customers.

•       Show tenacity and passion for solving the technical problems that come with implementing new solutions and products

•       Have strong communication skills and are not afraid to talk to and engage an audience

•       Take initiative and are you team player. Are you able to develop synergies both internally with other centers of expertise and with external partners (for example, manufacturers, universities and other research centers)

•       Master at least two of the three following languages : Dutch, French and English, and you are engaged to reach quickly a fluent level in the third one (other languages are a plus)

•       Agree to travel for short missions within Belgium, Europe and outside Europe



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 becomean 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:  Junior (experience < 3 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree