Green Fuels and Biomass Expert- Belgium (F/M/X)-

Requisition ID:  15259

Linkebeek, BE, 1630

Linkebeek- Belgium - P&I Water and green Fuels



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 370 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


Within the Power & Infra Business Line, the Water and Green fuel team is working on CCGT, biomass energy plants and thermal industrial boilers, performing research activities, developing global solutions and managing services to customers worldwide.

More specifically, the Green fuel team is active in the following domains of expertise:

  • Biofuels/green (e)fuels use cases, focusing on biomass conversion technologies and biogenic CO2 production,
  • Greenification of energy assets (e.g. retrofit of fossil fuel boilers to biomass),
  • Combustion of biofuels and green (e)fuels in energy plants,
  • Certification of biofuels and green (e)fuels and related regulatory aspects,
  • Safety issues (ATEX, HAZID, HAZOP) related to biofuels and green (e)fuels, including H2,
  • Biomass supply chains,
  • Calculation of greenhouse gas emissions and savings.

The experts of the team develop a deep understanding and experience of those technical domains in order to:

  • Offer operational expertise to both power plants and industrial assets to anticipate and solve technical problems they can meet, improve their operational excellence and prepare them for future challenges. We perform consultancy like missions at our customer sites as well as troubleshooting interventions.
  • Perform research programs for ENGIE and other stakeholders, where we :
    • map, assess, test and de-risk disruptive technologies,
    • support for consolidating return of experience and standardizing practices,
    • bring Innovation for A to Z optimization through own and co-development: innovative monitoring, modelling and forecasting.



What you’ll be doing


Your responsibilities as Green Fuels and Biomass Medior Expert

•       You ensure the coordination and execution of technical assistance tasks for the Green Fuels team and serve customers, mainly in Europe. Such activities may be related a.o. to biomass fuel analyses, biomass pretreatment and densification, ATEX and HAZOP for safety, certification and regulatory issues for bioenergy applications etc.

•       You execute and manage Research and Innovation projects to further develop and unlock the technology development within ENGIE,

•       You take initiatives to develop service activities related to the whole green fuel value chain (from fuel specifications to the emission monitoring),

•       You identify promising technologies and develop products to meet the needs of potential clients, and to come up with a development strategy in collaboration with other colleagues,

•       You are active in the business development and sales process of those activities, in collaboration with Key Account Managers,

•       You develop and maintain a strong technical network within your expertise field, and coach young engineers of the team,

•       You are able to manage sustained collaborations with partners and subcontractors,

•       You have strong non-technical skills such as a solid project management and a customer centric approach, commercial or business development experience is a plus.

You might be required to intervene on site in Belgium and abroad.

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 an MSc or PhD degree in electro-mechanical engineering or an equivalent background and at least 5-7 years of experience in fields mentioned above,

•       Have deep knowledge in green fuels (biomass, H2,..), and their use for energy applications,

•       Have relevant knowledge in executing Research and Innovation projects to support ENGIE business ambitions in green (e)fuels,

•       have relevant knowledge to do onsite assignments, including the interaction with plant staff and management,

•       Have experience in the development of industrial projects and in the management of technical specifications, suppliers negotiations, commissioning,…,

•       Take project management and coordination roles within the team,

•       Create and maintain a network with research centers/OEMs/thirds; you create win-win collaborations,

•       Have good communication skills, understand customers and are not afraid to convince people,

•       Like to work in team and are you open to work with different technical teams within Laborelec (e.g. with chemistry, materials or I&C experts),

•       Master English and French, the knowledge of other foreign languages is an asset,

•       Agree to travel on a regular basis (Europe mainly) for brief missions of some weeks.



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 become an 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:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree