Mechanical engineering Expert

Requisition ID:  17904

Linkebeek, BE, 1630


Linkebeek, Belgium – Power & Infrastructure Mechanical, Vibrations, Performance & I&C



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


Our Power & Infrastructure Business Line provides high added value activities to the Global Business Units (GBUs) of ENGIE, the power generation sector, grid operators, and the industry in Europe. This covers applied research and on-the-field technical expertise.  

In order to increase the activities among others related to the identification of problem root causes or design assessment within the Cluster Mechanics & Thermal Processes, Laborelec is looking for an expert with solid O&M experience in thermal power plant equipment. This experience will be among others used to provide technical assistance to the client, to find the cause of failures or damage, to perform a fit for purpose analysis or risk assessment of (cracked) components or to challenge the design of (failed) components,

Our international team of engineers is well known for its competence in complex problem solving for different components in the power energy business as well as general industry. We are also responsible for the online monitoring of more than 100 turbine shaft lines all over the world and are regularly called for on-site dedicated measurement in case of problems. Within Laborelec, we work closely together with the Materials, Non-destructive testing and Electrical expert teams.


  • You are a strong engineer and team player with great analytical and interpersonal skills, aiming to contribute to the success of your Business Line and the overall performance of ENGIE Laborelec?  
  • You are passionate about power generation, the energy transition and related technology, willing to take on technical challenges?
  • You are goal driven, eager to develop yourself, and likes meeting the customer’s needs and expectations? 



What you’ll be doing

Your responsibilities as Expert – mechanical engineering


  • Manage Root Cause Failure analyses on thermal power plant equipment (rotating machinery, valves, piping, HRSG, etc.)
  • Lead designated multidisciplinary project teams and help structuring to achieve a uniform approach
  • Perform analysis in case of detected incidents to identify the cause
  • Bring added value in the interpretation of the results and propose solutions
  • Be the project manager for complex projects in the mechanical domain
  • Pro-actively seeking opportunities to optimise maintenance strategies for power plants
  • Be the interface in discussions with clients, insurers and OEM’s
  • Expedite knowledge transfer and be a mentor in the field of mechanics to junior engineers


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 degree in mechanical engineering with 10 years of experience in power plant equipment
  • Have an ability to simplify problem solving based on conservative hypothesis
  • Master English and French or Dutch, with a willingness to improve.
  • Have a strong customer customer orientation, with good communication skills
  • Agree to travel within Belgium and Europe as well as for assignments outside Europe for short term missions (typically from a few days to one week)
  • Like to work in team player, with an ability of working on your own
  • Take initiatives and have the ability to develop synergies both internally with other departments and with external partners
  • Have strong analytical skills and ability to think critically/out of the box



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