Nuclear Chemistry Expert (F/M/X)

Requisition ID:  30991

Linkebeek, BE, 1630


Linkebeek, Belgium – NUC Chemistry, Waste & Concrete



Are you excited about embarking on our journey towards a carbon-neutral world?


We are seeking a collaborative colleague who is passionate about making a positive impact on ENGIE Laborelec's success and overall performance. If you have a deep interest in the energy transition, power generation and technology, we urge you to explore this opportunity.


Bring your expertise, grow with us and build your career in a 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 backgrounds. We are part of the ENGIE Group, and more particularly the entity 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


The chemistry team delivers specialized technical assistance services and develops and executes research projects in domains related to the primary and secondary water chemistry of PWR units and nuclear waste management. The team is also active in radiological measurements and develops activities in the dismantling of nuclear power stations.

Our activities are done in close collaboration with our customers. Our experts are frequently present on power plants sites; for measurement campaigns, on-site test and more,…

The team is active in multidisciplinary projects and works in close collaboration with other internal competence centers (Materials, Non-destructive testing…) to provide global technical solutions for its nuclear customers.  The team also has  a large international network: Our activities are mainly carried out in Belgium, but international missions can be part of the job.



What you’ll be doing


Your responsibilities as Nuclear Chemistry Expert

•      You play an active role in operational support and process development activities for primary and/or secondary water chemistry at nuclear power stations.

•      You are involved in developing activities relating to radiological and physicochemical characterisation in the framework of decommissioning activities.

•      You take action on-site (at ENGIE power stations or others) in Belgium.

•      You develop your own network within your field of experience.

•      You work together with expert colleagues in other disciplines to tackle more complex multidisciplinary problems, as well as with various experts in the field.

•      You convincingly present the results of your activities to local site management and to the relevant stakeholders.

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 degree in Chemical Engineering (civil or industrial) or have equivalent experience in chemicals or radiological measurements.

•      Have, ideally, some industrial experience in a relevant domain (if you have worked with molten salts, this is a plus).

•      Show passion about technology and are able to transmit that passion to others.

•      Have strong analytical skills, are realistic and have a pragmatic approach.

•      Agree to combine desktop work (writing procedures and documentation) with field work (e.g. at the nuclear power plants of Doel and Tihange).

•      Have good communication skills and like working in a team.

•      Feel at ease interacting with personnel in the field.

•      Take a very practical approach and can provide in-depth technical and scientific support for your opinions.

•      Share your knowledge and enjoy lookingfor solutions with your colleagues.

•      Speak fluent French, Dutch and English; or you could bring your languages skills up to that level quickly.

•      Have the flexibility and are prepared to work on-site (including sporadic short trips abroad).

•      Have a customer focus; being creative and capable of solving complex problems, proposing high-added-value innovative solutions.

•      Work independently. You are punctual and can handle stress.



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 prominent research and expertise center, with the possibility of further career development within ENGIE. 
  • An inspiring work environment: Shared with bold colleagues from different backgrounds.
  • Learning & Development: Growth is a big reason people choose to join our team. We provide opportunities through “lunch and learn” programs, training, coaching, mentorship programs, and other 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:  Junior (experience < 3 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree