Process Automation Expert (F/M)

Requisition ID:  2586

Linkebeek, BE, 1630

We are looking for a new experienced engineer prepared to grow in the Process Automation field to join our Team

  • Do you want to be part of our journey towards a carbon-neutral world?
  • Are you passionate about technology and you find a career as an I&C Expert attractive?
  • Do you want to support Laborelec into a series of diverse, practice-oriented and complex subjects for which they will seek creative solutions?

    If so, this might be the right challenge for you!


Our department is tasked with providing a wide range of services and solutions to enable customers to guarantee and improve the operability, reliability and availability of their facilities via their process and control automation systems, including more specific sensor solutions, conceptual improvements for control loops and logics, suitable data processing and an optimised operator interface. Simulators and tools developed both in-house and by suppliers are used to test solutions. Your area of work will mainly be the power production sector: from nuclear to classical thermal including also renewables.


As Process Automation Expert, you :


Have good knowledge of process automation and process dynamics in order to define, develop and implement opportunities for improvement. Close cooperation with team members and customers is a crucial success factor. Customer focus is a must.

The missions take place worldwide and at different industry segments. This often entails short business trips.


And carry out the following key accountabilities:


  • designing and commissioning control loops and sequences for new plants
  • troubleshooting / optimizing control loops and sequences for existing plants
  • developing simulation models to validate control concepts
  • conducting conceptual process reviews (act as owner representative)
  • FAT and SAT of controllers (act as owner representative)
  • running specific measuring campaigns for specialized system
  • effectively discussing ideas and conclusions with power plant operators and management
  • developing and scooting new control methods



You might be our future colleague if you:


  • are a civil or industrial engineer specialising in process automation and control
  • demonstrate from 7 to 10 years of professional experience in the field
  • enjoy working in a dynamic project-management culture?
  • are customer-focused
  • are flexible and do you spontaneously take initiative?
  • like teamworking and cooperation and are a good communicator
  • speak fluently Dutch and/or French with good knowledge of English
  • are familiar with office IT and mathematical software (such as MATLAB and Python) and willing to (learn how to) program technical software’s
  • prioritise safety
  • are prepared to take regular short business trips abroad (around four to six times a year)



What ENGIE Laborelec offers you:


  • An exciting position in a leading research and expertise centre, with the possibility of further career development within ENGIE  

  • A wide range of learning and development opportunities   

  • A green campus and hybrid workspace (3 days home working/week)  offering flexibility for a good work/life balance (34 leave days, 5 days free care for sick children , linen ironing service...) 

  • A competitive salary with fringe benefits


Your HR contact :
Isabelle Croiset – 
Workplace: ENGIE Laborelec - Rodestraat 125 - 1630 Linkebeek, Belgium

ENGIE Laborelec welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, and actively promotes diversity in the workforce.


Curious about ENGIE Laborelec?

Since 60 years, ENGIE Laborelec is a leading research and expertise center in the field of electrical power technology.  It was established back in 1962 with the aim of pooling the multidisciplinary expertise needed to carry out operational research programmes and support the operation and maintenance of electricity generation, transmission, distribution, storage, and utilization assets, by providing technical consultancy and solutions to its customers.

Today, ENGIE Laborelec is part of the ENGIE Group, and more particular the newly created entity called ENGIE Research & Innovation. Our +300 experts, laboratory assistants and technicians are active on the entire electricity value chain and work towards a sustainable energy future. To make it happen, we accompany our customers in the energy transition, come up with innovative solutions and provide services to decarbonize, optimize the energy efficiency, and reduce the total cost of ownership of power assets. Our headquarters is based in Belgium (Linkebeek, near to Brussels), and we have several smaller branches in Europe (France, Germany & the Netherlands), LATAM (Chile) and MESCAT (KSA & UAE)

Business Unit:  Research & Innovation
Division:  R&I - LABS Laborelec
Contract Type:  Permanent
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree