Renewables & Urban Trainee

Requisition ID:  21384

Linkebeek, BE, 1630

Linkebeek – Renewables and 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


The Renewables & Urban Business Line of Laborelec provides business-focused research and expertise services to energy operators worldwide in the fields of solar, wind, hybrid and flexible assets, future home and collectivities, e-Mobility, lighting and energy storage.  

Within the R&U business line, different types of projects are managed: desktop studies, system (pre)design and sizing, pilot project realization, solution development, measurement campaigns, inspections, implementation, monitoring, development of power & energy management systems (EMS), optimizing the operation of the energy system. These projects are typically performed in collaboration with research or industrial partners and operational entities of ENGIE.  

These projects combine many of Laborelec’s expertises (energy storage, renewable energy technologies, electric mobility smart charging, power network studies & measurements, cyber security, IT solutions, …) and are therefore executed in strong interaction with multiple teams within Laborelec. Many projects also involve collaborations with third parties. 



What you’ll be doing


18 month rotation program that offers you the possibility of being active on operational and R&D projects as an Expert or a Project Manager within our Business Line Renewables & Urban.

The type of projects can range from desktop studies or pilot project realization to solution development and measurement campaigns in domains related to solar, wind, storage, hydrogen, green mobility, energy management and hybridisation of technologies (incl. digital and data management). The exact program will be defined at the start of your activities depending on your affinities and needs. A personal development program and follow-up will also be in place to support and guide you during your learning process

You will work alongside a supportive team, and will have access to professional development opportunities to help you grow in your career.



Your responsibilities as Renewables and Urban Trainee


 In a nutshell, you will :

  • Benefit from an intensive hands-on experience in different teams of our BL Renewables & Urban: Energy Management Systems, Solar, Wind, Storage, Green Mobility.
  • Have the chance to develop your technical and soft skills by being exposed to challenging and diverse missions and projects in the different countries where we operate.
  • Have the opportunity to work with diverse and international teams and travel when needed.
  • Be mentored and supported by senior experts and experienced senior managers.
  • Have the opportunity to find out your preferred New Energy discipline in which you can further develop your New Energy Career.
  • Have the opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary experience in renewables technologies and support innovation in those fields.
  • Become part of a dynamic and caring organization committed to wellbeing, inclusion and diversity.



If you identify with any of the following, we encourage you to apply! Do you?


  • Hold a Master of Science degree in Electro-technical/Renewable Engineering or equivalent, with a maximum of 2 years of experience.
  • Have knowledge in digital and data treatment and analysis, with a good understanding of the physical sense of the analysed data. Experience with Python is an advantage.
  • Have an open-minded, ready to accept constructive feedback.
  • Have independent judgment skills.
  • Like action and results?.
  • Master in French, Dutch, and English. Any other language is a plus.
  • Work autonomously and take initiatives.
  • Show curiosity about the energy market, and interested in technical challenges.
  • Appreciate to realize concrete technical tasks.
  • Do you have a team spirit. Are you organized, flexible and customer oriented.
  • Have an eye for details.
  • Want to travel - about 30%.



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 Laberelec 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