Solar Project Engineer (F/M/X)

Requisition ID:  25200

Linkebeek, BE, 1630

Linkebeek, Belgium – Renewable & Urban Young Potentials



Are you excited about embarking on a journey with us 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 particular the newly created 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


Laborelec’s Solar Team, part of the Renewables & Urban Department, is leading the solar PV research and innovation roadmap for ENGIE and performs technical expertise services for the ENGIE Group and external clients. Consisting of a multidisciplinary team of experts, including PV system yield simulation experts, PV equipment experts (trackers, inverters) operational performance experts (soiling impact, monitoring) and data scientists, the team has 3 missions:


1.     Anticipate and test new solar technologies (such as Agri-PV and floating offshore PV) through tests in the Lab and large-scale pilot installations, including our testing facilities in northern Chile.

2.     Support ENGIE with technical insights for the development of new solar projects through written technical specifications and guidelines for ENGIE’s multi-GW PV fleet.

3.     Develop solar PV fleet-scale monitoring tools and digital solutions for improving operations.


These projects are often multidisciplinary, combining solar, renewable energy technologies, power network studies & measurements, cyber security, IT solutions, etc. and are therefore executed in strong interaction and collaboration with multiple teams within Laborelec.




What you’ll be doing


Your responsibilities as Solar Project Engineer


•       You rely on your own expertise in solar monitoring equipment and support our experts by providing the right monitoring approach for their projects.

•       You are responsible for the design, implementation and follow-up of the monitoring equipment of the outdoor Solar Lab at Laborelec, pilot sites and customer sites.

•       You ensure connectivity and data quality of the produced datasets and are familiar with data visualization and processing.

•       You understand how the envisaged outcome of our research and expertise service projects translates into the set-up of an adequate monitoring approach, equipment selection and data frame.

•       You work in close collaboration with our other solar experts, digital teams and with operational entities within ENGIE.

•       You are involved in the execution of global fleet-scale performance analyses of solar photovoltaics assets by combining advanced digital analysis tools and on-site measurements and inspections.

•       You take part in the execution of Root-Cause-Analyses of performance issues, inverter failures, tracker failures, power plant control failures, etc. often involving on-site fact-finding missions and laboratory works in collaboration with electrical equipment experts.

•       You spearhead and participate in the execution of R&D projects and Operational projects in the field of solar O&M.

•       You build close relationships with our clients, from the definition of their needs up to the delivery of a solution bringing them clear added value.

•       You effectively communicate project progress, results and references to clients and 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 Master’s degree in electrotechnical or electromechanical engineering (civil or industrial) or a Master’s degree related to solar technology with a strong interest in digital solution implementation and operation.

•       Have a good understanding of the technical components, design considerations, electrical system and inverter integration aspects, performance and O&M practices in large scale photovoltaic power plants and are interested in the technology trends.

•       Have experience with Python.

•       Show tenacity and passion for solving the technical problems that come with implementing new solutions and products.

•       Have strong communication skills. 

•       Communicate fluently in at least two of the three following languages : Dutch, French and English and are engaged to quickly reach a fluent level in the third one (other languages are a plus).

•       Agree to travel for short missions within Belgium, Europe and outside Europe.




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 centre, with the possibility for 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-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:  Junior (experience < 3 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree