Solar Project Manager (F/M/X)

Requisition ID:  23666

Linkebeek, BE, 1630


Linkebeek, Belgium – Renewables & Urban Solar



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 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


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. The team, consisting of a multi-disciplinary team of experts, including PV system yield simulation experts, PV equipment experts (trackers, inverters) and operational performance experts (soiling impact, monitoring) and data scientists, 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 the North of Chile
  2. Support ENGIE in technical insights for the development of new solar projects through writing technical specifications and guidelines for ENGIE’s 8 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 with multiple teams within Laborelec.

In order to support the ambitious growth of ENGIE’s solar activities, Laborelec is looking for a talented and committed Solar Expert and Project Manager.



What you’ll be doing


As Project Manager, you rely on your own expertise and coordinate transversally with experts from multiple competence centres

  • You lead digital project design and implementation, with the support of our solar experts and the digital teams and in coordination with operational entities within ENGIE
  • You manage 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 spearhead and/or participate 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 lead and participate in the execution of R&D projects and Operational projects in the field of solar O&M
  • You act as an integrator of different competence domains to contribute to the solution towards the clients.
  • You build a close relation with the clients, from the definition of their needs till 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
  • You have a strong customer focus with the ability to understand and make explicit the implicit needs and motivations driving our customers.
  • Show tenacity and passion for solving the technical problems that come with implementing new solutions and products
  • Possess strong communication skills and are not afraid to talk to and engage an audience
  • Enjoy developing synergies both internally with other competence centers and with external partners (e.g. manufacturers, universities and other research centers)?
  • Communicate fluently in at least two of the three following languages : Dutch, French and English, and you are engaged to reach quickly a fluent level in the third one (other languages are a plus)
  • Agree and able 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 of further career development within ENGIE. 
  • An inspiring work environment: with bold 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:


Damien Colmant








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