Wind Specialist (F/M/X)

Requisition ID:  23678

Linkebeek, BE, 1630

Linkebeek, Belgium – Wind & Marine Lab



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 safe and diverse environment.



Who are we?


ENGIE Laborelec is a research and expertise centre 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 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 Wind Team, part of the Renewables & Urban Department, performs technical consulting services for the ENGIE Group and external clients. The team has a broad range of activities, including:

  • Defining the research roadmap and leading research programs for ENGIE
  • Testing and implementing innovative technologies to improve the design, operation and maintenance of wind farms, on-shore and off-shore, at turbine-level, farm-level as well as at fleet-level
  • Being a service provider for wind developers and operators by developing and implementing operational excellence strategies for wind assets and fleets, including digital tools, on-site inspection techniques, on-site measurement campaigns and integration of hardware solutions
  • Developing solutions to increase the valorization of wind farms, including hybridisation with storage and ancillary services
  • Evaluating new emerging technologies for offshore energy

These projects are often multidisciplinary and are therefore executed in strong interaction with multiple teams within Laborelec.



What you’ll be doing


Your responsibilities as Wind Specialist

As a multidisciplinary Engineer with a strong background in mechanical engineering and expertise in Wind, you will support the growing portfolio of R&I projects and operational activities of our Wind & Marine Lab, covering the following activities:

  • Through-life management of wind assets, combining real-time measurements and advanced analytics 
  • Performance and monitoring of operating wind parks, testing of new technologies and solutions
  • Precise wind resource and energy yield assessments 


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


We are looking for a highly motivated and enthusiastic person with a passion for applied Research & Development and hands-on experience, able to work well independently as well as part of a team. Strongly interested in renewable energy, and wind turbine technology specifically.



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


  • Have a PhD or equivalent experience in a subject related to fluid mechanics applied to wind energy
  • Have experience in laboratory or field testing and mechanical design, including control and electronics
  • Have knowledge of turbulence impacts and experience with wind flow measurement techniques
  • Demonstrate experience in numerical simulations for wind energy in at least one of the following topics:
    • CFD for atmospheric flows (Reynolds-averaged and/or large-eddy simulation)
    • Numerical Weather Prediction (e.g. using WRF)
    • Wake modelling (using CFD and/or engineering wake models)
    • High-performance computing infrastructure and GPU-accelerated codes
  • Possess strong programming skills (Python / Fortran / C++ / Matlab) and data analysis
  • Communicate fluently in English, both spoken and written. Knowledge of Dutch and/or French is a plus, but not strictly required.
  • Show astrong sense of self-motivation and organizational skills


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 from different backgrounds
  • Learning & Development: Growth is a big reason people choose to join our team. We provide opportunities through “lunch and learn” programmes, training, coaching, mentorship programmes, 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:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Post Graduate Diploma (MBA, PhD)