Mechanical Engineer - Lead Engineer Actuators

Requisition ID:  2512


Tractebel is a global community of 5000 imaginative experts engineering a carbon-neutral future. Through our game-changing solutions for complex energy, urban, nuclear and water projects, we help our clients create a positive impact towards a sustainable world, where people, planet and profit collectively thrive. 


Work environment 

The Mechanical Equipment Department is in charge of the following tasks:
•    Expertise in mechanical components;
•    Procurement of Mechanical Equipment;
•    Design of Mechanical Equipment;
•    Contractor and Site Quality Surveillance;
•    Equipment qualification studies.


  • As member of the group ‘Equipment Design & Supply’, you will be in charge of the following activities in close relation with the project managers, customers and suppliers:
    Main tasks:
    •    Sizing studies for valve actuators;
    •    Follow-up of site tests for electric actuators of safety related valves; 
    •    Technical coordination of a team of engineers: planning, deadlines, interventions on-site,…;
    •    Evaluation of measurement results, advise corrective actions;
    •    Technical discussions with the Customer and Contractors;
    •    Operational assistance to the customer in the field of mechanical expertise for valves, actuators,…
    •    Assisting the customer in meetings and technical discussions with the safety authorities.

  • Complementary tasks:
    •    Qualification of equipment by study or by test campaigns;
    •    Purchase of mechanical equipment (valves, valve actuators, pumps, compressors, handling equipment,…) and their spare parts:
    -    Technical expertise and definition of the needs;
    -    Preparation of the documents – technical requisition file, commercial documents, ... for call for tenders;
    -    Technical review and analysis of the supplier’s bids;
    -    Support in the commercial negotiations with the suppliers;
    -    Follow-up of the contract from the kick-off meeting until the final acceptance on site.
    •    Manufacturing follow-up of equipment in close cooperation with the quality surveillance section and with the customer;
    •    Detailed design of mechanical equipment;


•    Mechanical / Electromechanical engineer with experience in the engineering sector;
•    Professional knowledge in speaking English, French and Dutch;
•    Fluent in reading and writing in English (required) and Dutch or French (at least one of both);
•    Interest in design, manufacturing and site operation activities;
•    Ability to draft reports, synthesis, calculation notes and technical specifications;
•    Mechanical expertise in valves and actuators is an asset;
•    Ready to work at the customer’s premises in Belgium for short missions.
•    Interest in promoting Tractebel’s services and products to national and international customers, in conferences and workshops. 
•    Accurate, solution minded, communicative, team-player skills;
•    Computer skills: excel, access,… 
•    Knowledge of VBA and 3D CAD programs and is an asset;


Tractebel welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, and actively promotes Diversity in the workforce.

Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ES Tractebel L2
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Junior (experience < 3 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree