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LAB00000348 Requisition #

ENGIE Laborelec is a leading expertise and research centre in electrical power technology. Drawing on the skills of 280 highly specialized engineers and technicians, the company is active on the whole electricity value chain and backs a large set of customers in the fields of generation, transmission, distribution, storage and final use of electricity, with a particular focus upon the energy transition and the 3 D’s - decentralization, decarbonization and digitalization.

All forms of electricity generation come within our capabilities, whether centralized or decentralized, from fossil and nuclear to renewables technologies. Directly or indirectly, we also work for a large array of other customers, including grid operators, large industries, SME’s, cities, regions or residential prosumers.

With a strong focus on high value delivery for our customers, we combine expert knowledge and operational experience with state-of-the-art analysis and measurement capabilities to provide operational research and development services, specialized expertise and tailor-made global solutions. We guarantee the independence and objectivity of our solutions and recommendations.

Established in 1962 to support electricity companies with a wide range of specialized services, Laborelec is today a cooperative company, with ENGIE and independent grid operators as shareholders. Laborelec has a global presence, with activities in more than 60 countries and offices in Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Chile and Abu Dhabi.

Laborelec's Materials Technology Department specializes in the materials-related issues encountered by power plants. Our primary task is to boost power plant reliability by analyzing and preventing damage, determining the life span of critical components to develop an optimal repair or replacement plan, and drawing up an effective repair and refurbishment policy. Our work involves analyzing specific problems and failure cases in the field, and carrying out projects which focus on generic problems.

Your mission

  • As a (Junior) Material Engineer, you work on the realization of activities like, the follow-up of lab analysis’s, the elaboration of specifications for inspections, the realization of onsite measurements at customer sites on industrial equipment such as boilers, steam turbines, gas turbines, …
  • You will work on solving tangible problems and carry out longer-term projects, offering the opportunity to build up practical experience in the field and to enhance technical knowledge in one or more areas;
  • As the single point of contact for the customer you will handle questions relating to technical consultancy (e.g. expertise, service life studies, incident analyses): examining customer queries, collecting the required technical information, defining a customer oriented offer,  selecting the required (lab) analyses, interpreting and presenting results to the client, and drafting reports;
  • You will work transversally with different departments and expertise
  • You are willing to perform basic NDT inspections for which you can follow the necessary training and pass the required qualifications.
  • You will work for conventional power plants, nuclear power plants and industrial installations, around the world;
  • Depending on your preferences and your particular talents, you could progress to a top expert role, a multidisciplinary or project management oriented role, or an operational role with technical management aspects, within Laborelec or the wider ENGIE group.

Are you passionate about technology, and considering a career as an expert?

  • You are a qualified engineer in materials engineering or mechanical with a keen interest or additional training in materials engineering
  • You are passionate about technology and eager to learn
  • You have strong analytical skills, you are realistic and have a pragmatic approach;
  • You share your knowledge, and look for solutions with colleagues;
  • You are flexible and are willing to travel to carry out work on-site, including in nuclear installations, with international trips of about a week;
  • You are customer-oriented, creative and able to organize your own work;
  • You have high ethical standards and an inherent safety-conscious attitude;
  • You are fluent in Dutch, French and English, or could become fluent quickly;
  • Nuclear clearance is an advantage.

 If you qualify, don’t hesitate to apply.


Laborelec offers:

  • a competitive salary, supplemented by numerous benefits
  • a wide range of training and development opportunities
  • a healthy work/life balance, and
  • an exciting career in a leading competence centre, with prospects within the ENGIE group, the international energy player of which Laborelec is part.


Your HR contact:

Damien Colmant - damien.colmant@engie.com


Workplace: ENGIE Laborelec - Rodestraat 125 - 1630 Linkebeek


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