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Civil Engineer


To support his growth, the “Buildings and Complex structures” Department (GEB) of Tractebel is looking for several “Senior/Medior Civil Engineers” to work in the nuclear power stations of Tihange and Doel.

The “Buildings and Complex structures” Department is responsible for all the engineering related to the technical design of nearly all kinds of buildings, including tertiary and residential buildings, hospitals, industrial buildings, sport buildings, …. These projects go from the competition up to final commissioning.


The working environment

You will work in the Nuclear Department at the Structural Engineering Competence Centre in the Buildings & Complex Structures product line. The Nuclear Department has teams in Brussels, Tihange and Doel.

The Tihange team's everyday work covers a wide variety of construction activities, including new structure projects that sometimes last multiple years, renovation projects that last less long, and isolated operator support. Technically, you will come into contact with a wide range of domains. You will manage the interface between the client, the contractor and the research team in Brussels.

You will take part in or conduct research and projects for operating production facilities pertaining to energy, for both new construction and maintenance.

You function

  • Conducting diagnostics on damage to concrete, concrete ageing (inspection, determining laboratory tests and analyses, interpreting results and repair specifications).

  • Drafting specifications for the construction, transformation and repair of buildings and structures, and tracking purchasing process (comparing quotes, technical negotiations and order tracking).

    • You are the link between our design teams and contractors.

    • In the purchasing process, you will be assisted by the client's purchasing department.

  • On-site inspection of civil engineering work, assisted by the site team.

  • Advisory and feasibility studies on these topics, including budget estimates and commissioning scheduling.

  • Specifically, operational support in civil engineering for Belgian nuclear facilities (technical support, tracking the ageing of structures, diagnostics and suggesting solutions).


Your profile

  • You are an engineer (>5 years of experience) with knowledge of concrete repair and experience in building structures in industrial facilities;

  • You speak fluent French or Dutch and you have a good knowledge of English. Knowledge of the second main language is a plus;

  • You are at home with the most common Windows applications (MS Office, MS Project).

  • You are dynamic, conscientious and creative, and you can easily fit into a team. You communicate unambiguously and openly.

  • You listen to clients, are critically minded in your approach and like to take initiative.

  • You are curious, keen to acquire new knowledge and able to share your knowledge with a team of enthusiastic young engineers.

  • Depending on your mother tongue, you will work mainly at Doel or Tihange, and from time to time you will travel to various Tractebel offices or supplier sites.


What we offer

  • An interesting and varied job in an international environment with a good work/life balance;

  • A stable work environment where professional growth and development are stimulated (via the Tractebel School and the ENGIE University);

  • An attractive compensation package with fringe benefits;

  • A permanent contract to ensure the roles offered are in accordance with your skills, interests, career goals and lifestyle.

Civil Engineer

Contract Type: 
Permanent contract
Civil Engineer, Structural Engineer
Degree Level: 
Years of experience: 
11-15 years
Career level: 
Name of recruiter: 
Laura Renglet