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Electrical Design Engineer Transmission & Distribution

Junior Electrical Design Engineer


Tractebel, part of ENGIE group has more than 150 years of experience and is one of the world’s largest engineering consultancy companies. Our high-level engineering and advisory services offer added value across the full cycle of energy projects such as renewable energy, conventional power generation, power transmission & distribution, gas & LNG. Tractebel’ s ambition is to bring excellent, multidisciplinary engineering skills into shaping a new sustainable living environment.

The working environment

The “Energy” Business Line is responsible for all the engineering activities related to the development and realisation of projects in the following fields:

  • Power, Heat and Desalination
  • Gas: energy generation and pipelines
  • Wind, on-shore and offshore
  • Hydrogen, Energy Storage and Solar PV
  • Transmission and Distribution of Electricity
  • These projects go from the pre-feasibility studies up to final commissioning of the installations.

    Within the “Energy” Business Line, the “Transmission & Distribution” Electrical Competence Centre is in charge of the following tasks related to Transmission & Distribution and electrical activities for the other product lines (e.g. power plants, renewables, gas…):

  • Feasibility and Basic Design
  • Electrical System Studies
  • Detailed Electrical Design
  • Procurement of electrical equipment including factory acceptance testing
  • Electrical Design Review
  • Site supervision, pre-commissioning and commissioning activities
  • Audit of electrical installations
  • These activities are executed within different contractual contexts as for instance consulting, owners engineering, EPCM missions as well as EPC contract execution.

    The concerned contracts could cover the following geographical areas: Europe, Africa, Middle East or Asia.

    Your function

  • You realize the design and manage the various aspects related to studies of HV and MV substations within the “Energy” Business Line.
  • You deliver engineering and consulting services within the electrical domain for energy projects in Europe and abroad;
  • Your main duties include Evaluate the most appropriate technical solutions; Technico-economic optimization of the projects; Prefeasibility studies, Feasibility studies, Basic Design studies, Detailed Design studies; Support the development of the projects; Regular contact with the clients and other stakeholders;
  • You have a technical background in the electrical power projects;
  • You can detect potential risks for the projects and propose mitigation measures;
  • You take part in the development of the team (expertise, innovation);
  • You participate in the preparation of the technical-commercial proposals;
  • You take care of the contact with the Client and the project contractors;
  • You manage and monitor the planning, the budget, the safety aspects and the technical quality of the project.
  • Your profile

  • You have a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering or similar;
  • Native proficiency in Dutch and you are fluent in English;
  • A first experience in electrical power projects is an asset;
  • You have strong analytical skills and have an eye for the detail;
  • You are a good team player and you aim at meeting the Client’s expectations;
  • You are highly motivated, eager to learn and broaden your knowledge with respect to the field of Transmission and Distribution in general and HV and MV systems and equipment in particular;
  • You have an open mind towards other probable competence fields as there are: HV/MV system calculations, protection systems, mechanical aspects of substations and civil aspects of substations;
  • You are able to function in a team realizing the complete project together;
  • Programming skills (visual basic or python) is an asset;
  • You can work autonomously, efficiently to meet personal and general objectives;
  • You are dynamic and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • You are flexible, you are good at planning concurrent assignments and you are a good organiser, even in unexpected circumstances;
  • You are flexible and open to missions abroad (short, medium or long-term).
  • 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 connected.
  • 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.
  • More about Tractebel in Belgium

    Tractebel was born in Belgium 150 years ago and today is proud to be one of the world’s largest engineering players for energy, water and infrastructure projects. Headquartered in Brussels and present in 33 countries, the company maintains five regional offices and one subsidiary in Belgium, from where more than 1600 staff members provide high-quality engineering and consulting services to private and public clients in the country and across the globe.

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

    Electrical Design Engineer Transmission & Distribution

    ENGIE, Brussels
    Contract Type: 
    Permanent contract
    Design Engineer, Design Engineer, Engineering
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