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Project engineer (m/f)

SCK•CEN is one of the largest research institutions in Belgium. Every day, more than 700 employees dedicate themselves to developing peaceful applications of radioactivity. Our developments have already resulted in a long list of innovative and forward-looking applications for the medical world, industry and the energy sector. We are renowned for our expertise world-wide.
In the course of our work, there are three main research topics:

  • The safety of nuclear installations
  • The well-considered management of radioactive waste
  • Human and environmental protection against ionising radiation

SCK•CEN collaborates with numerous research partners both at home and abroad.
The work performed by SCK•CEN has a direct effect upon various aspects of our daily life. Besides our work as a research centre, we also organise training courses and offer specialist services including  consultancy.

Description of the job:

The unit Electric and Electronic Workshop ensures the reliability, quality, maintenance and modernisation of the electrical and electronic components of part of the research infrastructures of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Science. The ongoing modernisation aims to introduce new improved technology and to bring them in line with the evolving quality and safety requirements.

As a project engineer:

  • you will assist the head of unit in:

    • the daily organisation of the unit;

    • the continuous improvement of various maintenance processes within the research infrastructures;

    • the critical analysis of the sustainable, high-quality and safe operation of the facilities concerned and the proposal, development and implementation of the necessary adjustments;

  • you play a steering and active role in the development of studies and innovation projects, carried out under your own management or by external companies, such as 

    • studying which modifications to the electrical and electronic facilities are necessary due to new regulations, amended operation criteria or security requirements;

    • carrying out a thorough analysis of the global existing facilities prior to their study;

    • researching the security impact of innovation and/or automation projects;

    • drawing up specifications when the works are subcontracted;

    • monitoring the works done by external companies or other internal services;

    • ensuring adequate reporting, such as summaries or comprehensive test and maintenance procedures.


  • Master’s degree in industrial sciences or engineering, in electrical engineering, electromechanics and/or instrumentation;
  • independent, enthusiastic, entrepreneurial and result-oriented personality;
  • team spirit, open-minded, sense of leadership and organisation;
  • broad interest in dossier management, including with regard to the safety aspects of the facilities;
  • willing to acquire practical knowledge in nuclear facilities;
  • being ready to work in controlled areas;
  • good knowledge of Dutch, French and English;
  • good knowledge of the general computer applications.

Please note that this selection will take place in September 2018.


What can we offer you?

  • A challenging and varied job
  • Opportunities for self-development in an absorbing, international research environment
  • Extensive training opportunities within and outside your area of expertise
  • An attractive remuneration package with non-statutory benefits
  • Located in wooded area to ensure you a traffic jam free environment

Project engineer (m/f)

Contract Type: 
Permanent contract
Electrical Engineer, Electromechanical Engineer
Degree Level: 
Years of experience: 
No experience
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