Cluster Manager Nuclear Chemistry, Concrete & Waste (F/X/M)

Posting date : 26/06/2024

Requisition ID : 27716

Linkebeek, Belgium 



Are you excited about embarking on a journey with us towards a carbon-neutral world?


We are seeking a collaborative colleague who is passionate about making a positive impact on ENGIE Laborelec's success and overall performance. If you have a deep interest in the energy transition, power generation and technology, we urge you to explore this opportunity.



Bring your expertise, grow with us and build your career in a safe and diverse environment.



Who are we?


ENGIE Laborelec is a research and expertise center focused on electrical power technology, with a team of over 380 employees from different backgrounds. We are part of the ENGIE Group, and more particularly the entity ENGIE Research & Innovation. We support the entire electricity value chain, providing customized solutions to a diverse range of customers from various fields and industries. We are dedicated to achieving a net zero carbon future and finding sustainable solutions.



About the team


The Nuclear Business Line provides high added value activities and services to our nuclear clients and also to the other Business Lines of Laborelec. This covers applied research, products and technical assistance. The team offers, manages and realizes multidisciplinary projects leveraging the expertise and services from all expert teams of Laborelec and its different laboratories.




What you’ll be doing


Your responsibilities as Cluster Manager Nuclear Chemistry, Concrete & Waste


This role has a mixed function. You will work partly as a People Manager (more than half of the time) and partly as a Project Manager or as an Expert (depending on your competences).


People & Expertise Development

•     You promote a culture of feedback and learning, and watch over sustainable employability within and beyond your cluster.

•     You act as a manager/coach to support people in their personal development and career growth.

•     You (co-)create an annual learning plan to boost some specific competencies.

•     You support team development, taking into account the diversity of team members’ profiles.


People Well-being

•     You define and implement actions to improve the employee experience.

•     You take care of the overall well-being of team members, with special attention paid to absenteeism and psychosocial risks.

•     You are the first line facilitator when well-being issues or conflicts appear.

•     You have a key role to play in the onboarding/integration and offboarding/exit of people.


Capacity Management

•     You guarantee the availability and optimal allocation of resources within and beyond your cluster.

•     You are in charge of the capacity planning and a key-contributor to the productivity of your cluster.

•     You contribute to the annual strategic plan definition and are responsible for its translation and steering into an HR strategic plan.

•     You co-define staffing needs with the Head of People.


Performance Management

•     You are in charge of the execution of the Performance Management process and contribute to the annual People & Expertise Review process.


Culture & Change

•     You are a culture ambassador and a true changemaker within your Business Line.

•     You “walk the talk” in terms of ENGIE programs, promote Laborelec’s Purpose & Culture and create and implement change programs.


Project Management or Expertise

•     To complete your People Manager role, you will be involved as a Project Manager or as an Expert in different projects and tasks based on your experience and expertise.



You will work alongside a supportive team, and will have access to professional development opportunities to help you grow in your own career.




If you identify with any of the following, we encourage you to apply!


Do you?


•      Have proven experience of approximatively 2-5 years in managing a technical team, or are willing to learn.

•      Have strong leadership capabilities and an ability to develop, inspire and motivate a team.

•      Have the agility to implement a Feedback culture & Growth mindset in a team.

•      Have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

•      Have technical affinity with, or expertise in, Chemistry? This skill is appreciated.

•      Have some experience in (technical) Project Management.

•      Solve problems creatively.

•      Demonstrate strong empathy and people orientation; with the development of people being a strong motivation.

•      Have a natural customer and results orientation.

•      Communicate fluently in French, Dutch and English.



Here's a taste of what Laborelec offers you


Flexible Working Environment: A green campus and hybrid workspace (3 days home working/week) offering flexibility for a good work/life balance. 


Employee Resource Groups: An exciting position in a prominent research and expertise center, with the possibility of further career development within ENGIE.


An inspiring work environment: Shared with bold colleagues from different backgrounds.


Learning & Development: Growth is a big reason people choose to join our team. We provide opportunities through “lunch and learn” programs, training, coaching, mentorship programs, and other workshops.


Benefits: 34 leave days, 5 days free care for sick children, linen ironing service...


Wellness: You will have access to our fun room and fitness space for your enjoyment and well-being.



Where we work

Our headquarters is based in Belgium (Linkebeek, near to Brussels), and we have several branches in Europe (France, Germany & the Netherlands), LATAM (Chile) and MESCAT (KSA & UAE).



Our values : The 4B’s


Be You, at Laborelec, we encourage you to be yourself and allow your skills and knowledge to shine through.

Be Safe, keeping our employees safe is our top priority.

Become, as a Laborelec employee, you can build your career. 

Belong, join our dynamic community at Laborelec and become an integral part of our team.



Our commitment

At ENGIE Laborelec, we are committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, including people of all races, genders, ages, religions, disabilities, and sexual orientations.



We'd love to hear from you if this opportunity sparks your interest.


Your HR contact:


Isabelle Croiset




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