Green Fuels and Biomass Junior Expert (F/M/X)

Posting date : 05/06/2024

Requisition ID : 19835

Belgium- Linkebeek- P&I Water & Green fuels



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


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


Bring your expertise, grow with us and build your career in 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 370 employees from different background. We are part of the ENGIE Group, and more particular the newly created entity called 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


Within the Power & Infra Business Line, the Water and Green fuel team is working on CCGT, biomass energy plants and thermal industrial boilers, performing research activities, developing global solutions and managing services to customers worldwide.

More specifically, the Green fuel team is active in the following domains of expertise:

  • Biofuels/green (e)fuels use cases, focusing on biomass conversion technologies and biogenic CO2 production,
  • Greenification of energy assets (e.g. retrofit of fossil fuel boilers to biomass),
  • Combustion of biofuels and green (e)fuels in energy plants,
  • Certification of biofuels and green (e)fuels and related regulatory aspects,
  • Safety aspects (ATEX, HAZID, HAZOP) related to biofuels and green (e)fuels, including H2,
  • Biomass supply chains,
  • Calculation of greenhouse gas emissions and savings.

The experts of the team develop a deep understanding and experience of those technical domains in order to:

  • Offer operational expertise to both power plants and industrial assets to anticipate and solve technical problems they can meet, improve their operational excellence and prepare them for future challenges. We perform consultancy like missions at our customer sites as well as troubleshooting interventions.
  • Perform research programs for ENGIE and other stakeholders, where we :
    • map, assess, test and de-risk disruptive technologies,
    • support for consolidating return of experience and standardizing practices,
    • bring Innovation for A to Z optimization through own and co-development: innovative monitoring, modelling and forecasting.


What you’ll be doing


Your responsibilities as Green Fuels and Biomass Junior Expert

Laborelec is looking for a young engineer to manage projects in bio-energy and biotechnologies applied to the energy sector, working with the company's internal and external customers. You are willing to develop and deepen your expertise in the field of green fuels and their use cases inside ENGIE businesses.

Your typical tasks will be related to the:

  • characterisation of the physico-chemical properties of biomass resources,
  • identification of technologies that can be used to convert biomass into various products (biorefineries),
  • execution of in-depth study of biomass conversion processes (biological, chemical or thermal),
  • execution of in-depth study of conversion processes for carbonaceous waste resources (solid, liquid or gaseous),
  • assessment of the environmental risks associated with biomass conversion processes,

You are able to write reports and execute convincing presentations describing the outcome of your work.



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


•       Have a MSc degree in bio-engineering with good knowledge of bio-processes and thermodynamics,

•       Have ideally already first understanding/technical background of green fuels and their use for energy applications and willing to further deepen your expertise in the field,

•       Have good communication skills and like to work in team,

•       Master English and French, the knowledge of Dutch or other languages is a plus,

•       Want to travel on a regular basis (Europe mainly) for brief missions.



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 leading research and expertise centre, with the possibility of further career development within ENGIE. 
  • An inspiring work environment: with ambitious colleagues and from different background
  • Learning & Development: Growth is a big reason people choose to join our team. We provide opportunities through lunch and learns, training, coaching, mentorship programs, and 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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