Non-Metallic Materials Expert (F/M/X)

Posting date : 08/05/2024

Requisition ID : 19243


Linkebeek, Belgium – (Junior) non-metallic materials Expert



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


Laborelec's Non-Metallic Materials Team is specialized in solving non-metallic related issues encountered by nuclear, thermal and renewable power plants, and in development of non-metallic expertise for new energy solutions. Our primary task is to boost power plant reliability by analyzing and preventing damage, determining the life span of critical components and analyzing failure cases in the field. This work is complemented with long-term research and innovation projects for evolving (renewable) energy businesses and technologies.



What you’ll be doing


Your responsibilities as (Junior) non-metallic Expert

•       You will work on solving tangible problems and carry out longer-term projects, offering the opportunity to build up practical experience in the field and to enhance technical knowledge in one or more areas;

•       You will essentially work for nuclear, thermal and renewable power plants;

•       You will work on non-metallic materials such as polymers, elastomers, composites, coatings, electrical insulating materials…;

•       You focus on failure and root cause analyses, and you will make recommendations to the customers in order to increase process quality, plant reliability and lifetime;

•       As the single point of contact for the customer, you will be in charge of defining the scope of a field intervention, coordinating the required lab analysis, interpreting results, and producing a report including recommendations for presentation to the customer;

•       You will grow in your field of expertise and beyond by continuous on-the-job learning and by training opportunities;

•       You will collaborate across Laborelec's various departments and areas of expertise, and will be in direct contact with our various customers, both nationally and internationally;

•       Alongside with your work for clients of the energy market, you will also contribute to collaborative research projects with external partners such as research institutes, universities and key ENGIE partners;

•       Depending on your preferences and your particular talents, you could progress to a top expert role, a multidisciplinary or project management oriented role, or an operational role with technical management aspects, within Laborelec or the wider ENGIE group.

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


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


•       Have a master or PhD degree in chemistry or materials science;

•       Have specialised in polymers and/or non-metallic materials.

•       Have a degree or experience in coatings or electrical insulating materials is an advantage;

•       Have knowledge of analytic techniques (FTIR, SEM-EDX, DSC, TGA,…), degradation mechanisms and mechanical property testing is a strong plus;

•       Demonstrate passionate about technology;

•       Have strong analytical skills, you are realistic and have a pragmatic approach;

•       Are at ease interacting with personnel in the field;

•       Share your knowledge, and look for solutions with colleagues;

•       Agree to travel to carry out work on-site, including in nuclear installations, with international trips one of about a week;

•       Demonstrate customer focus, creativity and the ability to solve complex problems by proposing innovative solutions with high added value.;

•       Have high ethical standards and an inherent safety-conscious attitude;

•       Master Dutch, French and English, or could become fluent quickly;

•       Hold a driving license;

•       Nuclear clearance is an advantage.



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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