Expert Metallic Materials (F/M/X)

Date de publication : 17/07/2024

Requisition ID : 25201

Linkebeek, Belgium – NUC Metallic Materials



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 Metallic Materials Team is specialized in solving metal-related issues encountered by nuclear, thermal and renewable power plants, and in development of metal 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 Expert Metallic Materials


  • You will be involved on metal degradation and ageing issues, offering the opportunity to build up practical experience in the field and to enhance technical knowledge in one or more areas;
  • You act as technical consultant and project engineer for (complex) metal related problems and incidents. This encompasses examining customer queries, collecting the required technical information, elaborating inspection programs for on-site and lab testing, coordinating on-site interventions and lab analyses, interpreting and presenting results;
  • You work on failure and root cause analyses, and you will make recommendations to the customers in order to increase process quality, plant reliability and lifetime;
  • 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.;

You work for nuclear power plants, in addition to conventional and renewable energy plants, and you will solve material issues for industrial installations around the world

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 in material, mechanical or chemical engineering and a relevant experience in material analysis; expertise in failure analysis and root cause analysis is an asset;
  • Have passion about technology and are you eager to learn;
  • Demonstrate strong analytical skills, are you realistic/hands-on and have a pragmatic approach;
  • Share your knowledge, are you a team player and do you look for solutions with colleagues;
  • Have flexibility and are willing to travel to carry out work on-site (1 to 2 times a week to Doel and Tihange, including in nuclear installations, with international trips of about a week)
  • Take a proactive approach, are you stress-resistant and can you cope with short deadlines and can handle unexpected situations;
  • Independently manage your projects; do you keep track on time, scope and budget;
  • Take part on different projects/subjects in parallel;
  • Show customer-focus, creativity and are you able to organize your own work;
  • Have high ethical standards and an inherent safety-conscious attitude;
  • Communicate Dutch and/or French and English, or could become fluent quickly;
  • Have a Nuclear clearance ( it’s an advantage).
  • Hold a driving licence 




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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