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Job Description

Engineer your positive impact

Tractebel is a global community of 5000 imaginative experts engineering a carbon-neutral future. Through our game-changing solutions for complex energy, urban, nuclear and water projects, we help our clients create a positive impact towards a sustainable world, where people, planet and profit collectively thrive. 

Work environment 

You will join the team “Design and Studies” of the Competence Center « Civil Engineering & Infrastructures »,  part of the Global Business Area NUCLEAR. The Competence Center has teams in Brussels, in the nuclear power plants of Tihange and Doel, in France and in the UK. You will belong to the team in Brussels but you will have to go on nuclear sites occasionally. The daily tasks in Brussels cover a wide variety of civil construction activities, ranging from newbuilt projects that often run  over several years, short-term renovation projects as well as punctual assistance to the Operator. From a technical point of view,  you will work with a broad range of disciplines. You will manage the interface between Client, Operator and the team in Brussels.


•    You oversee the design and calculations of nuclear related structures and building subjected to internal and external hazards; •    You perform structural analyses using FEM codes; •    You participate actively in the dynamic analysis of nuclear structures and components to various hazards: earthquake, gas explosion, tornado, plane crash accident… •    You participate in the writing of technical specifications (design requirements) and the review of technical documents issued by the Contractor; •    You participate in the preparation of offers or the invitation to tender; •    You go on nuclear sites for the needs of the project (meetings, technical visits, etc…) •    You work in a team of about 15 engineers, in close interaction with Senior Engineers.


•    You are a Civil Engineer with 2-3  to 5 years of experience in structural analysis and design (junior + profile) ; •    You are familiar with international codes and standards (Eurocodes as well as American Standards such as ASCE, ACI, USNRC (SRP and RG), …); •    Knowledge of programming (PYTHON, C&C# etc.) is considered as an asset •    You are rigorous and you have a scientific mind; •    You are experienced in general purpose Finite Element and structural codes (such as ANSYS, SCIA, ...) for static loads or dynamic loads , in case of linear or non-linear analysis ; •    A background in seismic assessment of seismic structures and other structures including soil-structure interaction aspects is an asset; •    You have good writing skills for technical notes. •    You are interested to develop expertise in topics such as nuclear structure domain, concrete aging mechanisms, dynamic studies and impact on structures ; •    Knowledge of nuclear domain and safety is considered as an asset; •    You can communicate in Dutch or French and English.Tractebel welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, and actively promotes Diversity in the workforce.