Senior Fire Safety Expert Engineer
Business Line Nuclear
Tractebel, part of ENGIE group has more than 150 years of experience and is one of the world’s largest engineering consultancy companies.
With more than 60 years of nuclear experience, our high-level engineering and consulting services offer added-value across the full lifecycle of nuclear installations, from design to decommissioning.
The working environment
The HVAC & Fire Competence Center, which is part of the Nuclear Processes Department, is in charge of the following activities :
Feasibility studies, design studies, modification studies of Fire Safety installations.
Diagnoses and audits of Fire Safety installations.
Modeling of Fire water supply system, Fire Hazard Analysis (FHA) based on calculation & simulation tools, modeling of Fires in confined spaces.
Tools development and integration.
Expertise in Fire protection and detection components.
Operations & Maintenance support for Fire Safety equipment.
Design specifications and procurement.
Implementation & start-up of Fire Safety equipment follow-up.
As member of a team, you will be in charge of the following activities in close relation with the Project Managers, the Fire Experts and the Client :
Realize feasibility studies, design studies, modification studies of Fire Safety installations following applicable regulations and standards;
Realize diagnostics and audits of Fire Safety installations;
Lead Fire risk analysis following applicable regulations and standards or in house methodologies; Lead analysis following applicable methods and determine suitable and pragmatic recommendations that cope with the Project and Client’s objectives / constraints;
Realize Fire risk analysis by the definition of the scenario and assumptions, choice of the correct model, collection and implementation of the data into the model, calculations, analysis of the results, drafting the synthesis;
Validate the coherence between the required and existing fire protection / detection means; Include requirements from other competence centres, project safety referential, unit safety report, insurer, codes, norms, standards and regulations;
Check study compliance with on-site situation (walk-downs), include the Return of Experience and draft the reports (high quality level);
Determine and recommend suitable on site adaptations (protection / detection means); Present and share analysis with the Client;
Manage interfaces and ensure an efficient communication between the different stakeholders;
Coaching of junior engineers and follow-up of sub-contracted studies / simulations;
Ensure budget, planning and scope of the studies are compliant with the project requirements;
Assist the Project Manager and the Client in meetings and technical discussions with the Safety Authorities.
5-10 Years of proven experience in Fire engineering : design of Fire Safety installations and Fire risk analysis. Experience in nuclear environment and knowledge of nuclear codes and standards is a strong asset;
Good language skills : Dutch or French and English;
Good computer and data process skills;
Ability to draft reports, technical papers and synthesis documents;
Inquiring and critical mind, dynamic, rigorous, pragmatic, team-player;
Capacity to assume responsibilities, to take initiative, coach / follow-up people and able to work autonomously;
Team player and capacity to develop personal contacts, good listener and communicator;
What we offer
An interesting and varied job in an international environment with a good work / life balance.
A stable work environment where professional growth and development are connected.
An attractive compensation package with fringe benefits.
A permanent contract to ensure the roles offered are in accordance with your skills, interests, career goals and lifestyle.
More about Tractebel in Belgium
Tractebel was born in Belgium 150 years ago and today is proud to be one of the world’s largest engineering players for energy, water and infrastructure projects.
Headquartered in Brussels and present in 33 countries, the company maintains five regional offices and one subsidiary in Belgium, from where more than 1600 staff members provide high-quality engineering and consulting services to private and public clients in the country and across the globe.
Tractebel welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, and actively promotes Diversity in the workforce.