Senior Fire Safety Expert Engineer - Nuclear

Brussels-Capital Region, Brussels
20 Jun 2019
11 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
As one of the world's largest engineering consultancy companies and with more than 150 years of experience, TRACTEBEL is able to offer to its customers multidisciplinary solutions in energy, water and infrastructure. Its broad range of expertise extends across Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America, and allows to rise to our clients' most demanding challenges with the same high-quality engineering and consulting services no matter where their projects are. TRACTEBEL is part of ENGIE Group, a global energy company and leading provider of electricity, natural gas and energy services.

Tractebel seeks for its projects :

Senior Fire Safety Expert Engineer

The working environment

The Fire & Explosion Safety Competence Center, which is part of the "Process & Systems" 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.
  • Contract management.

Your function

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:

  • Lead Fire risk analysis following applicable regulations and standards or in house methodologies;
  • Realize Fire simulation studies:
    • 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; .

  • 10 Years of proven experience in Fire engineering: Fire simulations & calculations (major requirement) and Fire risk analysis - design of Fire protection systems would be an 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;
  • Experience in industry.

What we offer
  • An interesting and varied job in an internantional environment with a good work/life balance.
  • A stable work environment where professional growth and development are stimulated (via the Tractebel Engineering School and the ENGIE University).
  • 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.

Tractebel welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, and actively promotes Diversity in the workforce.

Additional Information
  • Posting Date: Apr 30, 2019

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