The company

Elia is the operator of the Belgian high-voltage transmission grid (380 kV to 30 kV) and is responsible for developing and maintaining the grid, providing users with access to it and controlling energy flows. The Elia group is a team of 2,000 professionals who have the task of ensuring the continuity of electricity supplies in Belgium.

As owner and operator of electricity transmission networks in Belgium and Germany Elia has an important role and mission in supporting and implementing Europe's energy and climate policy.

Capex Business Controller

Expertise:  Corporate
Reference ID:  4468



Within the Corporate Finance department, Controlling ETB is an essential partner of the company and its components in achieving its strategic objectives. Our main task is to allocate the company's resources in an optimal way and to check that they are used in such a way as to achieve the company's objectives while respecting the accounting and regulatory framework. 


As a Business Controller, you will support the Infrastructure division, which is in charge of developing the offshore and the onshore Grid, which means the renewal or the building of the high voltage substations, overhead lines and underground cables. 


As part of this role, your main responsibilities will be as follows:


  • You elaborate the budgets with the business
  • Within your scope, you will monitor the budget throughout the year and advise the business on how to achieve its financial objectives  
  • You ensure the periodic distribution of management reports to managers. You identify and analyze the causes of discrepancies between reality and the budget, and propose corrective measures. 
  • You will provide advice to your manager with a view to formulating recommendations (interpretation of legislation, decisions of the regulator, economic simulations, etc.)
  • You prepare and write reports for the regulator to meet regulatory requirements. 
  • You analyze and identify potential possible improvement of procedures, working methods and tools. You lead or collaborate on cross-functional projects. 

Your Profile


  • You have a Master's degree in management, civil or industrial engineering
  • You have at 5 years of professional experience as a business controller or in a similar (project related) function. 
  • You are trilingual (French/Dutch/English). 
  • You are rigorous, analytical and critical.
  • You like to work independently
  • You communicate assertively but diplomatically to achieve results
  • You have the empathy and maturity to build relationships with your internal customers and management. 
  • You like to think outside the box, to question the needs and the existing situation.
  • You are familiar with MS Office tools. Knowledge of SAP is a plus.




Boulevard de l'Empereur, 20 1000 Bruxelles

What's in it for you?

More than offering you a mere job, we give you an exciting, ultra-professional environment, unique training and every opportunity to develop your career potential to the full, plus an attractive salary and fringe benefits. So choosing Elia means opting for a future full of promise!