Excited to work for a key Belgian player in the energy landscape?

The Belgian and European energy landscape is in full swing. Did you know that Elia Belgium plays a crucial role in this? As part of Elia Group, a European transmission system operator, Elia Belgium ensures the reliability and sustainability of the electricity supply in our country.

Side-by-side with your talented colleagues, you will play a part in building a sustainable, green and reliable energy infrastructure that stimulates economic growth and reduces our ecological footprint.

Only together can we make the biggest impact possible! We believe in the power of diversity: we are convinced that an inclusive and diverse work environment leads to more innovation, creativity and better results.

Operational Technology Application Lead

Reference ID:  6852


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Be in the driving seat of innovation!

  • Ready to play an important part in the reinforcement of Elia’s electricity infrastructure?
  • Would you like to use your technical knowledge and passion for sustainable energy with a solid player on the electricity market?
  • Are you a whizz at improving engineering processes and systems, including software tools, in large utility context?
  • Do you have an interest in engineering workflows, product lifecycle (PLM), and data management (PDM)?

Here's your chance! We are looking for enthusiastic Experts who want to get into developing advanced digital technology in Elia’s substations. Are you all for pushing innovation as part of our Virtual Substations team?
Meet our compact and experienced team!
The Virtual Substations team is a growing team that is paving the way for the implementation of advanced digital technology in Elia’s substations. As part of this long-term project, this team is responsible for analysing different variants from a technological perspective, as well as all related (engineering) processes and tools.

Following this preparatory phase, the team will also be responsible for the actual development and implementation. This will take place in collaboration with internal stakeholders and external contacts from the industry (suppliers, software development companies, other utilities) to reach the best possible decisions. The IEC61850 standard plays an important role during this project.
Operational Technology Application Lead
: what’s in a name?
We need you to:

  • Lead the agile development and implementation of new engineering tools, required to execute and manage digital substation projects based on IEC61850. These tools cover system design (digital and electrical), testing and simulation, documentation, and product lifecycle and data management (PLM/PDM).
  • Develop and challenge ideas and processes related to engineering processes and tools and translate these to functional tool requirements. Important topics are IEC61850 data handling and storage, UX design and engineering lifecycle management. 
  • Participate in tendering procedures, together with the purchasing department and other business colleagues: evaluate technical aspects, score the different solutions, and participate in the supplier selection process.
  • During and after development and tool rollout: Interact with internal stakeholders from business and IT, and external development companies. Collect business feedback, test new tool versions and provide feedback to software development.
  • Work together with software developers to find solutions for complex implementation challenges, keeping an eye on the overall engineering process and IT landscape.
  • Develop and lead trainings for new users to learn them to work with new tools
  • Monitor the market of (IEC61850) engineering, design and PLM/PDM tools and identify trends and new opportunities for Elia. Perform benchmarking with other utilities and tools.

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Your Profile

#digitaltechnology  #technicalconcepts #analyticalthinking 

Are you ready to convince us of your talent as a Operational Technology Application Lead? Do the check!
 #inovation #powerelectronics  #energytransition  #engineeringproces 

  • Do you have a master’s or bachelor degree in a technical or IT related field? Check!
  • Are you fluent in English and either of the Belgian national languages (Dutch or French)? Check!
  • Are you a good communicator, able to write clear and well-structured reports and explain complex technical concepts in simple language to non-specialists? Check!
  • Are you pragmatic and results-oriented, while also developing conceptual ideas and long-term visions? Check!
  • Do you like a healthy mix of working autonomously and as part of a team? Check!
  • Do you have experience in developing and challenging engineering processes in a large company context, with many stakeholders and interfaces? Check!
  • Do you have experience in (agile) software development, are you able to speak the language of a software developer and build bridges with business experts? Check!
  • Do you have experience in digital transformation, have you implemented digital technology to meet a changing business and market context? Check!

#Engineering #PLM #PDM #Teamwork #Elektromechanical#SystemEngineer


  • Salary: a competitive salary package, allowance for representation expenses, year-end bonus, double vacation pay, meal vouchers (€8 per working day), eco-vouchers, Sinterklaas and year-end vouchers as well as bonuses based on individual and group results.  
  • Insurance: group insurance, hospitalisation insurance and ambulant care insurance for the whole family.  
  • Vacation: you will be entitled to 20 vacation days, 12 additional vacation days and 2 exempt days.  
  • Communication: you will be given an iPhone, a phone subscription (for work and private use) and a laptop with internet reimbursement.  
  • Private PC plan: once every 3 years, a budget will be made available to you for a PC/tablet with software & peripherals for personal use.  
  • Mobility: we will offer you a company car and public transport or a mobility budget.  
  • Interest subsidies: after you have been with Elia for 5 years, Elia Engineering will be able to offer you a subsidy to reduce the interest charges on your mortgage loan. This will only be possible if the mortgage loan was taken out when you were already an Elia employee.  
  • Elia shares: Elia will give you the opportunity to subscribe to shares with a discount of 16.66% on the average share price. 




Quai Léon Monnoyer 3, 1000 Brussels

There’s something electric in the air with this job offer!

In exchange for your work and dedication, you enjoy the following benefits:

A job full of variety with a top employer: Elia encourages innovation and collaboration. Within our company you will be at the forefront of the energy transition, and you will have the chance to contribute to ground-breaking technologies designed to accelerate this transition. It is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to further develop your knowledge and skills.

Focus on personal growth and well-being at work: Discover a wide range of professional training and coaching opportunities that are guaranteed to give your personal growth a solid boost.  At the same time, as a top employer, we put maximum effort into a positive work culture in which your well-being is central.

Development opportunities for a challenging career: At Elia, we encourage you to seek out and seize new professional opportunities. You will enjoy complete freedom to shape your career on your own terms.

A diverse team of passionate colleagues: Elia puts a high value on diversity and inclusion. You will join a diverse and passionate team that enjoys sharing knowledge and leading the way towards a more sustainable future together.

These are just a few of the benefits that distinguish Elia as a Top Employer. We are convinced that your contribution to our team will be invaluable and look forward to welcoming you soon!