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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.

Junior Project Leader

Reference ID:  687



As a Telecom Project Leader, you will actively contribute towards defining, developing and supporting the implementation of the telecoms component of electricity infrastructure projects (380, 220, 150, 70 and 36 kV) involving the construction, expansion and alteration of high-voltage substations.

As a project leader, you will manage multiple (around 20) projects at the same time.

This post primarily entails the following duties:



  • You will be responsible for defining, examining and designing the telecommunications component of projects and for supporting their implementation right up to the commissioning stage and administrative closure of this component of the project:
    • Budgeting and feasibility studies
    • Translating needs initiated from the project into concrete telecoms needs.
    • In close consultation with the managers of the telecoms infrastructure (both between stations and inside stations), determining the correct solution and documenting this in a Telecom project note.
    • Assisting the design team during their detailed study (drawing up the various plans necessary for the construction and management of the telecoms installation).
    • Assisting the leader of the main project during the construction phase.
  • You will work in a multidisciplinary team with a functional rather than hierarchical structure, keeping an eye on which resources are required and which are available.
  • You will report to the project leaders of the main infrastructure project.
  • The project note is the basis for drawing up the tender files for the telecommunications component. The project note must therefore be drawn up with a view to practical implementation and the various sub-phases must be clearly described.
  • You will be involved in defining new designs and determining framework agreements for telecommunications equipment, in cooperation with the expertise department.
  • You will take part in pilot projects that make it possible to validate new concepts as well as the telecommunications equipment used in the Belgian grid, plus the associated tools.
  • You will cooperate closely with the department responsible for developing and supporting Elia's telecommunications backbone (the actual telecommunications network).

Your Profile


  • You are a qualified industrial or civil engineer specialising in electrical or mechanical engineering.
  • You have a strong sense of responsibility and are an excellent organiser.
  • You can keep an overview of multiple projects that are running at the same time.
  • You are a smooth, assertive communicator and resourceful, customer-oriented team player.
  • You speak fluent Dutch and French, or if you speak only one of those languages you are willing to learn the other.
  • Experience in telecoms projects would be an asset.



Quai Léon Monnoyer 3, 1000 Brussels

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!