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.

Technical Designer

Reference ID:  5171



Within the Elia Group, Elia Engineering is responsible for all infrastructure projects that meet requirements with respect to the development, expansion and renewal of the Belgian electricity transmission system between 30 and 380 kV.


As Secondary Systems Designer you belong to a team of designers managed by a Design Coordinator and you will be part of the project team reporting to a project leader. You will be responsible for studies on secondary systems, more specifically to do with electrical safety, monitoring and control systems and with automation and measuring equipment for high-voltage equipment used in the power grid.


Your main tasks will be as follows:


  • You will take part in the design of electrical equipment and help the project manager think through the technical options at projects' design stage. 


  • Where the aforementioned studies are concerned, your duties will include producing both conceptual and detailed studies, more specifically: 
    •   organising and managing the planning of studies in line with the respective priorities and deliverables;
    •   producing safety block diagrams and detailed schematic diagrams;
    •   helping to define and choose equipment;
    •   guaranteeing the quality of studies in compliance with Elia's standards and working methods, using standard equipment;


  • On the practical front, you will help the project leader monitor secondary systems work executed in the field, fulfilling the following tasks in particular:  for matters concerning your specific area of expertise you will remain in contact with the operator, suppliers and companies responsible for assembling electrical equipment;


  • During the commissioning phase, you will present your study to the testteam, and stay in close contact to collect the return of information:
    •   you will come up with solutions to problems concerning designs during installation in the field;
    •   you will occasionally attend site meetings in case of technical issues.


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  • You have a bachelor's degree or hold a secondary education diploma (A2) in electricity, automation, electronics or can demonstrate equivalent experience.
  • You speak fluent Dutch and French, or if you only speak one, then you are prepared to learn the other.
  • You are familiar with AutoCAD and Windows Office.
  • You are keen to learn a profession and ultimately want to become an expert in your specialist area.
  • You are a good planner and organiser, have an eye for detail, have a strong sense of responsibility and are assertive.
  • You find quality important and you are punctual and precise in your work.


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You will also receive the following perks: 

  • Salary: a competitive salary package, 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. 
  • Additional child benefit: for children under the age of 25, if you are still receiving child benefit for them. 
  • Insurance: group insurance, hospitalisation insurance and ambulant care for the whole family. 
  • Vacation: you will be entitled to 20 vacation days and 12 additional vacation days. 
  • Communication: you will be given an iPhone, a phone subscription (for work and private use) and a laptop. 
  • Mobility: you will be given a season ticket for public transport or a contribution to the cost of commuting to and from work (66% of the cost of a second-class monthly train season ticket). 
  • 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 Leon Monnoyer 3, 1000 Brussels

Remote working is possible several days per week.

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!