Elia replaces, moves and builds energy facilities, but never without such work being prepared by a designer.


Elia replaces, moves and builds energy facilities, but never without such work being prepared by a designer.



As a designer at Elia, you spend your days working on infrastructure projects, designing new facilities and modifying and extending existing substations. To this end, you conduct preliminary studies and, in line with your expertise (electrical/mechanical), devise detailed designs or draw up site and implementation plans. You use cutting-edge techniques and tailor your designs to the applicable safety rules.

You are adept at analysing wiring or mechanical diagrams of existing facilities, construction diagrams and standardised diagrams. You perform quality checks and take part in acceptance tests. Depending on your specialisation, you create designs for high voltages, low voltages, or cables and lines. Design your own career - Elia challenges you and gives you energy!

Maximise your potential

“Our studies require us to be familiar with and apply many rules and standards.

However, there is no such thing as a standard project, which keeps our work challenging and exciting. As designers, we have to be well versed in many rules and standards that we then apply to projects, none of which could ever be considered 'standard'. We are expected to be enterprising in our work as well as creative in finding solutions; it is not just about drawing.”

David Maes, Designer 

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Technical recruiter

  • Starting your career

    Step 1: Selection procedure

    After applying at Elia, our recruiters will screen your CV and, if your profiles matches the job, give you a call. This will give us the chance to get to know each other. If you pass this step, you will receive a link to a number of online tests. The next step is your first face-to-face (or virtual) meeting: an interview with the hiring manager and recruiter where we will delve further into your career, values and attitudes to make sure there is a cultural fit. For some roles, we will also schedule an assessment with our external partner.

  • Starting your career

    Step 2: Signing your contract

    If at the end of this process both you and Elia feel that you are a match, you will receive an offer and we will explain our contract and terms of employment. Once you have signed your contract, we will welcome you as a new Elian! Before you start, you can use our Welcome app to learn much more about our company and activities. We strive to ensure that our new talents feel welcome at Elia!

  • Starting your career

    Step 3: Welcome Day

    Here at Elia, we like to give our new employees a warm welcome. We start with an orientation day at our Schaerbeek site. After a spot of breakfast, you learn about safety, receive practical information, and visit dispatching and a high-voltage substation.

  • Starting your career

    Step 4: Lighting Day

    Once you have been at Elia for six months, we invite you to our site in the centre of Brussels. This is a time to reflect during a day filled with presentations about the energy transition or ongoing projects. Our CEO Chris Peeters will also be there. We provide more information about our culture, while you can put your questions to HR staff and better get to know your colleagues. We end the day with a reception with snacks and drinks.

Are we a match?

Are you wondering whether you and Elia are the perfect team? Do you want to help make the energy transition a reality but are not sure whether our strategy, culture and approach are right for you? Then take the test, because we want nothing more than driven employees who are happy at Elia.

Elia is Top Employer 2020

Thanks to our inspired HR policy, Elia has been awarded the Top Employer 2020 label, the third year in a row we have received this honor. This label means that Elia is one of the top two employers in the energy sector. It also recognises Elia's warm welcome of new employees, with a specific approach adopted from the moment they sign their employment contract to their first days at the company. We rest assured that our focus on encouraging continuous development among our employees and candidate experience in the recruitment process is also rightly recognised. The Top Employer label is an acknowledgement of the way we view new ways of working, including flexible working hours, working from home and employees' work-life balance. Receiving the label was ultimately not down to us, so we especially want to thank our employees. After all, there is no Top Employer without Top Employees!

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