For a well known client operating in Belgium, we are currently looking for a Design Engineer (Technical Specialist). This is a contract position to be based in Brussels.

Role description

Within a project team under the functional leadership of the Project Manager, the Design Engineer (Technical Specialist) is responsible for completing the engineering assignment within his/her field of expertise.


  • To draft and adhere to design service schedules and predictions.
  • To establish design principles and dimensions for installations/equipment/structures.
  • To collaborate with the Owner and the other designers in developing the project design.
  • To issue instructions to the design and calculation team.
  • To check the creation and progress of any graphic materials and any measurement overviews.
  • To ensure the drafting and editing of any Design Notes, Drafts, Specifications, Technical Specifications and Briefs etc.
  • To draft cost estimates for the works under consideration.
  • To analyse the offers submitted by the Bidders.
  • To verify the completion documents (analysis, brief).
  • To inspect equipment and the completed works at the plant and on site.
  • To comply with and enforce compliance with the Health/Safety guidelines set out in the Project Safety Plan.

Essential skills

  • Mechanical Engineering experience;
  • Working knowledge of English and French/Dutch languages;
  • Interest in design, manufacturing and site operation activities;
  • Ability to draft reports, synthesis, calculation note and Technical Requisition File documents;
  • Knowledge of mechanical technology (pumps and valves) & standards, materials, manufacturing, maintenance and obsolescence issue;
  • Methodical, accurate, organized, solution minded with team-player skills;
  • Good computer skills (excel, access, …);
  • Ready to work abroad for short or long missions
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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