Role description

For one of our clients in Belgium, we are looking for an experienced Project Manager to oversee the development of different projects in the nuclear industry.

The Department is responsible for all the projects related to the studies and the modifications of existing Belgian nuclear power including Long Term Operation projects. For the modification projects, these go from the pre-feasibility studies up to final commissioning of the installations, covering feasibility, design, procurement and on-site realization activities.


  • Manage and drive the design and/or implementation of the project;
  • With a strong background and experience in the development, design and realisation of power plants projects;
  • Coordinate and manage the project team;
  • You have experience of projects preferably in nuclear sector;
  • Manage the project procurement activities (tender documents, tendering, negotiation, contracting and invoicing) for packages and insure that the Client’s requirements/targets are met;
  • Attend steering committees (internal and external) and prepare the associated documents to convince the management and the stakeholders;
  • Manage and monitor the time schedule, the budget, the performances, the HSE (according to a ‘zero accident philosophy’) and nuclear safety aspects, the quality and the profitability of the project;
  • Take care of the technical-commercial optimisation of the project installations;
  • Take care of the requirements of the O&M Client’s teams and monitor Client’s satisfaction;
  • As far as project is started, take the required actions to meet the KPIs of the project ;
  • Control the strict application of the scope of supply and manage the project scope variations related to the project, if any ;
  • Define the tasks and delegate them amongst the people involved and you empower them to carry out the tasks;
  • Take care of internal contacts with the competence centers and support departments (procurement, legal, finance, IT, risk management, communication, etc.);
  • Organise meetings with the Client and develop a partnership approach with the Client;
  • After consulting the experts, determine the outline for an optimal technical design;
  • In coordination with involved stakeholders, determine an optimised purchasing strategy for the project;
  • Coordinate the lead engineers of each discipline and you verify the adequate integration of the various specialities in the project;
  • Take care of the technical and commercial contacts with the Clients and partners, if any, and you define commercial actions when appropriate;

Essential skills

  • Engineering degree or experience, preferably in civil engineer or industrial engineering; or equivalent by experience
  • With proven experience in project management (incl. contract management), of which at least 2 years as a project manager or deputy project manager and have technical background in power plants; nuclear knowledge is an asset;
  • Mother tongue is Dutch or French. Knowledge of both country languages and English is preferred;
  • Client minded;
  • Geographically located in the Brussels with frequent travel to the Belgian NPP sites and occasional visits outside Belgium.
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 them to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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