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Test Engineer (hydraulics)

  • realize and operate experimental facilities related to the technology of liquid lead-bismuth as reactor coolant
  • challenging, multidisciplinary and international environment
  • engineering degree
  • 3 year contract
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Will you put our design to the test?

SCK CEN works actively on the design and construction of a new multi-purpose research plant MYRRHA: a versatile and unique research infrastructure. It is the world's first research reactor driven by a particle accelerator. Unlike traditional reactors, cooling the reactor core is not done with water but using a liquid metal mixture of lead and bismuth. This mixture offers the advantage that it does not slow down the fission neutrons. These fast neutrons unlock a variety of applications.

For the R&D program supporting the design of the reactor part of the MYRRHA project, we are looking for a test engineer.
You will build upon our in-house knowledge and support our research engineers in developing new technologies for the design and licensing of our MYRRHA-reactor. You will interface with researchers and technicians, in the realization and operation of experimental facilities related to the technology of the liquid metal coolant.
Your task includes:

  • contributing to the commissioning and operation of testing facilities
  • safely operating these facilities, performing tests and generating new experimental data
  • documenting the test results for later detailed scientific analysis
  • interacting with research engineers and technical support teams at SCK CEN

To join this frontier, you'll need

  • a master’s degree in engineering
  • hands-on experience in a technical laboratory environment, including a good knowledge of data acquisition and control and monitoring systems
  • basic knowledge of specific tools for data acquisition and analysis (e.g. Labview) is preferred
  • basic knowledge of thermal hydraulics or fluid mechanics is preferred
  • good knowledge of general information technology applications
  • you realize the importance of small details in large systems and care for documentation
  • good communication skills, enabling you to operate within a multidisciplinary team
  • the ability to work well in team and also take individual initiative
  • good in English and Dutch, both for daily communications and for internal reporting, or prepared to follow language courses


Evi Belmans
evi.belmans [at]