Senior Transport Economist


Brussels, Belgium

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Tractebel is a global community of 5000 imaginative experts engineering a carbon-neutral future. Through our game-changing solutions for complex energy, urban, nuclear and water projects, we help our clients create a positive impact towards a sustainable world, where people, planet and profit collectively thrive.

Work environment

You will join a multidisciplinary team specialising in mobility, regional and urban development, policy advice and environment.We are looking for an economist with a special interest in feasibility and socio-economic evaluations, planning and operational studies regarding transport infrastructures and systems, urban mobility, green transport. You will work on major projects, including projects that might involve short-term assignments abroad.


  • We are looking for an experienced economist with specific background and experience in at least one – and preferably several – of the following themes: urban & regional development, transport & mobility, public-private-partnerships & concessions, sustainability & environment, regarding one or several transport modes: urban/regional public transport, rail, road, inland navigation
  • You are familiar with planning, programming and evaluating transport infrastructures and services. You can quantify potential externalities and impacts of transport modes, including those related to the environment, climate change and air quality. In addition, you know how to address policy questions such as institutional frameworks and regulations in support of the above strategic areas. Naturally, you keep abreast of recent developments in the transport sectors globally
  • You will manage or contribute to analytical studies on transport (transport economics, planning, governance, transport assets management, tariff policies, demand management, smart mobility and new technologies)
  • You have experience with and are motivated by the economic (and ideally also financial and contractual) aspects of the areas above
  • Your role will be identifying, securing, launching and managing (parts of) projects. These will examine the economic feasibility, financing (& ideally contracting) as well as the impacts of plans for regional and urban development, execution of major infrastructures, or studying the economic aspects of strategic policy decisions. Usually this implies engaging with and managing complex stakeholder relations as well
  • You will join a multidisciplinary team which provides services to national and international clients. These are typically public, public-private-partnerships or fully private. The team’s work focuses on the desirability, feasibility, impacts, financing and execution of major infrastructure projects in the areas above
  • You will act as a senior expert in your domain in – and/or manage - a large variety of projects and studies within Tractebel and the ENGIE group, some of which are major international projects. Occasionally this may involve short-term assignments abroad



  • You hold a Master's degree in a quantitative Economics discipline e.g. Applied Economics, Business Engineering, Management etc. Candidates with backgrounds in Engineering, Architecture, Urbanism and related disciplines may be eligible as well, if their CVs clearly show Economics qualifications and experience
  • You have minimum 10 years prior relevant work experience
  • You can demonstrate ability to function effectively as team leader or team member of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Experience of working on studies or missions for international public institutions would be an advantage
  • You have excellent social and communication skills, you lead presentations and discussions with ease
  • You can manage a team and can handle strict deadlines and prioritise work at team level
  • You have a solid mastery of English, and French or Dutch. Knowledge of other languages (e.g. Spanish, Portuguese, German) is considered beneficial
  • You are willing and enthusiast to work in our different office locations (Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Hasselt), depending on the needs

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