Compensation & Benefits Specialist

Requisition ID:  26952


Compensation & Benefits Specialist

About US (GEMS):

ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales (GEMS) provides energy supply solutions and risk management services to support its clients through their decarbonization journey, while optimizing ENGIE’s assets and contributing to value creation.

ENGIE is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services with a leading energy management business, piloted by its entity "Global Energy Management & Sales" who built its savoir-faire managing the Group’s large and diverse asset portfolio over 20+ years.

3,600 employees around the world develop our solutions, through +20 international business platforms. We cover the full energy mix: renewable and thermal power, natural gas & LNG, biomass, environmental products. Our experts provide tailor made solutions based on a wide range of savoir-faire in energy management with a strong focus on decarbonation and decentralization.

Our 190,000 clients span the entire value chain: producers, asset developers, financial players, utilities, distributors and industrials. Our global reach and strong local presence enable us to offer these diverse clients tailor-made services and respond to rapid changes in mature or emerging markets alike.


Our 4 areas of expertise :


• Asset management

• Energy transition services

• Energy supply & global commodities

• Risk management & market access


At GEMS we encourage breakthrough results, team spirit, curiosity and innovation while preserving the right work/life balance for you.


More info on GEMS Hub ( or LinkedIn (


Context :

Under the authority of the Head of Compensation and Benefits, you will work within the HR Expertise Center of GEMS unit both in Paris and Brussels, with occasional travels oustide Brussels and Paris.       

You will be in charge of Comp and Ben initiatives and projects while ensuring the operational management of the reward processes and practices contributing to attract, retain and motivate high-quality employees while enhancing GEMS as the best place to work.


Your role :

As part of our team, you will play a central role in the HR Expertise Center of GEMS unit. You will be involved in various missions :

  • Ensure compliance of the BU's C&B practices with the initiatives launched by the Engie Group, the GEMS BU strategy and applicable local legislation and regulations (banking regulatory standards and requirements as CRDIV / IFR, IFD…),
  • Ensure the hands-on management of C&B processes and programs such as annual salary review, deferred compensation, annual salary review, management of deferred compensation, LTI's and employee share ownership ,Flexible Benefits plan (My Choice) & new initiatives on Mobility budgets « Green » (+Car Policy)...
  • Ensure active participation in annual salary surveys and analyze competitive trends in the markets to determine prevailing pay rates and benefits in order to make most valued recommendations,
  • Budgetary control of salary costs and provisions (Bonus pool, standard costs, Expats...) in collaboration with Management Control and the Tax Department (Transfer Pricing),
  • Prepare statistical analyses and reports for the various stakeholders Compliance department, Compensation Committee, Management Committee, Finance department, HR group… and deploys communication strategies and success metrics to ensure transparency and alignment with organizational goals,
  • Contribute to the design of C&B policies and processes as well as their proper communication in order to contribute to their dissemination and understanding among managers & employees,
  • Provide advice to HR Business Partners and Business Leaders on best practices and policies C&B and support the Talent team in the context of complex package offers (International mobility), job analysis, roles evaluations and positions classifications,
  • Participate in transversal C&B projects (IT tool for digitization, benchmarks centralization with the other countries, gender pay gap, etc.) and other possible HR missions.


You will also use both internal and external interfaces :


  • Internal interfaces : HR Community (Engie Group, other BUs), GEMS teams: Audit, Finance, Accounting, Compliance & Legal, Shared Services Centers...
  • External interfaces : Internal and external payroll providers, Tax & Legal advisors, Compensation & Benefits providers (Hay, WTW,...), Insurers (Contassur)…


Hard skills :

  • Ability to evolve within a complex and changing environment
  • In-depth knowledge of fixed and variable compensation mechanisms, especially Belgian specificities, including deferred compensation systems and financial instruments
  • Strong understanding of banking regulatory requirements
  • Project management skills
  • Good knowledge of social law (individual and collective) and/or tax law


Soft skills :

  • Autonomous, structured and organized
  • Rigorous with strong analytical mindset
  • Stress resilience
  • Customer oriented
  • Strong collaboration and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent communication and advisory skills for diverse stakeholders


Education and professional background :

  • University or Business School degree, preferably a Master in HR Management, Law or Economics.
  • Prior knowledge of HR practices and compensation cycle management
  • Familiarity with job evaluation and job grading methodologies
  • Experience in the financial services or commodity trading sector is a strong asset 


Language & IT skills :

  • Languages: Fluent in French/English, knowledge of Dutch is an asset
  • MS Office with an excellent knowledge of Excel
  • Open to new technologies and digital tools and their implementation
  • Ability to adapt to payroll systems and databases
  • Knowledge of “Beqom” software is an asset


About ENGIE :

Our group is a global reference in low-carbon energy and services. Our purpose (“raison d’être”) is to act to accelerate the transition towards a carbon-neutral world, through reduced energy consumption and more environmentally-friendly solutions, reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet. We rely on our key businesses (gas, power, renewable energy, services) to offer competitive solutions to our customers. With our 96,000 employees, our customers, partners and stakeholders, we are a community of Imaginative Builders, committed every day to more harmonious progress.


If you meet these requirements, then you are the talent we are looking for. Do not waste time! 

Apply by attaching your updated CV, regardless your gender. ENGIE Global Energy Management & Sales is committed to create a gender-neutral environment that unlocks the potential of everyone and provides equal employment opportunities for all individuals. 

All our positions are open to people with disabilities, please let your recruiter know if you need reasonable accommodations to be able to participate in the recruitment process, they will be happy to assist you

Business Unit:  GEMS
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree