Senior International Mobility Advisor

Requisition ID:  28774

brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Boulevard Simón Bolívar 34-36
1000 Brussels - BELGIUM


                                                                                                                          JOB DESCRIPTION


As one of the world’s largest engineering consultancy companies and with more than 150 years of experience, TRACTEBEL is able to offer to its customers multidisciplinary solutions in energy, water and infrastructure. Its broad range of expertise extends across Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Latin America, and allows to rise to our clients’ most demanding challenges with the same high-quality engineering and consulting services no matter where their projects are. TRACTEBEL is part of ENGIE Group, a global energy company and leading provider of electricity, natural gas and energy services.


Tractebel seeks  a :

Senior International Mobility Advisor

The working environment

Our corporate Human Resources Department guides and manages the overall provision of Human Resources services, products, policies and programs to the global Tractebel organization.


Your function

Reporting to the International Mobility Manager, you are part of a team in charge of compliance, governance and operations for all matters relating to international assignments and cross-border work situations for Tractebel worldwide.


This implies that:

  • You are involved in shaping and implementing global mobility strategies aligned with organizational objectives, supporting talent management and driving business growth.
  • You demonstrate due diligence and ensure that the international assignment complies with local and international social, legal and tax regulations as well as Tractebel’s own processes
  • You are in constant communication with the assignee and work closely together with the Engie group internal expatriation cell to ensure the good execution of the international assignments offering support, advice and solutions whenever necessary for immigration, relocation, move, payroll and tax matters;
  • You analyze upfront the contractual set-up possibilities for new international assignments (advisory) with the relevant stakeholders and conduct research on tax issues affecting international assignees
  • You instruct, prepare and review cost calculations for international missions and liaise with business managers and/or sales teams for transposition into commercial bids
  • You partner with internal stakeholders, including HR business partners, finance, legal, and tax teams, to address complex mobility challenges and deliver effective solutions.
  • You instruct and review the expat payroll implementation in the home and host country and are the first point of contact for the payroll agency
  • You ensure coordination of the recurrent performance cycles for the assignees
  • You stay abreast of market trends, industry benchmarks, and regulatory changes and recommend adjustments and enhancements to the company policies and processes and support the International Mobility Manager to implement changes globally
  • You will work closely together with external service providers to deliver high-quality and cost-effective solutions and manage escalations by assignees or vendors

Your profile


  • You have a master’s degree and minimum 10 years of professional experience in international mobility management or compensation and benefits management within a large multinational corporation or one of the major consultancy firms.
  • You have a solid understanding of global compensation practices, including executive compensation and international mobility programs
  • You have expertise in designing, implementing and managing mobility programs
  • You have good knowledge of all aspects of international taxation. Knowledge of social security legislation in Belgium, France, Germany and/or UK is an asset.
  • You are customer oriented and proactive
  • You have an excellent command of office tools (MS Office 365) and you have in particular advanced knowledge of Excel (Pivot tables)
  • You have a strong analytical mind-set, you are accurate and rigorous;
  • You are ‘solutions’ oriented, prepared to take initiatives, and are able to think out of the box to find practical solutions in alignment with company policies
  • You actively engage in assigned operational tasks
  • You are flexible and able to work in a fast paced environment and deal with constant change.
  • You have strong verbal and written communication skills and are able to drive results in a matrixed organization.
  • You are well organized and can set priorities. You are a teamplayer.
  • You are fluent in English and French or Dutch
  • You are willing to travel occasionally within Europe



What we offer 

Tractebel welcomes candidates from all backgrounds, and actively promotes Diversity in the workforce

Schedule: Full-time

Primary Location: Europe-Belgium-Brussels-Brussels-Capital Region



Business Unit:  GBU Energy Solutions
Division:  ES Tractebel L2
Contract Type:  Permanent
Job Type:  Full - Time
Professional Experience:  Skilled ( >3 experience <15 years)
Education Level:  Master's Degree