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At ENGIE, you get ENERGY!
Ria is the appointed environmental coordinator for a cluster of power plants in Flanders. Among other things, she monitors environmental legislation, emission measurements and so on, and is responsible for reporting to the government. In addition, Ria provides advice on environmentally friendly production methods and environment-related investments, including applying for the necessary environmental permits.
“To achieve the energy transition, ENGIE is making a great deal of investments in large battery and hydrogen projects. But before we can implement these initiatives, we must first have the necessary permits. And that is a real challenge for our team! It often takes great efforts to get permits for our projects. On the other hand, it gives me enormous satisfaction when we get the green light from the government to put that figurative first spade in the ground. I have been working at ENGIE for 38 years now and still come to work every day with great enthusiasm. The major challenges and constructive relationships with the many internal and external stakeholders give me a lot of positive energy! Constantly making our own employees more environmentally aware is also one of my tasks that contributes directly to making our world more sustainable. Talk about impact! :-) ”
In my job, no two days are the same
Ann Cnockaert is a level I prevention adviser. Within the internal prevention and protection service of ENGIE EMS (European Maintenance Support), she helps to promote the well-being of employees at work.
“The energy transition involves the use of new technologies. This entails new risks. Our service advises employees about how to deal with them safely. In my job, I experience a great deal of variety. Today I am dressed in work clothing on the gas turbine in France, tomorrow I will be welcoming new employees in Brussels and the day after that I will be visiting a customer in Beerse who has made a machine for us. No two days are the same. Furthermore, ENGIE offers job security. There are plenty of opportunities to grow and a lot of attention is paid to employee well-being.”
At ENGIE, you really participate in the energy transition
At ENGIE Thermal, manager Gwen Huyge and his HSEQ team support the creation and maintenance of a healthy, safe and environmentally friendly work environment for all employees and contractors.
“In order to foster a safe and environmentally conscious attitude among our employees, among other things we invest a lot of time and resources in training programs. Personally, I am a strong supporter of virtual reality training. This is innovative and offers a completely risk-free environment in which to develop the necessary skills. At ENGIE, we are given the freedom to propose and also realise innovative solutions. Such virtual reality training is a good example of this. Furthermore, our team is working intensively on the energy of tomorrow. This translates into major projects such as licences for batteries and hydrogen production, but also into initiatives in which we are working on saving water, improving our energy efficiency and improving biodiversity at our sites. Taken together, this is the path of the energy transition for us, with the ultimate goal of achieving ‘Net Zero Carbon’ by 2045. We rise to this challenge every day, together with the many talented experts who work for ENGIE. Specific programs, such as the ‘ENGIE Business Innovation Awards’, provide even more support for this and strongly encourage initiative and innovative thinking.”