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R&D Automation Engineer

Requisition ID:  1815

Louvain-la-Neuve, BE BE - Home based, BE

Shift:  Full-Time
Kind of contract:  Open Ended Contract


Innovating for life since 1986, IBA has become the global leader in proton therapy, considered as the most advanced and accurate form of radiotherapy in cancer treatments using ionizing rays.
Thanks to the unique properties of protons, tumors can be targeted more accurately while limiting exposure of the surrounding healthy tissues
We provide two types of therapy center: the IBA’s Proteus®PLUS which offer a multi-room solution and the Proteus®ONE who is a more compact single room solution that is easier to install, integrate and operate.
To date, more than 58 world renowned medical institutions have built a Particle Therapy Center with IBA across 3 continents.

Challenges we trust you with

As a member of the Automation Engineering Team in the R&D Department, you will be involved in various lifecycle phases of control systems and industrial IT.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Together with the experts of the team you will contribute to the analysis of automation projects and the definition of hardware and software specifications.
  • You will be in charge of developing software by analyzing, programming, testing and putting into service related control systems while ensuring that project documentation is in line with the internal QMS procedures and guidelines.
  • After a transition period, you will be the owner of a ‘control unit’ and its related software solutions. You will ensure the development follow-up, prepare work package and be responsible for the whole quality.
  • Further to the start-up of the systems, you will provide high-level technical support.

The range of our domain is large, going from hardware definition to web HMI; from field experience to versioning management.

What we value

  • Degree in Automation Engineering or in Industrial IT.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in operation, support and development.
  • PLC programming skills (we work on Siemens STEP7 and TIA Portal, B&R).
  • Communication skills in English.
  • Based in Louvain-La-Neuve, open to travel internationally for short missions (3 weekends & 2 weeks per year).
  • Having a driving license (B type).


Technical skills nice to have but not mandatory :

  • SCADA programming in Wonderware Archestra, Wonderware InTouch, B&R Visual Component is an asset;
  • Industrial IT programming (.Net, Python, SQL, Web) is an asset;
  • Programming of Safety PLC (Siemens; B&R) is an asset;
  • Good understanding of Industrial communications based on Profibus-DP, PROFINET, ModbusTCP, S7, OPC-UA and other industrial protocols;
  • Knowledge of motor drivers and motion systems (SEW, Schneider Electric, B&R);
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP networking;
  • Knowledge of VMWare environment (ESX, Workstation);
  • Good knowledge of MS Office suite.

And you also are:

  • Analytical and critical mind, expert in providing efficient solutions to technical problems while respecting guidelines and project schedule.
  • Result focused, able to understand and satisfy customers’ needs in mission critical applications.
  • Experienced in working on projects under a structured Quality Management System frequently audited by regulatory authorities.
  • Competent in creating high quality technical documentation.
  • Able to work on projects in collaboration with a team and with various stakeholders.
  • Flexible and capable to deliver in production, safety and quality driven environment with impact on planning.
  • Able to provide technical training to other teams of the company and to final customers.

Cherry on the cake

  • Attractive salary package that corresponds to your experience level (with a company car)
  • Flexible home office policy
  • Many possibilities of evolution 
  • A team that listens and leaves room for everyone’s development
  • Environment with cutting-edge technologies and challenging problems
  • Work at a Bcorp Certified company
  • Good work/life balance

Life at IBA

Diversity is fundamental to our culture. We value the uniqueness of individuals and the different perspectives and talents they bring to IBA. We learn from and respect the cultures in which we work, promote diversity within our workforce, and have an inclusive environment that helps each and every one of us to fully contribute to IBA’s success.

The identity of IBA is characterized by a group of colleagues driven by motivation, curiosity, creativity, the desire to learn on a daily basis, by technical challenges and above all by a highly developed team and family spirit that makes the daily life smoother and more enjoyable!

By joining a team of about 40 nationalities and working on more than 45 different sites on 3 continents, IBA offers you the opportunity of a meaningful career with a direct impact in the fight against cancer.

We are driven by: 

  • Innovating in a cutting-edge technology environment
  • Developing professional and personal skills by learning on the Job; by participating in challenging projects; top class courses 
  • Evolving in a friendly culture environment based upon solid values (dare - share - care - be fair) 
  • Acting autonomously and belonging to motivated teams with good work-life balance 
  • Contributing to a company where sustainability, safety and well-being are key to our success

If you are passionate, cause-driven, you can make this quest yours by joining our dedicated colleagues and give your career a new meaning.

Proton Therapy

Proton Therapy - a more targeted treatment

Proton Therapy is considered the most advanced currently available therapy and a valuable treatment modality for thousands of adults and children who are diagnosed with cancer. Proton Therapy aims to destroy cancer cells by delivering proton beams to a target tumor. Protons release their energy within the tumor target area while limiting the radiation to the surrounding healthy tissues.

Proton Therapy Achievements

More than 60 proton therapy centers worldwide & more than 100 000 patients treated by IBA proton therapy customers. 

IBA Proton Therapy website.

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