Research Engineer Thermal Systems | TNO

Can the industry also be sustainable? Hell yes. At TNO, we work hard on the energy transition. One of our spearheads: to make industrial heat management more sustainable. In our state-of-the-art Carnot and Mollier laboratories, we develop and test innovative technologies. From components to fully integrated systems on a scale from kilowatt to megawatts. In this challenging technical position, you contribute hands-on to that development. Who knows, maybe you’re working on a meter-high heat storage system or guiding contractors in the production of a new test plant for industrial drying processes. With your practical insight, you contribute to leading experimental research. Work to influence the world of tomorrow!

What do you want to do?

As a research engineer, you have a unique position in the Thermal Systems team. Among all academics, it is you who have the practical know-how, which is very valuable for your colleagues. Thanks to you, researchers can count on reliable and well-running equipment during projects involving heat pumps, compact heat storage, advanced drying and drainage technology and its implementation . You are always working on several projects at the same time, such as Solidarity and e-Missi0n.

Your work is very varied, and because your position is new, you can also interpret it yourself. You manage contractors and suppliers, prepare installations, carry out the surveys and collect and process data, possibly together with researchers and project managers. You also provide support for formulating research questions or a research design. You do this in a team of fifteen committed and driving colleagues. A team that is also full of ambition: Within five years, we will double our activities! There is plenty of room to try different activities and to set your preferences. Together we will find the perfect job package for you!

Read more about your expert group Sustainable Technologies for Industrial Processes.

How will you contribute to the world of the future? How big can your influence be? Come and work at TNO and see for yourself.

What we expect from you

You can act as a sparring partner for the researchers and come up with ideas and solutions for the optimal implementation of the research. You switch smoothly between different tasks and projects, and you can collaborate well with researchers on the one hand and installation companies and contractors on the other. Information you collect can be summarized in clear, precise conclusions. Finally, you work in a structured way and you contribute to the further improvement of working and measuring methods.

What else do you bring:

  • A bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering or process technology and knowledge of heating and cooling technology.
  • At least two years’ experience in operating complex technical installations and experience in control systems (PLC and HMI) and data communication.
  • Good communication skills in Dutch (language of suppliers and contractors) and preferably also English (the language of instruction in the department).
  • The motivation to achieve a VCA-VOL. Do you already have these? Then that’s a good thing.

What we offer you

Challenging and varied work of great importance. And lots of opportunities, because at TNO you have a lot of control over your career. In addition to a gross monthly salary (depending on your knowledge and experience), holiday allowance (8%), a thirteenth month (8.33%) and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180), you get every opportunity to develop yourself self.

In addition, at TNO you can put together a ‘menu’ with terms of employment that suit your personal situation. Whatever you can expect:

  • A good pension scheme.
  • Travel money.
  • A highly professional, innovative work environment, with top experts as colleagues.
  • 28 vacation days and 5 ATV days (with full-time employment).
  • Cozy activities with your team and other TNO employees. That way, you quickly get to know a lot of people.
  • Flexible working hours and good homework facilities.
  • Opportunity to follow courses, trainings and workshops and to attend conferences, and coaching if you need it.
    An employer that values ​​and encourages diverse talents, including through the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and roundtables on inclusion themes.

Read here among which employment conditions you can choose.

TNO as employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have developed knowledge and technology for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity, and we are driven to push boundaries. There is plenty of room and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who are daring, who inspire you, and who want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: influence makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to the life of tomorrow. Read more about TNO as an employer.

What does the process look like?

You can reply until May 29th. The application procedure consists of two rounds of interviews. The first round is scheduled for June 8th. The second round is scheduled for June 16th. At a final meeting, we will discuss the terms of employment that you put together yourself. We strive to complete the entire procedure within four weeks.

An online assessment and reference check can be part of the selection procedure.

Has this position aroused anything in you?

Then we look forward to receiving your reply!
For more information about the job or procedure, please contact us.

recruits: Lara Dimitrovsky
Mobile phone: +31 (0) 6-507 40690

Employment manager: Sjaak Loo, van
phone number: +31 (0) 6 109 03635

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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