Dynamics & Control Specialist | Delft

Contributing to the future technology of industry. Envision it. Become a Dynamics & Control Specialist at TNO in Delft.



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Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will be your role?

As a control engineer you are familiar with the fundamentals of eigenfrequencies and eigenmodes of mechanical structures and know how to process modal analyses to predict dynamic behavior. You have the ability to derive multi-dimensional lumped-mass models of mechanical systems and can relate these to FEM and experimental results. You have expertise to validate dynamic performance in practice, i.e. you are familiar with frequency response measurements and other system identification techniques, and experimental modal analyses. Preferably, you also have some background in non-linear dynamics, and you are able to formulate and analyze specific non-linearities in mechanical systems or new system concepts, and are able to translate the results in practical solutions.

Moreover, you are familiar with control engineering terminology and know the basics of linear control theory and controller synthesis, both in the classical and mathematical sense. You can think in the frequency domain, and thus know how to interpret Bode diagrams and Nyquist plots, and can relate these to mechanical properties of the system. You are able to apply loop-shaping techniques, assess the resulting closed-loop behavior of the whole system for both models and real systems, and are familiar with dynamic error budgeting techniques. Preferably, you are also familiar with more advanced synthesis techniques such as robust and adaptive control.

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How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.

What we expect from you

To be successful in this role you bring along the following:
  • A Master in Science degree and preferably a PhD degree in mechanical or electrical engineering with a specialization in dynamics and control.
  • At least 4 years working experience, either in industry or academia. 
  • A pioneering mentality, and you are comfortable with the uncertainty that comes with scientific and engineering challenges. 
  • You are a team player, enjoy working with people from other disciplines to create innovative solutions starting from a blank sheet of paper, and enjoy cooperating with fellow dynamics and control experts to learn and share knowledge. 
  • With your excellent communication skills, energy, creativity and a boundless curiosity, you can convince and inspire colleagues and customers alike.

What you’ll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 3.590,- and € 4.400,- (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

Perhaps you would like to grow your career in the direction of commerce or consultancy? Or would you like to become a project manager? Immerse yourself in sustainable innovations? Or carve out a career as a technical expert?

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:
  • A good pension scheme.
  • Travel allowance or a bike.
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • 28 days annual leave and 5 compensation days under the reduction in working hours scheme (ATV, arbeidstijdverkorting) on a full-time basis.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.

Extensive relocation package for international candidates.

Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

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

The selection process

Please apply before the 6th of February, 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place in weeks 7 and 8. The second interview round has been scheduled for the weeks 8 and 9. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

In view of the current Corona restrictions, the selection and onboarding processes have been modified. Your invitation for a job interview will detail the relevant information.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Recruiter: Paul Verschoor
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-29236794

Hiring manager: Monique Oldenburg
Phone number: +31 (0)88 8661310

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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