Electrical Engineering innovator with knowledge of Electromagnetic Effects
Contribute to a safer world. Envision it. Become an Electrical Engineering Innovator at TNO in The Hague.
Education typeuniversity (wo)
Hours a weekFulltime – 40
Recent conflicts are showing us that military personnel face a wide range of operational threats. A major threat they face comes from the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by terrorist organisations and during asymmetric military conflicts. These include roadside bombs that can be detonated in various ways, but also explosives in vehicles (so-called car bombs), carried by people (wearing bomb vests, for example), or dropped from drones. The Netherlands’ Ministry of Defence considers the protection of its personnel and resources against this type of threat, from within its own organisation and those of its allies, of the utmost importance. Hence, a lot of attention is being paid to developing ways of locating IEDs and preventing them from detonating, thereby contributing to the safety of locations, routes, and environments. This applies to mission areas in which military forces are active, but also to national security. Concerning the latter, think of the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Service, and the national security services of Defence, the police, and the justice department. Techniques in the electromagnetic spectrum play an important role in IED detection and protecting from this threat. That is why the Electronic Defence department is closely involved in research and innovation in this field. Some examples of subjects we’re working on are Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) used to find objects, Non-Linear Junction Detection (NLJD) to detect hidden electronic components, the use of advanced equipment for drone detection, and the controlled denial of access to certain areas.
What will be your role?
Our team of highly trained electrical engineers, physicists, and mathematicians in the Electronic Defence department conducts research and works on innovative solutions to a wide range of threats (including those posed by IEDs) in order to make a valuable contribution to the protection of the Dutch armed forces, and with this, peace and security. Read more about Electronic Defence and the Defence, Safety & Security (DSS) unit - our innovations | TNO. Meet some of your future colleagues here: Working on a safe society | Get to know TNO - YouTube
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
Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:
- You have an academic technical degree (at a bachelor or master level) in electrical engineering, technical physics, or similar.
- You have proven work experience (2-5 years) in the field of EM theory, RF technology, radar and radio systems, communication protocols, and measurement techniques.
- Knowledge of and experience with EM-simulation tools, Software Defined Radio (SDR) technology, MatLab, Python, C/C++, and electronics are particularly relevant to the position.
- Practical experience with wireless communication or experience gained as a radio amateur are also advantages.
What you’ll get in return
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:
- An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
- The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
- 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
- An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
- Travel allowance.
- 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.
- Extensive relocation package for international candidates.
- A good pension scheme.
TNO as an employer
At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.
The selection process
Please apply before May 19th 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. 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.
As you will be working for clients in the domain of defence and security, a Certificate of No Objection issued by AIVD (The Dutch General Information and Security Service) is mandatory. This means you will have to undergo a security screening. Read more about security screening.
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: Anneke Geerts
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-556 94125
Hiring manager: Peter Jan Doets
Phone number: 08886 67041