Junior Reservoir Engineer | Utrecht

The subsurface will play a crucial role in the energy transition by providing a source of heat, as storage capacity for energy in the form of gas, and as a permanent storage space for CO2.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

The subsurface will play a crucial role in the energy transition by providing a source of heat, as storage capacity for energy in the form of gas, and as a permanent storage space for CO¬2. It is also expected to remain an important source of hydrocarbons for the foreseeable future, with all environmental and safety aspects associated with it. TNO is one of the main knowledge providers in this domain in the Netherlands and within the EU. It also acts as innovator on the international stage.
You are contributing to various research & development projects in the field of reservoir engineering. Amongst others you will contribute to the development and simulation of numerical flow models that describe the subsurface production and storage of e.g. CO2, hydrogen and geothermal heat. This can be in the context of scientific research, projects with industrial partners, or for the evaluation of production license applications. You support the development of computational software tools and workflows based on geoscientific models and run experiments that use these models to enhance production and storage strategies.

What do we require of you?

  • You have a master degree in reservoir engineering and preferably at least one/two years of work experience.
  • Course work and/or research must focus on simulation and/or scientific computing.
  • You have experience with various simulators, such as for example Eclipse.
  • You have experience with coding, preferably in Python and C++.
  • You have good communication skills, both orally and in writing.
  • You are a team player who is willing to go the extra mile to achieve results in projects.

What can you expect of your work situation?

TNO is at the forefront of research and development of technical innovations for the energy industry. The expertise group Applied Geosciences (AGS) within TNO hosts about 50 professionals, for a large part earth scientists and subsurface engineers. Our project portfolio covers the entire chain of resource exploration, efficient production, subsurface storage, and the re-use and de-commissioning of existing infrastructure.

What can TNO offer you?

Work enjoyment means something different for each employee. This is why we offer a-la-carte terms and conditions of employment that you can switch around on a monthly basis. Flexible working hours (like 4 days x 9 hours) and different leave schemes mean that you can create a package attuned to your specific wishes.
TNO attaches great value to both your personal and your professional development. Many opportunities exist for you to develop: conferences, courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO you can orchestrate your own career.

Application process

You can apply till the 30th of May. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. First two interview rounds and then an assessment. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recruiter: Anne-Maartje Uijl- Meijman, den
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-469 66067

Hiring manager: Paul Wyers
Phone number: +31888662295

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


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