Measurements Lead Engineer | Petten



Education type

higher professional education (hbo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

As a Measurement Lead Engineer within the measurement group of the wind energy research department within ECN part of TNO, you will be responsible for independently preparing and conducting measurements on wind turbines, meteorological masts and LiDARs. Such measurements will benefit the certification process of prototype wind turbines, but also scientific research into wind energy that is being done at ECN part of TNO.
You will translate the project’s requirements into a measurement of instrumentation plan, including the required drawings. Moreover you will ensure that these plans follow the guidelines of our internal ISO17025 accredited quality system. Daily tasks include setting up, testing and calibrating measurement systems and installing these systems in the wind turbines and meteorological masts. The generated date is being processed, checked and reported by you.
The emphasis of your activities will be on measuring power performance characteristics, mechanical loads and meteorological quantities. Besides these conventional measurements, you are invited to provide ideas for new measurement methods or techniques to keep the services of the measurement group at ECN part of TNO’s wind energy research department relevant and distinct. This way, the group will remain the independent measurement institute in the field of wind energy within the Netherlands.

What do we require of you?

Our ideal candidate has:
  • A very strong safety awareness;
  • A passion for wind energy and measuring;
  • At least a BSc (HBO) qualification in the field of electrical engineering, measuring engineering or similar;
  • Familiarity with the aspects of working under ISO17025 accreditation;
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience;
  • Experience with industrial measurement techniques, data communication and data processing;
  • Experience with programming in Matlab and Labview;
  • An independent, entrepreneurial and structured way of working;
  • Examples of working successfully in teams;
  • An open and solid personality;
  • Well- developed communication skills;
  • The flexibility to work together with others in various roles;
  • No problems working at height and off-shore (medical check is part of the recruitment process);
  • Good grasp of the English language, both written and spoken.

What can you expect of your work situation?

ECN part of TNO has been performing research into wind energy for the past 40 years. It has grown into a globally recognized entity in this field. Working at ECN part of TNO means you will receive personal guidance in your day to day work and for your future career path. The possibilities are endless. You will work in a team of 10 engineers and will receive all required safety trainings as well as job-specific technical courses to quickly bring you up to the quality level of your colleagues. Most of the work is done in our lab in Petten and at the EWTW test field in the Wieringermeer. On occasions you will be asked to work outside regular working hours, abroad or off-shore.

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.

Recruiter: Rutger Prins
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-141 79583

Hiring manager: Martijn Roermund, van
Phone number:

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


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