Medior Automotive Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Expert | Helmond

Within the unit Traffic & Transport, you work in the Powertrains research department, contributing to the Program Sustainable Mobility



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

Within the unit Traffic & Transport, you work in the Powertrains research department, contributing to the Program Sustainable Mobility where our vision is to become a centre of excellence on vehicle and fleet assessment while using different zero emission technical solutions for different transport modes. 
You have the role of research engineer / integrator, giving you the chance to shape the technologies contributing to a sustainable future. Being part of a multi-disciplinary team working in multiple challenging projects, both national and international, with key automotive partners and stakeholders, you are at the forefront of research and development focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. Primary expertise should be around PEM, although other technologies such as SOFC are also relevant By focusing on innovative solutions, you play a key role in strengthening and further building on our position in the automotive industry. Activities include, but are not limited to:
  •  technology assessment and testing;
  •  modelling and simulation of sub-systems, vehicles and fleets;
  •  optimisation, advanced control and energy management;
  •  Innovation concepts and technology development.

Your technical role provides you the chance to experiment a wide range of activities, spanning from modelling and simulation, powertrain control development, hardware implementation and testing. Topics are focused on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies as well as battery technology and vehicle assessments in general. Within project teams, you will have a range of roles, including technical expert and technical lead of projects and will be given opportunity and support to further develop both your technical expertise as well as soft skills. 
Alongside technical activities, the role provides you the opportunity of setting up projects (both funded and B2B), where enthusiasm and experience in project proposal writing are considered a strong plus. 
The job will require you to participate in international projects and hence you should be willing to travel to international customers.

What do we require of you?

  •  You have a master’s degree in a relevant field, for example automotive engineering, systems and control, electrical engineering, with a broad technical knowledge on hydrogen and fuel cell technologies. System engineering, modelling and simulation are your strong technical competencies, with hardware development and testing considered as a strong plus. 
  •  At least 5 years relevant experience, with industrial experience considered as an advantage. 
  •  Embedded software development expertise (e.g. C/C++), knowledge in Matlab/Simulink, as well as other simulation tools typically used in the automotive industry is considered a plus. 
  •  Experience in direct interactions with (international) customers and can help translate their needs into well appreciated services and solutions. 
  •  You enjoy developing innovative solutions to technically challenging problems and have the right mix of intellectual curiosity and pragmatism.

What can you expect of your work situation?

TNO is an independent research organisation whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organisations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. We develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organisations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is a key factor. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness.
The Powertrains research group is one of the leading players on vehicle electrification technology and has a longstanding track record in the automotive industry. We have developed our own extensive modelling and simulation tools to simulate both conventional, hybrid electric, and fully electric powertrains. The group has its own state-of-the-art testing facilities, where we can measure complete powertrain systems for real world emissions and fuel efficiency. We can perform measurements on an entire vehicle (up to truck size) in our unique altitude climate chamber, and perform on-road measurements, as well as battery testing facilities.

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 24th of September. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. 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: Marcel Ernes
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-153 51517

Hiring manager: Martijn Stamm
Phone number: 08886 64065

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


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