Medior Project Manager Civil Engineering

Would you, with your knowledge, insight, enthusiasm and drive, care to join our team?



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

In the Structural Reliability department, part of the Construction, Infrastructure and Maritime and Offshore (BI&M) Unit, you will work as a project leader on leading projects in the construction and infrastructure sector. You head research projects in the field of reliability, management, replacement and renovation of infrastructure, hydraulic engineering and offshore. You are widely interested in the performance of materials and the reliability of structures. As such, you also work on projects with different departments within TNO and with a wide range of clients. The results of the surveys you carry out are used for consultancy and other services.

What do we require of you?

As a project leader, you are able to translate the request of the client or (multiple) stakeholders into a thorough project plan with clear objectives, results, project risk assessment and schedule and to steer it accordingly. You are responsible for delivering the project on time and on budget with optimal customer satisfaction and hence also for the (financial) result of TNO. You involve the expertise of your team members so that together you can design and carry out the research effectively and advise the client in an appropriate manner. You are able to switch smoothly between various new domains and you can master new domains quickly, seeking collaboration with various experts within and outside TNO. You see the connections between different projects and use this to come up with creative solutions for complex client requests. You have the ability to distinguish main issues from side-issues and your manner is to-the-point. In addition, the following applies to you: 
  • You have academic cognitive skills and a degree in Civil Engineering (Delft) or Architecture (Eindhoven).
  • You have at least 5 years' work experience in civil engineering, including several years of demonstrable experience as a project leader for customer-oriented projects.
  • You are an organisational talent and have the ability to use this talent to work towards the goal, together with a team, in a systematic and structured manner. You do not shy away from taking responsibility for the work.
  • You have a good spoken and written command of Dutch and English.
  • Experience with technical research projects is a plus.

What can you expect of your work situation?

People and society at large rely on the infrastructure and buildings they use to always be safe, reliable and available. Be it ageing infrastructure, increasingly complex building designs in the residential and utilities sector or new challenges in offshore infrastructure and wind farms, the reliability and service life of structures is crucial.

The Structural Reliability department contributes to the safety, reliability and performance of structures, while the total cost of ownership is optimised. To that end, we develop innovative solutions to extend the service life of infrastructure and buildings, reduce CO2 emissions or make materials completely circular – by conducting fundamental research, contract research, consultancy and forensic engineering.

For the Structural Reliability department, we are looking for an enthusiastic and talented individual with a civil engineering, architectural, physics or similar background; for project and programme management, consultancy and research. Whichever you role will fulfil, working at SR is varied, innovative and has a great impact.

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.

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: Lara Hagendoorn
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-507 40690

Hiring manager: Peter Rasker
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 61470

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


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