Modelling Engineer Process Technology | Geleen

Are you an engineer or process engineer and an adept modeller? Then apply for this challenging position where you will help transform the Chemelot plant into a sustainable/circular version. The plant of the future.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

In Geleen (Chemelot Industrial Site) you will contribute to the development of new model systems that provide insight into how the transition to a sustainable plant could be made. You will help to translate the results and insights from this model work into information in order to make the right choices. You will work together with experts from different backgrounds and with parties involved in the industrial estate, such as companies, the province and Maastricht University.

What do we require of you?

  • You are a chemical process engineering graduate (or similar background) and have gained 3-5 years of experience as a chemical process engineer.
  •  Your knowledge in the field of plastics and/or fine chemical etc. is well developed.
  • You are able to program code in (at least) one of the modelling languages frequently used in this field. You have mastered methods/techniques to translate processes from this practice into a model system.
  • You are able to brainstorm with us about how to make changes (future scenarios) in the system (the plant) visible.
  • You have a good spoken and written command of English. You are well versed in Excel (VBA) and/or Mathlab and/or R.
  • A good command of the Dutch language is an advantage.

What can you expect of your work situation?

Within the Circular Economy & Environment Unit, the CAS Expertise Group analyses the impact of human actions on the environment.
The Expertise Group has at its disposal data stemming from state-of-the-art equipment (satellites and measurement towers on the ground) as well as calculation models (Lotos Euros), which make it possible to calculate and trace the composition, origin and expected distribution of a wide range of substances in the air—such as particulate matter, NH3, NOx, SOX, O3, etc.—and to reach verdicts on air quality (anywhere in the world). CAS also has the requisite expertise to assist government policymakers and decision-makers in the private sector when it comes to transitioning to a sustainable, cleaner and socioeconomically more desirable economy. Our areas of focus and hence our staff are at the heart of debate in society.

What can TNO offer you?

Working with pleasure means something different for every employee. That is why, for example, we offer a-la-carte terms of employment, whereby you can exchange various terms of employment for each other on a monthly basis. With flexible working hours (for example 4x9) and various leave arrangements, you can create a package that best suits your needs. Click here for more information about our flexible employment conditions.
TNO attaches great importance to both your personal and professional development. There are many opportunities to work on your development: conferences, training courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. At TNO, you are largely responsible for directing your own career. 

Application process

You can apply till the 2nd of March. The process comprises at least three (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 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: Gerard Laan, van der
Phone number: +31 (0)6-17896286

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


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