Offshore wind logistics consultant/scientist

Contributing to efficiency-enhancing innovations for the installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms. Envision it. Become an offshore wind logistics consultant/scientist at TNO in Petten or Delft.



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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As fossil fuel prices are soaring, accelerating the energy transition is more urgent than ever. Offshore wind energy becomes increasingly important to a carbon neutral system and so does the need to boost efficiency and reduce costs for partners such as wind farm developers, turbine manufacturers and the supply chain. As an offshore wind logistics consultant and scientist at TNO, you’ll be working at the forefront of technological innovation. Would you like to see your vision on optimizing offshore turbine installation and maintenance realized? Embrace the challenge and join our team of highly-motivated wind energy experts!

What will be your role?

Working in dedicated teams, you’ll be contributing to acquiring and running applied R&D projects with industry partners. Projects will focus on optimizing offshore logistics via optimal decision making tools, robotics / automation and/or technology development. To realize your vision, you’ll be initiating and developing proposals, for which you’ll be working closely with our partners: global industrial players, leading research institutes and universities, as well as governmental authorities. In addition, you’ll give presentations and represent TNO at conferences.

The internationally diverse team of the Wind Energy research group is your home base. And your 50+ highly qualified colleagues at our high-tech research facilities in Petten and Delft share a drive to upscale the offshore production of wind energy and integrate wind in an ultimately carbon neutral energy system. Together, we work on a multitude of topics. Which is why we need you to share your knowledge and innovative ideas, as we do ours. At both our facilities you’ll find a professional, fun and supportive atmosphere, in which you are coached and stimulated to develop your full potential.

Learn more about the Wind Energy research group

How do you want to contribute to tomorrow's world? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and envision it.

What we expect from you

You thrive on working at the interface between research and pragmatic, economically viable solutions for the wind energy domain. As a self-starter, you initiate projects geared to realizing your vision, putting your entrepreneurial and networking skills to good use. Your cultural awareness will help you navigate sensitivities, while your communication and presentation skills will be crucial to extract client needs and convince customers, partners and teams of your proposals and ideas.

Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO: 
  • A Master’s Degree or PhD in a relevant subject such as Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, Physics or Energy Technology.
  • Experience in installation, operation and maintenance of offshore wind farms.
  • Experience of software development, and preferably experience with MATLAB, C#, Python or a drive to learn.
  • A keen interest in interfacing topics such as Life Cycle Assessment, including the environmental impact, as such topics are an integral part of the ultimate success of wind energy. 
  • An excellent command of English, as you’ll be working in international teams and with international partners. 

What you’ll get in return

Challenging and varied work with a real impact. And plenty of opportunities as, at TNO, you are in charge of shaping your career. We offer a gross monthly salary between € 3.813,- and € 5.994,- (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180). In addition, you will be given every opportunity to develop yourself.

TNO offers optional employee benefits, enabling you to tailor your benefits package to match your personal situation. You may also expect:
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment where colleagues are leading experts in their field.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • 33 days annual leave on a full-time basis.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • Travel allowance.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.
  • Extensive relocation package for international candidates.
  • A good pension scheme.
Read more about tailoring your benefits package.

TNO as an employer

At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932, we have been making knowledge and technology available for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity. We are driven to push boundaries. There is all the space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who will challenge you: who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to realize your vision. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes the difference. Because with every innovation you contribute to tomorrow’s world. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself. Whatever your story and whatever unique qualities you bring to the table. It is by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society. Want to know more? Read what steps we are taking in the area of diversity and inclusion.

The selection process

Please apply before the 11th of July, 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 18th & 19th of July, 2022. In a final meeting we will discuss the terms of employment and your tailored benefits package. We aim to finalize the entire process within four weeks.

The selection process may include an online assessment and a reference check.

Has this job opening sparked your interest?

Then we’d like to hear from you! Please contact us for more information about the job or the selection process. To apply, please upload your CV and covering letter using the ‘apply now’ button.

Recruiter: Frank Bax
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6 113 20080

Hiring manager: Marc Langelaar
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 63060

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


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