Project Leader Energy Transition and Urbanisation

Contributing to the economic feasibility of the energy transition. Envision it. Become a project leader in energy transition and urbanisation at TNO in The Hague.


Den Haag

Education type



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will be your role?

As a project leader in energy transition with the Strategic Business Analysis expertise group, you design challenging projects that focus on energy transition and urbanisation. As the face of TNO to the client, you lead the project team to deliver excellence and ensure that the result is well received by the client. Together with your team, you work on market research, vision and strategy development, feasibility studies, development and validation of new business models, and/or implementation of innovation in the domains of energy transition and urbanisation.

Typical activities include liaising with the client, preparing plans and planning, bringing together expertise within TNO, steering the project team, and monitoring the budget, the result and the quality of the advice provided to the client by TNO.

You will be part of the Strategic Business Analysis (SBA) expertise group. Within SBA we are working on sustainable earning capacity for the Netherlands in various domains. We conduct research and provide advice that helps companies, government agencies and civil society organisations dealing with complex innovation-related issues make well-informed decisions. Energy transition and urbanisation are both growing domains so we are looking to expand our team. 

Read more about the Strategic Business Analysis expertise group (SBA)

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 have a passion for leading research projects at the interface between technology and economy. You have experience of stakeholder management, both in involving internal experts and in external multi-stakeholder projects. As a project leader you are naturally client focused and combine conceptual and abstract thinking with a proactive hands-on approach. You are attentive to the needs of team members and coach them on their personal development and subject matter expertise. Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:
  • A Master’s degree in a (technical) business administration, energy science and/or innovation management related field, or other relevant professional qualifications.
  • A (local, regional and national) policy network developed while working as a project leader, adviser or consultant.
  • Ability to bridge technology and the market.
  • More than 5 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in Dutch and English.

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 € 3.713 and € 5.774(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.
  • 28 days annual leave and 5 compensation days under the reduction in working hours scheme (ATV, arbeidstijdverkorting) on a full-time basis.
  • Great social events with your team and other TNO colleagues. That’s how you will get to know a lot of people really quickly.
  • The opportunity to attend courses, workshops and conferences, and to receive training and coaching based on your needs.
  • Flexible working hours and the possibility of working from home.
  • 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.

The selection process

Please apply before the 25th of October 2021. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 27th of October, 2021. The second interview round has been scheduled for the 1st of November, 2021. 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: Yvonne Pribnow
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-11097594

Hiring manager: Willem Horst, ter
Phone number: 08886 67140

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


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