Project Manager Naval Architecture



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

As Project Leader in the Structural Dynamics research group, you will work as part of a team on a range of (international) projects. Some of the projects will be focused on research and on developing innovative new knowledge. In addition, you will carry out projects in which our knowledge is applied directly for clients in business, industry and government. As Project Leader, you are the coordinating foreman in projects focused on forecasting and assessing the dynamic behaviour of a range of structures. For instance, offshore constructions/wind farms, measurement campaigns on bridges and onboard ships and the collapse behaviour of steel and bonded connections. You ensure the activities run smoothly, so that the promised end result is to everyone’s satisfaction. Projects are generally conducted in multidisciplinary teams and usually working closely with the client and/or partners. You will increase the visibility of TNO (the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research) to the outside world, for example through publications and presentations.

For more information on the department and its projects, please visit our website:

What do we require of you?

The ideal candidate for the role of Project Leader should have the following:
  • An MSc or PhD degree, preferably in maritime engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering or aviation and aerospace engineering, specialising in mechanics.
  • A sound theoretical foundation and practical insight in structural behaviour. Knowledge of and experience with setting up and successfully running projects.
  • An IPMA D or IPMA C certificate.
  • A healthy curiosity and interest in challenging analyses using tools developed in-house and the skills to further develop these tools.
  • Your command of the Dutch and English languages is perfect, both in speech and in writing.
Apart from having an expertise in a given subject, we also believe that having strong communication skills and being customer-focussed and results-driven are essential to successfully working as part of a team towards an end result that is usable and can be applied by our clients.

What can you expect of your work situation?

The Structural Dynamics department focuses on the design, analysis and testing of the most diverse mechanical structures on land and on water, primarily the dynamic behaviour of such structures. As we have a very well-equipped lab, practical and theoretical knowledge go hand in hand and we are capable of solving the most complex problems.

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

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.

For this vacancy it is required that the AIVD issues a security clearance after conducting a security screening. Please visit for more information the AIVD website.

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: Joost Heide, ter
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-141 83979

Hiring manager: Tom Basten
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 66489

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


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