What will you be doing?
You provide high-level advice on making the design of production processes at companies in the electronics manufacturing industry more sustainable (e.g. batteries, solar panels). You know the challenges customers face and how you can help and advise them to take the next step towards a more circular form of production. You attract customers in the circular manufacturing industry (electronics, plastics and other materials) who can use knowledge and advice to make this step. And you know how to retain the existing customer base with your knowledge and advice. In addition, you are able to brainstorm with other experts about the future questions that need to be answered with regard to the circular manufacturing industry in order to be able to take the energy and circular transition forward. You convert these into project proposals with knowledge questions and research proposals that reflect the core of the matter and that are seen internally and externally as the questions that need to be answered.
What do we require of you?
You have at least ten years of experience in providing high-level advice on production processes in the circular manufacturing industry, preferably in electronics, with an education in process technology, chemistry or similar at university level, and you know what information will help the sector make the transition to a (more) circular sector/industry. You understand the client and their questions, and know how to convince them to use our expertise, skills and experience. You have a network in this field and know how to develop and maintain it. Together with other experts, you know how to arrive at the knowledge questions that matter and how to translate these into proposals in which this knowledge development is elaborated. In short: You are able to further develop and expand this field of knowledge, in terms of expertise, network, customers and visibility.
You are also used to write accessible reports (or other information formats) about this complex subject matter. You have an excellent command of Dutch and English, both written and spoken. Published articles in your name are an advantage.
At TNO, we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932 we have been developing knowledge and technologies in the general interest. We find common ground in wonderment and resourcefulness, and are driven to push boundaries. There is ample room and support for your talent and ambition. You will be working with people who are a match for you, who inspire you, and who want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to turn your vision into reality. What you do at TNO matters: impact makes a difference. Because with each innovation, you contribute to the life of the future.
What can you expect of your work situation?
At TNO you will be working in the Climate, Air & Sustainability department. This is a multi-faceted department of some 50 passionate researchers, consultants and mathematicians in the field of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and other impact methods, with domain knowledge about the recycling and chemical industry and extensive knowledge about analysing and predicting the impact of human activity on climate and air quality. This also helps government policymakers and corporate decision-makers along in the transformation to a cleaner, more sustainable economy. The team you end up with is based in Utrecht, but frequently works with other teams (e.g. from The Hague, Eindhoven region). Read more about TNO as an employer
At TNO you will be working in the Climate, Air & Sustainability department. This is a multi-faceted department of some 50 passionate researchers, consultants and mathematicians in the field of Life Cycle Assessments (LCA) and other impact methods, with domain knowledge about the recycling and chemical industry and extensive knowledge about analysing and predicting the impact of human activity on climate and air quality. This also helps government policymakers and corporate decision-makers along in the transformation to a cleaner, more sustainable economy. The team you end up with is based in Utrecht, but frequently works with other teams (e.g. from The Hague, Eindhoven region). Read more about the Researchgroup Climate, Air, Sustainability by the unit Circular economy and environment by TNO.
What can TNO offer you?
The work is challenging and varied. And with lots of opportunities, because at TNO, you are to a large extent in charge of your career. Besides a gross monthly salary between € 5.300,- en € 6.500,- (depending on your knowledge and experience), holiday allowance and a thirteenth month, you will have ample possibilities to develop yourself. At TNO, you can also put together your own ‘menu’ of terms of employment that suits your individual situation.
Whatever you expect.
• Prospect of a permanent contract;
• An extremely professional, innovative work environment, with high-calibre experts as colleagues;
• 28 days of holiday and 5 ATV days (additional days of paid leave on the basis of full-time employment);
• A good pension scheme;
• Travel allowance or a bicycle;
• Fun (virtual) activities with your team, site, and the whole of TNO. This will help you to quickly get to know many of your colleagues;
• Flexible working hours and the option to work from home;
• Possibility to follow courses, training and workshops and to attend conferences or receive any coaching you may need;
• A modern workplace in Utrecht.Read here which terms of employment you can choose from.
You can apply till the 21st of March 2021. The first round of interviews is scheduled on the 1st or 2nd of April. Then a presentation. 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.
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: Anne-Maartje Uijl- Meijman, den
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-469 66067
Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.
Hiring manager: Jan Harm Urbanus
Phone number: +31(0)88-86 68125