What will you be doing?
As a senior project manager you will work in a competitive environment where you will need to prove yourself and your abilities. You will be challenged by colleagues and customers alike. TNO works closely together with international leading companies. You will be part of a professional team of project leaders, and you will lead business to business and mixed-funding projects.
Furthermore, you will work on the definition and execution of projects for the realization of complex hardware development projects or experimental programs. You manage multi-disciplinary teams of specialists and systems engineers, mainly in the area of physics, chemistry, and vacuum systems. Together with your team and in close cooperation with your customers, you strive to make the impossible possible. As a project manager you naturally deliver results on time and within budget, but you also build and maintain excellent relations with our customers. You look beyond the scope of your projects to the bigger picture, and you work with business developers on the acquisition of new projects.
What do we require of you?
To be a project manager at the Nano-Instrumentation department, it's important that you recognize yourself in the profile as described below. Meaning that you have:
- A MSc in physics, chemistry, electrical or mechanical engineering.
- At least 10 year experience in a high tech systems environment, of which at least 5 as a senior project manager.
- Experience in building hardware for industrial customers.
- Experience in acquisition and writing proposals.
- A customer- and result-oriented mindset.
- A structured but pragmatic way of working. You can adapt your management style to the situation, and you are able to operate in an R&D environment and deal with the uncertainties that it brings.
- An excellent mastery of the English language, both verbal and written.
What can you expect of your work situation?
TNO is an independent research organization whose expertise and research make an important contribution to the competitiveness of companies and organizations, to the economy and to the quality of society as a whole. Innovation with purpose is what TNO stands for. With 3000 people we develop knowledge not for its own sake but for practical application. To create new products that make life more pleasant and valuable and help companies innovate. To find creative answers to the questions posed by society. We work for a variety of customers: governments, the SME sector, large companies, service providers and non-governmental organizations. Working together on new knowledge, better products and clear recommendations for policy and processes. In everything we do, impact is the key. Our product and process innovations and recommendations are only worth something if our customers can use them to boost their competitiveness.
The Nano-Instrumentation department is located in Delft but has a dependance in Eindhoven. If necessary you must be willing to travel to Eindhoven frequently.
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.
You can apply till the 28th of April. The process comprises 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.
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: Sandra Lemmens
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-23967752
Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.
Hiring manager: Frank Driessen
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 64121