Strategic Analyst Innovation

Contribute to strategic innovation in the built environment? Become a Strategic Analyst Innovation at the 'Strategic Analysis & Policy' department in The Hague.


Den Haag

Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will be your role?

You will become part of an enthusiastic and young team of consultants and researchers in the field of strategic advice and economic impact of innovation. For the construction domain, we will face major social challenges in the coming years in the field of sustainability, climate resilience and circularity of the built environment. We work with governments, industry associations and companies on topics such as clearing the natural gas of neighborhoods, resident participation, and financing issues. In the role as an integrator, you work as a spider in the web with companies, governments and experts from different domains to achieve a good result within the set preconditions. Your knowledge of the construction domain, organizational capacity and background in strategy and policy are optimally used by TNO to make a real difference together, in the Urban Systems team.

Your added value for the team is on the one hand to support parties with knowledge and assessment frameworks, in order to make substantiated decisions in complex issues, and on the other hand to pick up on noises from the market and link them to relevant research questions for TNO. Examples of this are complex issues in which different movements and interests come together, such as the energy transition, circularity, accessibility, logistics and economic impact. You are interested in this and you also want to actively follow it from your work.

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 highly developed abstract and analytical thinking ability and can convert practice into a (research) approach and transfer results in their essence.
You are interested in innovations and you would like to understand in broad terms how this works, both technically and business wise: for example, which actors are involved in supplying electricity to your meter box and what they earn from this. If you have experience in creating or analyzing business models, business cases and/or economic impact analyses, this is useful. If not, then you will gain this experience.

Strategic advisory skills to advise our clients, supporting policy issues and decisions in complex problems. In addition, a macro perspective on developments and trends in construction and adjacent areas of construction companies can be supported from an economic perspective with the formation of innovation and cooperation. In the past also a clear role as a process facilitator in setting up a business to get the customer and her thoroughly at the table and to challenge them to go down on paper.

What else you bring:
  • A university master's degree in Technical Public Administration, Business Administration, Architecture or Industrial Design
  • 2-5 years of relevant working experience
  • You can work well together,
  • You are eager to learn
  • Strong communication skills (oral and written) in Dutch and English.
What can you expect from your work environment?
At TNO we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life, with a strong economy. Since 1932 we have been developing knowledge and technology for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity and we are driven to push boundaries. There is plenty of space and support for your talent and ambition. You work together with people who are daring, who inspire you and want to learn from you. Our state-of-the-art facilities are there to meet your vision. What you do at TNO, do: impact makes the difference. With every innovation you want to contribute to the life of tomorrow. Read more about TNO as an employer.

Within TNO you will work in the Strategic Business Analysis department. With about forty consultants and researchers, we are committed to making promising innovations a success. We create and strengthen the competitiveness of the well-being of the companies. We translate technological possibilities into new business models based on market insight. We previously did this, for example, to make industrial estates and vehicles more sustainable. Working at Strategic Business Analysis means you have a flywheel designed for innovations that radically change our future.

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 € 2.818,- and € 5.140,- (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.
  • 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.
  • Networking opportunities and great activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • 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 15th of August. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on August 25 and 26. The second interview round has been scheduled for the first week of September. 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.

In view of the current Corona restrictions, the selection and onboarding processes have been modified. Your invitation for a job interview will detail the relevant information.

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: Ruthilio Franken
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-24593202

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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