Wind Energy Scientist | Petten

Would you like to contribute to the growth and success of offshore wind energy? Do you have passion for applied research, technology and the energy transition?



Education type

university (wo)



Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

As a Wind Energy scientist, you will work together with a team of top experts and perform applied research in projects together with industry partners, universities and other institutes. Topics can vary from wind farm optimisation to system integration, from innovative low TRL technologies to improving aerodynamic modelling.

What do we require of you?

You have a passion for wind energy, applied research and sustainability! You have well-developed communication skills and you are successful in working in teams. You are ambitious in doing research, eager to learn and interested and engaged in topics relevant to our society.

Next to that, our ideal candidate has:
  • An academic degree or PhD in Electrical / Control engineering, Mechanical engineering, Physics or Sustainable energy technology - Wind. 
  • Experience and affinity with publishing papers in respected journals;
  • Experience working in project teams;
  • High quality standards;
  • Strong presenting and communication skills;
  • Fluent in writing and speaking English.

What can you expect of your work situation?

You will be working in the department Wind Energy. This department within the unit ECN.TNO will provide you with a group of colleagues that is living and breathing wind energy. ECN part of TNO has been performing research into wind energy for the past 40 years. It has grown into a globally recognized entity in this field. Working at ECN part of TNO means you will receive personal guidance in your day to day work and for your future career path. ECN Wind Energy holds a leading international position in the field of wind energy research. Our research focusses on offshore wind power plants. You will work with other top experts within and outside ECN part of TNO. Our key partners range from wind turbine manufacturers, wind farm developers, contractors, governments, institutes and universities, all in a leading position.

For more information on the research group Wind Energy within ECN part of TNO, please take a look here:

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.

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: Anna Herder
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-219 15675

Hiring manager: Martijn Roermund, van
Phone number:

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


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