Type dienstverband:
Internship and graduation project
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Internship | Development study for ICE Powertrains

About this position

The world needs powertrains with zero-environmental impact tomorrow, we create them today. Do you want to be a part of this? Come and join the TNO Powertrains department at the Automotive Campus in Helmond and help accelerating the energy transition for the most challenging powertrain systems in automotive, off-road and maritime.

What will be your role?

Powertrains for heavy equipment are not well suited nor feasible to electrify within acceptable timeframes. For these applications the combustion engine, running on sustainable fuels like hydrogen and methanol is a very attractive solution. Combining mature and robust engine technology with dedicated technology for these new fuels enables to accelerate the CO2 reduction for these challenging powertrains. Even more so, by use of advanced combustion concepts, there is also the potential for these engines to have ultra-low pollutant emissions, eliminating the need for costly aftertreatment. The contents of work at TNO span a wide range of topics: engine modelling on fuel injection, combustion and aftertreatment, development of engine scaling methodologies for large maritime engines and feasibility studies. Type of work is both numerical as well as experimental data analysis. Affinity and knowledge on combustion engines and thermodynamics is required. Experience with Matlab® and Matlab-Simulink® is highly recommended.

What we expect from you

  • You have an interest in numerical and experimental work.
  • Affinity with internal combustion engines.
  • Experience with computational tools: Matlab®.
  • You enjoy developing innovative solutions to technically challenging problems and have the right mix of intellectual curiosity and pragmatism.

What you'll get in return

You want to work on the precursor of your career; a work placement gives you an opportunity to take a good look at your prospective future employer. TNO goes a step further. It’s not just looking that interests us; you and your knowledge are essential to our innovation. That’s why we attach a great deal of value to your personal and professional development. You will, of course, be properly supervised during your work placement and be given the scope for you to get the best out of yourself. Naturally, we provide suitable work placement compensation.

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

After the first CV selection, the application process will be conducted by the concerning department. TNO will provide a suitable internship agreement. If you have any questions about this vacancy, you can contact the contact person mentioned below.

Due to Covid-19 and the consequent uncertainties and restrictions, students who are not residing in the Netherlands may currently not be able to start an internship or graduation project at TNO.

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.