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Fulltime – 40

Experienced project manager Nano-instrumentation

Contributing to the world of tomorrow. Envision it. Become a Project Manager at TNO in Delft.

About this position

Our world’s advanced technology production methods rely on extreme vacuum, high energy photons, and ultra-cleanliness. For well over a decade, we have been supporting the world-leading manufacturers of semiconductor equipment around the world with our knowledge of exactly those topics; optics and material lifetime and contamination control, aiming at prevention, analysis and mitigation of contaminants or potential defects at nanoscale. We perform experimental work in our Van Leeuwenhoek Laboratory, which houses a wide range of state of the art facilities: in-house built ultraclean vacuum equipment, EUV exposure facilities, XPS surface analysis systems, plasma exposure setups, equipment for nanoparticle detection and much more. One of our main goals is to support our partners worldwide and enable the continuing development of EUV lithography for high-volume manufacturing. The EUV Beam Line 2 (EBL2) forms one of the key systems for our research.

What will be your role?

The majority part of our work is contract-project work. As a project manager in our group you will work the full scope of a project, from initial proposal definition via project execution to result delivery, all in close cooperation with your customer. These projects will mostly involve experimental work one or more of our facilities and set-ups. You will lead small teams of scientific specialists and experimentalists, mainly in the area of physics, surface chemistry, and vacuum systems. Together with your team and in alignment with your customers, you work towards a successful result. You will manage several projects in parallel. We work in a dynamic field, so regular internal and external tuning between projects on resources is a given. Often that means you may need to work to a short deadline to re-align.

You will be part of a professional team of project leaders. Together you challenge yourselves to continuously develop and grow your abilities, so that we all can keep bringing our best. To this end many opportunities also exist: courses, workshops, coaching, intervision, mentoring and job rotation. Also as a department as a whole we work as a team.

What we expect from you

Our ideal candidate would fully recognize themselves in this profile:

  • A BSc or MSc (or PhD) in physics, chemistry, electrical or mechanical engineering, or similar;
  • At least 3 years proven experience in a project management role in a high tech systems environment preferably in the semicon domain.
  • Experience in warm acquisition and writing proposals, you are able to get clear the need behind the customers need, experience with negotiation;
  • Flexibility in your organizational and communication styles and openness to develop your skills further.
  • A structured but pragmatic way of working and a pro-active customer- and result-oriented mindset;
  • People management skills;
  • An excellent mastery of the English language, both verbal and written.

If you do not recognize yourself fully in the above profile, we would still love to hear from you.

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 € 3.800,- and € 5.950,- (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.
  • 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 12th of December, 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 15th or 19th of December, 2022.
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.

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.

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