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Project manager Nano-instrumentation | Eindhoven

Contributing to tomorrow’s semi conductors. Envision it. Become a Project manager Nano-instrumentation at TNO in Eindhoven.

What will be your role?

Due to increase in work overall and a shifts in foci within the current project management team, we are looking to expand our project management team. As a research group as a whole we work on ultra-clean, ultra-vacuum technologies, primarily within the semiconductor industry, but we also offer our knowledge for exploratory gas decarbonization and nuclear fusion research projects. A large part of our applied science work has an experimental component. Most of these experiments happen in our state of the art labs in Delft. Some of the experimental setups we have, we design and build ourselves.

We are looking for a project manager with primary focus on the build and refurbishment of experimental setups, both at Delft and Geleen, and a secondary focus on multi-departmental B2B projects for our clients in the Eindhoven/Veldhoven region.

A project manager at Nano instrumentation department is involved from the initial lead and quotation phase up to the execution and presentation of the project result. They are responsible for the delivery of the project result within time, money and quality. We mostly work in long term relations with our clients, and therefore our project managers also play a role in warm acquisition.
The environment we work in is dynamic, with short turn-around times, shifting client priorities and occasional technical set-backs. We work as a team, we support each other, and keep our eye on the ball, doing world-class science. The possibility for continued learning and development is an important part of the organizational mindset.

Additional unit and group info: Focus areas of TNO unit Industry and the Nano-instrumentation group.


"Why don't I use my knowledge of physics directly? I have always enjoyed contributing to many aspects. The breadth of project management appeals to me – a physics study also equips you with the analytical skills you need to do this. Moreover, given my education I do not shy away from technology and I can ask the right questions."

Nadine Wennersbusch


What we expect from you

What we are looking for in a candidate:

  • Bsc. or MSc. diploma in Technical Physics, Engineering, Vacuum and/or Plasma technologies with at least 3 years work experience in a similar role.
  • Experience with B2B project management in an applied science environment.
  • Experience with ‘build’ projects (please note, in these projects we also always include a systems engineer).
  • Fluent in English, both verbal and written.
  • Willingness to travel regularly within The Netherlands. Travel abroad will be minimal and probably not exceed 4 days a year.
  • A valid in The Netherlands driver’s license.

The formal location is Eindhoven (preferred), with regular travel to Delft and Geleen. Hybrid working scheme applicable, scope: 36-40 hrs/week.

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
€ 3.200,- and € 5.200,- (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.
  • An employer that values and encourages diverse talent, with initiatives like the Female Leadership Program, our Rainbow Community and round tables on inclusion topics.
  • 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.
  • Access to TNO’s project managers guild: a network of some three hundred equals. The guild organizes workshops, conferences, intervision sessions and other activities for project managers.
  • 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 11th of December, 2022. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place in week 51/52. The second interview round has been scheduled in week 1/2. 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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