Type dienstverband:
Den Haag
Uren per week:
Fulltime – 40

Radiated Noise Technical Consultant | The Hague

Contribute to measure sound, model sound and predict how it propagates through solids, water and air. Envision it. Become Radiated Noise Technical Consultant at TNO in The Hague.

About this position

We are looking for a devoted new colleague to further expand TNO’s Acoustics & Sonar (A&S) department in general and our radiated noise team in particular. Acoustics & Sonar is the department where all of TNO’s acoustic expertise comes together. The group consists of approximately 85 people, including the people from the electro-mechanical workshop. The work atmosphere is casual and informal, we feel the drive to deliver world-class results, but manage to maintain a casual and informal atmosphere. The A&S department covers a wide range of topics, from sonar applications and noise control to ultrasonic systems. We measure sound, model sound and predict how it propagates through solids, water and air. We use sound to our advantage for finding objects, such as submarines, sea mines, intruders, underwater infrastructure, sea life, etc. Sometimes sound can be a nuisance and have adverse effects if it is perceived as too loud or leads to the detection, classification or identification of military naval platforms. In these cases we know how to reduce the sound levels and to design measures to decrease the adverse effects for platforms, humans and sea mammals. For industrial applications – primarily in the aviation, semiconductor, and medical industry - we are developing innovative ultrasonic sensors and instrumentation for integrity monitoring and composition analysis. As radiated noise technical consultant you will typically be active in multiple applied research and development (R&D) projects to develop solutions for our various customers. You will use your knowledge and experience to help translate our customer’s needs into solutions. Projects vary in size and nature, from researching the potential of a theoretical concept to building equipment that works in the field, and from small projects running several weeks to large international consortium projects running over the course of multiple years. Each project has its own team, and no two projects are the same, so expect lots of opportunities to further develop yourself.

What will be your role?

The A&S radiated noise domain is focused on defense applications and civilian applications. Civilian applications include rail, road traffic, industrial and aviation noise assessment and compliance, industrial and shipping noise impact assessment on marine life. Military applications include the assessment of naval platform’s underwater acoustic signatures caused by on-board machinery and hydrodynamic sources, and providing solutions to reduce those for safe operations. Also, we assess the impact of noise caused by military exercises (for example shooting noise). We provide society with knowledge and means to better protect people and sea life against adverse effects of sound.

As a radiated noise technical consultant you are an important link between TNO and our clients. You think about how we can convert our often complex expertise, knowledge and techniques into useful results that customers can use to move forward. The focus for you is on customers in both the civilian and the defense domain, such as the Ministry of Infrastructure, local municipalities, and the Ministry of Defense.

You are already involved at the start of projects. In this way you think along with both the clients and our project leaders and experts to arrive at the right research questions. Sometimes you take the lead in writing quotations. You continuously check whether everyone is on the same page and you think about converting raw results into clear conclusions or recommendations that have a meaningful impact on our client’s business case. You have the ambition to advise on our clients’ strategic science & technology investment roadmaps as you grow into your role. You’re not necessarily the technical expert in all aspects of the project but you have the passion and drive to understand our technological capabilities.

If you feel that you can help us make progress in these areas and are looking for a job that is meaningful to society, offers lots of variation, and will challenge you as a technical consultant, you’ve found your match!


"At TNO I get to solve a new puzzle every day. And what I do has an impact on society. Isn't that great? Because I have a fairly specific profile, colleagues can always find me. They rely on my expertise and I on theirs."

Caroline van der Weerdt


What we expect from you

Besides being passionate for the work we carry out, you recognise yourself in the following profile:

  • You have a MSc or PhD in a technical field that is relevant for radiated noise, for example physics, mathematics, geophysics, electrical engineering, astrophysics, robotics, mechanical engineering.
  • You preferably have experience with organising groups of people or events.
  • You are a creative problem solver, result oriented, customer focused, have a clear and convincing communication style, and take initiatives.
  • You have the capacity and drive to connect people and research areas, and have a broad interest in technology that supersedes your own field of study.
  • You have a keen eye for our customer's interests and always look for new opportunities.

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 € 3.100,- and € 3.500,- (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.

Perhaps you would like to grow your career in the direction of commerce or consultancy? Or would you like to become a project manager? Immerse yourself in sustainable innovations? Or carve out a career as a technical expert?

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 our Talent Development Programme.
  • 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 17th of December. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. 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.

As you will be working for clients in the domain of defence and security, a Certificate of No Objection issued by AIVD (The Dutch General Information and Security Service) is mandatory. This means you will have to undergo a security screening. Read more about security screening.

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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