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Opportunity Manager Hydrogen

Working on technological breakthroughs for upscaling electrolysis in Europe's largest hydrogen research facility. Can you envision it? Become a project manager at TNO in Petten.

About this position

Renewable hydrogen plays an important role in all energy transition scenarios and is critical in decarbonizing hard-to-abate sectors. Electrolysis is the technology used to produce renewable hydrogen and sustainable chemicals, and is therefore a key enabling technology. Together with international top players from industry and academia, we accelerate innovation and implementation of water electrolysis and power-2-x. Research in which TNO is at the forefront. Are you coming to pioneer, experiment and innovate with us in our Faraday laboratory?

What will be your role?

As Opportunity Manager you are the ‘bridge’ between our Business Developers and our Scientists and Specialists. Together with Business Development, you are responsible for the development of a business lead into a research proposal, including the (sometimes complex) legal and financial administrative handling of the proposal. Of course you can rely on a full team of business, legal, scientific and technical professionals.

Crucial to reach customer satisfaction is to align with a multitude of internal and external stakeholders of the proposed projects. Your ambition is to share ownership of the project development process with the whole team, while being a pragmatic provider of solutions to maximize the impact of the project.

Your home base within TNO Energy & Materials Transition is the Sustainable Technologies for Industrial Processes research group in Petten. A diverse and growing team with over fifteen nationalities of different age and with a lot of expertise. Your colleagues have backgrounds in physics, chemical engineering, materials science, electrochemistry and project management. Each and every one of us operates on the edge of our knowledge level, which makes the work fun and challenging. 

At TNO you are never alone. You often have different colleagues and external partners around you. This requires good collaboration and communication skills. You also understand the art of looking beyond what is already there. You dare to take new paths and thus contribute to solutions for the energy transition that did not exist yesterday or weren’t even conceivable.

What we expect from you

You are an open minded, enthusiastic, creative and result driven person. You are a good listener and are capable to translate a business lead into a SMART project plan. You have a talent for taking charge of administrative requirements of complex mixed funding projects and enjoy using your communication and organizational skills to effectively align stakeholders in the project development process, possibly shown by a sprouting track record in business development and/or project management.

You are able to work in multi-disciplinary teams and can switch easily between different tasks among projects. You are comfortable to work in a multi-national gender balanced team.​​​​​​

  • Master’s degree or PhD in Chemical Engineering, Material Sciences, Chemistry, Applied Physics or equivalent.
  • Some experience in managing interests of multiple stakeholders would be an recommendation.
  • Good oral and written communication skills in English.
  • Knowledge of the Dutch language or willing to learn Dutch at the highest NT2 level.

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 € 3.124,- and € 5.522,- (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 our Talent Development Programme.
  • 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 13th of February 2023. 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.

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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