Project manager Building Materials and Structures | Delft
Contribute to innovation projects in the built environment? Envision it. Become a Project Manager Building Materials and Structures at TNO in Delft.
About this position
To cope with climate change, sustainable innovations are a must. As senior project manager, you translate ambitions into projects that you lead in the right direction. This is how you ensure a pleasant living environment for everyone, now and in the future.
What will be your role?
As a Project Manager Building Materials and Structures (BMS), you will have a coordinating role in innovative projects within the built environment (construction and infrastructure). You will often be already closely involved in the preparation (for example, by setting up collaborations with clients and/or other research organisations and applying for (grant) budgets). You will continuously have to switch between different projects, safeguard objectives, and manage the expectations and interests of the parties involved. You always think one step ahead and keep a close eye on planning and financial agreements. You will also organise meetings - e.g. with the technical experts of TNO and cooperation partners (government bodies, housing corporations, manufacturers) - to discuss the progress of projects. Whenever you notice a project is going in a different direction than planned or that friction is building up, you engage with the different parties to solve issues. You will also have a coaching role, helping parties to achieve their goals. You will also take on this role internally. You are especially aware of the guidance and development needs of our juniors.
In addition, as a senior project manager, you will also have a leading role in the development of the department’s strategy and vision. For example, by listing financing options or brainstorming with colleagues concerning acquisition trajectories to bring in follow-up projects. And you are actively involved in coming up with opportunities of bringing projects to the market. Through your role, you will therefore be making a strong contribution to the energy transition in the built environment.
The Building Materials and Structures department employs around 45 committed experts with backgrounds in construction, civil engineering and materials science, who work on societal issues related to sustainability and safety in construction and infrastructure. Our knowledge base covers the entire life cycle of a building, from initial planning, design, construction and use of the building to its eventual demolition, at which point its components can be once again become a valuable source of new materials and products. Our projects involve data analysis and the modelling of buildings in an effort to understand and (automatically) adjust building performance in terms of circularity, structural safety, and functionality. We also develop product and system concepts to improve real-world performance. Key developments include the sustainability of resource use in construction and infrastructure such as the use of circular concrete, wood and other bio-based materials and circular asphalt.
What we expect from you
Making sure projects (and cooperation between parties within projects) run smoothly – there’s nothing you enjoy more. You speak the language of the engineers but are also able to demonstrate your added value in discussions with other partners. You are able to switch between projects and parties like no other, always getting the best out of a team. You establish the goal for every project, while continuously ensuring that parties remain aware of it. You do not shy away from administrative tasks; your precise and structured way of working ensures that everyone knows exactly where they stand and what the status of the project is.Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:
- A master's degree or PhD, preferably in physics, (mechanical) engineering, building physics, technical business administration, innovation management, industrial design, or mathematics.
- At least ten years of experience as project leader of multi-stakeholder R&D projects.
- Experience in leading innovation projects in the construction and engineering sectors.
- Experience with subsidy programmes, such as the TKI allowance scheme and/or Horizon 2020.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, both in Dutch and English (at least B1 level).
- Preferably, an IPMA-C certification or equivalent.
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 € 5.365,- and € 7.163,- (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 10th of February 2023. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 17th of February 2023. The second interview round has been scheduled for the 21st of February 2023. 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.
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