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Fulltime – 40

Consultant/Scientist offshore wind logistics | Petten or Delft

Contributing to innovations that increase the efficiency of the installation and maintenance of offshore wind farms. Envision it. Become an offshore wind logistics consultant and scientist at TNO in Delft or Petten.

About this position

With fossil fuel prices spiralling out of control, accelerating the energy transition is more urgent than ever. And offshore wind energy is becoming increasingly important for a CO2-free system. Higher efficiency and lower costs are crucial for our partners, such as wind farm developers and operators, wind turbine manufacturers, and maintenance companies. To achieve this, as an offshore wind logistics consultant and scientist at TNO, you will work at the forefront of technological innovation. Do you want to realise your vision of optimising the installation and maintenance of offshore turbines? You’ll get that opportunity in our team of driven wind energy experts!

What will be your role?

You’ll be working in multiple project teams on (conducting) applied research. Your focus depends on your interests. You can work on projects focused on optimising the logistics of offshore wind farms, on the possibilities of robotisation and automation, or on developing new technology. To realise your vision, you’ll initiate and develop proposals, for which you work closely with our partners: top international companies, governments, and leading universities. In addition, you’ll give presentations and represent TNO at conferences.

The Wind Energy Expert Group's internationally diverse team is your home base. Your more than 50 highly qualified colleagues share the ambition to take offshore wind energy production to the next level and to integrate it into an eventual CO2-free energy system. We have high-tech research facilities in Petten and Delft, where we work together on many different themes.This is where we share our knowledge and welcome your innovative ideas. At both locations, you’ll find a professional, fun atmosphere with people who support each other and who coach and encourage you so that you can develop!

Read more about the Wind Energy expert group.

What we expect from you

Working at the interface of research and pragmatic, economically feasible solutions for the wind energy domain gives you energy. You enjoy taking the initiative and initiating projects to realise your vision, for which your entrepreneurial nature and networking skills come in handy. You also know how to deal with cultural differences and sensitivities. And with your communication and presentation skills, you can identify the client’s questions and convince clients, partners and teams of your ideas. Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:

  • A master's or PhD in a relevant technical field, such as engineering management, mechanical engineering, computer science, physics or energy technology.
  • Experience in the installation, operation, and maintenance of offshore wind farms.
  • Experience in software development and preferably with MATLAB, C#, Python. What you don't yet know, you’ll learn quickly.
  • Great interest in topics such as life cycle analysis for environmental impact assessments, as such topics play a major role in the ultimate success of wind energy.
  • Good command of English as you’ll be working in international teams and with international partners.

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 € 4.000,- and € 6.000,- (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.
  • 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

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.

Posted by: #LI-LD1 Lara Dimitrovski

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