Senior consultant energiemarkts- and systems
Contributing to tomorrow’s energy supply. Envision it. Become a consultant at TNO in Amsterdam
About this position
As a consultant, you’ll work in projects focussing on tomorrow's energy system. What will the electricity market look like with further growth of wind and solar? How can existing grid capacity be used more efficiently, how do we prevent overloading, and what does integration with heat supply solutions look like in the future? What role will storage play and how can it be implemented? You’ll contribute to scientific research on changes in energy markets and systems, and work on research and advice for public authorities and market players in the transition to a sustainable, climate-neutral energy system.
What will be your role?
As a consultant, you’re an important link between our clients and the project teams. Grid congestion and optimisation, new market models and market organisation, storage, and demand-side management are themes at the heart of your work. You’ll work on several research projects simultaneously at different stages of implementation. For example, in the morning you’ll work on a proposal for a new project in collaboration with project developers and market players, and in the afternoon, you’ll brainstorm with colleagues from various research groups on a scenario concerning a new market organisation in the event of far-reaching electrification of industry. On another day, you’ll prepare a client meeting and put the finishing touches on the final report, translating the findings into clear texts. You’ll also oversee our projects in their entirety to see if we’re on track to meet our technical and social objectives. In this position, you’ll collaborate on the implementation of applied research and the detailed elaboration of the requested solutions. So, you’ll work on concepts for the future, but thanks to your quick-thinking skills, you also know how to make them applicable.
You’ll work with 80 highly skilled professionals within the Energy Transition Studies (ETS) department in Amsterdam. This department carries out interdisciplinary research and policy studies on the physical, technological and economic changes required for the energy and resource transition, as well as its institutional and social aspects. Research projects are carried out both at the national and international level and ETS collaborates extensively with public authorities, companies, consultants, and universities. Together, we contribute to reducing CO2 emissions to 55% by 2030 and net zero by 2050.
Read more about the Energy Transition Studies department here.
What we expect from you
At TNO, you’re never alone. You are often surrounded by different colleagues and external partners. This requires good collaboration and communication skills. You also understand the art of looking beyond what is already there. You’re not afraid to break new ground, contributing to solutions for the energy transition that didn’t exist yesterday or weren’t even imaginable.
You’re able to contribute to our ambitions in a highly relevant line of research within TNO. You easily make the connection between societal challenges and technological opportunities and translate this into innovative research projects. You also enjoy giving substance to the projects, for example by diving into the data and analysing it. You’re responsible for correctly communicating project results, both orally and in writing. Writing (scientific) reports comes easily to you, and you can put your content knowledge to good use in acquiring new work, communicating directly with both clients and internal stakeholders. You’re eager to learn but also pragmatic and able to grasp complex issues quickly and then communicate them clearly and simply.
Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:
- A master's degree or PhD in engineering or applied physics, economics or econometrics, electrical engineering or a similar field.
- At least 10 years of working experience in applied research, preferably at an engineering firm or consulting organisation.
- Strong motivation to make a difference in the energy transition.
- You’re independent and proactive and take responsibility for your own tasks.
- You’re critical of your own work and have both quantitative and qualitative strengths.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, both in Dutch and English.
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 € 5.300,- and € 7.000,- (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.
- We offer a comprehensive and flexible mobility plan that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel[OPTIONAL] or a leased car.
- 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, the possibility to work parttime (32 of 36 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
Please apply before the 11th of April 2023. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 20th of April 2023. The second interview round has been scheduled for the 25th or 26th of April 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.
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.
More information about this vacancy?
“I may just have the most cheerful job in the world”. As a corporate recruiter at TNO, Lara Dimitrovski works mainly for the Buildings, Infrastructure & Maritime (BI&M) unit. What does she pay attention to during an interview? Whether you are being yourself.
Telefoon:+31 6 50 74 06 90
LinkedIn:Lara on LinkedIn
Sanne HuveneersFunctie:Hiring manager