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Built Environment Energy Project Manager

This is your time to make a mark on our time as a project manager. Become a project manager at TNO in Delft.

What will be your role?

Your role is to successfully deliver innovative projects within the built environment. As a project manager, you’ll spearhead an extensive scope of projects. This could include new products, such as smart heat pumps or digital tools to optimise comfortable and efficient climate control in buildings. But also energy management systems of smart grids by data/AI. Or feasibility studies on new renovation concepts for 1930s homes, for example. Meanwhile, projects are ongoing in our brand-new testing facilities in the Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning Lab (HVAC) and Indoor Air Quality Lab (IAQ). On many of the projects, we work with progressive market players. Or more in house for the benefit of knowledge development for the market and society.

You’ll be tasked with coordinating and managing these complicated research and innovation projects. In many cases you will already be involved in the preparation, for example, by setting up collaborations with clients and/or other research organisations and applying for (grant) budgets. You will constantly switch between different projects, guaranteeing the objectives. You will 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’ll organise meetings to discuss the progress of projects, for example, with TNO's technical experts and collaboration partners (housing associations, manufacturers).

Within TNO, you’ll be working in the Buildings & Energy Systems (BES) research group, which is part of the MBE (Mobility & Built Environment) unit, a motivated, diverse, and international group of some 450 colleagues in total. BES counts 34 professionals. The energy transition in the built environment is a common thread in their activities. Sustainable indoor climate systems, making existing real estate and healthcare real estate more sustainable. On average, project managers lead three to six projects of different sizes at the same time. This means a great deal of variety and cross-fertilisation!

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’re able to switch between projects and parties like no other, always getting the best out of a team. You set the goal for every project, while continuously ensuring that parties remain aware of it. You don’t 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 5 years of experience as a project leader in a research environment.
  • Experience leading innovation projects in the construction and engineering sector is an advantage.
  • Experience with subsidy programmes, such as the TKI allowance scheme and/or Horizon 2020, is an advantage.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, both in Dutch and English (at least B1 level).
  • Preferably, IPMA-C certification or the 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 € 4.156,- and € 6.405,- (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.
  • 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.
  • 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 1st of June, 2023. The selection process comprises two interview rounds. The preliminary interview takes place on the 9th of June, 2023.The second interview round has been scheduled for the 13th of June, 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.

A certificate of Good Conduct (VOG) is required before starting a new job at TNO.

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.