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Senior Business Developer Geo-energy (Well Technology) | Utrecht

Want to make your mark on our time? Come work at TNO!

About this position

Over the past decades, TNO has established and maintained an internationally leading position in the geo-energy domain. The subsurface plays a crucial role in the energy transition for energy production and storage (heat, hydrogen, CO2, compressed air, natural gas), and responsible resource extraction. Other significant themes include groundwater protection, land subsidence, induced seismicity, and system integration. TNO has built a strong, internationally recognized knowledge base in these areas. Our ambition is to accelerate the energy transition nationally and internationally by utilizing the subsurface as a source and buffer for sustainable heat, CO2, and H2. Within these topics, well technology is a cross-cutting theme enabling access to the subsurface as well as monitoring and optimization options. TNO has access to a unique facility (Rijswijk Centre for Sustainable Geo-energy, RCSG) where industrial-scale well technologies are developed and tested (from ground energy to ultra-deep geothermal). RCSG is an open innovation center where TNO conducts research in collaboration with dozens of companies. Research is conducted on novel drilling concepts, well integrity, heat networks, CO2- and hydrogen transport and storage. TNO collaborates with government and industry partners to develop the necessary knowledge and crucial well technology solutions to accelerate the energy transition and realize safe and sustainable energy production.

What will be your role?

As a senior business developer, you will spearhead the development of innovation projects, R&D programs and consortia in well technology. Your focus areas will include geothermal energy (shallow and deep), large-scale underground hydrogen and CO2 storage, heat storage, CO2 storage, and the integration of subsurface solutions into the energy system. This involves the development of new drilling techniques, well concepts, circular materials, well integrity solutions, sealing, monitoring systems and operational improvements. In addition to technological innovations, integrating these applications into the energy system and the built environment is crucial.

You will play a pivotal role in expanding TNO's network and establishing key partnerships to drive forward our mission. Collaboration with cross-functional teams and leveraging TNO's technical expertise will be essential to your success. You will maintain and extend an active network including companies, R&D organizations and various disciplines and teams within TNO to setup multi-disciplinary development projects. Merging of TNO’s broad expertise and excellent capabilities with customer needs and relevant funding opportunities to foster TNO’s business and the growth of RCSG will be a key element of your work. You will support and collaborate with your colleagues in business development, the RCSG team, and scientists in day-to-day operations.

What we expect from you

We are seeking a visionary business developer with a background in engineering, mining, or geosciences. You should have a proven track record in strategic commercial roles, with a knack for developing innovative value propositions. Experience in public-private partnerships and a robust international network within the geo-energy sector are highly desirable. Your passion for R&D and technology-driven solutions, coupled with strong communication skills, will be crucial in this role. Fluency in both English and/or Dutch is required to thrive in our dynamic, multicultural environment.

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 € 5.000,- and € 7.350,- (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 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 20th of May, 2024. 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.

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.

Posted by: #LI-LV1 Liza van Gijtenbeek-Volkert

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