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Projectlead Hydrology & Reservoir Engineering | Utrecht

Want to make your mark on our time? Become a Projectlead Hydrology & Reservoir Engineering at TNO in Utrecht!

About this position

As a project leader in the Hydrology and Reservoir Engineering (HRE) department, you can be sure of working on various socially relevant projects. The applied research arising from these projects is varied, but it all revolves around the energy transition, climate adaptation, and groundwater protection. Examples of projects include determining geochemical and geomechanical impacts of heat storage systems, reducing risks in geothermal operations through new materials, investigating groundwater availability for various purposes, or optimising CO2 or H2 storage.

What will be your role?

Together with a multidisciplinary team, you will achieve your project deliverables on time and within budget for various clients. Assignments are defined on the basis of societal needs and by clients from the energy sector, water sector, and/or central and local government agencies. You know exactly what expertise you need from the various departments to bring a project to fruition and you will help draw up a feasible project plan. When the project starts, you will be proactive in carrying it out. Thanks to you, team members will know what is expected of them and will be given the opportunity to develop. You will give them space to solve problems themselves, intervening where necessary. Many projects use grants from national and/or international grant programmes. The best compliment you can receive? When a client asks for you to handle a new project!

You will work in the Hydrology and Reservoir Engineering Department, part of the Geological Survey of the Netherlands (GDN). This department has a diverse composition and includes around 30 dedicated and committed experts in the fields of geochemistry, geohydrology, and reservoir engineering. Together with other TNO research groups, government, and industry, you will contribute to the safe and sustainable use of the subsurface, using independent knowledge and innovations in geo-applications and technologies.

What we expect from you

As an experienced Project Leader, you enjoy working on societal challenges in which the subsurface plays an important role. You are good at collaborating in project teams (ranging from 4-10+ colleagues) and with partners, partly due to your communication skills and Dutch and English writing skills. You’re alert to opportunities for improvement, actively communicate them to your team, and take responsibility for your contribution to collaboration in project teams and with clients. In doing so, you interact easily with both policymakers and technical experts, arriving at choices based on various perspectives and interests. You have experience as a project leader in multidisciplinary teams with a variety of stakeholders and are able to manage several projects simultaneously, whether or not they are related.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • A BSc or MSc degree in Geosciences;
  • 4+ years' experience in a similar position;
  • IPMA or Prince2 certification.

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 €4.291,- en €6.614,- (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.
  • 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 12th of August, 2024. Applications that come before the end-date will be taken into process accordingly. We want to emphasize that interviews will take place with suitable applicants before the end-date. The selection process comprises three 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 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-JL2 Jordy Leenders

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