Experienced Consultant System Integration Wind Energy | Delft – TNO – Delft

  • Delft


About this position

Working in teams with dedicated experts in multiple disciplines, you will take the lead in research on system integration of green energy, with a focus on offshore wind, and various raw materials, including solar energy, conversion to hydrogen, and storage technologies. You will not only conduct research, but also initiate projects based on your vision of the role of green energy in the energy transition. The potential is huge, as shown by plans to create artificial energy islands in the North Sea. To drive pragmatic, innovative solutions, you develop project proposals in close collaboration with your colleagues and our partners. You will also build your network and project-related consortiums. You will disseminate results to a wide audience, including government, industry, and research, through conferences, writing papers, giving presentations, and representing TNO.

What will be your role?

As a consultant, you are a key link between our clients and the project teams. You will work simultaneously on several research projects at various stages of implementation. For example, one day you will work in the morning on a proposal for a new project in collaboration with project developers and market players, and in the afternoon, you will brainstorm with colleagues from various research groups on the implementation of offshore wind energy in combination with other technologies, such as conversion to hydrogen, energy storage in batteries, or energy system flexibility. On another day, you will prepare a client meeting and put the finishing touches on the final report, translating the findings into clear texts. 

As a consultant, you will also maintain an overview of our projects to see if we are on track to achieve our technical and societal objectives. In this role, you will participate in conducing applied research and the detailed elaboration of the requested solutions. So, you will work on concepts for the future, but thanks to your quick-thinking skills, you also know how to make them applicable.

Your home base is the internationally diverse team of the Wind Energy research group. Together with more than 50 qualified colleagues at our high-tech research sites in Petten and Delft, you will share the ambition of integrating wind into an ultimately zero-carbon energy system and scaling up offshore wind production. We work together on numerous topics. We therefore need you to share your knowledge and innovative ideas, as we do. At both locations, you will find a professional, fun, and supportive atmosphere where you will be coached and encouraged to develop your full potential.

Read more about the research group and activities.

What we expect from you

You are committed to accelerating the energy transition and passionate about renewable energy. By working closely with experts in a diverse team in various technical fields, you will be eager to learn from them and expand your own in-depth knowledge. Your entrepreneurship and networking skills will help you initiate new projects and create relevant consortiums. You rely on your excellent communication and presentation skills to convince colleagues and partners of your proposals.

Other knowledge and skills you bring to TNO:

  • A Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field such as applied mathematics, mechanical engineering, computer science, physics, or related disciplines.
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience, such as working with clients and/or consultancy.
  • Experience in applying optimisation models and tools.
  • Experience of working in energy system modelling and quantitative analysis related to energy and/or wind integration.
  • Demonstrable experience of working on projects at organisations offering products or services in the field of renewable energy system integration.
  • Ability to translate complex and multidisciplinary analyses into future business opportunities in line with the TNO roadmap.
  • Excellent command of English, as you will 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.,- and € 6.,- (based on your knowledge and experience), 8% holiday pay, a 13th month bonus of 8.33% and a flex budget (5.58% + € ). 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 that also includes full compensation for public transportation for commuting and business travel.
  • Great social events with your team and other . 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 for international candidates.
  • A good pension scheme.
  • Read about tailoring your benefits package.

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