Junior policy researcher energy transition built environment

Making more than 3,000 neighborhoods natural gas-free. How do you do that? What information do ministries, municipalities and other stakeholders need to make policy for this? Which data and models do you use to substantiate policy advice? Are you ready for a challenging position with impact Do you have expertise in the field of policy-supporting research? And do you like to be involved within a broad playing field of stakeholders?

What are you going to do?

You work in a team on research projects and policy issues in the field of the energy transition in the built environment. You collect hard and ‘soft’ data. You support colleagues in discussions with stakeholders and in the analysis of the collected information. You contribute to the development of new knowledge and calculation models based on recent scientific insights. You contribute to writing research proposals that fit into current research or subsidy programs or that provide answers to practical questions from clients. You support project leaders in the reports of ongoing research.

An inspiring team with driven professionals, office in Amsterdam. The Energy Transition Studies research group within the TNO Energy Transition unit develops knowledge and provides strategic advice on the transition to sustainable energy management. This group is growing rapidly because more and more attention is being paid to energy transition in general and to our research results in particular. TNO operates on a non-commercial basis as a ‘knowledge broker’ between governments, market parties and knowledge institutions. The research group is highly regarded by our clients and collaboration partners such as ministries in the Netherlands and other countries, the European Commission, companies and other organizations working on the energy transition in the built environment, industry associations and other knowledge institutions.
The research group works with an international, multidisciplinary team of engineers, economists and social scientists on solutions for technical-economic and social issues of the energy transition. The roles, motives and (im)possibilities of governments, companies and residents to contribute (in mutual cooperation) to the transition process in the neighborhood are central to our research.

How do you want to contribute to the world of tomorrow? How big can your impact be? Come and work at TNO and see it for yourself.

What we expect from you

You combine substantive curiosity about energy transition issues with a drive to convert new knowledge into practical advice, guidelines or models. You like to work in teams, but you can also carry out research activities independently. You have excellent social skills and a sense of nuance. You are a good listener and have an eye for diverse perspectives and interests.

What else you bring:

  • You have a university education in technical-economics, business administration or similar – or a science background with an affinity for the energy transition, such as environmental sciences, physics or similar;
  • You have knowledge of quantitative models and methods for policy-supporting research;
  • You can communicate well with colleagues and also with other disciplines (technicians, economists, modellers, etc.), both within TNO and with external project partners;
  • Finally, you have excellent oral and written expression skills in Dutch and English and you preferably have (scientific) publications to your name.

What we offer you

Challenging and varied work with serious impact. And plenty of opportunities, because at TNO you are largely in control of your career. In addition to a gross monthly salary between € 3,000 and € 3,800 (depending on your knowledge and experience), holiday allowance (8%), a thirteenth month (8.33%) and a flex budget (5.58% + € 180) , you get every opportunity to develop yourself.

In addition, at TNO you can put together a ‘menu’ of employment conditions that suits your personal situation. Whatever you can expect:

  • A good pension scheme.
  • Travel allowance.
  • A prospect of a permanent contract.
  • An extremely professional, innovative working environment, with top experts as colleagues.
  • 28 vacation days and 5 atv days (with full-time employment).
  • Pleasant activities with your team and other TNO employees, such as the monthly drink. This way you quickly get to know a lot of people.
  • Flexible working hours and the option to work from home.
  • Possibility to follow courses, training and workshops and to visit conferences, and coaching if you need it.
  • Access to our Talent Development Programme.
  • Networking opportunities and fun activities organized by Jong TNO.
  • Comprehensive relocation package for international applicants.

Read here from which employment conditions you can choose.

TNO as employer

At TNO we innovate for a healthier, safer and more sustainable life. And for a strong economy. Since 1932 we have been developing knowledge and technology for the common good. We find each other in wonder and ingenuity, and we are driven to push boundaries. There is plenty of space and support for your talent and ambition. You work with people who are daring, who inspire you and who 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 the life of tomorrow. Read more about TNO as an employer.

At TNO we encourage an inclusive work environment, where you can be yourself as much as possible. Whatever your story is and whatever unique qualities you bring. It is precisely by combining our unique strengths and perspectives that we are able to develop innovations that make a real difference in society.
Knowing more? Read what steps we are taking in the field of diversity and inclusion.

What does the process look like?

You can respond until April 10. The application procedure consists of two interview rounds. The first round is scheduled for April 20. In a final meeting, we discuss the terms of employment that you compose yourself. We aim to complete the entire procedure within four weeks.

An online assessment and reference check can be part of the selection procedure.

Did this vacancy stir something in you?

Then we look forward to receiving your response!
For more information about the job or the procedure, please contact us.

recruiter: Lara Dimitrovsky
Mobile: +31 (0)6-507 40690
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laradimitrovski/

Hiring manager: Sanne Huveneers
phone number: +31 (0)88-86 67219

Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

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