medior scientist electrified powertrain systems in helmond

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helmond, noord-brabant
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Within the Powertrains research department, you will have the role of research engineer / integrator. You will be part of a team working in multiple challenging projects, both national and international, with key automotive partners, at the forefront of research and development focused on vehicle electrification technologies. By focusing on innovative solutions you will play a key role in strengthening and further building on our position in the automotive industry, to extend the TNO portfolio further. We are an applied research and development organization, and you will be working in a wide range of projects ranging from projects for (international ) B2B customers to (European and National) research projects that further strengthen our knowledge base.

Your technical role provides you the change to experiment a wide range of activities,  spanning from modelling and simulation, powertrain control development, hardware implementation and testing. Topics are focused on battery technology, powertrain control strategies and vehicle assessments in general. Within project teams, you will have a range of roles, including technical expert and technical lead of projects and will be given opportunity and support to further develop both your technical expertise and soft skills.
Alongside technical activities, the role provides you the opportunity of setting up projects (both funded and B2B), where enthusiasm and experience in project proposal writing are considered a plus.

The job will require some international projects and hence you should be willing to travel to international customers.

 We offer you the first/next step in your career and together with Yacht you will build your career. 
During your assignment we will coach you and help you develop your personal and professional skills. There will be a lot of learning on the job and also the possibility to do courses. We will always be in contact for you to make to best decisions for your career and make sure you will always have a challenging assignment.
With regards to the terms and conditions of the contract we strive to give a satisfying contract with our professionals.


You have a master’s degree in a relevant field, for example electrical engineering or automotive engineering, with a broad technical knowledge on hybrid and electric components, with expertise on battery systems a strong plus. This is complemented by at least 5 years relevant experience, with industrial experience an advantage. Modelling and simulation, system identification and control strategy development are your strong technical competencies.

You are well acquainted with Matlab/Simulink. Knowledge in other simulation tools typically used in the automotive industry is considered a plus, as is embedded software development expertise (e.g. C/C++).