medior scientist powertrain control in helmond, nederland

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helmond, nederland, noord-brabant


Modern means of transport, from passenger cars to heavy-duty road and waterborne transport have to meet increasingly strict emission regulations and greenhouse gas targets. These future challenges will be met with a range of increasingly complex powertrain technologies, ranging from novel high-efficient combustion engine concepts, including high efficient aftertreatment systems, to battery and fuel cell electrification.

An integrated development approach is necessary to maximize the overall system efficiency. In order to reduce the system development effort TNO has developed an unique methodology based on a combination of state-of-the-art testing facilities and virtual development. You will participate actively in technical projects, with main focus on real-time implementation and validation of advanced control algorithms, using rapid control prototyping tools to enable these future technological solutions.


Yacht not only makes your step into the Dutch automotive industry more than worth it, we also make it really easy. The employment conditions are excellent and Yacht will take care of every last detail of your relocation.

Job Conditions

•    A unique challenge and a matching salary.
•    Job security: you will immediately receive an employment contract for a year and the guarantee that we always have challenging assignments for you with interesting start-ups, suppliers and OEMs in the Netherlands. 
•    Plenty of opportunity to develop yourself as an Electrical Engineer. Yacht will support you with a personal development plan and a wide range of study opportunities.
•    Yacht will also take charge of all the arrangements concerning your application and relocation. We have a department that specializes in this and they know exactly what needs to be done. We also arrange and pay for your flight for the job interview. If it all works out, we’ll apply for your visa and help you find accommodation and, for example, open your bank account in the Netherlands. And we’ll obviously include your partner and children in the whole process. For a few more important basics, please also take a look at: 


You have a Master’s degree or PhD in a relevant field such as electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or automotive engineering, supplemented with a preferred period of three years of relevant professional experience.

Based on your education and professional experience you recognize the key trends and developments in powertrain technologies and recognize how to apply those to client problems.

You have good technical knowledge and affinity with modelling of powertrain components - more specifically electrification and hybridisation of combustion engines -  targeting real-time implementation of model-based control algorithms, using Matlab/Simulink.  Combining this with knowledge on real-time signal processing and rapid control prototyping tools, supplied by dSPACE and/or National Instruments, etc. would be of added value.

You enjoy developing innovative solutions to technically challenging problems and have the right mix of intellectual curiosity and pragmatism. 

You are experienced in direct interactions with (international) customers and can help translate their needs into services and solutions. 

You are an effective team player and enjoy achieving results in teams of varying composition.  

The job will require some national and/or international projects and hence you should be willing to occasionally travel to our customers.