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Project Manager Thermoplastic Composites

Vacaturenummer: A2200102
TNO Brightlands Materials Center - Geleen (Nederland)

For our client, TNO Brightlands Materials Center, we are looking for a Project Manager Thermoplastic Composites.


  • M.Sc.
  • Project Manager
  • IPMA C
  • Polymers

As Project Manager you are responsible for a portfolio of large and small projects, focusing on applied research in the field of thermoplastic composites, including the innovative processing (additive manufacturing) and recycling of these materials. Frequently, these projects are funded by the European Union (Horizon Europe, React-EU or EFRO) or the Dutch Government (NWO, NGF) and consist of consortia of industrial and academic partners. In addition, the project portfolio includes industrially funded applied research projects. You work with a team of professionals for various international customers and partners.
You will be responsible for the initiation, definition, execution and reporting of such projects in close collaboration with other project partners. You will make sure that the goals and the activities of the projects fit well with the overall goals of the BMC program by close interaction with the Program Manager Sustainable Mobility. You will be responsible for managing the budget, timing and quality of the deliverables of the projects, in close collaboration with the lead scientist(s) in the project team. You will guide the project teams, help to define customer contracts with budget calculations, and maintain good customer relations with the clients during and after the projects.

Who we're looking for
The ideal candidate has an M.Sc. in i.e. Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, Materials Science. You have at least 3 years of experience as project leader/manager in the industry (applied R&D / innovation or related), related to the field of (polymeric) materials or polymer based composites. You have proven experience in project management, e.g. IPMA C or comparable.
Additionally, you have the following skills:
  • Strong interpersonal skills & ability to work effectively as a member of international teams, able to lead, motivate and coach team members;
  • Able to write project proposals and collaborate with legal & IP staff;
  • Well organised, able to structure projects within given constraints, result driven;
  • Convincing communication skills, good understanding of customer needs;
  • Fluency in both Dutch and English, written and verbal, is a must.

Company profile
Brightlands Materials Center develops innovative materials solutions for a sustainable future, with inspired talents and in collaborations with industry, academia and entrepreneurs.

We are committed to support the Green Deal ambitions of the European Union. We follow the Dutch mission-oriented innovation policy focusing especially on the energy transition and the materials transition into a circular economy. We are a proud partner of the first European Circular Hub around Chemelot in the south of the Netherlands.

Additional vacancy information
Contract:Temporary contract with CLS Services
Employment terms:Salary: >3200
32 hours, 2 days/week on-site
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Project for 6 months, extension possible
Publication date:29-7-2022
Location:View location with Google Maps
Contactperson:Claudia Erwich-Faaij
+31 (0)88 22 77 555

CLS Services is a leading professional recruitment agency, specialised in the recruitment and career coaching of people with a background in chemistry & life sciences.