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Medior Scientist Powertrain Control


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Over de functie

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 after treatment 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.
Within our multi-disciplinary international team you will have an integrator role (industrial experience is preferred). Our Powertrains research department will involve you directly in developing technologies contributing to our sustainable future. Furthermore, you will play a key role in strengthening and further building on our position in the transport industry, to extend the TNO portfolio further.
You will present the technical results at national and international events and publish the research results in peer reviewed journals. And, you will follow the recent trends and developments in this field and can help translate client needs into working systems and solutions.

The research group Powertrains is one of the leading players on vehicle energy management technology and has a longstanding track record in the automotive industry. We have developed our own extensive modelling and simulation tools to simulate both conventional, hybrid electric, and fully electric powertrains. The group has its own state-of-the-art testing facilities, where we can measure complete powertrain systems for real world applications. We can perform measurements on an entire vehicle (up to truck size) in our unique altitude climate chamber, and perform on-road measurements for all powertrain types.

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

The group Powertrains is an internationally recognizable research team in vehicle powertrains and has a longstanding track record in the automotive industry. We play a leading role in physics-based modeling and control of powertrains components. We have developed our own, extensive tool-chains and methodologies in this domain. The group has its own state-of-the-art testing facilities, used for assessment, development and validation of a wide range of powertrain technologies. TNO Powertrains has a strong international track record for different applications from passenger cars to heavy-duty road and waterborne transport. This makes us the ideal applied knowledge partner in innovative solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.


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 combustion engines and after treatment systems - 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 practical 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. Moreover, enjoy developing innovative solutions to technically challenging problems and have the right mix of intellectual curiosity and practical pragmatism.


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: 


Yacht is the organisation of and for professionals. We connect the professionals and organisations that make the difference. Our goal is the optimal result: to offer you, as a professional, challenging work in which you can permanently improve our clients’ organisations. Are you one of the best professionals in your field? Do you want to work with colleagues to make the difference in leading (international) organisations? If so, we’d like to get to know you better.

As an Research Engineer at Yacht, you will work on the development of electrical and electronic vehicle systems for exciting organisations. And you’ll work in an international environment with colleagues who are just as decisive and ambitious as you. What you’ll do here is work that really matters. You and your colleagues are the driving force behind progress.
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Voor meer informatie neem je contact op met Rick Goyen via telefoonnummer 06-10343129

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