vacature: Test Engineer jr. en sr.)

Project Leader – Custom Solutions

Vakgebied: Mechanical Engineering

Locatie: Noord-Holland

Dienstverband: Vast

Salaris: €4.500 - €7.000 p.m.

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Project Leader – Custom Solutions

Over deze vacature

The real deal:

  • Lead commercial projects for custom-made equipment ensuring safety, timely delivery, and customer satisfaction;
  • Contribute to project development by defining project scope, leading risk assessments, and writing technical proposals while working with Business Development;
  • Join a company with a focus on sustainable chemistry, offering innovative R&D units and a premium, healthy, and sustainable work environment with great benefits.

You, as Project Leader – Custom Solutions

The Project Leader will lead commercial projects for custom-made equipment, ensure safe execution by the project team and on-time, in-budget delivery of the full scope, focusing on achieving maximum customer satisfaction. The Project Leader will also contribute to lead development by determining the scope of projects offered to customers, leading the risk assessment, writing the technical proposal, and working with Business Development to promote Avantium RDS’s solutions to customers.


Key responsibilities are:

  • Lead the definition of project requirements (safety, configuration, equipment, analysis, catalyst preparation and testing protocol), planning, hours, and costs based on customer requirements;

  • Lead the drafting of winning technical proposals to the customer;
  • Execute detailed safety analysis and implementation of safety measures and protocols required to execute experiments within Avantium and at customer sites;
  • Lead the project team in safely delivering the full scope of projects on time and in-budget, striving for maximum customer satisfaction;
  • Project planning and control during execution, including coordination of tasks and actions with the project team and outsourcing partners;
  • Timely reporting of project progress to the customer and internal stakeholders;
  • Budgetary forecasting and close-out of projects;
  • Interacting with the company’s or the customer’s IP team in case the project leads to the generation of intellectual property;
  • Identifying new business opportunities in collaboration with the Business Development team;

Over het bedrijf

For over 20 years, this R&D company has been making significant contributions to the chemical industry, providing cutting-edge solutions for catalyst R&D to chemical companies worldwide. They have a range of scalable and innovative test systems, as well as in-house R&D catalyst testing services, all aimed at driving positive change in the industry. Their expertise in innovative chemistry R&D and engineering make them the perfect partner to support the growth of sustainable chemistry.

The company prides itself on focusing on four emerging markets that are aligned with their goal of transitioning the chemical industry towards more sustainable and circular solutions. These markets include green hydrogen, chemical plastic recycling, adsorption, and sustainable chemical building blocks. To address the challenges of these markets, they offer tailored and innovative R&D units as well as contract R&D services.

Their office in Amsterdam is a beautiful space designed for the benefit of their employees. The building provides a premium, healthy, and sustainable environment that stimulates creativity and productivity. Employees enjoy perks such as a free salad bar, high-quality office supplies, and a green interior. The company culture is informal, with a flat organizational structure that celebrates diversity and recognizes the many cultures represented within their team. Working with them provides a unique opportunity to learn about many fields, and they offer competitive primary and secondary benefits to their employees.

This company offers you the following:

  • Working at a leading company in technical innovation with passionate colleagues towards creating a fossil-free world;
  • Career opportunities that match your drive and ambition;
  • An informal culture and flat organization;
  • A salary that matches your knowledge and experience between €4.500 and €7.000 p.m.;
  • Holiday allowance;
  • Bonus up to 10% of your gross annual salary based on achieved company targets;
  • 25 vacation days per year on a full-time basis, with the option to purchase an additional 5 days per year;
  • The company offers Zwitserleven Nu Pension, and pays 50% of the pension contribution while the employee pays the other 50%;
  • Discounts on additional insurances;
  • Company Phone;
  • The choice between travel reimbursement or NS Business Card with unlimited travel;
  • Friday afternoon drinks & organized sports activities;
  • Working in a pleasant working atmosphere and multicultural environment with room for personal development;

Jouw profiel

  • PhD or MSc degree in Chemistry or (Chemical) Engineering;
  • 3+ years of experience in Project Management in a relevant industrial or research organization with projects for custom-made equipment;
  • Knowledge of engineering, chemistry, electrolysis, adsorption, and/or catalysis;
  • Strong project management skills;
  • Experience with process or lab automation or machine building;
  • Familiarity with ERP packages and planning software;
  • Fluent in English;
  • Willingness to travel up to 10-20% of the time;

What's Next?


Wij zijn benieuwd naar jouw behoeften, wensen, kwaliteiten, talenten, interesses, drijfveren en ambities. Zo kunnen we goed met je meedenken over wat mooie carrièremogelijkheden voor jou zijn. Het doel is om een baan te vinden die echt goed bij je past.

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