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Project Manager

Geplaatst: 16-05-2024
Sluitingsdatum: 11-06-2024
min. 0.8 fte, max. 1 fte 
max. 10 (€3.370,00 - €5.019,73) 


Are you consistently meeting deadlines and fulfilling promises? Do you have a keen interest in the field of robotics and mechatronics, eager to pioneer new solutions for both society and industry? Are you a collaborative team player, driven by ambition and a thirst for learning? If so, this opportunity could be your perfect fit!

This is what you do as Project Manager

You communicate with the customer(s), research engineers and other stakeholders to align expectations and individual plannings for multiple projects. Your enthusiasm and coaching attitude stimulates the team of researcher engineers and students in achieving the project results. You manage and monitor progress, budgets, capacity and process, from acquisition until finished project.

This is where you will work

At Saxion we explore future developments, look beyond our borders and disciplines and drive innovation. By doing this together we contribute to a smarter, safer and more sustainable world. We question how significant technological innovations are and how they can contribute to humanity, society and our planet. We teach our students to look at social issues from a broad perspective and to come up with practical solutions.

School of Life Science, Engineering and Design
As Project Manager at Saxion, you will be a member of the Smart Mechatronics And RoboTics research group. This team is part of the School of Life Science, Engineering and Design (LED). LED offers an inspiring and effective learning, work and research environment, focused on applied technologies and recent national and international developments.

Saxion’s employment terms and conditions

Working at Saxion means working on inspiring, future-oriented education and research. You will fulfil an exciting position, working independently in a dynamic, socially relevant organisation that matters. The position provides you with plenty of opportunities to take initiative and develop.

We also offer the following:

  • The following salary scale: scale 10: min € 3,370 / max € 5,019 (cao-hbo) working on a full-time basis.
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus.
  • You will receive a temporary contract, with the possibility of extension.
  • A generous leave policy. For example: if you work full-time and have opted for a 40-hour week you can take 428 hours of leave annually. This means you will have 53.5 holiday leave days, including statutory holiday days and public holidays.
  • Personal development: follow an inspirational webinar, workshop or training course at our internal Saxion Academy, do a career check or explore the possibilities of taking a master’s degree or PhD programme or professional doctorate.
  • The Saxion Hybrid Working Package
  • A comprehensive retirement plan. See the cao-hbo for more information.
  • 100% allowance for travel by public transport and tax benefits on the purchase of a bicycle.

Would you like to find out more about our terms of employment? Check out our webpage.

Job requirements

We seek a professional who fits the job profile below. Does this sound like you? Then this job is ideal for you!

  • At least two years of experience as a project manager (industry, applied research or academia), preferably in a technical field. Experience in applied research is a strong PLUS!
  • Excellent communication skills, with various stakeholders (research engineers, professors, project support, network partners, students). At least in English, preferably also in Dutch, or willing to learn this.
  • Systematical and methodical approach, but also flexible when situations ask for it.
  • Technical background (BSc or MSc) is highly recommended.
  • Enthusiastic team player, who involves engineers, companies and students in the project and is driven to contribute to team results.

How to apply

Feeling enthusiastic? Then apply directly for the position of Project Manager using this application form.

If you have any questions about this position, Then please contact Gerdine Meijer (Team Leader Smart Mechatronics and Robotics Research Group), at +316 - 5762 0592.

Saxion strives to be a diverse and inclusive organisation. Feel free to apply.

Application procedure

For your diary:

  • You can apply until Tuesday June 11th, 2024.
  • The 1st job interview is on Tuesday June 18th, 2024 between 12.30 - 17.00.
  • The 2nd job interview is on Friday June 28th, 2024 between 9.00 - 11.00.

Please note that this vacancy is open to both internal and external candidates. In the event of candidates with equal merit, internal candidates will be given priority.

Acquisition from employment agencies, based on this vacancy, is not appreciated.

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