Project Officer (Hydraulic Engineering)

Delft, Netherlands
Position Type: 
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Are you a professional with a drive to second our (technical) project managers in contractual, financial and administrative project requirements? Can you play a key role in connecting internal and external project processes and thereby unburden the project team? Would you like to get the best out of the projects and its people?

For our unit Hydraulic Engineering we are looking for a project officer!

The Hydraulic Engineering unit consists of about 100 employees, mostly technical specialists, working on innovative, future-proof solutions for infrastructural developments, applications and use in the coastal zone, the water transport sector and the energy sector. Core values are building with nature, contributing to the energy transition, and climate adaptation. We do this mostly by developing specialist knowledge and using it in strategic research, Top Sector context, Joint Industry Projects, and specialist consultancy assignments.

What can you expect as a project officer?

As a project officer you know how to best second the project manager. You understand the role people, strategy, finance, legislation, technology, information, marketing and economy play in each project. So you can collaborate with each specialist in those fields. With your ‘helicopter view’ you can easily connect to others and explain what is going on, but you also know what needs to be done for a project. You understand the (inter)cultural context in which international business is being done and are eager to develop yourself and reflect upon your performance. You get enthusiastic to solve complicated questions about business processes from all major angles. You will support our project managers in all non-technical issues. For example in legal and contractual matters, the preparation of tenders, technical procedures for software and hardware, project management and document and data management.

What does Deltares expect from you as a project officer?
  • You have an Bachelor degree for example in business administration, international business;
  • You have 2-5 years of experience in an international working environment;
  • Preferable experience of working with legal and contractual matters;
  • Your communication skills (in Dutch and English) are highly developed;
  • You have affinity with a technical environment.
Working at Deltares

We offer an informal, dynamic and challenging working environment. Your personal development and building on your resume is important to us. Therefore we offer excellent training opportunities and future perspective.

Our terms of employment are competitive with a good pension scheme and 34 days of leave. We have special facilities on our campus, like daily lunch lectures, the Delta Flume and our iD-lab.

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Worldwide we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. To achieve our goals, we develop our own expertise, innovative software and services.

Deltares supports governments, industries, water boards, and municipalities in their ambitions to reduce water and energy consumption and developing and implementing sustainable energy technologies. Deltares places high demands on the quality of its knowledge and advice. Enabling Delta life is our core business.


Has this vacancy aroused your interest and do your qualities match the job profile? Apply directly by uploading your CV and motivation letter. Only applications via our website will be considered.

For more information, please contact Melissa Ruts, HR Recruitment Officer ( ; 088 3358330).