Junior advisor researcher groundwater management


Utrecht, Netherlands 🇳🇱

Contact person Deltares: Brian de Bruin

Educational Level: WO / Master

Deadline: 25/02/2023, 00:59

Location: Utrecht

Category: Young Professionals

Are you specialized in the field of geohydrology and would you like to join an enthusiastic team of groundwater experts? Would you like to contribute to solutions for societal challenges such as droughts, salinization and climate change? As junior researcher/advisor at Deltares you can do this by improving the knowledge of the groundwater system, develop innovative solutions and contribute to smart management alternatives.  This could be the opportunity you are looking for! 

What can you expect as junior advisor researcher groundwater management? 

As junior researcher/advisor groundwater management you will participate in different applied research projects within the Groundwater Management department. Together with your new colleagues you will get the chance to expand your knowledge base, network and entrepreneurial skills. Your (project) manager will coach you to further develop your professional and personal skill set and give you the opportunity to put these skills into practice. 

The projects you will work on will typically entail: 

  • Assisting in applied research and advisory projects on issues in the field of groundwater availability, saltwater intrusion, artificial recharge in the Netherlands and abroad; 
  • Working in a team exploring smart solutions and supporting integrated planning processes, based on groundwater system analyses e.g., by applying numerical models (i.e. Modflow), machine learning and/or data driven models;
  • Advising organisations such as Waterboards and national governments on the management and development of groundwater and other subsoil resources. 

Your position will be based at Deltares Utrecht in the Netherlands.  

Your profile: 

You are curious and want to understand the world around you, to find solutions for today’s issues. Furthermore you:  

  • have successfully finished a Master of Science (MSc) in (geo)hydrology, civil engineering, earth sciences or related disciplines; 
  • are recently graduated, or you have a maximum of 5 years work experience; 
  • have the competence to develop innovative solutions for complex problems, based on in-depth understanding of geohydrological processes; 
  • have affinity with the development of numerical models and/or the application of machine learning techniques; 
  • you speak English fluently. A second language is appreciated. 

What we offer:  

  • A year contract (32-, 36 or 40-hour workweek) with prospect of permanent employment; 
  • An informal working environment; 
  • Excellent training opportunities for personal and professional growth, including a 2-year Young Professional Program; 
  • A market conform salary. Scaling will be based on your experience; 
  • Excellent secondary conditions including ABP average salary pension, 34 days of vacation, vitality budget and a mobility budget; 
  • Laptop and smartphone and flexibility in terms of working place and times; 
  • A diverse and inclusive working environment. * 

Are you interested?   
Are you interested in this position and do you fit the qualifications? Then apply directly via the apply button. Deadline February 24. Upload your CV and cover letter or video. If you have any questions about the vacancy you can app, email or call Brian de Bruin (HR Recruitment Officer; sollicitatie@deltares.nl; +31615267686).  

*Deltares is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. 





IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development