Lead Hydrologist


Delft, , NL

Are you looking for a position in an international environment for addressing the hydrological challenges of our customers? We have an interesting vacancy available!

Lead Hydrologist

The unit Inland Water Systems has over 175 employees, divided into the following six departments: Operational Water Management and Early Warning, Catchment and Urban Hydrology, Flood Risk Management, River Dynamics and Inland Shipping, Fresh Water Ecology and Water Quality and Water and Delta Management.

The Department of Catchment and Urban Hydrology is involved in a wide range of projects. In the Netherlands we work for Rijkswaterstaat and the Water Boards. Internationally, we are active in projects for the World Bank Group and the Asian Development Bank, e.g. in South East Asia, South-America and Africa. Furthermore, we participate in H2020 projects for the European Union.

We develop new approaches and tools for hydrology at different levels: from the global and river basin scale to the level of districts and roads.

In the interaction with the other units / departments of Deltares we create our added value in projects focussing on integrated water management, forecasting and multi-hazard impact assessment.

The Department currently consists of 25 hydrologists, one third with a PhD. A research and development and a customer-oriented attitude are important to us. The Department is located in Delft, the Netherlands.

What can you expect as a lead hydrologist?

  • Initiate and acquire applied research projects, including funding;
  • Manage large and complex projects;
  • Inspire your colleagues;
  • Develop innovative approaches for hydrology;
  • Maintain and expand our international position.

What do we expect from you as a Lead Hydrologist?

  • 10 to 15 years of international experience (includes EU) in hydrological projects;
  • Preferably with a relevant PhD and/or field experience;
  • A relevant network: IFIs (WB, ADB) and customers (public and private);
  • An open and people oriented attitude;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit.

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. Further growth is possible, for example in a project team as scrum master, architect or project manager, but also in research or consultancy.

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.

Are you interested in this job and do you fit the job qualifications? Then apply directly via the apply button and upload your CV and your motivation letter, before May 15th, 2018.

For more information on the content of this vacancy you may contact Lucas Janssen, Head of department Catchment and Urban Hydrology ([email protected] of +31 6 51901895) or Melissa Ruts, HR Recruitment Officer ([email protected] of +31 (0)88-335 83 30).