Teamleader Autonomy and Decision Support

Publication dateNov 23, 2022
FieldAutonomy & Control, Smart Sensoring & Measuring
LocationWageningen, Gelderland
Employment32-36 hours
ContactHannes Bogaert,

Are you a strongly-skilled people manager, who can guide our growing team of experienced technical professionals, working from concept-development to evaluation of onboard advisory systems and autonomous vessels? Are you familiar with the maritime industry and do you feel that technology and automation are key factors to improve the performance of the vessel and the operation? Do you have a broad interest but also the ability to create a focus? Read more about this challenging position below.

Who will be your colleagues?
We are looking for a team leader for our Autonomy and Decision Support (ADS) team. ADS is one of four teams at the department Performance at Sea (PaS). The ADS team started 3 years ago as one of the 4 dedicated innovation teams at MARIN and currently consists of 8 people. For our mission-driven & risk-bearing development this team of technical experts, project managers and researchers develop new technologies, uses existing technologies for new applications and tests, and demonstrates their potential. The professionals in the ADS team are specialized in data engineering, numerical modelling, software development, manoeuvring, model testing and full-scale measurements and have MSc or PhD degree. Our projects are complemented by a dedicated research and development program in which we have an active role.

What are you going to do?
The initial priority for our new Teamleader Autonomy and Decisions Support is to strengthen the team and to further set a course in which the contribution of MARIN in the field of ADS can make a difference in the maritime sector.
The role involves guiding this growing team to maintain a good mix of market-oriented projects and background research, as well as working closely with other team leaders to manage project resources. Furthermore, you will lead or participate in (sub)projects. To reach the project goals you and the team will closely cooperate with other expertise within and outside MARIN.

What do we offer?
  • A stimulating work environment which allows you to develop yourself while maintaining the freedom to choose your own path.
  • An attractive salary and benefits package, including our annual profit sharing and excellent pension scheme.
  • Lifecycle allowance of 5,55% of your gross monthly salary.
  • 29 vacation days (fulltime) + 5 scheduled days between Christmas and New Year.
  • Plenty of opportunities for your professional development and career advancement.
  • Development through training courses, further education and coaching.
  • Flexibility in working hours and a hybrid working arrangement, to support your work-life balance.

Who are we looking for?
  • An experienced candidate with a Master degree (or equivalent) preferably in Science or Engineering.
  • Your knowledge and work experience contains a mix of relevant technical or scientific activities and roles in people-management.
  • You are a team player with an open mind, good coaching skills, transparent presentation and clear communication skills.
  • You have an affinity with ships, the sea and technology and are intrinsically innovation driven.
  • You should also have a good command of the English language and be willing to learn Dutch if it is not your native language.

Who are we?
MARIN is a globally recognized top institute in maritime research, based in Wageningen, the Netherlands. Our mission is ‘Better Ships, Blue Oceans’: we stand for clean, smart and safe shipping and sustainable use of the sea. We do this as an independent knowledge partner for the maritime sector, governments and society. We work with around 400 specialists in various fields who are proud of an open and collaborative culture in which you can explore your ideas and take initiative.

If you want to know more about the position, call Hannes Bogaert, +31 317 493 489.
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Hannes Bogaert