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Project controllers research projects in Business economics – TU Delft, Netherlands, 2022

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), The Netherlands

Taking financial control in impactful scientific projects, the option of a permanent contract and deciding for yourself where you work – that’s being a project controller at TU Delft!


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General Info

Position: Project controllers
No. of Positions: 1
Research Field:
Joining Date: ASAP
Contract Period: Permanent position
Salary: 2,979.00 - 4,093.00 Euro/Month

University Corporate Office – Finance
Finance Department
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)
Delft, The Netherlands

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Qualification Details

  • You have completed a bachelor's degree in business economics or controlling.
  • You have at least three years of work experience in a financial position within a large organization.
  • You have strong communication skills and can therefore easily explain financial data .
  • You feel at home in a large organization with sometimes complex decision-making processes, you are a bridge builder and you help colleagues to make the connection between scientific challenges and financial frameworks .
  • You are analytical, constructively critical and solution-oriented.
  • You want to develop yourself further in the field of (policy) advice in the coming years and you want to grow into a fully-fledged discussion partner.
  • You write and speak Dutch and English well.

Responsibilities/Job Description

With a focus on research projects, you will work in a finance team of one of our faculties. As an experienced financial expert, you enjoy actively thinking along with scientists in an exciting educational and research environment. And you help research teams get the most out of the available budget for projects. An interesting and varied position in which, as a project controller, you make a concrete contribution to research projects at TU Delft to the success of scientific research that really matters. During our acquaintance, we will discuss with you which faculty best matches your background and personal interests.

You work in a faculty finance team together with a number of business controllers, a financial controller and project administrators. The project control function is part of the business control field. You work in a pleasant environment with space to fulfill your position in your own way and with a lot of attention for a balanced work-life balance. Within the faculty, as a project controller for research projects, you are the first point of contact for scientists when it comes to project finance . You make the connection between the activities of the research teams and the figures. Scientists go v ól for their projects, which sometimes involve tens of millions of euros, and are therefore closely involved in the cash flows. You explain to the project leaders in clear language how the projects stand financially. Do you see opportunities to optimize the projects in this regard and to make even better use of the research funding? You come up with advice and suggestions that are of immediate use to project leaders. For example, when it comes to the best staffing levels or spending limits.

As long as a research project is running, you remain in close contact with the project leaders. You support them in setting up programs, prepare forecasts, make scenario analyzes and periodically discuss project management information. Thanks to you, every euro for scientific research is optimally spent within projects!

How to Apply?

Application Method: Online Application
Ref. No.: TUD01134

Application Procedure

Upload your motivation and CV no later than 13 February 2022 by using the application form.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Acquisition in response to this vacancy is not appreciated.

About the Department

The Finance Department is responsible for financial strategy and policy development. Business control, procurement, treasury management, taxation, insurance and the (operational) activities in the field of financial information and administration are also provided by Finance. The Finance department consists of a central organization (including the Shared Service Centre, Business Control Concern, Financial Control departments) and decentralized Finance teams across the various management units.

About the Employer: Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

Note or Other details

  • The employment contract is 1 year, with a view to permanent.
  • A position of 32-40 hours per week.
  • A salary that is based on scale 9 from the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities with a minimum of € 2,979 and a maximum of € 4,093 gross per month, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme through the ABP.
  • The possibility to put together an individual package of employment conditions every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Annually 232 hours of leave (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities to follow education, training and courses.
  • Partly paid parental leave.
  • Attention to healthy and energetic work with the vitality program.

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Contact details

Would you like more information about the position? Please contact Martijn van Laarhoven, Finance Manager and Business Control Coordinator at the faculties, via 015 – 278 95 29 or .

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