Research Engineer in Gas Turbine Test Installation

Research Engineer in Gas Turbine Test Installation

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Job description

The research engineer will work within the HOPE project co-sponsored by the European Commission. The HOPE project aims to deliver an integrated aircraft propulsion system comprising two multi-fuel ultra-high bypass ratio (UHBR) turbofan engines, a fuel cell based auxiliary propulsion and power unit (FC-APPU) driving an aft boundary layer ingestion (BLI) propulsor based on tube-wing aircraft configuration. Within the HOPE project, a turboshaft engine will be tested on hydrogen and then with hydrogen and kerosene.

The research engineer would be working within the chair of Sustainable Aircraft Propulsion at the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, TU Delft, which is one of the best institutes in the world for Aerospace Engineering.

The research engineer will work on the design, manufacturing, installation and testing of a mobile engine test rig which can be used to test different types of engines, including small turboshaft, fuel cell powertrain, etc. The research engineer will carry out design studies of this engine test facility and will play a crucial role in getting it manufactured, installed and tested. Within the HOPE project, a turboshaft engine will be first tested with kerosene and then with hydrogen. The research engineer will play a leading role in these tasks and will work within a dynamic team that is motivated to push the boundaries of technologies to make aviation sustainable.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • You are an engineer from an HBO or from an University in Mechanical or Aerospace engineering.
  • You have liking and experience in designing and building experimental installations.
  • You have experience with CAD software.
  • You have interest instrumentation and measurements.
  • You have a drive to contribute to research and education, and become the acknowledged expert in the field of engine testing.
  • You harness your communication and social skills to interact with other members of the lab and you can support the development of the lab.
  • You can communicate with different departments within TU Delft such as procurement, real estate, safety management, etc.
  • You can communicate and work independently once the tasks are defined in consultation with the group.
  • You like to work in a dynamic environment with a lot of opportunity to learn new things.
  • You can communicate well in English and in Dutch.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • A salary based on scale 8 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of € 3.072,00 and a maximum of € 4.103,00 gross per month based on a fulltime contract (38 hours), plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave.
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Aerospace Engineering

The Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at Delft University of Technology is one of the world’s most highly ranked (and most comprehensive) research, education and innovation communities devoted entirely to aerospace engineering. More than 200 science staff, around 270 PhD candidates and close to 3000 BSc and MSc students apply aerospace engineering disciplines to address the global societal challenges that threaten us today, climate change without doubt being the most important. Our focal subjects: sustainable aerospace, big data and artificial intelligence, bio-inspired engineering and smart instruments and systems. Working at the faculty means working together. With partners in other faculties, knowledge institutes, governments and industry, both aerospace and non-aerospace. Working in field labs and innovation hubs on our university campus and beyond.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €3072—€4103 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • TUD04600


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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