Project Manager Precision Assembly

Project Manager Precision Assembly

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20 Sep 21 Oct Enschede

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Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic engineer who likes to develop new approaches, methodologies and solutions for the automation of precision assembly processes.

Main part of your job is to acquire, carry out and manage your own portfolio of projects covering:

  • Requirement analysis and project definition together with our customers
  • Development and evaluation of processes and system components on both hardware and software level
  • Feasibility studies and prototyping in a lab and production environment
  • Concept development for upscaling of developed solutions in close interaction with equipment suppliers
  • Mobilize and lead a team with the necessary skills 
  • Working with internal and external stakeholders to determine programs and project scopes.

The projects you will manage will vary from short projects (order of weeks) to projects that run over a couple of years. Beyond the project related activities, you will serve decision makers in industry by organizing and carrying out seminars and workshops on related topics.


University of Twente (UT)


  • You hold a Master degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design Engineering, Systems and Control, Robotics or a related discipline
  • Experience with design of mechatronic systems
  • >3 year of project management experience in industrial environment
  • Programming experience with Python C# or similar languages
  • Experience with image processing is a plus
  • Affinity for manufacturing and automation technologies is a plus
  • You’re very much hands-on and have the mentality to get things done
  • Capacity to manage priorities and tight deadlines
  • Proactive and solution minded
  • Excellent communication skills
  • You are fluent in English and Dutch. German language skills are a plus.


For more information about this vacancy you can contact Maurice Herben email:

You can submit your application, including a recent CV and motivation letter, before 21 October 2018, using the link below.

Conditions of employment

We offer a challenging position in an inspiring multidisciplinary industrial-academic environment, at a university that is continuously improving its cooperation with industry and startups.

  • Fulltime position for a period of 1 year, with the possibility of extension.
  • The gross monthly salary will range from € 2.640,- to  € 5.513,- (in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities) and will depend on experience and qualifications;
  • A holiday allowance of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of fulltime employment;
  • Facilities for professional and personal development.


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET)
is one of the five faculties of the University of Twente. ET combines Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. Our faculty has approximately 1800 bachelor and master students, 400 employees and 150 PhD candidates. The departments of the faculty cooperatively conduct the educational programmes and participate in interdisciplinary research projects, programmes and the research institutes: Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Centra and Digital Society Institute.


  • Research, Development, Innovation; Managerial positions
  • Natural Sciences; Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week, temporary
  • €2640—€5513 per month
  • University Graduate
  • 1004947


University of Twente (UT)

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