ASM Program Manager

ASM Program Manager

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22 Mar 30 Apr Delft

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Facilitate successful collaboration between researchers, governing bodies, and societal stakeholders in large ventures.

Job description

At the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, we contribute to large scale challenges in sustainable aviation and we are looking for an energetic Program Manager with technical background who is able to get things done. Ideally, you are well experienced in the administrative and reporting requirements of complex, mixed finance projects, ensuring that researchers find the best project environment to excel. You are someone who can manage multiple projects at the same time and who is not afraid of taking decisions. You have an affinity for managing large multi-year research and development projects.

As a professional, you’re proactive, driven, result oriented and you know how to prioritise. You are open-minded, enthusiastic, creative and result-oriented. You are a good listener and able to translate the technological project plan into a SMART project plan and align internal and external stakeholders. You enjoy working in multidisciplinary teams and you can easily switch between different tasks within projects. You are at ease working within a multinational and gender balanced team.

Your Responsibilities

You support planning and coordination of our large scale programs and its activities. You ensure the implementation of applicable policies and practices. You maintain the corresponding budgets and you track expenditures/transactions with the associated principal investigators. You collect and synthesize input for project deliverables (scientific publications and updates from partners, financial status, plans) and create comprehensive drafts.You efffectively manage communications through media relations, social media etc. Importantly, you also help build positive relations within the team and external parties. In the operational context you schedule and organize consortia meetings/events and maintain the agenda, you also make sure digital communication and archiving technology (eg teams) is used effectively and you keep updated records and create reports or proposals to support the development of the program.

Your clear way of communicating harmonizes the interaction with internal stakeholders of TU Delft, project office, finance, researchers and principal investigators, as much as external stakeholders; governing bodies, national and international players in aviation.

Finally, you also participate in new program acquisition in the interest of TU Delft.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


  • You have an university degree and an affinity to technical or scientific disciplines.
  • You bring relevant experience as a project manager of (industrial) research and development projects, with comparable responsibilities.
  • You have a hands on mentality, you are well-organized and able to coordinate multiple tasks in parallel.
  • You are experienced in managing interests of the employer, external project partners, the sponsor and team members, including resolving potential project conflicts, challenges etc.
  • You bring experience in writing complex project proposals.
  • You are proficient in Dutch and English (ideally at level C1).
  • You have an attention to detail and a resilient attitude.
  • You have an intrinsic desire to learn and grow

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • A salary based on 11 of the CAO for Dutch Universities with a minimum of € 4.332,- and a maximum of € 5.929,- 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.


  • Management
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €4332—€5929 per month
  • University graduate
  • TUD05184


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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