Wind tunnel project engineer

Wind tunnel project engineer

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15 Apr 19 May Eindhoven

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Are you motivated to assess wind induced problems in the built environment? Do you enjoy hands-on work, and do you have experience in conducting wind tunnel experiments? Then, this position could be of interest to you. Please apply!

Job description


The Atmospheric Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel (ABLWT) is one of the research laboratories of the Built Environment department at Eindhoven University of Technology. The closed-circuit WT has a total length of 46 m and a test section length of 27 m. The test section is 3 m wide and 2 m high. Tests can be conducted at reference velocities ranging from 0 - 30 m/s.

It is the ambition of the department to contribute to a sustainable, future-proof, safe and healthy Built Environment. Therefore, at the ABLWT, experimental research is conducted in the field of Wind Engineering. Measurements of wind speed and turbulence around buildings can help to improve safety and comfort in buildings and complex urban areas. By analyzing the dispersion of air pollution, you can contribute to a cleaner and healthier environment. The WT is also fully equipped to optimize the aerodynamics of athletes, transport, and racing vehicles, to determine wind loads on ships or buildings and improve wind energy solutions. More information on the facility can be found here.

Job Description

Eindhoven University of Technology has always been well-known for its work in the fields of Aerodynamics and Wind Engineering. It combines close ties to industry and business with a tradition of scientific, technological, and practical expertise.

You will work in a dynamic international and multidisciplinary team of scientists and technical support staff. Together with this team, you will further establish this wind tunnel as a top-class research facility.

As project engineer in the ABLWT, your tasks will include (among other things):
  • Developing and planning experiments.
  • Equipment setup.
  • Independent execution of TU/e-internal and external measurement assignments including reporting.
  • Analysis of measurement results.
  • Providing instructions and support to students and others concerning wind tunnel usage and measurement techniques (such as PIV and LDA).
  • Calibrating and maintaining complex measurement instrumentation.
  • Ensuring safe conduct of experimental activities and working with class 4 lasers.
  • Developing software for measurement equipment control and data acquisition.


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)


We are looking for a talented, enthusiastic, motivated and independent candidate that meets the following requirements:
  • A master's or PhD degree (or an equivalent university degree) in Applied Physics, Fluid Mechanics, Civil or Mechanical Engineering, Meteorology or a related discipline with a background and an interest in fluid flow as well as experimentation.
  • You have a hands-on attitude.
  • You have experience with wind tunnel research.
  • You have a strong interest in experimental wind tunnel work.
  • You are capable of designing and building (with technical support) measurement setups.
  • You are committed to high quality experimental research.
  • You are pro-active and eager to learn.
  • You have a professional and customer-friendly attitude.
  • You have good social communication skills.
  • You are fluent in spoken and written English: C1 level = IELTS: 7.0 score or TOEFL: 90 score.
  • You like to engage in preparation meetings and problem-solving sessions with colleagues and researchers.

Any of the following could be considered an advantage and should be mentioned in the motivation letter:
  • Knowledge of advanced measurement techniques (like LDA, PIV).
  • Knowledge of LabVIEW software.
  • Knowledge of MATLAB or Python.
  • Knowledge of 3D drawing/design software for model design and assessment purposes.

If you are concerned that you don't meet all the requirements sufficiently, but the job does excite you, then be sure to respond, we would love to look at your profile.

Conditions of employment

An exciting position within an international yet personal university. You are right in the middle of the students, on a green campus within walking distance of the central station. Besides beautiful architecture, you will find varied workplaces and excellent sports facilities. We also offer you:
  • A monthly salary of minimum € 3.226,- to maximum €5.090,- for full-time employment, depending on your knowledge and experience (scale 10 collective labour agreement for Dutch Universities).
  • In addition to vacation pay, a structural end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • A favorable arrangement for more holidays or a sabbatical.
  • A selection model for additional fringe benefits.
  • Working hours in consultation for an optimal work-life balance.
  • Scope for your talent with advancement prospects and excellent development opportunities such as mentoring, workshops and coaching.
  • Partially paid parental leave and reimbursement for commuting expenses, working from home and the internet.
  • A generous employer contribution to the favorable ABP pension plan.

Here you can discover even more information about our conditions of employment. Build on your career at TU/e!


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering
  • max. 38 hours per week
  • University graduate
  • V38.7391


Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e)

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