R&D Manager

Renewable energy
Vacancy ID


  • You will play a key part in helping to maximise the efficiency of the current operational capacity, whilst exploring opportunities to expand and diversify the range of products and services offered. This will include being part of innovative programmes to develop new fuels and new medical solutions, to bring them to a global marketplace;
  • Reporting to R&D Lead, you will manage and develop system and component-related technology and knowledge within the company, in order to ensure safe and economic design and operation of facilities in compliance with regulatory requirements;
  • You will manage specific enrichment technology R&D activities and projects and provide ad-hoc support, as well as support the product line Lead in running the associated technology and processes, building the requisite capabilities and knowledge;
  • Acting as a focal point for SMEs on site - a skilled expert in the group;
  • Leverage a detailed understanding of the operation in the specialist area to identify improvement opportunities;
  • Assisting with technical assessments and providing inputs to the product line lead to facilitate project prioritisation;
  • Supporting technology assessment exercises for this product line and assessing the TRL for projects;
  • Act as the expert for this product line's technology and provide advice to the Head of R&D and the wider organisation;
  • Supporting the identification of new project opportunities for the specific product line. Execute the planning, mobilisation and delivery of R&D projects, in line with agreed scope, timeframes, budgets and service levels;
  • Document and hand over results of R&D projects to customers or other stakeholders and feed into wider R&D reporting;
  • Managing all project stakeholders and supporting wider stakeholder management;
  • Managing personal development as required to support R&D activities, and facilitate information exchange amongst SMEs in the group;
  • Screening new external technological developments for their relevance and potential application for the respective product line.


  • Masters or equivalent degree in Mechanical Engineering;
  • Heavy/process/chemical industry background, preferably with nuclear experience;
  • Strong understanding of the safety and regulatory environment;
  • Proven experience in structuring, budgeting, executing and reporting R&D and qualification programs;
  • Experience in working in international R&D teams;
  • Good understanding of vacuum technology;
  • Conversant in business English and in the business language specific to role location;
  • Candidates from outside the European Union will not be considered for this role.

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01 // Relocation arrangements

If you are relocating to the Netherlands for this position, then we will take all of the hassle involved out of your hands. Based on your family situation and country of origin, STAR will make all the relocation arrangements required to give you a smooth, carefree start.

02 // Permanent contract

After a specified period at this company, you will be offered a permanent contract. In other words, this is not a temporary position or project, but a permanent appointment and the selection procedure and terms of employment are not ours but those of your future employer.

03 // Education and development

Standing still in this fast-changing market is not an option. That's why you can combine this position at STAR with courses to further your specialist knowledge and skills. It's the best of all worlds: work, learn and be part of a challenging project all at the same time. Whether you need a springboard to launch your career or simply want to update your expertise, the training programmes offered by our STAR Academy ensure that your qualifications are always in line with your ambitions.

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