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Originele vacaturetekst

Department Manager

Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

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Functie omschrijving

As GSE Department Manager you will lead the efficient and effective organisation of the department in matters of operational management. You play a proactive role in these matters and support the Department Chair and members of the Departmental Management Team in improving the governance and development and implementation of the strategy of the Department. You are an active member in the faculty team of Department Managers in the Faculty. The position is characterised by close cooperation with the Faculty support units, which include Finance, Human Resources (HR), Education and Student Affairs, Communication, Facility Management, the Graduate School, and the TU Delft Valorisation Centre.

The responsibilities include:

  • Supervising the Management Support team (6 persons);

  • Organizing the financial management and administration of the Department, including the yearly budget cycle, the regular and timely provision of management information, and the supporting the project leaders both in the acquisition phase and operational phase of the projects concerning their project budgets;

  • Coordinating HR procedures, e.g. (re)appointments of staff, promotions of staff, supporting the yearly Result & Development Cycle;

  • Supporting the logistics of educational activities;

  • Coordinating Department meetings and events, and external visitors' programmes.

The Department of Geoscience and Engineering (GSE) is one of two geoscience departments within the Faculty of CEG. The Department of GSE (about 200 FTE) performs research and provides education at the interface of geoscience disciplines (geology, geophysics) and engineering sciences (resource engineering, geotechnical engineering, geo-energy engineering and environmental engineering). It houses a well-equipped laboratory. Our scientific staff members aim to be world-leading in their field, and its fundamental and applied research is of major societal relevance. The Department participates in many national and EU research programmes, and has a large number of research projects sponsored by industrial consortia or public-private partnerships.
The composition of staff and students in the Department is international, therefore all education as well as most of the oral and written internal communication is in English.

The Department of GSE is the primary responsible unit for the BSc programme and most of the MSc programmes in Applied Earth Sciences. Moreover, it is responsible for the geotechnical engineering aspects of the BSc and MSc programmes in Civil Engineering.

Functie eisen

Applicants should have the following qualifications:

  • Result-orientated, enthusiastic and resourceful, independent thinking;

  • Positive and pro-active, service-oriented attitude;

  • Unifying and sensitive approach to organisational and personal relationships;

  • Very good communication skills in Dutch and English, both spoken and written;

  • Strong organisational capacities;

  • Experience with financial management and administration;

  • Affinity with the research and application domains of the Department;

  • Ability to develop, implement and monitor strategic and operational plans;

  • Work experience in a university environment.


  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, 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 Health Coach Program.

Informeren en solliciteren

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Timo Heimovaara, Department chair, email: t.j.heimovaara@tudelft.nl, telephone: +31 6 38829119.

To apply, please email a detailed CV and a letter of application and contact details of two referees in a single PDF file entitled Lastname_TUD00215.pdf by 21 June 2020 to Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number TUD00215. Please note that applications will not be processed if all documents required are not compiled into a single pdf document.

A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

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Uren per week: 0 uur per week

Salaris: € 3.637,- tot € 4.978,- per maand