Project Manager Water Technology Lectoraat

Do you want to make a thorough contribution to the quality of education in the Northern Netherlands and to the social mission of higher professional education? Are you the link between education and the professional field? 

Who are we looking for 

We are looking for a skilled colleague with knowledge and expertise in project management and good insight about the water technology industry. 

Where are you going to get started 

The lectorate of Water Technology is an University of Applied Sciences (HBO) research group focused on physical water and wastewater processes, e.g. thermo desalination, electrohydrodynamics, nano-particles in water, aeration, iron removal. Among other characteristics, HBOs are company demand’s driven research groups, which means the work is performed in close cooperation with industries and companies inside and outside Europe.  

What are you going to do 

In this position you will be invited to manage the different projects of our research group. The candidate will have to actively work on controlling the different phases of the project, from acquisition to finalization. This will be done via regular contacts with companies, teachers, researchers, students and university partners inside and outside The Netherlands. During the acquisition phase, the candidate provides essential support to build the necessary network, contacting companies, organizations, subsidy agencies and subsidy advisers and also preparing and submitting proposals (with support of the lector). During the execution phase the project manager will control the good flow of project goals and finances, as well as manage the communication between the different consortia partners. During finalization, the support is provided for the preparation of the final documents, closeup events and supporting the visualization of the project main outputs together with colleagues from the media and communication department. 


  • A bachelor’s in management or natural sciences with experience in project management. Good knowledge or experience with the Water Technology industry is a plus. 

  • Experience with project management. 

  • Experience with academic (Dutch and European) subsidies.  

  • Good communication skills, good reporting and presentation skills, fluency in English and Dutch. Good knowledge of the Portuguese language is a plus. 

  • Demonstrable work experience in organizing and conducting research 

  • Experienced in drafting research proposals 

  • Experienced in working in small research teams 

We offer

A very international environment conducting projects in collaboration with many academic institutes and companies inside and outside The Netherlands. An inspiring team and possibilities to connect and work with many educational levels, from HBO (technical) to PhD. Working in a unique environment, combining high voltage and water technology to develop new and strategic ideas in both fields. The salary is a maximum of € 4.569,57 (scale 10 CAO HBO) gross per month for a full-time job, excluding 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% year-end bonus. The contract is initially for one year/half year, starting date as soon as possible. Place of employment is Leeuwarden. 

About NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences 

By doing it happens. That's what we believe in at NHL Stenden. We give our students the opportunity to optimally develop their talents. They give direction to their studies and professional growth in a challenging learning environment. We have strong ties with companies and institutions in the region, but also across borders. As an international multi-campus university of applied sciences, we encourage our students to look beyond their own field and thus develop new knowledge and participate in innovative projects. We create a meeting place where flows of knowledge and cultures come together and we make new connections with the professional field. NHL Stenden provides knowledge that works in an ambitious way! 


Are you the enthusiastic and inspiring Project Manager in Water Technology we are looking for? Please send your motivation and curriculum vitae with the application button to the attention of Luewton L. F. Agostinho, indicating subject: “vacancy 2926 ATI”. 


Apply op to and including June 5. The interviews will be held in week 23 or 24 in Leeuwarden or through Teams. The interviews will take place in English.   

This vacancy will concurrently be advertised internally and externally. In the case of equal suitability, preference will be given to an internal candidate.  


For substantive questions about the position, please call Luewton L.F. Agostinho Lector of Water Technology, tel. 0031624377484. 

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy will not be appreciated.