Researcher in PowerParking

21 dagen geleden


Landelijk / geen vaste standplaats
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 4028 per maand

Electric vehicles, renewable energy


PowerParking is an innovative and integrated energy system applicable for large parking facilities, which brings renewable energy production, electric transportation, efficient use of energy, and energy storage all together in one direct current (DC) smart grid. It is a public-private initiative to be implemented at Lelystad Airport and Omala in the Netherlands. The objective is to design, test, monitor, and evaluate a DC microgrid with parking places with solar rooftop panels, bi-directional charging points for electric vehicles, and stationary energy storage. The system needs careful modelling and design. Once the system is designed, pilot tests will be carried out at The Green Village at the TU Delft prior to its final implementation at Lelystad Airport. The candidate will be in charge of the system integration of all the components, with the main goal of optimising the system and maximising the match between energy demand and local renewable energy production, while minimising the energy costs. Specifically, the monitoring system will monitor:
• Energy produced by the solar panels
• Status of the stationary battery system
• Status of the car’s batteries
• Energy flows from and to the charging poles and in the local DC grid that will be connected to the national AC grid
• Operating time of all the components
• Time of departure of EVs
• Duration of parking
• Number of cars parked.
In addition, attention will be paid to patterns in parking behaviour, meteorological data, and the price of electricity in the energy market.
Supervision will be provided by Prof.dr. Ad van Wijk.


Applicants must have at least a Master degree in engineering or a relevant field of science, as well as:
• Proven ability to work in an interdisciplinary setting
• Project management know-how and experience
• Proven interest in energy topics
• Fluency in English and preferably in Dutch, both spoken and written
• Excellent social and communication skills.
Relevant industry experience (energy, site engineering, automotive engineering, construction) is a plus.


The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof.dr. Ad van Wijk or Carla Robledo, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV along with a letter of application by 29 May 2017 to Hilma Bleeker,, and cc to Henneke Filiz-Piekhaar,
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number 3ME17-24.

Additional information

Carla Robledo

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering


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