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Expert electrical measurements
Delft, The Netherlands
a competitive salary package

Would you like to work at one of the world’s leading companies in the field of measurement science? Would you like to collaborate with other experts to produce indisputable measurement results in a high-tech laboratory? Then you are the person we are looking for!

For our Electricity and Time team we are looking for an enthusiastic:

Expert electrical measurements
Fulltime, Delft

In small and diverse teams of typically two to four people your job is to maintain, improve, and develop electrical measurement standards for, for example, power and energy measurements. You will be involved in setting up and performing electrical precision measurements for calibrations and as part of (international) research projects.

VSL offers interesting challenges and the possibility to work on relevant societal issues, such as the energy transition, where our contribution is with respect to a stable and high-quality electricity grid, smart electricity meters and energy loss measurements. This work allows you to combine your curious and precise nature with practical applications. You will develop yourself as a measurement expert, and you know how to apply your expertise successfully for various customer assignments. You have an open mind, and you are interested in discovering the question behind each (measurement) problem. The confidence of our customers starts with the solutions that we offer. And it is experts like you that offer these solutions.

We ask for

  • A degree (B.Sc. or M.Sc. ) in the field of electronics, energy technique or (applied) physics.
  • Experience with performing measurements and research in a laboratory environment in a precise and safe way.
  • Knowledge about electrical measurement techniques and practical electrotechnical experience.
  • Fluency (written and oral) in English, and willingness to learn Dutch if you are not yet conversant in that language.
  • Besides these requirements we expect you to have an affinity for accurate measurements, to be pro-active, practically minded, communicative, and to work project-based within teams. You are also willing to look beyond the borders of your own field of expertise and have a good feeling for new developments in the outside world.

About VSL
VSL is part of First Dutch Innovations and has about a hundred passionate employees. On behalf of the Dutch government we maintain and develop the national measurement standards. We make sure that these continue to be among the best in the world and internationally accepted. We provide calibrations, special projects, reference materials, interlaboratory comparisons and training modules. As the national metrology institute (NMI) we provide direct traceability to international measurement standards for industry, laboratories, and other companies. In this position we are an important link in the reliability, quality and innovative power of products and services by these third parties and Dutch society.

About your team
You will be employed in the Electricity team. This team offers elaborate measurement expertise to producers of measurement equipment, utilities, universities and (accredited) calibration laboratories. Besides that, we have several European R&D collaborations, for example in the field of smart electrical grids and power quality. Electrical measurements can be found everywhere, so you will be offered the opportunity to look at and be involved in many different applications.

Your reward
VSL offers you the opportunity to develop yourself personally and professionally. Our culture is characterized by self-directed and motivated people with a great sense of responsibility and passion for the job. Cooperation is thereby inextricably linked to success! VSL offers an attractive package of secondary employment conditions, such as a holiday allowance, a thirteenth month, discount on health insurance, a flexible budget and compensation for a fitness plan.
VSL offers an attractive benefits package à la carte that allows for flexible working hours to find a good balance between work and private life.

Your response
More info about this vacancy? Please contact dr. Marc Pieksma, manager Electricity and Time, Email:

Interested in this position? Send your CV and motivation before 15 April 2021 to Lydia de Koning, HR dept., Email:, 015 – 269 1543.

Agency calls are not appreciated.

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