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Development Engineer


As a Development Engineer at Suncom, you will play a crucial role in improving the efficiency and performance of our Solar Field, including reflectors, receivers, and Thermal Energy Storage (TES) systems. By maximizing the concentration of solar heat and optimizing storage, you will directly contribute to the transition to time-independent and affordable renewable energy. Collaborating with our partners, you will be at the forefront of groundbreaking research and development in the field of concentrated solar power and thermal energy storage.

What we offer
  • Join a mission-driven startup at the forefront of the renewable energy revolution
  • Opportunity to work abroad in sunny countries like Spain and South Africa, testing and deploying your innovative solutions.
  • Competitive salary, with the possibility of acquiring a stake in the company and becoming a co-owner
  • Flexible work environment with a high level of responsibility and ownership
  • Convenient office location easily accessible by car (next to highway A27) and public transport (6 min. bike ride from Houten Castellum)
  • Fun and supportive office environment with a strong emphasis on personal development
  • Option to work from home two days a week (depending on current tasks)
  • Be part of a company that builds tangible, real-world products
What we are looking for
  • Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Thermodynamics, or a similar field
  • 0-5 years of relevant work experience
  • Passion for renewable energy and understanding of market dynamics
  • Strong theoretical and applied/practical work skills
  • Proficiency in Solidworks or similar software
  • Willingness to travel abroad for product and prototype installation, testing, and commissioning
  • Self-starting attitude, taking ownership of projects
  • Manage cost reduction and energy yield improvement projects of our solar collector and heat receiver by executing them from inception to completion
  • Research and analyse existing Thermal Energy Storage technologies for best practices
  • Collaborate on the design and development of our new Thermal Energy Storage prototype(s)
  • Set up and conduct experiments to validate your theoretical solutions
  • Prepare products for mass-production by considering manufacturability as well as technical, operational and financial aspects of the product and production process
  • Start the procurement process for your new proposed components by contacting suppliers and (co-)negotiating competitive deals
  • Conduct thermodynamic simulations and calculations to evaluate system performance
  • Assist in the preparation of project schedules, budgets, and resource allocation plans

Interested? Apply by sending you resume and letter of motivation to We are looking forward to hear from you!