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Scientific Project Manager

On-site, Hybrid
  • Delft, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
€4,000 - €4,750 per monthOperations

Job description

We have an awesome Project Manager job for you!We are Whiffle, a scale-up in Delft with an innovative weather prediction model that delivers benefits in many economic sectors. Our primary focus is companies in the renewable energy sector in Europe… and this is where you come in!


You will be focused on leading and coordinating scientific projects from initiation through to completion; delivering the results to our customers, industry partners and academic partners on scope, on time and within budget. You love to help others succeed and this will be clear in your interactions with customers and your colleagues.

Within Whiffle there are two main project types: shorter (one-three month) customer projects, and longer (one-three year) contracted research projects. In addition to managing these projects, you will also take ownership of the contracted research projects: discussing potential projects with partners, writing proposals, and presenting project updates and results. Our projects are within the domains of renewable energy and atmospheric physics. Examples of past and ongoing scientific projects include Smart4RES (Home - Smart4RES), WINS50 (WINS50 - Winds of the North Sea in 2050) Meridional (Homepage - Meridional) and Digiwind (DIGIWIND).

In addition, you will have a high level, strategic view of project processes and workflows, seeking to continuously improve our quality, efficiency, and ability to serve our customers.

We have a unique product and large growth ambitions which means a lot of opportunities for you as a project manager to learn and grow! We will support you getting started with an assigned buddy and training on the various systems and workflows within Whiffle. You will be working within the Operations department but will have close contact with Software Development, R&D, Sales, and of course, our customers.


Whiffle is revolutionizing numerical weather prediction by using cutting-edge computing technology to run the world's highest resolution operational weather model. Our innovative weather prediction model delivers benefits in many economic sectors, but our primary focus, and the one we are most passionate about, is the renewable energy sector. It is Whiffle’s mission to make the world's best weather forecasts and to make the world better with this disruptive technology. We know it can be done, because we have already done it!

Whiffle, a spin-off from Delft University of Technology, considers learning and personal development as core elements of our culture. We value a pleasant and respectful working atmosphere with plenty of room for shared activities during and after office hours. You will be working with team members specialized in atmospheric physics, computing, software development and renewable energy. Your job at Whiffle allows you to make a lasting impact in the field of renewable energy and numerical weather prediction.

Job requirements


You have a MSc or PhD degree in a technical field of study, though you retain the character of a generalist. Perhaps you did a PhD or post-doc and you love working on innovative things, but realised an academic career is not your preferred path. In that case, this could be the perfect job for you. You are a well-organized person with good communication skills and are a skilled project manager with a relevant track record. You realise how important it is to ensure that excellent scientific work or good ideas are written down clearly and concisely in reports and proposals. You are comfortable getting into the details in order to move a project forward, but also taking a broader view of processes to drive continuous improvement. Experience within the fields of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), atmospheric physics and meteorology are a plus. Also, experience with RVO and European funded projects is a plus.

For you it is easy to connect with people and you enjoy solving issues and helping others succeed. We have customers all over the world, so you are able to communicate fluently in English. Our organization is growing and not everything has been figured out yet, so flexibility, creativity and responsibility is expected. We will teach you all about our products so far as is necessary. With your natural curiosity you can quickly acquire this knowledge and provide customers with the correct information. To stay connected and learn from your colleagues, it is important that you live in the Netherlands to join us in our office in Delft.


  • With this job you ensure a lasting impact in the field of sustainable energy and weather forecasting.
  • Everyone in our team is eager to learn from and share knowledge with each other and we celebrate successes together.
  • Room to grow, with learning opportunities and coaching both technical and personal.
  • Traveling allowance and pension scheme.
  • An awesome job for 32-40 hours a week.
  • Work from an inspiring brand-new office in Delft, with up to 40% work from home possibilities.
  • Up to 31 days off.
  • Between €4000 and €4750 monthly salary, depending on experience (based on 40 hours a week)

Enthusiastic to become a Scientific Project Manager at Whiffle? Apply for this job and we would be happy to tell you more about the position and about Whiffle. We're looking forward to speak to you soon!

*Applicants should have the legal right to work in the Netherlands, and while we are open to sponsorship, please note that at this time, we are unable to sponsor individuals residing outside NL.