Energy Management Specialist
VDL Enabling Transport Solutions
Valkenswaard, NL
6 dagen geleden

Our society is becoming more sustainable and cleaner. The conventional bus with combustion engine therefore does not fit into the existing streetscape.

For public transport this leads to transition from conventional powertrains (diesel) to alternative drives (hybrid and electric).

This development in public transport creates new challenges related to the climate control, the range of the vehicle, the energy supply of the bus and the scheduling of the bus (e.

g. for breaks for charging). As an energy management specialist within VDL ETS you will develop simulation models to improve the bus design, do more accurate range estimation and to improve driving range.


The place of employment will be VDL ETS office in Valkenswaard at De Vest 11. Depending on the project you will be regularly visiting our production facilities in Eindhoven, Heerenveen, Valkenswaard and Roeselare (BE).

Job Description / Main Responsibilities

The main tasks :

  • Study the product requirement and specifications and investigate the feasibility of new concepts.
  • Come up with description of the bus components and design requirements and specifications.
  • Modelling of the (new) bus components to investigate energy efficiency, controlling and passenger and driver comfort.
  • Develop smart controls for the auxiliaries, HVAC units, batteries and driveline to improve energy efficiency, controlling and passenger and driver comfort.
  • Perform detailed analysis of components by modelling for function approval, validation and verification.
  • Contribute to system roadmaps on bus components.
  • Develop energy management strategies for the bus to improve energy efficiency, controlling and passenger and driver comfort.
  • You periodically report and discuss your progress and goals to the aerodynamics and energy specialist.
  • Personal Skills and Experience

  • A master degree in engineering.
  • Experience with mechanical design principles, dynamic behavior, transport phenomena and material properties.
  • Experience with Matlab Simulink, AMEsim or related (physical) modelling tools.
  • Knowledge of in the area of energy management and controls and systems.
  • Abstract thinking, out-of-the box thinking, analytical attitude.
  • Effective communication with all levels and disciplines. Clear and structured way of reporting.
  • Able to challenge others, to come up with even better ideas.
  • Good knowledge of the English and Dutch language.
  • Team spirit and cooperative attitude.
  • Job Attractiveness

  • Contribution to the development of a state-of-the-art, high-tech transport solutions .
  • Dynamic environment.
  • Work together in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to connect mechanical development with production- and test-environment.
  • You will be a part of the international industrial family business, the VDL Groep, where continuity is paramount.
  • Are you interested and do you fit the profile? Then we would like to receive your resume and motivation for this vacancy! Acquisition to this vacancy is not appreciated.

    VDL ETS focuses on research, development and testing of new concepts and technologies, in particular for transport-related activities of VDL companies.

    The objective is to develop environmentally-friendly and innovative hardware and software solutions in the field of electric transport (E-mobility), battery technology, charging infrastructure, energy storage, automated guided vehicles (AGVs), and guidance and navigation technology.

    Department information

    Within VDL ETS, the department Concept Development is responsible for the specification, design and engineering of new techniques, products and modules for all kind of transport solutions.

    The department consists of a number of competence groups, such as Light Weight, Aerodynamics, Climate, Noise and Vibrations, Design and Energy Management.

    In multi-disciplinary project teams we specify, design and develop new concepts. Examples of these projects can be varying from whole new transport concepts, new models of the VDL Bus & Coach buses but also for example new concepts for climate control, smart controlling of the vehicles or light weights modules.

    VDL ETS sources, develops, produces prototypes and does extensive testing for the new concepts and products for VDL Bus & Coach production companies.

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