R&D Manager

As R&D Manager, you are responsible for the full cycle of design, development, testing and improvement of our product portfolio and related production processes. You will lead a team of research scientists and research assistants and work closely with the production team.

Are you the driving force behind product development of our flexible and light weight PV modules? Do you want to lead the Research and Development (R&D) team in setting new standards in product reliability and efficiency? Are you looking for a dynamic company with ground breaking technology in the solar industry based in Arnhem, The Netherlands? If this is what you are looking for, apply for this exciting role now.

About HyET Solar

We have developed a ground breaking technology in PV module production. Our cost efficient roll-to-roll production technology of light weight, flexible Power Foil enables new applications and significantly reduced system costs. Examples of applications are integration in building materials, covering curved or flexible surfaces and floating solar. These unique product specifications will set the news standard in the PV industry. We are currently optimizing our hi-tech production line in Arnhem in The Netherlands and have started the development of a scaled up factory for mass production. HyET Solar is part of the HyET group.

The Team

The HyET Solar team consists of innovative, driven colleagues with pride of our product and factory. We have approximately 25 team members from different disciplines and we are growing fast. You will be part of a highly driven team with a background in R&D, production and maintenance in technology. 

Your role

As R&D Manager, you are responsible for the full cycle of design, development, testing and improvement of our product portfolio and related production processes. You will lead a team of research scientists and research assistants  and work closely with the production team. You will have responsibility over strategy and execution of the product efficiency (electrical output) and reliability (lifetime performance) improvement program as well as material cost reduction program. This includes releasing product and process changes, developing new product application methods and quality management. This role vital to the growth and success of the company, the R&D Manager reports to the CEO. The role is based in our office and production location in Arnhem.

Typical activities include:

  • Setting strategy, planning and execution of R&D program
  • Setting company priorities with the management team
  • Line management including performance management and recruitment
  • Content review of reliability and efficiency work
  • Working with the production team to improve factory yield
  • Translating product requirements into production processes
  • Technical development of new product applications
  • Ensuring HyET Solar keeps a leading R&D in the thin film PV industry
  • Collaboration (e.g. subsidy projects) with relevant knowledge institutes, suppliers and customers
  • Managing the laboratory and other testing facilities
  • Budget control for the R&D team

We ask

  • Msc or PhD in relevant discipline & minimal 5 years experience in R&D in (thin film) PV industry
  • Experience with efficiency (electrical output) and reliability (lifetime performance) analysis and improvements
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Result driven, able to achieve goals and execute the R&D Strategy
  • Creative, proactive and analytical mindset
  • Practical application of theoretical knowledge
  • Proven experience in line management    
  • Fluent in English both spoken and written

We offer

  • A dynamic working environment in a team with the collective goal to set a new standard in the PV market
  • Plenty of space for expanding your responsibilities and personal development
  • Competitive salary and secondary benefits

Are you interested in the role or do you want to know more?

Get in touch with our Chief Technology Officer Edward Hamers, contactable via:

+31 6 519 61 994 or; 

info@hyetsolar.com

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