Technical Project Manager – Zero-Emission Mobility

Do you have experience in the energy or automotive sector and are looking for an opportunity where you get to coordinate projects ranging from heavy-duty trucks to light-electric boats related innovation? Enjoy steering as well as working together with the project team? Then Cenex Nederland has the perfect opportunity for you!

At Cenex Nederland it is our mission to support our customers and partners in making the world a better place to live and travel in. As an independent not-for-profit Consultancy and Research Technology Organisation we specialise in zero emission mobility, its energy infrastructure and circular economy.

You would become part of a growing team of experts in Amsterdam. Cenex NL is a relatively flat organisation, fostering a work environment where we support each other but encourage self-initiative and independence. You would be joining a not-for-profit organisation, and a team where sustainability and innovation is considered ‘business as usual’ and is fun to work with! Working hours may vary, but mostly fall between 8.30 (for early birds) and 18:00 (for afternoon thrivers), in a mix of working from the office and from home or traveling elsewhere for one of your projects.

In addition to our own team in the Netherlands we work closely with our strategic partner Cenex in the UK. This means we have access to an additional team of over 30 specialists with a wide range of complementing knowledge and skills to strengthen our team and ability to provide a great range of expertise to our partners and customers. Amsterdam may be our hometown, but our activities and ambitious agenda have an international reach as we work in international R&D projects and work with customers within and outside of the Netherlands.


The world of mobility is changing fast. Electric and hydrogen vehicles are becoming part of the landscape, while cities and companies are also looking to combine this transition with topics such as vehicle-to-grid, shared mobility and hubs for transporting goods and people. Should you join the team as our new colleague, you will be working on both research & demonstration projects as well as consultancy projects. Depending on your level of experience and specialism areas, your daily activities could vary from coordinating and contributing to:

  • Delivery of R&D and consultancy assignments on zero-emission vehicles (e.g., BEVs, FCEVs, light- and heavy-duty) and infrastructure technologies (e.g., charging and hydrogen refuelling)
  • Managing responsibilities for both EU-funded R&D (Horizon Europe) and consultancy projects, including budget management and team coordination
  • Developing zero emission mobility strategies for public and private sector clients (such as local authorities and logistics fleets etc.)
  • Evaluate and contribute to the development of best practices, policy guidelines and recommendations for sustainable mobility
  • Client and partner engagement (industry parties, public sector, knowledge institutes, etc)
  • Attending and presenting at (industry) conferences and organising workshops
  • Writing of customer and public-facing reports and other forms of publications

Your Profile

The role of Technical Project Manager – ‘Zero-Emission Mobility’ within Cenex NL can cover a range of specialisms at different experience levels. For this role we are looking for a new colleague who meets the following requirements:


  • Relevant master’s degree (such as Technology or Engineering)
  • Expertise and experience in zero or low-emission vehicles and/or energy infrastructure
  • Strong project experience and able to manage multiple projects, a self-starter and completer
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken
  • Enjoy and coordinate ‘team collaboration’, an integral part of many of our projects
  • Excellent communicator (in person, presentations, writing reports)
  • Able to deliver valuable and high-quality expertise to our partners and customers
  • Located in or near Amsterdam, or within feasible travel distance
  • Willingness to travel internationally on occasion
  • An analytical mind with a passion for environmental technology and people



  • Dutch (at B1/ B2 level), additional language skills
  • Certification in Project management methods such as PRINCE2, APM or comparable
  • Driving licence


Do you think you would be a good match, don’t hesitate to send your CV together with a covering letter by 26 June (before end of day) to and We look forward to hearing from you!


NOTE: We prefer potential candidates to apply directly to us over applications via recruitment agencies