vacature program manager

Vacancy Project Manager ReBBloCS

ISPT is working on the transition to a circular and virtually CO2-free industry based on renewable fuels and raw materials. We are looking for a project manager for a new project, called ReBBloCS.

In this project 30 parties collaborate in developing new value chains for circular and/or biobased bulk and platform chemicals for different industry sectors. This includes innovation in conversion technologies towards the development of pilot plants, and research into the influence of and solutions for impurities.

Next to technical aspects, also legislative and policy related issues in waste processing are addressed, and stakeholders and technologies are connected towards effective value chains for valorization of the full potential of complex mixed and wet waste streams. The shoulder-to-shoulder partnering in ReBBloCs increases trust between the parties, decreases the risks and increases the chance of success in the future market arena.

The ReBBloCS project is a joint initiative that is developed and lead by ISPT and is planned to run for 4 years.

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Create a trustful partnership in which all participants want and can cooperate with each other in a constructive manner (advocacy from an independent position)
  • Working closely with the partners from the consortium, i.e., from industry, innovative SME’s and knowledge partners, to realize the project goals and results against the ambitious timelines
  • Initiate project execution plan, start-up of work packages, make sure everyone is engaged and aligned
  • Secure coherency in the project by alignment between work packages with work package leaders. You organize frequent team meetings and secure meeting follow-up
  • Initiate and organize the day-to-day operation of the entire project in line with the established project plan
  • Monitoring and controlling project execution according to deliverables and plan, secure reporting in line with requirements of the funding agent. Make sure project documentation is up to date and available (central availability of reports, presentations, papers, etc.)
  • Communication & dissemination of project status and results to the consortium members
  • Work in line with ISPT way-of-working and values – securing trust between parties, consortium involvement alignment and knowledge sharing in activities
  • Summarize & finalize yearly official reports to public funding agent (RVO)
  • Support and secure the consortium public communication strategy through execution of the project communication plan (e.g. through newsletters, events and other regular communication means).

The Project Manager reports to the ISPT program manager and to the ReBBloCs project. You carry out your tasks together with a project officer to keep track of day-to-day operations and duties, interact closely with the ISPT team, and will be supported by ISPT.

We expect that you work in a mixed mode, – from home as well as on location in ISPT office in Amersfoort or sometimes at location of project partners. The expected time load will be about eight hours per week.

Who are you?

  • The ideal candidate is an experienced project manager who has initiated, developed and executed technology-focused innovation projects in complex settings with multiple stakeholders for at least 5 years. You have a strong track record in leading technology innovation in process industry or technology development. You keep your stakeholders involved, informed and on track
  • You know how to lead and guide innovation activities and know how to be a supportive leader that gives guidance, especially when progress appears to be hard. You keep track of the overall goals and directions of the project
  • You have well developed social skills, organizational sensitivity and know how to apply influence without direct authority or power. You contribute to a sociable and pleasant work atmosphere and have a well-developed sense for relationships and team spirit
  • You have proven project management skills, work structured, know how to achieve results on time, and have a strong track record in organizing and leading complex and large consortia
  • You are a strong communicator and know how to keep stakeholders informed and aligned within the project team, you have experience with positioning your work to outside stakeholders and the general public domain

In short: you are an independent, smart, alert and fast thinker, intrinsically motivated to build a sustainable society.


  • You hold a master’s degree in engineering or comparable technological domain and understands the societal impact of technology 


Are you interested in this vacancy? Tell us who you are and send us your motivation and CV to: For questions about the position, please contact Klaartje Rietkerken (Operational Director), by or 06 10 62 99 87.  

We are looking forward to your application!