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R&D Director

Kipp & Zonen

Kipp & Zonen

Delft, Netherlands
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Are you…

Are you looking for a position where you can apply your leadership and R&D background?

Interested in working for an international and diverse company?

Interested in developing your career in the water industry?

If so, read on!

Protecting water, the most valuable resource, and driving sustainability is very close to our hearts. You will be part of a flexible, family friendly organization that cares about its people just as it cares about the environment.

We offer:

  • Competitive Compensation package
  • Hybrid work arrangement ( Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday in our office in Delft, Monday and Friday work from home)
  • Career coaching and development opportunities

As R&D Director, Solar Solution Development, you will provide leadership to a multi-disciplinary R&D team working to develop new products and solutions in the fast paced Solar industry.

This position is part of the global R&D leadership team and will be located in Delft, the Netherlands.

In this role, a typical day will look like:

  • You invest in developing and strengthening an experienced R&D team to continually become more efficient at New Product Development.
  • You partner with product management to bring forward new product concepts that align to customer problems and provide focus to the new product development teams.
  • You work with subject matter experts to estimate project and product costs, track and manage changes throughout product development to ensure final product meets customer needs as well as internal targets for manufacturability, quality, and cost.
  • You execute product cost reduction programs, VAVE (Value Analysis / Value Engineering), in collaboration with a cross-functional team.
  • You execute special research activities which will lead to significant contribution to product development.

The essential requirements of the job include:

  • Master´s or Bachelor’s degree in engineering or physical science with demonstrated experience in innovation.
  • Minimum of 7 years of experience in engineering and a minimum of 5 years of experience in engineering leadership.
  • Broad understanding of products and processes, including design, manufacturing, and market use of products.
  • Understanding and ability to leverage tools such as Problem Solving, Daily Management, and Visual Project Management.
  • Leadership skills, knowledge of effective team building approaches, team dynamics and conflict resolution.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • A passion for people management, ability to motivate people to develop high performing teams.

In a world increasingly focused on how humans can responsibly live within our environment, OTT HydroMet ( is on the frontlines, creating the critical water and weather solutions that ensure a safer future for us all. By partnering with our customers around the world, we help detect floods, make solar power more efficient, protect the environment, and ultimately save lives.

Our collaborative, diverse team is made up of engineers and scientists, marketers and researchers; people who’ve been in the industry for decades or have just arrived with fresh ideas. We’re driven by a love of problem-solving and inventive thinking, and by the unique impact our customers make on people’s everyday lives. Bringing our global team together within our renowned brands affords us unsurpassed strength and expertise in meteorology and hydrology—and gives you the chance to build a meaningful career.

Motivated by the highest possible stakes of climate change and global health, we’re working together within a rapidly digitizing industry to find innovative technologies that guarantee the safety of our water and our environment.

OTT HydroMet is proud to be a Water Quality company in Veralto (NYSE: VLTO). Imagine a world where everyone has access to clean water, safe food and medicine, and trusted essential goods. That is the tomorrow Veralto is creating today. Veralto is a $5B global leader in essential technology solutions made up of over 16,000 associates across our Water Quality and Product Identification segments all united by a powerful purpose: Safeguarding the World’s Most Vital Resources.

At Veralto, we value diversity and the existence of similarities and differences, both visible and not, found in our workforce, workplace and throughout the markets we serve. Our associates, customers and shareholders contribute unique and different perspectives as a result of these diverse attributes.

If you’ve ever wondered what’s within you, there’s no better time to find out.

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