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R&D Engineer - Heat Pumps

Date:  Jul 5, 2024

Assen, NL

Company:  Bekaert NV


Be part of something bigger!


As the world and the way people live is changing, at Bekaert we believe it’s our responsibility to contribute to finding new solutions for the future. Our ambition is to be the leading partner for shaping the way we live and move. And to always do this the Bekaert Way – safe, smart, and sustainable.

With a heritage of more than 140 years, we continue to strengthen our core competencies that have made Bekaert a global market and technology leader in material science of steel wire transformation and coating technologies. Today, we also apply our expertise beyond steel to create new solutions with innovative materials and services for markets including new mobility, low-carbon construction, and green energy.

As a dynamic and growing company with over 27,000 employees worldwide, 75 nationalities, a retention rate above 90% and almost € 7 billion in combined revenue in 2022, we're looking for someone like you to join our team!


Why join us?

  • Personal Growth – Let us help you unlock your full potential
  • Pioneering – Join us to challenge the impossible
  • Creativity - Discover possibilities beyond steel
  • Purpose – Drive progress for our planet and people
  • Diversity – Together, we create change

About the role


Your Impact as R&D engineer heat pumps


As R&D engineer heat pumps you would be responsible to deliver internal and external solutions through expert knowledge of heat pumps, develop innovative future products with patents. With your expert knowledge on heat pumps, you play an active role in the development of heat pump components at Bekaert.


  • Establish and maintain a deep understanding of heat pump systems and components.
  • Continuously gather and update relevant technology and market knowledge to maintain technological leadership.
  • Initiate and lead research initiatives related to product portfolios, design rules, and new concepts.
  • Maintain a structured and accessible knowledge database, ensuring knowledge is effectively shared with colleagues.
  • Contribute to the development of concepts and products, focusing on both short-term and long-term technological goals.
  • Develops the “product of the future”, USP is defined and protected by IP.
  • Train team members to enhance their skills and knowledge on heat pumps.
  • Communicate and document results in a clear and professional way.
  • Stay updated on global rules, laws, and norms related to heat pump technology and inform the R&D organization.
  • Build and maintain strong external relationships with customers, suppliers, universities, and other relevant entities. 


About You


Essential skills & competencies


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Mechanics, Electrics, or Energy.
  • Must have experience with heat pumps (development, application).
  • Innovative, creative, and passionate about new heating technology.
  • Effective teamwork contributor.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Assertive personality
  • Good communication skills.
  • Performance and results-focused personality.
  • Proactive and self-starting mentality
  • Proficient in English; knowledge of German is a plus.
  • Be a positive influencer in the organization


What is in it for you?

  • A Competitive salary with Benefits.
  • Learning programs developed by our L&D department.
  • A great opportunity to play your part in an international growth story.
  • A chance to grow along with your responsibilities (national or international).
  • Cool colleagues all over the world.


Will you dare to take the next step?


Join us to unlock your full potential AND have a true impact in pushing the boundaries of what is possible.

We're looking for individuals who are not afraid to take risks and explore new ideas. If you are passionate about personal growth and bringing your authentic self to work, we want you on our team!

At Bekaert, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive work environment. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


To learn more about us and our exciting career opportunities, visit Bekaert Careers

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