Installation construction technician (32-40 hours per week)

Given the growing number of projects within KWR, we are looking for an enthusiastic, technical and creative colleague for our workshop who has broad technical knowledge.


Safe and clean drinking water is a great asset. KWR is an internationally renowned research institute in the field of water quality, the water cycle and sustainable development. ‘Bridging science to practice’ is our mission. From our fully sustainable building with ‘state of the art’ laboratories, our approximately 200 employees from two knowledge groups work on innovative projects in the Netherlands and increasingly in and outside Europe. The ten Dutch drinking water companies and the Belgian ‘De Watergroep’ are our shareholders.

Our researchers work at the intersection of science, business and society. Their strength lies in the translation of scientific knowledge into applicable practical solutions for end users in the Dutch and international water sector. To support the research, KWR has specialized laboratories, a test hall and test installations are built in-house. In addition, company-specific software is developed for use within projects.

The team

As a technician you will work in our workshop, together with three experienced colleagues, where there is plenty of room for personal development within a socially involved research institute. Due to the growing number of projects, the team is looking for a new colleague.

The position

As a technician, you know how to design and maintain test installations and equipment for all KWR teams and clients. You work all-round on mechanical and electrical engineering solutions, occasionally accompanied by control technology. You also prepare budgets for the installations to be built, purchase parts and maintain contact with clients. Your work usually takes place in the KWR workshop in Nieuwegein and sometimes you spend a day working at technical locations in the water sector.

Your profile

As a technician, you know how to design and build equipment and installations in a solution-oriented and inventive manner in consultation with the client of project manager.

You are an enthusiastic and creative technician. We also ask:

  • MBO+ of HBO working and thinking level;
  • Knowledge of electronics, mechatronics, PLC techniques and electrical diagrams;
  • Experience with designing and building installations;
  • Experience with constructive mechanical engineering, machining techniques and various welding techniques;
  • Experience with quoting, purchasing and creating CE documents;
  • Good command of the Dutch and English language, spoken and written;
  • Experience with drawing in AutoCAD is an advantage.

Our offer to you

We attach great importance to personal growth and career development and offer various options for this, such as professional courses and skills training. A good work/life balance is our priority. KWR has excellent conditions and is affiliated with the collective labor agreement for Water companies (Flexible Conditions Budget, ABP pension).

KWR employees carry out their practice-oriented work in a sustainable constructed (glass) building, designed for collaboration and knowledge sharing between teams and partners. With this position and our profile – a socially relevant organization where we collaborate with each other and make an important contribution to connecting water science with practice – KWR offers a special working environment.

Are you the technician who wants to bring water science into the future and work with us towards a sustainable society?

Send your motivation letter and CV per email to , quoting vacancy number 156222.

More information

For more substantive information about this position, please contact Erwin Beerendonk (team leader) by telephone 030-6069669 or email .


For information about the application procedure, please contact José van Lieshout (Advisor Human Resources) by telephone 030-6069536 or email .


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