Microsoft 365 engineer

In our digital transition, you will be involved in the operation and further development of Microsoft 365 (M365). You will ensure that we take full advantage of M365 in collaborations, communication, information provision and integration into our current application landscape. You will organize the operation optimally and use the right monitoring and support tools to stay ahead of issues, incidents and vulnerabilities as much as possible.

You do all this by providing insight into the current processes and working methods, prioritizing and taking our employees into this new environment. Of course you will make optimal use of the integration capabilities of the entire M365 suite. You will make good use of the GUI and Powershell.

You initiate and manage these projects independently. You take decisions independently and report regularly with stakeholders such as suppliers and colleagues. You also closely follow the developments at Microsoft, you know the Microsoft roadmap. You know how to value these developments for KWR and come up with proposals for improvements.

You are

An expert in M365band you would like to develop further within this field. You are also curious about our application landscape and where possible you will further optimize this with Microsoft. You know how to surprise us regularly with realistic innovations. Bottom line you are and feel ownership of our M365 domain. You are a good listener and can quickly understand the situation. As a result, you propose the most appropriate solutions to our researchers’ questions. As a specialist in your field, you are happy to be part of our team.

Your profile

  • Bachelor’s degree in IT.
  • At least 5 years of verifiable experience with M365 projects, and 10 years of experience in operations and management.
  • You have a good command of the Dutch and English language (spoken and written).
  • You are flexible, accurate and customer and quality focused.
  • You take initiative and can get people on board with changes.
  • You are curious and have a hands-on mentality.
  • You work in a structured way and are good at documenting.
  • You communicate easily and you quickly know who needs what in our organization.
  • You have drive to deliver a good product and service.

Furthermore you have

  • Sufficiently obtained specific (Microsoft) certificates and sufficient knowledge and competences to be able to fill this vacancy.
  • Experience with ITIL and project management tools such as Prince2 or Scrum.
  • At least 3 relevant M365 references

What we offer

  • An independent position within a professional and informal compact team.
  • A collegial working environment in a modern and sustainable building with the possibility of working remotely.
  • A workplace in which you will have ample opportunity to work on your network and knowledge through contact with application providers and the use of a training budget.
  • Required training and personal development opportunities.
  • An excellent salary (scale 10), fringe benefits including a Flexible Working Conditions Budget of 22.11%(!) and an ABP pension plan (two-thirds for the employer) within the collective labor agreement for water companies (CAO-WWB).
  • A laptop, telephone and home office equipment.

The team

We have a nice team that works together intensively, automates many processes and wants to move forward with digital innovation for KWR. Storage, Computing, Data, Cloud and integration of systems are topics we will tackle in 2023. Underneath it all, security is number one, in which everyone contributes. We are building to increase the size of our team and looking for engineers on different topics, this way we are more and more in tune with the changing digital demand at KWR. Every now and then we take a break and work together on a fun challenge, socialize in the pub or go to an interesting event.

About KWR

Safe and clean drinking water is a great thing. KWR is an internationally-renowned research institute in the area of water quality, the water cycle and sustainable development. ‘Bridging science to practice’ is our mission. In our almost fully-sustainable building, with its state-of-the-art laboratories, our approximately 200 staff members work, within the framework of two research groups, on innovative projects in the Netherlands and, increasingly, elsewhere in Europe and beyond. Our shareholders are the ten Dutch drinking water utilities and the Belgian De Watergroep.

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 pilot plants are being built in-house. In addition, company-specific software is developed for use within projects.

Are you our new colleague Microsoft 365 engineer?

Then send your cover letter and CV by email to before April 4, 2023, quoting the job number 2340020.

More information

For more substantive information about this position, please contact René ter Haar (CIO) by phone 030-6069564 or by email .

For information about the application process, please contact Eduard Post (Human Resources consultant) by phone 030-6069633 or by email .


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