As a Junior research engineer you will join the team that develops new solutions for the global water market. You will help customers meet sustainability targets, optimize plant performance, or reduce operational costs by reducing water and energy use. Examples of current projects are the application of green chemicals for wastewater treatment, designing wastewater treatment solutions for biofuel production and optimization of biogas production with new feed stocks. What else will you be doing? We have listed it for you:

  • Translating design problems into research questions.
  • Carrying out lab research.
  • Reporting and presenting research results.
  • Working together with customers and external partners.


  • You hold a Msc degree in chemical, process or environmental technology or a similar field and have at least 2+ years of relevant experience.
  • This includes knowledge in the field of water treatment, being able to perform water, sludge and wastewater analyses, analyzing, processing and reporting data.
  • To be able to successfully fulfill this position, you must also have the following competencies: analytical, communicative, creative, curious and proactive.
  • You have a business driven mind set; the ability to interact with commercial and technical disciplines


As a Junior research engineer, you will be part of the Research and Development (R&D) department and report to the Team leader R&D. This department is continuously working on the development of new products and concepts for the treatment of (waste) water and the recovery of resources and the reuse of water. We conduct a wide range of tests in our home laboratory which are often supported by on-site pilot trials. Furthermore, we hold regular team meetings to share our experiences, technological challenges and develop ourselves in this way.


Our purpose is to be an advocate for water, ensuring that everyone – municipalities, industries, citizens, farmers, non-governmental organizations and civil society as a whole – gives water the value it deserves. Beyond our daily business of providing adequate supplies and responsible quality and treatment of water, we are committed to acting and to convincing others, so that together we invest in saving water and invent new models to preserve one the most precious resources on our planet. We call it #missionwater and we invite you to join the movement.


For more information about our organization, visit Are you interested or do you have any questions about this vacancy? Then please contact Nathalie Wieggers (Junior talent acquisitie specialist). She can be reached on telephone number 0314-749939 and will be happy to answer your questions.


Working for Nijhuis Saur Industries means working for a rapidly growing international company with a mission. Over 250 water champions work in the Netherlands and enthusiastically dedicate themselves every day to #missionwater. You don’t just choose a particular job; you choose an employer where you will be able to develop yourself and contribute to a better world. Every day is different, with a lot of variety and a wide-range of activities. Based on a full-time working week you may count on:

  • A ‘buddy’ who will show you around in our organization.
  • Extended leave, with as many as 27 vacation and 7 Adv days.
  • Flexible working hours, starting your day between 7am and 9am.
  • The possibility to work from home once a week including a daily allowance.
  • A competitive salary and 8% vacation allowance.
  • Good commuting scheme.
  • PME pension plan and discounted health insurance.
  • Interesting online training program which allows you to continuously develop yourself.
  • An active staff association.
  • Secondary benefits, such as Benefits@work, Employment conditions selection model and a sports card for Nijmegen, Arnhem and surrounding area.


We will contact you to let you know whether we see an initial match and will also ask you about your salary expectations. We do this to get clear expectations in advance from both sides. Does it feel good on both sides? Then we invite you for a speed call or an interview at our office!


Please do not call or e-mail us unless we have called you first. This is because we are recruiting for this vacancy ourselves. Therefore, acquisition in response to this vacancy is not desired, even by phone. Profiles and resumes sent unsolicited by agencies, even if you send them directly to the manager, will be treated as direct applications from candidates.

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