Rene Tamboer
Programme manager

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Participant profile

The target group of the Business in Energy Systems programme are professionals working in the field of energy or related services. Since the energy field has moved from traditional production and distribution towards a more service-related business, the energy industry has integrated several aspects of neighbouring industries. For example, ICT has become strongly involved through smart metering and energy saving applications, partly because the energy market became liberalised and consumers became producers. As a result, new businesses have emerged on the intersection of ‘old’ industries. Therefore the target group for this programme are not only found in traditional production and distribution companies, but also in industries related to ICT (smart energy solutions, smart grids), contractors (wind park development), finance (new financing structures) and government (new regulations).

Common job titles of the participants in the Business in Energy Systems programme include: Energy Power & Utilities Consultant; Gas Portfolio Analyst; Business Developer; Subcontracting Coordinator; Report Business Analyst; Shift Supervisor; Outage Manager; Entrepreneur; Project leader Business Development; Global Strategist Power Generation & Renewables; Installation Manager; Team leader; Site Manager; Commercial Director.

Entry requirements
Potential candidates are required to have an academic educational background (University degree) and at least 5 years of working experience. Although these are the minimal requirements, candidates are admitted to the programme based on prior education, curriculum vitae and individual motivation.

Through an admission interview the programme director will probe your capabilities, motivation and relevant knowledge level. Together with the examination committee he will decide on your application.

If deemed necessary it might be obliged to enrol in a ‘bridging’ programme that brings the participants to an equal level on basic engineering and energy topics.

Group composition
Participants follow the programme in groups of 12 to 20 people to ensure maximum interaction. The diversity in branches, individual motivations, career stages and backgrounds of the participants further contribute to a valuable and inspiring programme.

Sending organisations
Participants from preceding years were employed at the following companies:

Akzo Nobel, Alliander, Bredenoord Aggregaten, Capgemini, Cofely Energy & Infra, Cogen Projects, Corus, DELTA, DHV, E.ON, Electrabel, Eneco, EPZ, Essent, Haagse Hogeschool, Heerema Marine Contractors, IF Technology, Imtech, Jacobs Consultancy, Joulz, Visser & Smit Hanab, KEMA, Liander, Liandon, Nuon, RENDO, Schiphol Group, TenneT, Unica, Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (formerly VROM)

Participant benefits
Those who participate in the Business in Energy systems programme acquire important new knowledge and skills without interrupting their career. They learn how to address strategic issues and augment their specialist skills.

Graduates of the programme frequently use the programme to make decisive steps forward in their career, both within and outside their organisations. During the programme, they establish networks of highly skilled colleagues. Their relationships with other participants often change from being fellow participants to being business partners with good opportunities to connect to the academic network from the TU Delft.

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