Valorisation & Business Developer Geothermal Energy

Job description

As a Business & Relationship Developer for geothermal energy and geological applications, you are part of the team of geologists at VITO and you contribute to the realization of Flemish and international energy and climate policy.

  • You build a network of customers and partners in Flanders and abroad who are involved in the development of geothermal projects.
  • You identify opportunities for the valorization of geothermal expertise that was developed during the realization of the Balmatt geothermal project (see Deep geothermal energy | VITO).
  • You identify opportunities for the valorisation of VITO's geological expertise and knowledge in a range of societal applications: underground civil engineering, urban planning, natural resources and soil resources, environment, groundwater, archaeology, ...
  • You take the lead in preparing offers and proposal in which you work together with a team of experts.
  • Based on the market needs, you determine which new innovation processes or product developments have the most potential for successful valorisation.

It is an added value if, based on your (hydro)geological background, you can also provide technical support for modeling tasks in geological and/or geothermal projects.

Job requirements

  • You are a master or engineer in exact, applied or economic sciences. An education in geology is a plus.
  • You have demonstrable experience in geothermal energy and/or geological applications. Knowledge of the European market of geothermal and geological applications is a plus.
  • Relevant experience in business development and valorization of opportunities is a must.
  • You are open-minded, curious and have an eye for new business opportunities.
  • You are motivated to help put VITO on the Flemish and international map as a leading player in geothermal energy and geology.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English. French is a plus.


  • The unit Environmental Modelling is located in Mol.  Part-time working from home and/or a satellite office in Antwerp-Berchem, Ghent, Ostend or Genk is possible. 
  • A competitive salary with a range of benefits, including allowances, insurance and a modular package of vacation days.
  • Innovation is our core asset, therefore it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to undertake additional training and keep up to date in their field of expertise.
  • The chance to be part of an organization with an international reputation, known for its advanced technological research and scientific consultancy.
  • The possibility to actively contribute towards sustainable developments at local, national and global level.