Program Manager HDP

Job description


The Hyperloop Development Program is a public-private partnership, between the Dutch Ministries of Economics & Climate and Infrastructure & Water Management, the Dutch Province of Groningen and a group of industry parties and knowledge and research institutions, dedicated to develop hyperloop as a safe, sustainable and commercially viable mode of high-speed transportation and to bring the hyperloop to commercialization.

Now the HDP has been initiated, the Stichting Hyperloop Development Program is looking for a Program Manager to further grow the HDP to achieve its ambitions.


The Program Manager will lead the way in realizing the HDP ambitious objectives in a stimulating and decisive manner.

In doing so, the Program Manager maintains a keen eye on the interests of the various parties and also has a clear commercial ambition.

The Program Manager is the head of the PMO, responsible for the day-to-day management of the Program and for the implementation of the decisions by the Program Board.


As Program Manager your main responsibilities are: 

  • Operational activities for the foundation (legal, accountancy etc.)
  • Internal and external stakeholder management with public, private, research institutes
  • Coordinating the ecosystem
  • Coordinating Program marketing and communications
  • Daily decisions based on direction provided by the Program Board
  • Ensure that the Program Board, Program Partner Council, and Program Advisory Board have opportunities to provide advice regarding pending decisions
  • Communicate with the Program Board regarding decisions made
  • Escalate issues for resolution to the Program Board when they are outside the Program Manager’s span of control
  • Coordinating and steering the integration between the Working Groups
  • Compile and track requested changes to scope, requirements, or design details
  • Complete the initiation of all HDP projects, defining and aligning scope, business benefits, governance, deliverables and timelines
  • Ensure the program management system is up to date and accurately portrays the status of the portfolio of projects

Job requirements


To be successful in the role of Program Manager you have:

  • 5-10 years’ experience in Project/ Program management
  • Bachelor degree or similar in experience
  • Exceptional teamwork and stakeholder management skills
  • Excellent communication skills in Dutch and English — both written and verbal 
  • Mobility sector knowledge
  • Understanding Public Private Innovation ecosystems
  • International / European scope and experience
  • Understanding of R&D programs
  • Commercial and growth mindset


  • Fix-term position, a minimum of 32 hrs per week
  • Candidates need to be based in The Netherlands
  • Will be contracted through the Stitching Hyperloop Development Program


Hyperloop is the new mode of transportation for large volumes of passengers and cargo. The hyperloop network connects cities, countries, and even continents in short periods of time. Tubes with a low-pressure environment offer ideal conditions for low-energy travel and protect the vehicles from external influences. Just like a highway, vehicles join and exit the high-speed network at any point along the route and are seamlessly connected with other modalities. Direct trips are made possible without transfers or intermediate stops.

How do you see the future of travel? We offer you to be among the first to have a say. Here, if one of us has an idea and a way to prove it, you will have the grounds to do it. We continually challenge each other to think unrestrained. You will have the chance to make a real impact on society. Do you have what it takes to join?