Compliance Manager

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Compliance Manager

BlueHeart Energy Alkmaar

What is required?

  • Completed Master of Science degree
  • At least 5-10 years’ relevant work experience
  • Experience in meeting safety and quality requirements in all technical life phases
  • Experience in influencing, following and participating in standards and norm-setting organisation is an advantage
  • Experience with heat pumps and/or pressure containers is an advantage
  • Skilled in stakeholder management
  • Sufficient technical knowledge to work with Engineers and represent BlueHeart
  • Able to approach, engage and direct external parties
  • Good command of the English language, both verbal and written
  • Environmentally aware, results-oriented and communicatively strong
  • Able and willing to work in a start-up environment, goal-oriented and good adaptability

What will you get?

  • €3,500 - €5,500 gross p/m (depending on knowledge and experience)
  • 40-hour working week
  • 25 vacation days
  • Training opportunities
  • Company Phantom shares, laptop and SIM card EU+USA

What will you do?

  • 25% Building relationships
  • 25% Team facilitation and control
  • 20% Improving audits and internal processes
  • 10% Maintain and communicate compliance roadmap
  • 10% Specifying product and process requirements
  • 5% Developing new standards
  • 5% Operational safety meetings

This vacancy has been created based on interviews with employees to help you get a realistic preview of the job.


As a Compliance Manager at BlueHeart Energy, you will ensure that the BlueHeart Energy heat pump complies with laws, regulations and quality requirements. Currently, the laboratory prototypes of the heat pump already meet the requirements of, among others, the Pressure Equipment Directive and inspection for commissioning by a Notified Body. Your job is to ensure that the applicable obligations are also met in the subsequent development phases of the heat pump, such as production, transport, installation and maintenance.

In this role, you carry out daily checks and periodic audits to verify compliance. You also ensure that the compliance roadmap is continuously updated. To do this, you liaise both internally and externally with stakeholders to discuss how the heat pump can meet the regulatory bodies requirements. If necessary, you develop new standards that align with the BlueHeart heat pump. Furthermore, you communicate to your team what is on the roadmap and work with them to clarify regulations and improve internal processes. Finally, you chair operational safety meetings.

As regulations relate to BlueHeart heat pump technology, it is important that you have this technical knowledge. It is also important that you can specify product and process requirements so that you can instruct the entire BlueHeart multifunctional team on which laws, regulations and quality requirements they have to take into account. You are therefore a central person within the organisation, interacting with both Engineers and Management.

If you enjoy working with diverse stakeholders and in a work environment that is rapidly evolving, and in doing so, you find it challenging to independently investigate how processes can fit both with laws and regulations and with the various processes within the company, then this is a job for you.

Working week

Compliance Manager

On an enjoyable day, you came to an agreement with an external party in line with the applicable laws and regulations. That energizes you!

On a less enjoyable day, you overlooked a detail in the laws and regulations, delaying the heat pump development process and incurring additional costs.

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    • Daily stand-up
    • Lunch
    • Reading and replying to emails
    • Calling regulatory agency
    • Internal consultation on laws and regulations
    • Contact with regulatory authorities in Europe
    • Daily stand-up
    • Analyzing laws and regulations
    • Administration
    • Internal consultation
    • Providing training to Engineers
    • One-on-one with manager
    • Operational security meeting

Firsthand experience

You want to understand how to make BlueHeart's product (the heat pump) comply with all laws and regulations. How do you proceed?

Heat pump development is a complex process that - depending on the stage it is in – each time involves different laws and regulations. For instance, you have to take into account different requirements when designing the heat pump, when considering its production, transport and installation. Laws and regulations also vary from country to country, where you also have to deal with different parties each time. It is therefore important to find out which steps you need to take to meet all legal obligations. To do this, you make a compliance roadmap and monitor this roadmap. Which compliance obligations have already been taken and which ones still need to be met? BlueHeart then takes this roadmap as a starting point to get their product to market as streamlined and efficiently as possible.


The growth path at BlueHeart Energy is not fixed. The company expects to grow rapidly in the coming years and create opportunities for anyone ready to take on new responsibilities. BlueHeart Energy offers training and courses and knowledge sharing between employees is very important. The big advantage of the start-up phase is that your own initiative is highly valued and you can create your own job. As Blue Heart Energy grows, you grow with it.

Compliance Manager

Working at BlueHeart Energy

BlueHeart Energy was founded in 2016 to apply thermoacoustics as a technology in heat pumps. Thermoacoustics is a disruptive approach to generate heat and cold, with potential to revolutionize the whole industry. Over the past five years, BHE has developed a thermoacoustic engine to power heat pumps in residential buildings. This so called 'Blue Heart' of a heat pump is sold to manufacturers. In the coming years, Blue Heart will have to be further developed and optimized. Besides this, we must set up our production and strengthen the relationships with our customers.

  • Headquarters in Alkmaar
  • 28 employees
  • Active in more than 10 countries
  • 20% / 80%
  • Average age 38 years
  • Casual
  • Hybrid working


Michiel Hartman (51) - General Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I founded Blue Heart because sustainable heating and cooling is one of the biggest challenges in the energy transition. Thermoacoustics is one of the game changers to make this possible. A complex technique with great impact which requires a great team with various specialties. Building Blue Heart on all these aspects is my big motivator.

What was your previous job?
Founder of QWIC electric bicycles and president of the Branch Association of Electric Transport. I was also temporary Project Manager of large heat projects in The Netherlands.

What do you do in your spare time?
Tennis, skiing, family, outdoor sports (workouts and water sports).

Haico Halbesma (53) - Chief Financial Officer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
Blue Heart's Energy goal to green the built environment in terms of heating and cooling appealed to me greatly. This combined with the opportunity to work with a multidisciplinary team on the complex challenge of applying this clean solution widely, bringing it to the market on a large scale and getting it produced in the Netherlands.

What was your previous job?

What do you do in your spare time?

Roelof Schuitema (49) - Technical Sales Manager

Why did you decide to work for this company?
I was involved in multiple renewable energy projects including Blue Heart Energy's heat pump. When the project spun off into a startup, I seized the opportunity to work full time at Blue Heart. My work brings innovation, development and the application of sustainable technology together, with the entire company operating as a team. That's the ideal working environment for me, and that's what makes working at Blue Heart so great.

What was your previous job?
Operationeel manager at Teamwork Technology.

What do you do in your spare time?
Hiking, camping en spending time with my kids.

Frank Roet (46) - Project Engineer

Why did you decide to work for this company?
After a ten years in the oil and gas industry, I wanted to use my knowledge and experience to build something great. I like a dynamic environment, so a startup is a good fit for me. As an experienced development engineer, I can really do my thing here.

What was your previous job?
Technical Product Specialist.

What do you do in your spare time?
Building electronics.

Application process

First interview (by phone)
Personal interview + requirements
Deepdive on knowledge
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