The Netherlands is facing substantial construction logistics challenges. A rapid reduction of emissions is needed to meet the climate agreement objectives. We expect that digital twins can play a crucial role in making construction supply chains more efficient resulting in less emissions. However, it is unclear how digital twins can deliver the necessary logistics control information for supply chain management and what the added value is, including the emission reduction potential.
The objective of the EngD project is to develop digital twin applications that are capable of supporting construction supply chain management and improving construction logistics. Demonstrators for the most important digital twin applications will be developed for a specific case (construction project) to showcase their operation, value, and feasibility. You develop digital twin applications and demonstrators in close cooperation with industry partners. Determining success factors for the successful use of the digital twin applications is part of the EngD project.
We are searching for the best MSc graduated with
Besides, you have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding and developing solutions for complex technological issues with a multidisciplinary character.
Important professional skills are:
We offer a contract for 24 months. During these two years you follow a tailor- made post-master design programme with a combination of education (50%) and working on a design project (50%).
Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary, an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%, and a solid pension scheme.
On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified and recognised degree.
You will be entitled to use the academic degree Professional Doctorate in Engineering (EngD) and will be registered as a Technological Designer in the Dutch register kept by the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVINIRIA).Information and application
Are you interested after reading about this vacancy? Applications for this position will be reviewed on a rolling horizon. The vacancy will remain open until we identify and onboard suitable candidates. Early applications are encouraged as positions may be filled before the vacancy's official closure. You can apply for these positions before January 6th, 2024 , by clicking the ‘apply now' button below.
If you have any further questions about this vacancy of the EngD programme in Civil Engineering, please contact Prof.dr.ir. Arjen Adriaanse ([email protected]) or Dr.ir. Farid Vahdati ([email protected]).
Please send your application, with motivation letter, a curriculum vitae, a list with grades of courses attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications you may have done. An interview will be part of the selection process.About the organisation
The Faculty of Engineering Technology (ET) engages in education and research of Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering and Industrial Design Engineering. We enable society and industry to innovate and create value using efficient, solid and sustainable technology. We are part of a ‘people-first' university of technology, taking our place as an internationally leading center for smart production, processes and devices in five domains: Health Technology, Maintenance, Smart Regions, Smart Industry and Sustainable Resources. Our faculty is home to about 2,900 Bachelor's and Master's students, 550 employees and 150 PhD candidates. Our educational and research programmes are closely connected with UT research institutes Mesa+ Institute, TechMed Center and Digital Society Institute.Want to know more Adriaanse, A.M. (Arjen)
ProfessorAdriaanse, A.M. (Arjen)
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