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PhD: Using Data Streams to Design Interconnecting Infrastructures

Integrating data streams in collaborative practices of integrated design

10 maanden geleden


Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 uur
€ 2840 per maand


The objective of this PhD position is to further improve integrated design by using data streams for the development of infrastructure projects, new assets, replacement of assets, or upgrading of assets. The approach foreseen is that the focus will not only be placed on data analysis and extrapolation of information for future use and application, but also on integrated design and collaborative relationships. Successfully integrating data streams in collaborative practices of integrated design requires new skills and competencies of the operators’ project managers. In close collaboration with the asset managers, a rapid cycle research approach will be used via involvement in new initiatives and existing programmes of our four infrastructure partners.  


You have:
• a relevant MSc degree in data management with an affinity for project management or a similar relevant field.
• an analytical approach to problem solving and eagerness to learn new things.
• a proven background/interest in further developing your data analysis, modelling, and/or programming skills.
• excellent spoken and written proficiency in English; proficiency in Dutch is a prerequisite.
• ability to contribute to a stimulating research environment.

You are ambitious, you take initiative, and you have good communication skills, which are needed for communicating with parties involved at all levels, from employees in the field to the management of the infrastructure companies. Actual related work experience is an advantage.


The TU Delft offers an attractive, customisable compensation and benefits package, including a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers day care, before- and after-school care and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills. Please visit www.tudelft.nl/phd for more information.

For more information about this position, please contact Prof. Hans L. M. Bakker, phone: +31 (0)6-55126646, e-mail: h.l.m.bakker@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV, an overview of your grades and the abstract of your master thesis (1 page) along with a letter of application by 15 January 2018 to Martine van de Vorst, Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl.
When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG17-39.

Additional information

Hans L. M. Bakker
+31 (0)6-55126646

Technische Universiteit Delft


Delft University of Technology (the TU Delft) is a multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research in the technical sciences at an internationally recognised level. Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards applicability. The TU Delft develops technologies for future generations, focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At the TU Delft you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society converge. The TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories, research institutes and schools. Civil Engineering & Geosciences The Integral Design and Management section provides research and education in the field of integrated design, project management, and asset management of engineering and infrastructure projects in all the phases of the life cycle. The section consists of three chairs, Integrated Design, Management of Projects and Asset Management. The section currently employs 21 PhD candidates divided over the three chairs. The main focus of the research is to improve design and project management by giving more attention to the early phases of the projects via earlier involvement of parties and giving more attention to the human element in the management of the projects.