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PDEng Design Project – Smart services for facility management using IoT and Big Data
The emergence of sensors, IoT and ‘smart’ buildings and the increasingly rich data that becoming available in real time allow facility services ...

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Drienerlolaan, Enschede, Overijssel
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
38 - 38 uur
€ 1828 per maand


PDEng Design Project – Smart services for facility management using IoT and Big Data

The emergence of sensors, IoT and ‘smart’ buildings and the increasingly rich data that becoming available in real time allow facility services providers like Asito to redesign their services and operations. On demand, proactive and even predictive services can become a reality. Moreover, additional services can be offered. However, this digital transformation requires a new architecture including alternative ways of organizing and measuring performance. Effective sensor processing, data analytics and planning algorithms need to be designed and the alternative ways of organizing need to be designed and evaluated.

The PDEng will focus on designing and IoT/Data analytics architecture that enables (sensor) data cleaning and storage, (self-service) data analytics

The PDengs will operate as a team closely connected to the Asito ICT department and work closely with another PDeng candidate that has already started working closely with the Asito marketing and business development department. At the University of Twente the PDEngs will be hosted at the IEBIS (Industrial Engineering and Business Informations Systems department, school of Behavior, Management and Social Science) and be connected to and co-supervised by faculty of the school of Construction Engineering and school of Electrical Engeineering and Computer Science.

Are you interested in high-end technological design?

Then, the Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) programme Civil Engineering is very interesting for you. The PDEng programme is a 2-year post MSc technological programme with a focus on technological design. This programme at the University of Twente contains an educational part that will be followed at the University, and a design project that will be carried out at Asito. The educational programme will have an in-depth and broadening character with ample attention for professional development and will be partly tailored to the design project. In collaboration with Asito, high level, creative and new designs for complex issues will be aimed at.


We are searching for the best MSc graduated candidates (or graduates with several years of experience) in the field of Computer Science, Business & IT, Civil Engineering or a related discipline. Knowledge of IoT, Big data, ICT architecture, are very beneficial to this project. Candidates should have a demonstrable affinity with design and multidisciplinary assignments. Besides, you must have the ambition and talent to accelerate in finding solutions / creating designs for complex technological issues with a multidisciplinary character. Important professional skills are English language skills, communication and interpersonal skills, teamwork, initiative and self-reflection. Candidates with a non-Dutch qualification and who have not had secondary and tertiary education in English can only be admitted with an IELTS-test showing a total band score of at least 6.5, internet TOEFL test (TOEFL-iBT) showing a score of at least 90, or a Cambridge CAE-C (CPE).

An interview will be part of the selection procedure.

Information and application
Please send your letter of motivation, with a curriculum vitae, a list with grades of courses attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications before 15-01-2018 through the link below.

If you have any further questions about this vacancy of the PDEng programme in Civil Engineering, please contact prof.dr. J van Hillegersberg:

•Email: j.vanhillegersberg@utwente.nl
•Telephone: +31 4893912

General information about PDEng programmes you can find at our website.


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%). The salary will be € 1.828 gross per month. Additionally, the University of Twente provides excellent facilities for professional and personal development, a holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus.

On successfully completing the programme, you will receive a certified degree. You will be entitled to use the academic degree Professional Doctorate in Engineering (PDEng) and will be registered as a Technological Designer in the Dutch register kept by the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI).


The University of Twente. We stand for life sciences and technology. High tech and human touch. Education and research that matter. New technology which leads change, innovation and progress in society. The University of Twente is the only campus university of the Netherlands; divided over five faculties we provide more than fifty educational programmes. We have a strong focus on personal development and talented researchers are given scope for carrying out groundbreaking research.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status. Because of our diversity values we do particularly support women to apply.

Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences
The Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences (BMS) strives to play a pivotal role in understanding, co-engineering and evaluating innovation in society. Innovation is driven by advances in technology. Through 'social engineering' these technological advances are embedded in society befitting human needs and behaviour, within proper public and private management and business structures. For this the faculty of BMS upholds high quality disciplinary knowledge in psychology, business administration, public administration, communication science, philosophy, educational science and health sciences. All with a focus on the challenges in society. Research is strongly connected to our Institutes on Governance (IGS), ICT (CTIT), Health (MIRA) and Nanotechnology (MESA+).