PhD in Integrated Real Time Control of Wastewater Systems Delft University of Technology,Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences Netherlands

PhD: Integrated Real Time Control of Wastewater Systems

Department/faculty: Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

Level: Higher Professional Education

Working hours: 38.0 hours weekly

Contract: 4 years

Salary: 2840 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences


The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences of Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) provides leading international research and education, with innovation and sustainability as central themes. Research and education are closely interwoven and address societal challenges. The Faculty consists of the departments of Transport and Planning, Structural Engineering, Geoscience and Engineering, Water Management, Hydraulic Engineering, and Geoscience and Remote Sensing.

The Sanitary Engineering section provides research and education in all technical aspects of the urban water cycle. A large part of the research is conducted with the sectors involved and in cooperation with international research institutes. The sewerage chair has been supported since 2010 by external parties through the ‘Sewerage and Urban Drainage Knowledge Programme’ and EU funding for research projects. The chair currently employs ten PhD candidates within the themes of asset management, operational sewer management, and wastewater systems dynamics.


Job description

The objective of this PhD position is to further develop strategies for integrated RTC with a focus on system dynamics. The project builds on over 10 years of monitoring and modelling experience in the Eindhoven wastewater system.

This research is part of the knowledge programme in urban drainage, funded by the Dutch urban drainage sector and strongly supported by the waterboard De Dommel.



You have a relevant MSc degree in sanitary engineering or a similar relevant field. Several years of work experience are an asset. 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 city council. You speak fluent Dutch and we also expect a very good level of English.


Conditions of employment

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 for more information.


Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Jeroen Langeveld, phone: +31 (0)6-19876283, e-mail: To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and a letter of application by 15 March 2018 to B. C. Tabak,

When applying for this position, please refer to vacancy number CITG17-33.

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