Royal Haskoning

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To support our team in a variety of (research) projects we are hiring a researcher. The work will cover assisting and executing in different research projects in the field of sanitation and water supply.

About Royal HaskoningDHV
As earth’s population is growing, we as a company believe everyone should have an equal opportunity to live a healthy, happy and meaningful life. Our motto is “enhancing society together”, we aim to make a difference in the world.
More and more we are integrating our digital solutions with the “real world”. In cooperation with our customers and partners we use our data and algorithms to produce predictions. Combined with our expertise and knowledge, these predictions enable us to help our clients fix problems or to prevent them from happening in the first place.
Our company was founded over 140 years ago and we currently have more than 6000 people working in 140 distinct countries. Our people aim to improve the future and build a legacy for future generations.

About Aquasuite
We have developed the Aquasuite® platform to intelligently monitor and control the water cycle. All over the world Aquasuite® prevents leakages, improves energy efficiency and chemical usage, while improving water quality and reducing costs. Techniques like data science, machine learning and real time control are used to find solutions for water challenges all over the world. In the last 25 years Aquasuite® has proved itself as a stable and robust solution installed on hundreds of water systems in the world.

About the Team
The team consists of more than 30 enthusiastic people with a passion for wastewater treatment, drinking water, water transport, process engineering, data science and ICT. We innovate by working together. Challenging each other stimulates us to get the best results out of our team and ourselves. Respect for one another and a safe work environment are the foundations our team is built on. Together we enhance society and we are proud of our achievements.

About the position
As Researcher you will study different aspects of the manmade water chain from raw water collection, water treatment, water distribution, wastewater collection and transport, wastewater treatment, to sludge treatment. The aim of this research is to find new methods that may improve our current Aquasuite products or lead to the development of new Aquasuite products. You will collect and analyse data, generate hypotheses how manipulation of the data may lead to value for our customers, and test the hypotheses in a scripting environment. In many cases, the ideas for research topics come from domain experts in- or outside Aquasuite. You will be able to translate an idea in a research plan and execute this plan. During the execution of the research, you will organize regular progress meetings with the stakeholders, and you will use the feedback of the stakeholders in the next steps. You will present and document your research methods, tools and results in such a way that it is easily accessible and understandable for colleagues in the team. You will also present you results at conferences and publish about it in local or scientific journals.

What you bring?

  • A Master's degree in Environmental Engineering, Physics or other relevant discipline
  • Knowledge of Machine Learning and Mathematics
  • Proven practical research experience
  • You have modelling skills and wide experience with scripting tools (e.g. Python)
  • You can report, publish and present your research results in a clear and understandable way
  • You can explain and document your researched methods to the software development team

Your personality

  • You have strong analytical skills with high attention to detail
  • You are a self-starter, always looking for ways to improve our services
  • You work independently, but align often with stakeholders and ask for help when needed
  • You like working in an organization that values teamwork
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, Dutch is a plus
  • You think it’s important that the work you do daily contributes to improving the world we live in

What we offer?

  • Working in a team that has a passion for water and an exciting hypergrowth ambition
  • Working with the latest cloud technologies and concepts like machine learning, predictive analytics, digital twins and real time control
  • An office that is well reachable by car and public transport
  • An open floor plan that promotes teamwork or up to three days of working from home.
  • Lunch can be enjoyed in our company restaurant or while walking outside in the forest
  • An indoor garden with fish and turtles
  • Of course, we offer a competitive salary and good secondary employment conditions

Are you interested in this opportunity? Then please contact us as soon as possible. To apply, please send us your motivation letter and CV.

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.

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