e group of Construction Management & Engineering now seeks to appoint a Chair of Project Management and Integration in Construction, who will form one of the core pillars of the civil engineering and construction management programme.

This Chair aims to study, develop and teach new process approaches, methods and technologies to improve integration and innovation for the infrastructure life cycle.

While focussing on integrated project delivery, the research effort of this Chair is particularly focussed on bridging the gap between planning, construction and asset management. Construction projects are dynamic and complex projects with a wide variety of stakeholders and interests. Understanding these processes and designing approaches to manage these interests form the core of this Chair. The Chair is expected to contribute to support systems for complex decision-making processes, in particular for: project delivery; risk and technology development; and life cycle approaches. Integration within the project, and integration of the project in the infrastructure network are seen as key in this respect.

Job Description

The post-holder will be expected to:

  • develop and supervise research in the field of construction management;
  • play a leading role in developing the research area;
  • obtain external research funds and coach junior staff;
  • carry responsibility for education in the fields of project management, integrated project delivery, and risk management;
  • contribute to the further development and anchoring of the Key Themes relevant for Civil Engineering and CME, SMART Cities” and “Maintenance, in the educational programmes and research trajectories.

Job Requirements

The successful candidate will be an internationally renowned scientist in the field of construction management with a track record in civil engineering; an excellent and experienced teacher in higher education; and an inspiring leader for a multi-disciplinary team.

Essential requirements are:

  • a broad knowledge of construction engineering and management, and a PhD relevant to this area (ideally in Civil Engineering);
  • experience in guiding PhD-students, preferably on multi-disciplinary topics;
  • a strong track record in construction management research, and the ability to publish their work in international journal papers and present it at international conferences;
  • a close affinity with design and the ability to operate at the crossroads of disciplines;
  • active involvement in the relevant academic networks, and proven excellent acquisition skills regarding research funding;
  • ability to link science and industry;
  • a personal and innovative view on, and experience in, teaching and learning at universities and expertise with different forms of education.

Applicants will be selected based on their potential to impact construction management research and education and their abilities to contribute to an international, multi-disciplinary research and education facility.

How to apply

Perrett Laver may be contacted for informal enquiries and questions about the post on +31 (0)20 240 4378 or Jack.Bircher@perrettlaver.com. Applications can be uploaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates, quoting reference number 3193. The deadline for applications is 16 October 2017.

Applications will be considered by the recruitment committee and preliminarily shortlisted candidates will subsequently be invited for informal conversations with the University, after which a formal shortlist of candidates will be invited for interview and campus visits. Selection of and negotiations with the preferred candidate will take place thereafter.