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Loonen, Michiel

Name Michiel Loonen MSc.
Department Construction Management & Engineering
Room HT-300
Tel. 053-489 6863
Tel. secretary 053-489 4254/2670
Fax 053-489 2511
Position PDEng trainee

Postal address

  • University of Twente
  • Faculty of Engineering Technology
  • Department of Construction Management & Engineering
  • P.O. Box 217
  • 7500 AE Enschede
  • The Netherlands



MSc Construction Management and Engineering, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • Specialization: Construction Management and Urban Development
  • Exchange to the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (Taiwan Tech) in Taipei at the department of Construction Engineering
  • Master Thesis: "The SustainAbility of Train Stations ", NPC (a company of RoyalHaskoningDHV), Utrecht, The Netherlands


BSc Architecture, Building and Planning, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

  • Specialization: Technology and Management
  • Minor: Real Estate Development
  • Bachelor Thesis: Multidisciplinary project with focus on construction technology

Employment record


PDEng trainee at the Rijkswaterstaat, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  • Topic: Systems Engineering within IPM-teams


Graduate internship at NPC (a company of RoyalHaskoningDHV)

Design project

PDEng Design project: Systems Engineering within IPM-teams

Since 2007, Systems Engineering is used in the Dutch civil engineering sector. The shift contributed to several improvements, however the application of Systems Engineering can still be improved for Rijkswaterstaat. Rijkswaterstaat uses so called Integrated Project Management (IPM-)teams to carry out its projects related to public works and infrastructure. The IPM-team of Rijkswaterstaat consists out of five roles related to: project management, project control, contracting, stakeholders management and technical issues. This project focuses on the further improvement of Systems Engineering within IPM-teams. First, the project identified bottlenecks in the current practice. Currently interventions are under development that aim to improve the application of Systems Engineering within IPM-teams.

Collaboration with Rijkswaterstaat’s practitioners and projects is sought to integrate findings in the final design. First, interviews were conducted to investigate the perceptions and the context of IPM-teams in relation to Systems Engineering. Case studies were conducted to analyse the problems and bottlenecks in the current Systems Engineering process. Based on the findings, interventions were developed to overcome the bottlenecks related to System Engineering in teams. The developed interventions will be implemented and evaluated in an IPM-team. The final design consists of both an implementation plan and described interventions that improve the application of Systems Engineering within IPM-teams.


Currently no teaching.