Researcher Soil Mechanics


Research & Development is the department within IHC MTI. The goal of this department is to perform long-term research applicable to IHC's products and services. The R&D department is the link between universities and knowledge institutes on one side and IHC equipment units on the other side. As Researcher Soil Mechanics, you are responsible for taking research initiatives, execution of the research project and reporting of the results. The material under research concerns knowledge development on the behavior of soil and structure interaction under the effect of dynamic loads. As Researcher Soil Mechanics you have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • develop soil structure interaction models and guidelines for the maritime industry
  • perform laboratory experiments
  • manage small research project activities, project risks, and resources and take corrective actions when necessary
  • initiate new projects and negotiate the financial, timeliness and qualitative impact on the project with relevant stakeholders both internally as well externally
  • understand the needs of product developers and supervise MSc students
  • build and utilize a network of in- and external stakeholders (e.g. universities and research centers) and represent MTI at conferences
  • behave in line with safety rules and procedures, including addressing anomalies to others.

As Researcher Soil Mechanics, you are pragmatic, structured and accurate in your work, you are creative and you have or are able to develop a broad network at universities and knowledge institutes. To be eligible for the position of Researcher Soil Mechanics, you must also have the following:

  • PhD or MSc in Mining, Mechanical or Civil Engineering;
  • excellent command of English, with moderate Dutch skills preferable
  • result-oriented approach, high focus on getting things done
  • ability to take initiative independently on one hand, but with good team working skills on the other hand
  • optimistic, energetic and integer personality
  • ability to travel abroad
  • affinity with and knowledge of numerical methods
  • only candidates with valid EU work visa will be considered as viable candidates
  • an online assessment and screening can be part of the recruitment process.

Terms of employment
Royal IHC offers you as Researcher Soil Mechanics a challenging fulltime job within a successful and dynamic company with a reputation for being a worldwide leader in technological innovation. In addition, we offer you a competitive salary, professional development opportunities, travel allowance, profit share, pension allowance, training courses and at least 40 days of leave per year.

Contact information
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For more information about Royal IHC, the vacancy and the application process, please visit or call the Staffing department on +31 (0)88-015 4444.

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IHC MTI is Royal IHC's centre for R&D. Our mission is to provide sustainable solutions for the challenges of today and for the future of the movement and positioning of soil. Through close consultation with our colleagues, we optimise the design, use a, d control of any equipment that comes into contact with soil. Through this, we are able to enhance mission equipment and advise our customers on how to make optimal use of IHC's technology. This ensures that we improve, extend and reduce the TCO of IHC's product portfolio. In addition, the knowledge we gain enables us to offer a first-rate consultancy service to our customers. IHC MTI main activities include R&D, ranging from fundamental knowledge development in collaboration with universities and knowledge institutes, through to prototype development in the run-up to commercialisation consultancy services in the field of dredging, establishing IHC's intellectual property strategy and supporting our sister companies in its execution. IHC MTI offices are based in Delft and Kinderdijk, with permanent research facilities located at the latter. IHC MTI also make use of temporary research facilities as required.



MVB ID #169230
Plaatsingsdatum vrijdag 20 oktober 2017
Locatie Delft
Dienstverband Voltijd
Opleidingsniveau WO
Sector Maritieme Toeleveranciers
Functiecategorie Engineering
Regio Nederland, Zuid-Holland


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Bedrijfsnaam IHC
ContactpersoonDhr. Sander Morijn
Telefoon +31 78 6910984

Postbus 1
2960 AA Kinderdijk

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