Technician in Support of Education

Technician in Support of Education

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2 Aug 18 Sep Delft

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We are looking for a colleague who loves making experimental models which help students understand how engineering works in practice.

Job description

The Department of Engineering Structures (ES) provides education and conducts research in the area of civil infrastructure and buildings. The department’s approach is based on science/fundamentals (mechanics and material science), deepened by engineering (concrete, steel, composite, timber, road and railway structures) and broadened by design (integral design, construction design, zero-material design and design-build). The department provides basic education in the BSc civil engineering programme and three MSc programmes in Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering and Applied Earth Sciences.

The Stevin Laboratory (Lab), that is an integral part of the ES department, is world famous in conducting large scale experiments in the fields of structural, railway and pavement engineering. It also executes unique experiments in the fields of renewable energy and recycling. Another major task of the Lab is to support education by means of providing experimental setups to demonstrate the major phenomena in the field of Civil Engineering and enable students to conduct experiments themselves.

This position is established in order to strengthen education by means of

  • developing and making new experimental setups that can be shown and made available to the students during lectures and practicals; these setups are meant to demonstrate complex physical phenomena in the most visual an instructive manner;
  • developing and making video material to demonstrate the behaviour of structural details under loading
  • assisting the educational process during the practicals;
  • assisting/mentoring students that do experimental work for their BSc or MSc graduation project
  • maintaining the high level of the Health and Safety standards adopted by the Stevin Lab.

In order to accomplish these tasks and be happy with the job, you are expected to have a solid background in physics and/or engineering and to be fond of making beautifully looking experimental setups, which will encourage students to study engineering and become creative.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


The successful candidate:

  •  holds HTS/HBO or BSc r MSc degree in civil, mechanical, electrical engineering or applied physics;
  • is able to design and build experimental setups that are needed to support education in the fields of Civil and Environmental Engineering;
  • enjoys collaboration with lecturers and students;
  • upholds high standards in Health and Safety;
  • understands and supports the diversity and inclusion values;
  • demonstrates good verbal communication skills in Dutch and English;
  • is a team player who is able and enjoys working within a diverse international environment

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 1 year.

  • A salary according to the Collective Labor Agreement of the Dutch Universities, plus 8% holiday allowance and an end-of-year bonus of 8.3%.
  • An excellent pension scheme via the ABP.
  • The possibility to compile an individual employment package every year.
  • Discount with health insurers.
  • Flexible working week.
  • Every year, 232 leave hours (at 38 hours). You can also sell or buy additional leave hours via the individual choice budget.
  • Plenty of opportunities for education, training and courses.
  • Partially paid parental leave
  • Attention for working healthy and energetically with the vitality program.


Delft University of Technology

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context. At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. 

Challenge. Change. Impact!  


Faculty Civil Engineering & Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted  in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

Click here to go to the website of the Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences.


  • Support staff (clerical, administrative, facility)
  • 36—40 hours per week
  • €3098—€4257 per month
  • Higher professional education
  • TUD02284


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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