Junior or Postdoc Researcher for the development of GeoBIM based solutions for Digital Building Permit Checking

Junior or Postdoc Researcher for the development of GeoBIM based solutions for Digital Building Permit Checking

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Research position (junior or postdoc) for developing technical solutions for the Digitalisation of Building Permit Checks by GeoBIM-based approaches within a Horizon Europe funded project.

Job description

In the Horizon Europe project CHEK (CHANGE TOOLKIT FOR DIGITAL BUILDING PERMIT), that started 1st of October 2022, 19 partners across Europe are developing methodological and technical tools to digitise building permitting and automated compliance checks based on the integration between BIM and GIS. The CHEK consortium consists of a multidisciplinary team covering GIS, BIM, municipal processes and planning, data integration and standardisation (OGC and BuildingSmart).

Apart from coordination, the TU Delft research group is responsible for the development of:

  • Validator for 3D GIS data.
  • A georeferencer for BIM data.
  • A BIM to Geo converter.

We are also involved in the following tasks:

  • Formalisation of regulations and encoding them into a machine-readable format.
  • Definition of the level of information needed for rule checking and model. preparation.
  • Representation of data according to open BIM and open geospatial standards.
  • Development of a Geo to BIM converter.

To support the current TU Delft CHEK research team we have a two-years open junior or senior (postdoc) research position in our 3D Geoinformation research group, Section Urban Data Science, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment.

Depending on the profile of the candidate, the candidate will contribute to one or several of the above tasks.

The 3D Geoinformation group focuses on the technologies underpinning geographical information systems (GIS), and aims at designing, developing, and implementing better systems to model 3D cities, buildings and landscapes. It is a multidisciplinary group of around 25 people, including computer scientists, geomatics engineers, and geographers; 6 of them are tenured staff (1 professor, 1 associate-professor, and 4 assistant-professors). The group has a history of successful collaborations with industry and government in the past: its research has led to open source software, standards, and patents for the management of 3D geographic information and Building Information Models.


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)


Applicants should hold an MSc (for junior researcher) or PhD degree (for senior/postdoc researcher) in building information modelling, geoinformatics/geomatics, computer science, applied mathematics, civil engineering, architecture, or in a related discipline. Programming skills can be beneficial to contribute to some of the tasks.

Applicants are expected to have a good command of English (oral and written) and experience in 3D modelling, BIM and/or computational geometry.

The candidate should also have an affinity with working in multi‐disciplinary teams in an international oriented environment.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.


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 as one of our core values and we actively engage to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!


Faculty Architecture & the Built Environment

The Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has a leading role in education and research worldwide. The driving force behind the faculty’s success is its robust research profile combined with the energy and creativity of its student body and academic community. It is buzzing with energy from early in the morning until late at night, with four thousand people studying, working, designing, conducting research and acquiring and disseminating knowledge. Our faculty has a strong focus on 'design-oriented research’, which has given it a top position in world rankings.

Staff and students are working to improve the built environment with the help of a broad set of disciplines, including architectural design, urban planning, building technology, social sciences, process management, and geo-information science. The faculty works closely with other faculties, universities, private parties, and the public sector, and has an extensive network in the Netherlands as well as internationally.

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  • Postdoc
  • Engineering
  • 32—40 hours per week
  • €2960—€4670 per month
  • Doctorate
  • TUD03697


Delft University of Technology (TU Delft)

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