EngD position Development of multi-sensory positioning system for pavement equipment

EngD position Development of multi-sensory positioning system for pavement equipment

Published Deadline Location
23 Jan 15 Mar Enschede

Job description

The challenge

Dutch construction firms need to extend warranty periods for asphalt roads, driving a push for better road quality. The ASPARi research unit, along with 10 contractors and Rijkswaterstaat, aims to develop technology-driven solutions for monitoring and enhancing asphalt construction. A challenge is the reliance on GPS, which has limitations in urban areas, tunnels, and wooded regions.

The mission
The project's mission is to develop a sensor fusion method for accurate real-time positioning of paving equipment. The goal is to achieve consistent <50 cm accuracy without RTK bridge assistance, minimal sensitivity to site conditions, and near-real-time positioning.

The outcome
The project aims to create a working prototype that improves the accuracy, reliability, and robustness of the real-time paving monitoring system. This enhancement will lead to better road quality, reduced material usage, and improved productivity.


University of Twente (UT)


  • We seek MSc graduates with a background in sensor fusion, positioning systems, and/or computer vision.
  • Knowledge of real-time systems and operator support systems is advantageous.
  • Strong Dutch and English language skills, communication, teamwork, initiative, and problem-solving are essential.
  • Prior knowledge in road design and construction is beneficial.

Conditions of employment

  • We offer a very challenging position for two years in an inspiring multidisciplinary and international environment.
  • salary of € 2618 gross per month;
  • a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.3%;
  • solid pension scheme;
  • Minimum of 29 holidays in case of full-time employment.
  • A tailor-made post-master design program that has an educational component (~50%) as well as a design project (~50%);
  • On completing the program, you will receive a certified degree. You will be entitled to use the academic degree EngD and will be registered as a Technological Designer in the Dutch register kept by the Royal Institution of Engineers in the Netherlands (KIVI).

Additional information

If you have any further questions about this vacancy of the EngD programme in Civil Engineering, please contact Farid Vahdati at f.vahdatikhaki@utwente.nl or Seirgei Miller at s.r.miller@utwente.nl or telephone: 053 489 4254.

Please send your application, with a curriculum vitae, a list with grades of courses attended, references and, if applicable, a list of publications you may have done. An interview will be part of the selection process. The application deadline is 15 March 2024.


  • Research, development, innovation
  • Engineering
  • max. 40 hours per week
  • max. €2618 per month
  • University graduate
  • 1358


University of Twente (UT)

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Application procedure

Make sure to apply no later than 15 Mar 2024 23:59 (Europe/Amsterdam).