Circularity in Replacement and Renovation Task: Data collection and impact analysis

Internship Description

Do you have an eye for innovation and would you like to contribute to the sustainability of our infrastructure? Then we are looking for you!

The goal of the task at hand is to gain insight into the current state of assets and the reusability of parts and the impact for decision-making purposes. The required information is collected and processed according to the NEN-2767 method (condition measurements of technical quality) with an inspection report as the end result. In most cases, the inspector collects the same information from structures. The use of data to provide insight into sustainability aspects in inspection reports still offers plenty of opportunities. Consider, for example, linking to a materials passport or CO2 footprint reduction for reuse. Other aspects that can be considered are: potential reuse, the degree of reuse, the difference between emissions during replacement and renovation or new construction, etc.

Many existing structures from the 1950s and 1960s are obsolete and no longer meet today's requirements. Action is needed to bring and maintain these structures up to standard. In addition to this task, the goal is to have a fully circular economy by 2050. Within the product-market combination (PMC) Life Cycle Management we examine the condition of structures and give advice on this. There are currently opportunities to implement sustainability and circularity when performing inspections and as advice to clients.

What we ask

From our product-market combination (PMC) Life Cycle Management, we are looking for interns or graduates who will join us in thinking about the early identification of sustainability and circularity and the impact on the replacement and renovation task. We are looking for a college student with an active and entrepreneurial attitude. Preferably with a background in Civil Engineering, Construction Engineering or (Construction) Technical Business Administration.

This is a varied assignment involving both research in the office (data analysis and reporting impact) and outside during inspections (data collection). Potential topics include:

  • Inspections, sensing and monitoring of structures;
  • Maintenance advice - prevent new construction by providing high-quality, impact-based advice;

Should you have a proposal that deviates from the assignment, but fits within the frameworks of sustainability and circularity, we would also be happy to engage with you.

What we offer

  • A challenging environment with knowledgeable and experienced people and committed guidance;
  • We think it is important that you, as an intern/graduate, develop your vision of the field with your own assignment. We are happy to discuss this with you;
  • Lots of room for initiative and responsibility in your research.

Who we are

Witteveen+Bos is a consultancy and engineering firm, providing global solutions to complex, technical and social issues in the fields of water, infrastructure, environment and construction. From an inspiring working environment, our more than 1,400 employees work in multidisciplinary project teams on fascinating projects at home and abroad. Our work constantly demands new knowledge and responsibilities, which is why personal and professional development is essential and encouraged. Our employees have the ambition to get the best out of themselves and to deliver the best quality results. There is room for own initiative and entrepreneurship. The shares of our agency are owned by our own employees.