Hygienic Civil Engineering

Hygienic Civil Engineering

  • Afstuderen
  • Apeldoorn

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Are you looking to conclude your studies with an interesting research project? Does the food industry strike you as an interesting sector? Do you enjoy testing various solutions for hygiene challenges? Then you’ve come to the right place at NIRAS Nederland! Read on for the opportunity to conduct your graduation research or internship with us.

In summary
NIRAS Nederland is the specialist in process and packaging engineering, hygienic design, and the associated project management within the food and beverage industry. You will be guided by the Building department of our office in Apeldoorn. A growing group of specialists with a lot of experience.

What will be your assignment?
As a Building trainee, you will be supervised by one of our Project Managers with a Civil Engineering background. You will be involved in research in the field of hygiene, which has become even more critical due to the impact of the pandemic in and rules and regulations.

What is offered?
At NIRAS Nederland, you will have the opportunity to work with a team of people from various backgrounds on diverse projects, for a great range of clients. This provides different insights and an excellent environment to gain knowledge outside your field of expertise.

Additionally, we offer:

•A suitable compensation.

•Flexibility in working hours (e.g., flexible start and end times).

•Guidance and the opportunity to visit clients.

•An informal atmosphere with friendly colleagues.

•Reimbursement of travel expenses if necessary.

•The prospect of continuing to work with us after your research or internship.

What do you bring to the table?

•You are looking for a graduation assignment for your HBO degree in Civil Engineering/Building Sciences.

•Experience in developing architectural buildings in Revit and practical knowledge of AutoCAD.

•Interest in architecture and building-related installations.

•You can write and speak Dutch fluently (English is a plus).

•You have good spatial insight and solid technical building knowledge.

•Affinity with food is a plus.

•A curious nature; you see it as a challenge to look beyond the boundaries of your own field of expertise.

•Good communication skills to keep us informed about the progress and results of your research.

Why is hygiene important in the design process?
We do not want to make consumers ill. You want to prevent costly recalls and furthermore damage to a client’s reputation. Hazards that can make consumers ill are:

•Microbiological, e.g., salmonella

•Physical, e.g., glass, wood, metal particles

•Chemical, e.g., dioxins, cleaning agents, allergens

Simply analyzing samples is not effective enough.

What are the principles?
Prevent the presence of pests and the accumulation of dirt.

•Allow for cleaning and easy maintenance.

•Provide sufficient space for hygienic work.

•Resist mechanical damage, corrosion, and temperature variations.

•Comply with local regulations.

An important aspect of hygienic building design is zones (zonering). The designation of all parts of the factory building where processes take place with hygienic classification (e.g., no care, basic care, medium care, and high care).

•Align device selection and necessary procedures with the hygiene hazards of preparation (open product), packaging, and product storage.

•Different hygiene classifications require different construction, structure, and finishing of the building, as well as different room conditions.

•When changing the zoning, a hygiene procedure must be followed, including the installation of airlocks between the spaces.

•Each production process is unique and requires its own hygiene zoning and design. During your assignment, you will become familiar with this concept and develop design tools for it.

•You can define your own hypothesis, but we are happy to assist with that. We would like to support your research by involving our clients if necessary. In addition to your graduation project, you will also have the opportunity to take on real assignments for NIRAS Nederland. Who knows, you might even become our new colleague in the future.

Tasks in addition to or in support of your graduation project:

•Study sketches and drawings.

•Create or verify design drawings and convert them into construction permit, specification, and ultimately detailed execution drawings with feasible technical details.

•Seek missing data and ensure that it is always traceable.

•Gather information regarding normative laws and regulations and technical details.

•Build and manage 3D models.

Om te solliciteren op deze vacature stuur je je sollicitatie naar sanu@niras.com

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