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Jaap Kwadijk is scientific director of Deltares. His scientific expertise includes water management, climate adaptation, hydrology, flood risks and high water forecasting systems. Jaap studied Physical Geography at the University of Amsterdam and graduated as a Quaternary geologist in 1986. After working for two years at the ‘Milieuplanbureau’, a forerunner of the current ‘Planbureau van de Leefomgeving’, he started a PhD research at Utrecht University in 1988 into the consequences of climate change for the Rhine. He completed this research in 1993. In 1997 he moved from Utrecht University to the Delft Waterworks Laboratory, now known as Deltares. Since then he has been involved in (high) water management. Jaap is one of the founders of a high-water forecasting system called Delft-FEWS ‘, which is used in more than 40 countries. During his career he regularly worked on water projects abroad, including in Mongolia, Iran, Surinam, Hong Kong and Bangladesh. He lived in Egypt for two years. Nowadays he is concerned with the question of how we can adapt to climate change and sea level rise. In addition to his work at Deltares, Jaap is professor of modeling water management and climate at the University of Twente.
Charlotte graduated from Utrecht University with a Master in Earth Sciences in 2010. Since then she has worked in several positions in the geothermal field, starting with consultancy at IF Technology. Seeking a more international focus she worked for Transmark Renewables, a geothermal development company fully dedicated to greenfield exploration and development in Turkey, Chile and The Netherlands.
Now at HVC she is contribution to the energy transition by developing geothermal projects in its shareholder municipalities. HVC is a company dedicated to sustainable waste management and recycling as well as a renewable energy producer with wind, solar and geothermal assets.
In 2013 Peter Paul joined the RedZebra Group started working in the field of Personal Leadership, Team and Organizational Leadership Development. During this journey strategies where developed to discover individual and organisational purpose. Why do you get out of bed every morning and why should anybody care?
My name is Annemijn van Stiphout and I am a first year PhD student in seismology at Utrecht University. In the past few years, I did a BSc Earth Sciences and an Msc Earth, Structure & Dynamics, both in Utrecht. For my thesis, I went to Cambridge for half a year to conduct a seismological study on a subduction zone in Alaska. Like my studies, my favourite holidays also involve mountains, whether it is for hiking, skiing, snowboarding or climbing. The Earth is an intriguing study area, with many interesting processes occurring on and in it, and I think with everything that is happening in the world right now, it is a challenging, but also a very interesting time to study this planet.
Ramon is a Structural Geologist. After obtaining a Ph.D. from the Australian National University, he returned to The Netherlands to work as a Research Scientist for Shell. Since then he has worked for Shell in many technical and managerial positions in Oil & Gas Exploration all around the world. For example, he was Shell’s Exploration Manager for Unconventional Exploration in Latin America. From 2013-2017, he was Exploration Manager for The Netherlands (NAM), Germany and the Southern North Sea. Lately, he has become interested in the role Integrated Energy Companies can play in the Energy Transition. As a subsurface specialist, he is particularly interested in Geothermal Energy and CCS.
Developing a geothermal system is usually done with subsurface data from the oil and gas industry. Although a lot of data from this industry is openly available, it does not cover the complete area of the Netherlands and is thus not always representative for the location where a geothermal project is planned. In addition to this, mining geothermal heat is significantly different from mining oil or gas. Unfortunately, the revenues of a geothermal project aren’t such that there is a lot of room to invest in data acquisition or extended research. As a result, the development of a geothermal system is quite challenging and has to deal with various uncertainties. These uncertainties resulted in unforeseen issues; in some cases, these issues have had an impact on the produced thermal power, in other cases, they have led to unsafe situations which resulted in a temporary shutdown of the system. Examples of these unsafe situations are the chance of inducing seismicity, having a blow-out during drilling or rapid corrosion of the completions of the wells. These situations resulted in an increase in legislation demands.
Because the geothermal market is relatively young and has a limited amount of money to invest, the developers have to be innovative to develop a geothermal project and make it profitable. In this presentation, a brief historical overview of the realized projects is given, as well as a discussion of the encountered problems and their solutions.
Henk Ovink was appointed by the Dutch Cabinet as the first Special Envoy for International Water Affairs (2015). As the Ambassador for Water, he is responsible for advocating water awareness around the world, focusing on building institutional capacity and coalitions among governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector and NGO’s to address the world’s stressing needs on water and help initiate transformative interventions.
Ovink is also Sherpa to the High Level Panel on Water, installed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and President of the World Bank Jim Kim with 10 Heads of State / Heads of Government including Prime Minister Rutte from The Netherlands to catalyze change in water awareness and implementation. Henk is Principal for Rebuild by Design, the resilience innovation competition he developed and led for President Obama’s Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force where he was Senior Advisor to the Chair. He has been Director General for Planning and Water Affairs and Director for National Spatial Planning in The Netherlands.
Ovink teaches at the London School of Economics and at Harvard GSD and is a member of the International Advisory Board for the City of Rotterdam. He was Curator for the 5th International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam 2012 ‘Making City’, and curated the debate series ‘Design and Politics: the next phase’ for Aedes network Campus Berlin. He initiated the research program and is chief editor of the series of publications with NAI010 Publishers on Design and Politics.
Their mission: To build the best satellite products to solve the global water and food crisis and always keep innovating. Together we set one big hairy audacious goal to make impact on 1 billion hectare agricultural land within 5 years.
Robbert Mica will come and talk about how they will achieve their mission and zoom in on one of their projects.
A workshop gives the students the ideal opportunity to be introduced to your company in an interactive way. Parallel to the company fair there will be two rounds of workshops. Per round, the workshop will take 90 minutes for up to 30 students. The interpretation of the workshop is all up to you. Student feedback learns that interactive workshops are received very well, for example working on a case study with an overall conclusion.
The Company fair is an important part of the Earth Science Career day and beloved by the students. Obtaining a stand will give you the opportunity to come in contact with students with different backgrounds and interests and to discover new talent!
This year the lectures on the Earth Science Career Event will be focussed around the theme ‘Safety Through Innovation: the Future of Earth Science’. With this theme, we want to accentuate the innovative developments which are a bit different than we are used to. New technologies are used more often available to be used for the research on Geohazards and building with nature becomes normal. This way we want to highlight the dynamic role of earth scientists towards a balanced application.
This year the interactive debate on the Earth Science Career Event will be focussed around the theme ‘Safety Through Innovation: the Future of Earth Science’. With this theme we want to accentuate the innovative developments which are a bit different than we are used to. New technologies are used more often available to be used for the research on Geohazards and building with nature becomes normal. This way we want to highlight the dynamic role of earth scientists towards a balanced application.
This edition we offer the CV-interviews just a bit different: Meet & Connect. When you decide to make use of this option, you get a classroom for 90 minutes where you can come in contact with talented students. Beforehand you will receive the CV’s of all the interested students so that you can make a selection that you think is best. With every selected student a 20-minute conversation is scheduled. This gives the opportunity to discover new talent and possibly discuss internships or a job opening! Do you want to speak to more than 4 or 5 students individually? It is possible to double-book this option so the classroom will be at your disposal for 180 minutes.
It is possible to present an internship, possibly in combination with a Master thesis, or a job opening on our website. This will then be shown on our special vacancy page.
From the city to land, from water to air; the engineers and advisors of Antea Group contribute to our living environment. We design bridges and roads, realise residential areas and waterworks, and are involved in themes such as environment, safety, asset management and energy. In the Netherlands we developed as Oranjewoud to an allround and independent partner for business companies and the government. As Antea Group we continue our expertise globally. With the combination of high-quality knowledge and an pragmatic approach we create feasible solutions. Goal oriented and with an eye for sustainability. For over 65 years.
The work at Antea Group is versatile. We design and calculate, research and advise, organise and realize. This we accomplish in various working fields. We are searching for specialist and all rounders on hbo- and wo-level, with an eye for the world around us and who would like to work in a team. At Antea group you get the freedom and the responsibility to establish your own direction. Besides we offer an alternating job in an informal organisation where you quickly feel at home.
Delta Milieu Recruitment |Not just a job, but a career!
Delta is a recruitment agency that specializes in environmental vacancies. Our team helps you to find a career instead of only a job! How do we work? In a personal interview, we look at your ambitions and which companies in our network fit with you. We ensure that your CV ends up directly at the office of the HR managers of those organizations. We also coach you in Personal Branding: how can you use your personality to distinguish yourself from others? This way we help you to optimize your CV and LinkedIn and we prepare you for job interviews. Delta has the best vacancies with associated employment conditions. If you start at Delta, you will find a job in which you have a possibility of a permanent contract and nice extras. Will your career start via Delta?
Go to: www.deltamilieu.nl for more information or call 0345-516100
Working and Learning in Geo-ICT as a Trainee
• Do you want to work as a trainee in the rapidly growing geo sector?
• Do you have an intermediate vocational education (mbo 4) or higher vocational education (hbo).
• Do you want to start your first job very soon?
• And drive in your first lease car?
• Do you want to study one day a week and spend four days a week on various GIS and Geo-ICT projects at various clients?
• Trainees with intermediate vocational education will take part in the BSc ICT specialization Geo-ICT a program of the NOVI University of Applied Sciences.
• Trainees with higher vocational education will take part in MSc GIMA ( a joint master program of 4 Dutch universities, UTwente Enschede, University of Utrecht, Wageningen University and Delft University) or MSc UniGIS ( a master program of the VU Amsterdam ). Geo-ICT Training Center, The Netherlands employs Geo-ICT Trainees and trains them for the following positions: Employee Application Management, Employee BAG, Employee BGT, Employee BIM, Employee BOR, Employee CAD, Employee Data Analysis, Employee GIS, Employee Hydrography, Employee Land Surveying, Employee Cables and Pipelines, Employee Spatial Planning and Employee Software Development.
For information about the company: https://geo-ict.nl/en/
A student profile for the Meet & Connect will follow. Thank you for your patience.
For information about Geonius: www.geonius.nl
The strength of our advice: we link content to processes and our solutions to sustainability.
The students we are looking for are enthusiastic, flexible and broadly oriented. At Infram you work on a wide range of projects. For example, in one project you work on a business case about hydrogen and in the other project you advise the client about the best environmental and stakeholder process. At Infram there is plenty of room for you own personal development. You work on a large diversity of project and quickly gain responsibilities within these projects. Together with your colleagues and client, you work throughout the county on improving processes, implementing advice and making the Netherlands more sustainable.
Go to: infram.nl. for more information
To become an earth scientist at SRON your profile has the following characteristics:
– Knowledge of the Earth’s climate system, and the role of the atmosphere
– Skills for handling large datasets
– Experience in computer programming
– Enthusiasm and drive for scientific research
– Curiosity and eagerness to learn
Go to: www.sron.nl for more information.
It is important to note that Stantec is a company/office with Dutch-speaking employees; this language is required. Please consider this before submitting your CV for the Meet&connect.
Go to: https://www.stantec.com/nl? for more information.
Energie Beheer Nederland B.V. (EBN) is 100 percent owned by the Dutch state. EBN implements parts of the climate and energy policy of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate.
Until 2016 we focused mainly on exploration, production and storage of gas and oil. Now we are one of the driving forces behind the energy transition in the Netherlands. EBN has in-depth knowledge of the Dutch subsurface and fulfills a key role in connecting private and public parties in the energy sector. Cooperation is of great importance to realize the climate ambitions.
If you want to know more about the possibilities at EBN, come to our stand!
Go to: https://www.ebn.nl/en/ for more information.
It is important to note that Geodan is a company with Dutch-speaking employees. We only hire Dutch speaking people or those that are willing to learn Dutch within the foreseeable future. Please consider this before applying for the meet&connect session.
Geodan (based in Amsterdam and ‘s-Hertogenbosch) is interested in getting acquainted with candidates who would like to be trained as GIS-specialist in our traineeship. For more than 30 years, our innovative GIS-solutions make the world smarter, safer and more sustainable. Innovation that starts with believing in the connecting force of location and your talent to translate complex issues into useful solutions. You discover, learn and grow by following different trainings and working in small and large projects for various clients, such as PostNL, ABN AMRO, different water authorities, Rijkswaterstaat, ProRail and the Kadaster. There are plenty of possibilities during this flying start of your career to follow various trainings in the field of Geo-ICT. You will be intensively coached so you will develop yourself both on professionally and personally.
Go to: https://www.geodan.nl/ for more information.
It is important to note that Esri Nederland is a company/office with Dutch-speaking employees; this language is required. Please consider this before submitting your CV for the Meet&connect
Go to: www.esri.com for more information