Innovations in Construction Quality of Trackbed and Geotechnical Assets EngD
- Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
- Entry requirements:
- 4 years
- not available
- Reference number:
- Start date:
- 01 April 2018
- Is funding available?
- UK/EU fees:
- International fees:
- Application deadline:
- 12 January 2018
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The Times Good University Guide 2017
Loughborough University is a top-ten rated university in England for research intensity (REF2014) and an outstanding 66% of the work of Loughborough’s academic staff who were eligible to be submitted to the REF was judged as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’, compared to a national average figure of 43%.
In choosing Loughborough for your research, you’ll work alongside academics who are leaders in their field. You will benefit from comprehensive support and guidance from our Doctoral College, including tailored careers advice, to help you succeed in your research and future career.
In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, the School was ranked first for research environment in Architecture, Built Environment and Planning, with 95% of research rated as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ for its influence on society, the economy and policy. A key part of the School’s ethos is the extensive links with industry. Many research projects are sponsored and applied by organisations in the civil engineering, construction and transport sectors, and Loughborough graduates are extremely sought after by industry and commerce world-wide.
Applications are invited for a Research Engineer to undertake a joint research project between High Speed Two (HS2) Limited and Loughborough University, via a prestigious four-year Engineering Doctorate programme, leading to the award ‘Doctor of Engineering’.
This is an exciting and unique opportunity to develop innovations which will help in the design, delivery and operation of High Speed Two – the largest construction project in Europe – and ensure it is one of the world’s most technologically advanced railways. Working under an umbrella theme of “Innovation for whole life value”, High Speed Two Limited is working with Loughborough University to help optimise the design, build and operation of the HS2 railway.
The project’s aim is to develop novel and effective practices for site based compliance monitoring and/or testing to verify appropriate build quality of placed soils/fill materials and trackbed support. The research aligns with HS2’s design standards for high-speed rail, and aims to facilitate a step-change in construction assurance in respect of quality, risk, safety and programme.
The successful candidate will be required to work between HS2’s Birmingham Head Office and Loughborough University, and with parties from the HS2 supply chain. For further information please visit our website.
Primary supervisor: Dr Matthew Frost
Secondary supervisor: Dr Paul R Fleming
Applicants must have a minimum of a 2:1 degree (or equivalent) with a background in geotechnical/civil engineering, materials engineering or geophysics.
A relevant Master’s degree and/or employment experience in construction materials design and/or testing, earthworks engineering and/or transport infrastructure is desirable, and experience of data collection and analysis from laboratory and/or field work. Excellent communication and IT skills are required.
Applicants must meet the minimum English Language requirements, details available on the website.
Fees and funding
Tuition fees cover the cost of your teaching, assessment and operating University facilities such as the library, IT equipment and other support services. University fees and charges can be paid in advance and there are several methods of payment, including online payments and payment by instalment. Special arrangements are made for payments by part-time students.
The studentship is for four years and is intended to start on 1st April 2018. The studentship provides a starting minimum tax-free stipend of £19,413 per annum (2017/18 rates – the stipend will rise in line with the level set by the RCUK) plus tuition fees at the UK/EU rate. The stipend may be higher for more experienced graduates. Due to funding restrictions this studentship is only open to UK/EU applicants.
How to apply
How to Apply
All applications should be made online. Under programme name, please select ‘Civil and Building Engineering’.
Please quote reference number: CICE/2018/P02/Earthworks
|Application deadline:||12 January 2018|
|Start date:||01 April 2018|
|Interview date||05-16 February 2018|