ORTEC leverages data etand mathematics to create value for businesses and society at large. We are active in the transport industry, where we develop and implement optimization software, data analytics solutions and consultancy services. We see that this industry, instead of focusing only on costs as in the ‘80s, is now pushed by globalization, legislation and shortages to also consider other objectives in optimization
As driver shortage is a big challenge, ORTEC wants to address drivers’ wellbeing more. The aim of this work is to help ORTEC include driver satisfaction explicitly in the optimization engine of the route optimization software. A first research question is how to incorporate the driver happiness into the routing problem model. A second research question is how to adapt the algorithm to explicitly optimize also on driver happiness.
As a thesis student, you will study the scientific literature related to measuring driver happiness and to how to explicitly consider this happiness inside the vehicle routing problems. You will test different configurations of the existing optimization engine and propose improvements or extensions to guide the algorithm towards solutions that are interesting for the drivers without increasing the total cost too much.
Did we peak your interest? Then upload your CV, motivation letter and grade lists (BSc and MSc in one PDF if applicable). The recruitment process will consist of two online assessments: a personality and intelligence test, and an interview.
We will help you to thrive in your field of expertise. We offer development programs, tailored to your individual needs and function requirements, including opportunities to attend courses and seminars. We offer challenging, practical hands-on experience with opportunities to work abroad. We operate in a flat organizational structure that keeps communication lines short. The atmosphere is open, informal, cooperative and positive. We employ over 1000 people in the Netherlands (HQ), Belgium, Germany, France, the U.K., Romania, Italy, the U.S., Australia, Brazil, Poland, Denmark and Singapore. Visit our website www.ortec.com to learn more about our solutions and clients’ experiences. Please do not use this vacancy as an acquisition opportunity.