Life cycle analysis of industrial wastewater treatment installations – internship – Nijhuis Industries – Doetinchem

Nijhuis Industries

Nijhuis Saur Industries provides solid and adaptive solutions for sustainable and resilient water use, energy and resource recovery for industries around the world. Our product portfolio covers a wide range of water treatment technologies and water technology services. Our purpose is to be an advocate for water, ensuring everyone gives water the value it deserves. We protect water resources, contribute to the water- energy- and foodtransition and help to restore and close the water loop. As process designers and environmental engineers, we are constantly looking to provide our clients with the most optimal water treatment solutions. Increasingly, our business cases are not merely based on technical and economic criteria but involve an overall environmental perspective.

YOUR GOAL The goal of this internship is to establish a methodology based on life cycle analysis (LCA) , which allows us to incorporate the environmental impact of our solutions in design decisions and system selection. We know how to treat (waste)water and reduce the environmental impact of discharge, but how do we do it at the lowest environmental cost ? The internship will involve assessing the environmental impact of actual design cases as well as setting up an LCA-model and linking this to our product portfolio.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR In general, motivation and curiosity is the only requirement. Working in NSI will give you the space to grow in a specific topic and find out how a big organization works with very different departments and disciplines for one final goal: To implement optimal Water technology solutions for different industries!


  • BSc or MSc Environmental sciences or comparable.
  • Experience (finished course) with LCA (software) is a requirement.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.
  • Flexibility and indepence.
  • Professional command of the English language in words and writing. Command of the Dutch language is desirable, but not required.
  • Minimum 4 months internship.
    Are you a potential candidate and do you have any questions about this vacancy? Please send the following to Marijn van Son (Process design engineer) at

  • Your resume and motivation.
  • The period and duration of your internship.
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    As an intern from the Technology & Innovation department, you will take on challenging and important projects along with Process Design Engineers and R&D engineers. You will run a project with your supervisor and a larger team located in Doetinchem and/or other locations (if applicable).

    WORKING FOR US MEANS Working for Nijhuis Saur Industries means working for a fast-growing international company with a clear mission. Over 250 water champions work in the Netherlands who enthusiastically dedicate themselves every day to #missionwater. Did you know that we have no less than 5000 project references worldwide, of which 55% inside and 45% outside of Europe? You don’t just choose a particular internship, you choose an employer where you can develop yourself and contribute to a better world. Every day is different, diverse, and comprehensive.


    Our purpose is to be an advocate for water, ensuring that everyone – municipalities, industries, citizen, farmers, non-governmental organizations and civil society as a whole – gives water the value it deserves. Beyond our daily business of providing adequate supplies and responsible quality and treatment of water, we are committed to acting and to convincing others, so that together we can invest in saving water, and in inventing new models to preserve one the most precious resources on our planet. We call it and we invite you to join the movement.

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