PhD Position within Project Management and Digital Construction Processes

Trondheim, Norway
05 Mar 2018
End of advertisement period
26 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


We have an open PhD position related to this topic:

Transforming construction - Formalities and human behaviour  

Transforming construction to a new level of performance require us to define formal frameworks for human behaviour that actually works. To make optimal choices in this design of the project organization we need deeper understanding of how formal arrangements influence human behaviour. One hypothesis is that the right combination of digital information flow and well-chosen project delivery models (including IPD, BVP, Alliances etc.) make peak performance possible. Digitization and dynamic decision-making can help build trust, motivate people, inhibit the moral hazard problem and reduce potential for conflict. The study will utilize different research methods and theories, e.g. Principal agent theory, Game theory, Transaction cost economics and Network theory, to analyse the problems from multiple perspectives.

The research will be organized as part of a team together with relevant professors and other doctoral candidates. In addition to case studies in Norway, international cases will constitute basis for this study. Professor Ole Jonny Klakegg will be main supervisor. Other relevant bi-supervisors will be appointed.

The position requires a Master’s degree in civil engineering, project management, construction management or a similar relevant area. The successful candidate should be enthusiastic and highly motivated and be willing to work both independently and with other researchers. The successful candidate must also fulfill the requirement for admission to a doctoral program.


PhD Candidates are remunerated in code 1017, and are normally remunerated at gross NOK 436 900 before tax. There will be a 2 % deduction to the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund from gross wage.

Engagement as a PhD Candidate is done in accordance with “Regulation concerning terms and conditions of employment for the posts of post-doctoral research fellow, research fellow, research assistant and resident”, given by the Ministry of Education and Research of 19.07.2010. The goal of the positions is to obtain a PhD degree. Applicants will engage in an organized PhD training program, and appointment requires approval of the applicants plan for a PhD study within three months from the date of commencement.

The position is of 3 years duration.

For further information about the position, please contact Ole Jonny Klakegg, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, NTNU, Trondheim. Email:

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The engagement is to be made in accordance with the regulations in force concerning State Employees and Civil Servants. The positions adhere to the Norwegian Government's policy of balanced ethnicity, age and gender. Women are encouraged to apply.

The application

The application must contain information of educational background and work experience. Certified copies of transcripts and reference letters should be enclosed. Applications with CV, grade transcripts and other enclosures should be submitted via this webpage at

Mark the application with IV-107/18

Start-up date may be discussed.

Application deadline is 26.03.2018

According to the new Freedom of Information Act, information concerning the applicant may be made public even if the applicant has requested not to be included in the list of applicants.

About this job

  • Deadline Monday, March 26, 2018
  • Employer NTNU - Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Website
  • Municipality Trondheim
  • Place of service Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Jobbnorge ID 149153
  • Internal ID 2018/7511
  • Scope Fulltime
  • Duration Temporary

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