Ir. Jan-Paul Boutkan

Chief City Engineers & Design Enschede

My name is Jan-Paul Boutkan and I am the City Engineer of the municipality of Enschede. ConcepT has asked me to be Chairman at their symposium ‘Searching for space – efficient allocation of our environment’.

After my study Civil Engineering and Management at the University of Twente, I have held several positions and am currently working at the municipality of Enschede as head of the department “Stadsingenieurs & Ontwerp Enschede (SIO)”. SIO (45 people) is the consultancy, design and engineering department of the municipality of Enschede in the field of Urban Planning, Landscape Architecture, Traffic Engineering, Water Management, Civil Engineering and Contracting.

All our projects are unique, but what they all have in common is that we work in the inner city, where many different parties compete for space. This is our daily challenge.

I live in Enschede with my wife and our two daughters and I have the privilege to ride my bike to work every day and enjoy our beautiful city and the results of our projects.