Senior Consultant EU Market on Regional Policy
Ecorys is one of the largest and leading European research and consultancy companies, specializing in economic, social and spatial development. We have been bridging science and practice for 85 years. From our independent position, we support our clients with sound analysis and inspiring ideas, practical solutions and delivery of projects for complex market, policy and management issues.
Ecorys has its headquarters in Rotterdam. In The Netherlands we employ 150 consultants and researchers, working for domestic and international, private and public sector clients.
In The Netherlands we are looking for a:
EU Market on Regional Policy
Ecorys is focused on further strengthening its current position in the EU market. Working in an established team of experts, the senior consultant will be expected to advance our business potential and track record in the EU market in the areas of regional, rural and climate policy.
You will join the Water & Regional Economics team that consists of 15 professionals working on national, EU and international projects in the area of regional policy. The senior consultant will be based in Rotterdam but is expected to travel abroad (especially Brussels, but also to other countries).
As Senior Consultant EU Market on Regional Policy you will mainly be working on a broad range of EU assignments throughout the company with emphasis on regional, rural and climate policies. You will also be active in adjacent areas in the Dutch market and, where possible, other international markets.
As a senior consultant you are an expert on EU regional policy, cohesion policies and funds, and possibly also on climate change topics. You have a strong client network in the European Commission institutions (especially DG’s Regio, Clima, Environment and/or Agri) and also in related Dutch client systems. You will be responsible for exploiting your network and developing new markets and client relations. Together with the team you will also be involved in writing project proposals, executing research and consulting assignments, giving trainings and implementing projects.
- MSc or PhD in Economics, Economic Geography, Spatial or Social Sciences or an other relevant topic, complemented by at least 6 years relevant working experience;
- Background as a policy maker or researcher with proven consultancy experience;
- Relevant network at European Commission level institutions and some managing authorities for EU Funds and also in related Dutch client systems ;
- In-depth knowledge of all aspects of EU regional, rural and climate change policies;
- Highly motivated with strong communication-, marketing-, and business development skills;
- International work experience (especially having worked on assignments in Brussels, but also other countries) is an important asset;
- Fluency in English (speaking and writing); being able to communicate and work in Dutch is a requirement.
Ecorys offers its employees a professional, stimulating and learning environment and scope to develop. We ensure that our employees rank among the best in their field. Talented professionals who opt for Ecorys want to make a difference and pursue change and progress. We offer a competitive salary, the opportunity to purchase Ecorys shares, membership of the company pension fund and excellent employee benefits, including flexible working hours, part-time work, ample training opportunities and the purchase of holiday days.
Ecorys has an informal workplace atmosphere. You will generally work in teams alongside professionals and enthusiastic colleagues. You will be given a large degree of freedom and responsibility.
The selection procedure may include an assessment.
To apply please send us your motivation letter and CV, using our online application form. Deadline for applications is 1 May 2016.
For more information about the position please contact:
Rik van Terwisga, Sector leader Water & Regional Economics.
M +316 533 80 364
Ecorys Nederland B.V.
PO Box 4175
3006 AD Rotterdam
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