Senior Consultant energy transition

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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 more than 85 years. Focusing on complex market, policy and management issues, we provide our public, private and not-for-profit clients worldwide with a unique perspective and high-value solutions. The Ecorys Group employs approx. 500 in-house professionals. In the Netherlands we employ about 150 highly qualified consultants.

In the Netherlands, Ecorys is headquartered in Rotterdam and also has an office in Amsterdam. We also work from a range of other locations, including London, Birmingham, Brussels, Budapest, Madrid, Sofia, Warsaw and Ankara. We are now looking for a senior consultant with an interest in issues related to the energy transition and climate change policies.

Senior Consultant energy transition 

Job description
The Senior Consultant will focus on research and consulting projects and contributes to the acquisition of new projects. Major clients are the European Commission, and national public clients (e.g. ministries, regulators). We also work for private clients (e.g. companies, industry associations, NGO’s) from various industries. Examples of questions we have dealt with in recent projects are:

  • What is the optimal energy transition strategy of a municipality?
  • What changes in the design of electricity markets are necessary to ensure security of supply?
  • What could be the role of advanced biofuels in the future energy system?
  • What are the social costs and benefits of shale gas?
  • What is the business case of investing in a district heating network?

Within this job major tasks include:

  • Project management including overseeing project delivery, quality control of delivered services, client orientation and conflict resolution experience;
  • To lead and provide high quality written inputs to reports, presentations, and other research and consultancy outputs;
  • To build strong working relationships across the company in order to enhance and strengthen opportunities for the acquisition and delivery of the work of the sector;
  • To undertake targeted business development and build relationships with clients to advance the company's profiles and abilities to help clients;
  • To identify and respond to appropriate project opportunities from international, national, regional and local clients and liaise with parts of the company to achieve a coordinated response;
  • To inspire and coach your team members to further their personal development and the development of the energy practice.

Your qualifications

  • MSc in energy economics or other field (exact science). A PhD in a relevant (or related) field would be an asset;
  • At least 4 years of professional experience in project management with at least two projects of a value of over 100.000 EUR and experience with managing a team of at least 4 people;
  • At least 5 years of experience in the national or European energy sector; as evidenced by a strong track record of national or European projects.
  • Either a strong network within the Netherlands energy sector (demonstrated by past experience) or strong proposal writing capacities, evidenced by experience in leading tender submissions for European institutions in the field of renewable energy, energy networks, energy technology, institutional aspects of the energy market, energy modelling and competition, regulation and competitiveness on the energy market.
  • Team-player, highly motivated to “make a difference” for clients, Ecorys staff (e.g. through coaching) and Ecorys;
  • Analytical skills; quick learner; creativity;
  • Excellent communication and report writing skills;
  • Fluency in English and preferably Dutch. Good language skills in any other major European language would be an asset. 

What we offer
Ecorys offers its employees a professional and stimulating environment with room to learn 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. Ecorys offers a competitive salary, the opportunity to purchase Ecorys shares, membership of the pension fund and excellent employee benefits, including flexible working hours, part-time work, ample training opportunities and the purchase of additional 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.

An assessment test could be part of the procedure.

More information
Should you need further information please contact Robert Haffner, partner at Ecorys,

Please send your letter of application and resume with reference to Senior Consultant energy transition before 15 February 2017 to:

ECORYS Nederland B.V.
HR department
P.O. Box 4175
3006 AD Rotterdam

T +31 (0)10 453 85 67
F +31 (0)10 453 86 20

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Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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