Senior Consultant Security and Justice

Rotterdam, Brussels, Madrid, Warsaw
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Ecorys is a leading international research and consultancy company, addressing society's key challenges. With world-class research-based consultancy, we help public and private clients make and implement informed decisions leading to a positive impact on society. We support our clients with sound analysis and inspiring ideas, practical solutions and delivery of projects for complex market, policy and management issues. Parallel to our continued growth, we are seeking full-time senior consultants in the Social-Economic policy domains (Security & Justice, Economic Growth, Social Affairs).

Your workplace environment

You will join a team working on European and international projects in policy areas concerning economic growth, security and justice, and social affairs. Our activities consist mostly of economic and policy studies (e.g. impact assessments, evaluations), technical assistance (e.g. management and coordination of European policy networks and stakeholder activities) and consultancy (e.g. business case assessments, strategic advice regulatory work). Our clients are mainly EU institutions, such as the European Commission, but also national authorities, and international organisations.  

What are you going to do?

As a Senior Consultant, you will be part of an international team and play a key role in further developing our work in the European market. The teams within the Social-Economic domain currently have more than 30 colleagues and have a growth ambition.

You are a passionate professional who advises our clients in their national and international projects. From one of our offices in Rotterdam, Brussels, Madrid, or Warsaw (and from home) you work on projects that provide advice on topics in the field of security and justice (e.g. migration, organised crime, cybersecurity, civil protection). You actively contribute to the further development of the European (and also the international) market, among other things by networking and preparing bids. You will interact closely with your colleagues and our customers and partners. In all of this you have a clear external orientation, you have a relevant network, you are aware of trends and developments in the market, and the needs of our clients.

Tasks can be divided into business development (maintaining and building the network and winning work) and carrying out assignments, in close collaboration with your colleagues. We also expect a Senior Consultant to make an active contribution to the external profiling of Ecorys.

We are looking for someone who can take our work to a higher level.

What do you bring?

  • You have an academic background (MSc or Ph.D. in for example sociology, economics, criminology, law, or political science,) with a specific affinity for social-economic research. Econometric research experience is an advantage;
  • You have a commercial drive and experience with generating work, by writing bids and interacting with clients. Experience in consultancy is an advantage;
  • You have at least 7 years of experience with research and advisory work in the field of security and justice on the European/international market. Experience with the European Commission is an advantage;
  • You have a strong network (such as EU institutions, government institutions such as ministries and municipalities);
  • You have strong analytical skills, can write well and enjoy working in teams on challenging research and consultancy projects;
  • You are strong in qualitative and quantitative research;
  • You are energetic, ambitious and you work from an intrinsic motivation;
  • You have a proactive and flexible attitude and you have strong communication skills;
  • You can work independently and can manage a team;
  • You are fluent in English in word and writing. The command of other languages (e.g. Dutch or French) ​​is an advantage.

What do we offer you?

Ecorys offers its employees a professional, stimulating, and learning environment and room for development. We ensure that our employees are among the best in their field. Talented people who choose Ecorys want to make a difference and strive for change and progress. Ecorys offers a competitive salary and good flexible terms of employment, including room for flexible working hours, working part-time, ample training opportunities, the option to purchase Ecorys shares and purchase vacation days.


If you are interested, we would like to receive your motivation letter and CV via our online application form. The selection procedure will consist of several rounds of interviews. An assessment can be part of the procedure.

More information

Please contact Dunia Fernandez Gonzalez, Corporate Recruiter / E

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam, Brussels, Madrid, Warsaw

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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