Consultant Regional & Urban Development, EU- and Rest of World Market

Ecorys

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

Arbeidsvoorwaarden: Uitstekend

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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 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.

In 1929, businessmen from what is now Erasmus University Rotterdam founded the Netherlands Economic Institute (NEI). Its goal was to bridge the opposing worlds of economic research and business – in 2000, this much respected Institute became Ecorys.

Throughout the years, Ecorys expanded across the globe, with offices in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Our staff originates from many different cultural backgrounds and areas of expertise because we believe in the power that different perspectives bring to our organization and our clients.

For the Sector Regions & Cities in the Netherlands  we are looking for a 

Consultant Regional & Urban Development, EU- and Rest of World Market

Your work environment

Ecorys is focused on further strengthening its current position in the EU- and Rest of the World market. In EU-accession countries and ENI-countries Ecorys is one of the market leaders for Regional and Urban Development. 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 urban policy and development.

You will join the Regions & Cities team that consists of 16 professionals working on national, EU and international (‘Rest of the World’) projects in the area of regional and urban policy. The senior consultant will be based in Rotterdam but is expected to travel abroad (Brussels, but also to other destinations in EU and Neighborhood countries).

You will also be part of the company-wide Global Practice Regional and Urban Development, working together on business development and projects with colleagues from other Ecorys Operating Companies.

What will you do?

As Consultant on Regional and Urban Policy you will mainly be working on a broad range of international (EU and other donors) assignments throughout the company with emphasis on regional, rural and urban policies. If possible you can also work on the Dutch market.

As a consultant you have experience with (EU) regional policy, cohesion policies and funds. You have preferably a client network in the European Commission institutions (especially DG’s Regio, Clima, Environment and/or Agri) and/or in other international donors (such as Worldbank). You will be responsible for growing your network and helping the more senior consultants with developing new markets and client relations. Together with the team you will also be involved in writing project proposals, executing research and consulting assignments, managing TA-projects, giving trainings and implementing projects.

What will you bring ?

  • MSc or PhD in Economics, Economic Geography, Spatial or Social Sciences or another relevant topic, complemented by at least 3 years relevant working experience;
  • Background as a policy maker or researcher with proven consultancy experience, comfortable to work in a political environment;
  • Familiar with European Commission level institutions and some managing authorities for EU Funds and other international donors;
  • In-depth knowledge of EU regional, rural and urban policies;
  • Highly motivated with strong communication-, marketing-, and business development skills;
  • International work experience (EU and Rest of the World) is an asset;
  • Fluency in English (speaking and writing); being able to communicate and work in Dutch is an asset but not a strict requirement.

What we offer

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. Ecorys offers a competitive salary, the opportunity to purchase Ecorys shares, membership of the pension fund and good 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. 

More information
For more information about the position please contact: Atze Verkennis, Global Practice Leader Regional and Urban Development.
M +316 22938645
E atze.verkennis@ecorys.com

Application
The selection procedure may include an assessment. To apply please send us your motivation letter and CV, using our online application form.

Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam

Opleidingsniveau: WO

Arbeidsvoorwaarden: Uitstekend

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