Senior Consultant - European transport policy

Rotterdam or Brussels
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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 the complex market, policy, and management issues. 

Workplace environment

You will join the Transport, Infrastructure and Mobility (TIM) team that is working on European projects in the areas of transport policy and research. Our activities consist mostly of economic and policy studies (e.g. impact assessments and evaluations), research (e.g. economic analysis, coordination and support actions) and technical assistance (e.g. management and coordination of European policy networks). Our clients are mainly EU institutions. Your workplace can be either Rotterdam NL or Brussels BE.

What will you be doing

You will actively participate in policy-oriented projects for the European Union (European Commission; EU institutions and agencies). Together with the team you will submit proposals and participate in and/or lead on implementation. You are a recognised expert in the field with sound content knowledge and good knowledge of the European policy context, the stakeholder landscape and way of working. You are familiar with European Commission working procedures. You have working relationships with major players in your domain. Preferably, you are experienced in preparing winning proposals. The core of your expertise is related to transport policy and you are able to contribute to studies in other EU policy areas.


For this position the following qualifications and skills are required:

  • Actively participate in winning and implementing work in the field of transport policy.
  • Build relationships with clients to advance the company’s profile and ability to help clients; 
  • Play an important role in writing proposals and acquiring new work; 
  • Act as a contact point for clients, stakeholders and experts;
  • Take a project manager role in the smooth delivery of contracts, working closely with other project members to ensure that the contract is delivered successfully;
  • To lead and provide high quality written inputs to reports, presentations, and other research and consultancy outputs; 
  • To present the firm’s view European policies and their impacts on relevant areas and markets;
  • To build strong working relationships with colleagues from other sectors and partner organisations; 
  • To identify and respond to appropriate project opportunities from clients and liaise with parts of the company and partner organisations to achieve a coordinated response; 
  • To inspire and coach team members to further their personal development and the development of the practice. 
  • MSc or PhD in Economics or another relevant field; 
  • Knowledge of European research and innovation policy; 
  • Proven work experience in evaluation and/or impact assessment in the field of transport policy; 
  • Experience in writing winning proposals; 
  • Proven project management experience; 
  • Highly motivated with strong communication and business development skills; 
  • Relevant network in Brussels and across Europe; 
  • Fluency in English. Other language capabilities would be an asset; 

What we offer

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, the option to purchase Ecorys shares and purchase vacation 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.

A selection procedure may include an assessment.

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Vacature informatie

Bedrijf: Ecorys

Locatie: Rotterdam or Brussels

Opleidingsniveau: WO

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