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Senior Consultant Climate Strategies and Policies

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Location Netherlands - Europe
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 28/02/2016
Company Name Ecofys
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To strengthen our team, we are looking for a Senior Consultant Sustainable Energy / Climate Strategy with experience in energy or climate scenario assessments, green growth, and/or energy strategy formulation. Candidates with a background in consulting, particularly at management / strategy consulting firms, are encouraged to apply. The ideal candidate has an affinity with (sustainable) energy and the desire to have real impact in transitioning the world to a sustainable, decarbonized energy system.

To further grow our business in the international domain, we are looking for a senior consultant with experience in international climate strategy formulation and modelling. You will be primarily responsible for the acquisition and successful delivery of projects on the design and implementation of sustainable energy and climate strategies for public, charitable and corporate clients. Examples include:

  • Development planning for climate mitigation, adaption and green growth
  • Low carbon energy scenariosNationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)
  • Climate policy evaluation and tracking
  • Climate finance
  • Monitoring, Reporting and Verification (MRV)
  • Climate negotiation advisory, advocacy and capacity building

Specifically, you will be responsible for identifying issues, structuring problems, forming hypotheses, designing and conducting analysis, synthesizing conclusions into recommendations, and helping to implement change with our clients. Throughout your assignments, you will guide junior team members. You will be leading discussions and presentations with senior clients, and will actively nurture and relationships with them. You will act as role model, lead by example and leverage your experience. In this role, you report directly to one of the Managing Partners within Ecofys.

This may require international travel depending on the projects you work on. You will have to prove a good understanding of the specific services Ecofys provides and develop business opportunities accordingly. The successful candidate will also provide support to Ecofys’ for business development activities for the above described services.


Your profile

If you are enthusiastic about the job described above and you meet the following criteria, then we would be happy to meet you!

  • University degree from a leading institution, preferably an advanced degree in energy-related disciplines, natural sciences or an MBA;8 or more years of relevant professional  experience, preferably in management or strategy consulting, (sustainable) energy and/or with utilities and public clients;
  • Strong content and market focus in the field of climate and energy policies;
  • A relevant track record in delivering climate policy projects;
  • Demonstrated excellence in solving problems that require logical reasoning, creative thinking, strong analytics, and the ability to untangle complex issues;
  • Excellent project management skills and experience with managing bigger projects; extensive proposal writing and presentation skills;
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, and gain the respect of clients and colleagues;
  • Proven ability to lead teams and motivate others to deliver results;
  • Proactive and convincing personality with an edge for coaching and development of others
  • Strong commercially oriented approach and business skills in identifying and exploiting opportunities in a competitive market; proven experience in negotiations with customers;
  • Affinity with sustainable energy and/or international climate developments;
  • Excellent English language skills and ability to work in English; knowledge of another language, especially German or Dutch, is beneficial.

The company
Established in 1984 with the vision of achieving “sustainable energy for everyone”, Ecofys has become the leading strategic consultancy in renewable energy, energy & carbon efficiency, energy systems & markets as well as energy & climate policies. Ecofys creates smart, effective, practical and sustainable solutions for and with public and corporate clients all over the world. Ecofys has offices in the Netherlands, Germany, United Kingdom, and Belgium where over 200 experts work on solving energy and climate challenges.

Working for Ecofys means working together with a broad range of inspiring colleagues – from deep technology experts to commercially-oriented generalists – who are united behind the same mission. Our unique blend of clients – ranging from utilities to governments and NGO’s – creates amply room for own initiative and growth. Ecofys offers an excellent work-life balance environment in an informal company culture, with limited travel.

The Climate Strategies and Policies business area delivers strategic consultancy on all aspects of climate policy to Governments, NGOs and corporate clients.



For further information, please contact Izaäk van der Neut, International HR Consultant, by +31 30 662 3716. To apply for this vacancy, visit our website: www.ecofys.com/en/jobs/ and click on “Senior Consultant Sustainable Energy / Climate Strategy

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