Job Location Rotterdam/ Brussel

Closing Date As soon as possible

Job Description Ecorys aims to further strengthen its current position in the EU market as a leading consultancy company in the domain of regional and urban development. Working in an established team of experts, you will be expected to advance our business potential and track record in the EU 28 market and international market in the areas of regional, rural and urban policy and development.
You will join the Regions & Cities team that consists of over 20 professionals working on national, EU and international projects in the area of regional and urban policy. You will be, mainly based in Rotterdam, but expected to travel abroad.
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 a Consultant you are an expert on (EU) regional policy, cohesion policy and structural and investment funds. You have a strong client network in the European Commission institutions (especially DG’s Regio, Clima, Environment and/or Agri). Together with your colleagues, you will be responsible for exploiting your network and further developing new and existing markets and client relations.
Together with the team, you will be involved in leading and writing project proposals, executing research and consulting assignments, managing TA-projects, giving training and implementing projects.
Your primary focus will be on expanding the current portfolio of projects in the EU and the international market. In this role, you will be working a minimum of three days from our main office in Rotterdam.

What will you bring?

  • MSc or PhD in Economics, Economic Geography, Urban Planning,  Spatial or Social Sciences or another relevant topic;
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience;
  • Experience as a consultant in a similar position;
  • In-depth knowledge of EU regional, rural and urban policies.
  • Specific expertise in topics like smart technologies, demographic change and/or gender inclusion in the context of regional and urban development would be an asset;
  • International work experience (EU Market) is an important asset;
  • Fluency in English (speaking and writing) and possibly French or another third language (optional).
  • Ability to understand the market, open up new business opportunities and expand the market position of your organisation;
  • Relevant network at European Commission level institutions and some managing authorities for EU Funds;
  • Network within the EU Member States – access to local experts and relationships with local and international firms operating in these markets is an asset;
  • Highly motivated with strong communication, marketing, and business development skills;

More information
For more information about the position please contact: Dunia Fernandez Gonzalez, E [email protected] / T 0031 6036003051

Application
We encourage interested and qualified candidates to submit their CV and 1-page cover letter in English no later than the 15th of March 2020, using the subject "Consultant Global Practice". Where positively evaluated, applicants will be invited for an interview. The selection procedure may include an assessment.
 

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