Senior Climate Resilience Consultant

ConsultancyEnvironment SustainabilityEnvironmentExperienced
  • Rotterdam |
  • Amsterdam |
  • Amersfoort |
  • Nijmegen
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At Royal HaskoningDHV, we’re not just looking for an expert - we’re seeking a visionary. With over ten years of experience in climate resilience projects, you’ve seen firsthand the impact of climate change on our world. Now, we’re offering the opportunity to use that knowledge to make a real difference as a Senior Climate Resilience Consultant.

In this role, you are advising our clients on climate risk and adaptation, and you’ll be at the forefront of our mission to enhance society together. You’ll work with a dynamic, motivated team to tackle today’s most pressing climate challenges, both in the Netherlands and abroad. Your expertise in climate risk assessments and adaptation projects will be invaluable as you help our clients understand and mitigate their climate risks.

For this vacancy speaking B2 level Dutch is not a requirement but we are looking for a candidate who lives in the Netherlands.

What you do as a Senior Climate Resilience Consultant

Our projects range from doing climate (multi-) hazard and risk assessments to the consultancy on and design of adaptation measures. We do this for assets such as ports, roads, railways and industrial sites, but also on a regional or national scale. We work for both public and private clients as well as for big IFI funded projects globally.

Our assessments go beyond the direct, physical impact of climate hazards, by for example integrating business interruption and cascade effects for indirect impacts, or account for social vulnerability to assess intangible impacts. The outcome of the climate risk assessments subsequently feeds into the development and economic evaluation of climate adaptation strategies or pathways. We strive to continuously develop our methods and tools to better support our clients. With your strong advisory skills, you will work together with other experts in global and multidisciplinary teams on our diverse projects.
In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Lead climate hazard and risk assessments and adaptation projects, utilizing your extensive expertise in climate resilience and your experience in project management,
  • Provide technical and strategic adaptation options to clients, helping them navigate the complexities of climate change,
  • Mentor a diverse team of professionals, sharing your knowledge and insights to drive project success,
  • Collaborate on international projects, particularly in Africa and South America, to address climate-related challenges,
  • Drive research and development initiatives to advance the field of climate resilience,
  • Use your network to win work with both new and existing customers,
  • Write winning proposals on climate risk assessments and adaptation,
  • Provide strategic advice for our clients globally.

Through our ‘best team’ approach, we select the best experts for every project, regardless of their location, age, or background. This means our project teams are truly multicultural with international experts working together in a smart and collaborative manner. We consider this essential to assess our project challenges in a broad and integrated manner and provide the best solutions to our clients.

Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV is a worldwide independent engineering, project management and consultancy firm which integrates 140 years of engineering expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. Our 6,000 colleagues are working from offices in more than 25 countries across the world. Through our mission Enhancing Society Together, we take responsibility for having a positive impact on the world. You will become part of the team ‘consultancy climate resilience’.

The team consists of just over 30 people, with 10 different nationalities, from various backgrounds and different areas of expertise. We have project managers, climate risk experts, and consultants in morphology, water management and Nature Based solution s. Our team plays an important role on the topic of climate resilience throughout the organisation, so we are frequently asked for our expertise by colleagues from different teams and departments. Do you want to discover more about our team that works on sustainable and innovative solutions at the forefront of climate resilience? You can read more here.

What you bring

To excel in this role, you should have:

  • A Master’s degree or higher in a related field such as Hydraulic Engineering, Climate Change, Climate Risk, Water Management, Meteorology, or Urban Resilience,
  • Over 10 years of experience in climate resilience projects, ideally encompassing both climate risk assessments and adaptation projects,
  • Proven international experience, particularly in APAC and/or Africa,
  • Fluency in English, both verbally and written.

Additionally, we are also looking for someone with the following characteristics:

  • Demonstrates strong leadership and communication skills,
  • Can adapt to diverse environments and collaborate effectively with a multicultural team,
  • Has strong interpersonal skills and is adept at stakeholder management,
  • Experience/familiarity with quantitative multi-hazard risk models is a plus,
  • Able and eager to understand the client’s problem and challenge the TOR where appropriate,
  • Proficiency in Dutch and/or French is a plus.

What we offer you

At Royal HaskoningDHV, you can expect diversity of projects as we are always at the forefront of new innovative solutions. This brings challenging and interesting work, that encourages you to have a growth mindset. By working on new and exciting projects, you can stimulate your development and career aspirations. With us, you can craft your own career, with own development path, across the diversity of domains the company is active in. By following your curiosity and own interest, you will discover new areas of expertise to dive in, new roles to grow in, and new colleagues to learn from and with. 

To facilitate an open-minded culture wherein people get inspired by and inspire each other to unlock our full potential, we stimulate you to open-up, get connected and learn from each other's experiences and perspectives. We create a working environment where you feel at home and cared for. We help, educate, and inspire each other. We work as one team and stand shoulder to shoulder to make it happen.

We offer a competitive salary package with profit sharing, 28 days off, the option to buy even more, and a good work-life balance including flexible working hours. This position is open to applicants who want to work between 32-40 hours a week. The salary range for this position is between €4.483-7.489 a month base-salary, depending on your work experience. We offer an OV-chipcard for all work related travel.

Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Click on the apply button and upload your resume and motivation letter. After receiving your application, we will contact you as soon as possible. The application process then consists of 1-2 interviews and possibly an assessment. Are we all enthusiastic after this? Then you will receive an offer from us, and we will be happy to welcome you on board!

For more information, you can always contact Margot van der Voort, Associate director climate resilience , at [email protected] or Eva Sciarone, Recruiter, at [email protected].

Due to the privacy law, please submit your application via the apply button and not via email.

Acquisition for this vacancy by agencies is not appreciated and offered candidates will not be taken into consideration.

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