Senior Project Manager and Business Developer Climate Change & Resilience

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  • Amersfoort
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Are you passionate about making a positive impact on the planet? Do you want to be part of a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation dedicated to combating the pressing challenges of climate change? Look no further!

We are Royal HaskoningDHV and we are on a mission to create a sustainable and resilient future for generations to come. We firmly believe that the time for action is now, and we are actively seeking talented individuals like you to join us in this crucial fight against climate change.

Successful applicants will be working with experts who are leaders in their field in a multidisciplinary environment. We also offer you the opportunities to be involved in international projects (including overseas travel opportunities).

What will you do

Our climate is changing, from increasing temperatures and shifting precipitation patterns, to rising sea levels and more frequent and severe weather events. Alongside this, the global economy is embarking on a low carbon transition. At Royal HaskoningDHV, we help governments, businesses, and communities plan for, and adapt to these changes. We also support clients to navigate the uncertainties of a low-carbon transition, identifying climate-related risks, and developing strategies to build resilience to emerging shocks and stresses.

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and passionate Senior Project Manager and Business developer Climate Change and Resilience, with special focus on Early Warning Systems and Operational systems to join our growing team within The Netherlands. You’ll work within a multi-disciplinary team on a wide range of projects across multiple sectors (maritime, water, built environment, land use, energy, and transport). This is an opportunity to help support the delivery of climate change services in a fast moving, client focused environment on the following topics:

  • Climate change Multi Hazard and Risk Assessments and mapping
  • Impact based Flash Flood Early Warning System
  • Developing and managing of operational systems
  • Digital solutions in Water management

Where you will work

Royal HaskoningDHV is an independent consultancy firm which integrates 140 years of engineering expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. Backed by the expertise of almost 6,000 colleagues working from offices in more than 25 countries across the world, we are helping organizations turn local and global issues related to the built environment into opportunities and make the transition to smart and sustainable operations. It is our mission to “Enhance Society Together”. We aim to make a positive impact on businesses, communities, and the environment in all our projects.

What you bring


  • A bachelor’s degree or higher in Civil Engineering/Water Management/Hydrology or related;
  • Around 10-20 years of relevant work experience;
  • Proven working experience in flooding modelling / Water management / Flood Early Warning and data management, digital solutions, preferably in International projects;
  • Proven experience in multidisciplinary International projects: consultancy, project management, writing of proposals;
  • Strong reporting and communication skills, at least in English and Dutch.
  • Well able to inspire and lead younger professional colleagues;
  • Good sense for business development and demonstrated capabilities to develop a strong external network and contacts Internationally;
  • Commercially sensitive and focused on optimizing business results;
  • Collaborative approach and enthusiasm in working together with colleagues and clients abroad;
  • Stress resilient and flexible, willing to travel abroad regularly (short term missions).

Preferably you would also have:

  • A master’s degree in Environmental Science, Climate Change, Development Studies, Economics, or a related field;
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills;
  • Highly motivated and conscientious with the ability to deliver work to the highest standards;
  • Team and client focused and able to collaborate in a multi-discipline multi-geography environment;
  • Identifying opportunities and preparing successful proposals to win work;
  • Strong project management skills.

What we offer you

At Royal HaskoningDHV we offer a great working atmosphereworking in a team of about 15 fellow project managers and business developers, in which organisational and personal development take central stage. Our team is diverse in gender, experience, and competencies, with openess to always lend a helping hand. Above all, we believe in a culture of growth, respect, and brightness: we use our collective expertise to enhance society together.

Besides that, we also offer you:

  • Excellent primary and secondary terms of employment;
  • Good work-life balance, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home;
  • 28 days of holiday in case of full-time employment;
  • Personal budget for e.g., more holidays, a bicycle or extra salary;
  • A pleasant workplace in our office in the middle of nature in Amersfoort and travel allowance or a NS-Business Card;
  • Opportunities to be involved in international projects (including travel opportunities;
  • Possibility to qualify for talent programs at different levels;
  • Extensive training and development opportunities.

Are you our new colleague?

Then we would like to meet you! Click on the application button and upload your CV. Would you first like to know more about this vacancy, or do you have questions about the recruitment process? Please feel free to send an email to [email protected].

The application deadline for this vacancy is October 16th, 2023. Please note that no applications will be accepted after this date. We will review all submitted applications shortly after the deadline and communicate the outcome to candidates in a timely manner.


Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated.

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