Senior Water-Related Urban Natural-Based Solutions (NBS) Expert

Engineer SpecialistsUrban and Spatial DevelopmentWaterExperienced
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We’re looking for an experienced NBS expert with a decade of experience in urban water-related Nature Based Solutions. If you’re ready to lead and expand our services and have significant international experience with a preference to work from the Netherlands, we invite you to apply!

Please submit your resume, your cover letter outlining your relevant experience and professional ambitions, and any portfolio samples.

What you will do as Senior Water-Related Urban Natural-Based Solutions (NBS) Expert

As a Senior Nature-Based Solutions (NBS) Expert, you’ll have the opportunity to work both internationally and within the Netherlands. Leveraging your robust advisory skills, you’ll collaborate with global, multidisciplinary teams on a variety of projects. Your role will be pivotal in assisting our clients such as World Bank, ADB, and IADB to implement nature-based solutions, enhancing climate resilience in urban and regional contexts.

This means you:

  • Utilize your extensive expertise in urban NBS to design and implement innovative water-related solutions.
  • Lead and mentor a team of NBS professionals.
  • Provide technical and practical guidance to ensure the success of NBS projects.
  • Collaborate on international projects, particularly in Africa and South America, to address water-related challenges.
  • Oversee the development and execution of NBS strategies in urban areas.
  • Drive research and development initiatives to advance the field of urban NBS.
  • Share your knowledge and insights within the organization and with external partners.
  • Demonstrate strong leadership in promoting Nature Based Approaches.
  • Provide strategic advice for our clients globally.
  • Engage with clients regularly and provide them with your best and independent advice. Think out of the box and look for creative and innovative solutions.

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 an independent consultancy firm which integrates 140 years of engineering expertise with digital technologies and software solutions. Backed by the expertise of nearly 6,000 colleagues working from offices in more than 25 countries across the world, we help 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.

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 as a Senior Natural-Based Solutions (NBS) Expert, you should identify with the following:

  • Hold a Master’s degree in a related field (Ph.D. preferred).
  • Have over a decade of hands-on experience in urban NBS water-related projects.
  • Possess proven international experience.
  • Be based in the Netherlands (preferred).
  • Spanish proficiency is a plus.
  • Have extensive knowledge of NBS implementation, both technical and practical.
  • Demonstrate exceptional leadership and communication skills.
  • Be adaptable to diverse environments and able to collaborate with multicultural teams.
  • Possess strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management abilities.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Our promise to you

At Royal HaskoningDHV, we offer a diverse range of projects, always pushing the boundaries with innovative solutions. This provides a stimulating work environment that encourages a growth mindset. Here, you can shape your career path across various domains, driven by your curiosity and interests. You’ll discover new areas of expertise, roles to grow into, and colleagues to learn from.

We foster an open-minded culture where everyone inspires and learns from each other, unlocking our full potential. Our working environment is designed to feel like home, where everyone is educated, inspired, and supported. We stand together as one team to achieve our goals.

’Your benefits package will depend on your location, but rest assured, we offer competitive salaries with profit sharing, ample time off, and a healthy work-life balance, including flexible working hours.

Are you our new colleague?

We would like to meet you! Click on the apply button and upload your most updated resume and motivation letter. After receiving your application, we will give you feedback as soon as possible. The application process then consists of a number of interviews and a possibility of 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 Eva Sciarone (Global Lead Recruiter Water & Maritime) at [email protected].

We only take applications via the website in consideration. Please do not apply via e-mail.

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