Senior Consultant Regional & Urban Development

Ecorys Netherlands

Senior Consultant Regional & Urban Development

Ecorys Netherlands

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Ecorys is one of the leading international research and consultancy company in Europe, specializing in economic, social and special development. For over 85 years we build bridges between science and practice. We help, independently, public and private clients with thorough analysis, inspiring ideas and practical solutions for complex market, policy and management issues. Our organisation has about 475 employees who work globally from our head office in Rotterdam and 15 other offices in 11 countries. Within The Netherlands about 180 highly qualified consultants that work within and outside The Netherlands for clients within both the public and private sector.

For our sector Regions & Cities we are looking for a Senior Consultant Regional & Urban Development - EU and International Market.

Workplace environment

Ecorys aims to further strengthen its current position in the EU and international 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. In particular you should have a vast network comprising experts and partners in EU 28 and Africa, a region where the team wishes to expand its portfolio of activities.

You will join the Regions & Cities team that consists over 20 professionals working on national, EU and international projects in the area of regional and urban policy. You will be 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 be doing

As a Senior 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) and in other international donors (such as World Bank, SDC, DFID). You will be responsible for exploiting your network and developing new 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 trainings and implementing projects.

Your primary focus will be in expanding the current portfolio of projects in the EU and international market including expanding our presence in Africa.


For this position the following qualifications and skills are required:

  • MSc or PhD in Economics, Economic Geography, Urban Planning, Architecture, Spatial or Social Sciences or another relevant topic;
  • At least 10, preferably 15 years of relevant working experience;
  • Experience as consultant and business developer in a similar position;
  • Ability to understand and predict the market, open up new business opportunities and expand market position of your organization;
  • Relevant network at European Commission level institutions and some managing authorities for EU Funds and other international donors;
  • Wide network at international level and primarily in Africa and Asia – including international donors (World Bank, SDC, EuropeAid among others) access to local experts and relationships with local and international firms operating in these markets;
  • In-depth knowledge of all aspects of EU regional, rural and urban policies;
  • Specific expertise in smart technologies, water and energy efficiency and/or gender inclusion in the context of regional and urban development would be an asset;
  • Highly motivated with strong communication, marketing, and business development skills;
  • International work experience (EU and International Market) is an important asset;
  • Fluency in English (speaking and writing) and possibly French or another third language (optional).

What we offer

Ecorys offers its employees a professional, stimulating and learning environment and scope for professional development. We ensure that our employees rank among the best in their field. Talented professionals who opt for Ecorys want to make a difference and pursue change and progress. Ecorys offers a competitive salary, the opportunity to purchase Ecorys shares, membership of the pension fund and excellent employee benefits, including flexible working hours, part-time work, ample training opportunities and the purchase of holiday days.

Ecorys has an informal workplace atmosphere. You will generally work in teams alongside professionals and enthusiastic colleagues. You will be given a large degree of freedom and responsibility.

The selection procedure may include an assessment.

More information

For more information about the content about this position you can contact: Atze Verkennis, Global Practice Leader Regional and Urban Development. M +31 688938645 Email:

For more information about the procedure about this position you can contact: Dunia Fernandez Gonzalez, Corporate Recruiter M +31 636003051 Email:

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