Senior Consultant – European Transport and Decarbonisation Policy

Join us at Ecorys to push forward the decarbonisation of Europe’s transport and infrastructure sectors through strategic policy advice and impactful consultancy. Ecorys is a leading international research and consultancy company addressing critical societal challenges with world-class research-based advisory. We specialise in supporting public and (to a lesser extent) private clients to make and execute informed decisions (through rigorous policy analysis and investment prioritisation) that contribute positively to society. Currently we are searching for a Senior Consultant with expertise in European (EU) transport policy and decarbonisation strategies.

Your workplace environment 
You will be part of the growing Transport, Infrastructure, and Mobility (TIM) team, which focuses on European projects in the areas of transport policy, infrastructure development and sustainable mobility initiatives aimed at decarbonisation. Our activities require solid economic and policy analysis (e.g. impact assessments and evaluations), research (e.g. quantitative and qualitative data analysis, coordination and support actions) and technical assistance (e.g. management and coordination of European policy networks). Our clients are mainly EU institutions. 

What will you be doing? 
You will actively participate in policy-oriented projects for EU institutions, such as the European Commission; the European Parliament and the European Investment Bank. Together with the team, you will develop and submit proposals and participate in and/or lead on implementation. You are a recognised expert in the field of transport and mobility, with sound content knowledge and good knowledge of EU governance, policy context and stakeholder ecosystem. You are familiar with the working procedures at different European institutions. You have working relationships with major players in your domain. You are experienced in both managing and preparing winning proposals, preferably in a multi-organisation setting. 

Major tasks include: 

  • Lead and contribute to projects that require meticulous economic and policy analysis and target decarbonisation of transport and mobility sectors within the EU framework;
  • Coordinate the development of proposals and secure new projects by leveraging your industry knowledge and professional network;
  • Manage project implementation with a focus on sustainable transport policies and practices;
  • Engage with European institutions, maintaining and establishing relationships that enhance Ecorys’ influence and effectiveness in policy-making circles;
  • Act as the main contact for clients, effectively managing stakeholder communications and partnerships.
  • Take ownership of and provide high quality written inputs to reports, presentations and other research and consultancy outputs; 
  • Build strong working relationships with colleagues from other sectors and partner organisations; 
  • Mentor and develop team members to enhance their professional skills and contribute to the team’s overall expertise.

What will you bring? 

  • MSc or PhD in Economics or another relevant field; 
  • Knowledge of European research and innovation policy; 
  • Proven experience in policy evaluation, impact assessment and managing complex projects in the transport or infrastructure sectors;
  • Experience in managing and writing winning proposals, preferably within the procurement processes of EU institutions; 
  • Proven project management experience with the ability to manage multiple timelines effectively;
  • Highly motivated with strong communication skills; 
  • Relevant network in Brussels and across Europe; 
  • Fluent in English - additional European languages would be beneficial; 
  • Proficiency in economic analytical tools and techniques, especially those related to policy assessment;
  • Experience with complex stakeholder engagement would be an asset. 

What we offer 
Ecorys offers a professional, stimulating, and learning work environment where you can develop your career. We ensure that our employees rank among the best in their field. We are a socially responsible, employee-owned organisation that values sustainability and ethical business practices. Our competitive remuneration package includes the opportunity to own company shares, flexible working hours and other benefits. 

You will be given a large degree of freedom and responsibility. The position allows for flexible working locations. You will work from our Rotterdam or Brussels offices and from home (if desired). A combination of all of these is possible.


We encourage interested and qualified candidates to submit their CV and one-page cover letter in English. Early applications are encouraged. Applications received will be assessed on a rolling basis. 

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