Metabolic Consulting advises governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can radically shift how the economy functions.
Metabolic Consulting is part of the larger Metabolic family of organizations, which engages in advising key decision-makers, applied research, creating digital solutions, and venture building. These entities work together to identify, scale, and implement innovative solutions to global problems. Read more about Metabolic’s impact in our latest impact report
. We are an international and dynamic team of around 90 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. Based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and with an increasingly international reach as a company, we work at the cutting edge of sustainability initiatives for a broad range of clients across the Netherlands, Europe, the US, and Asia.
About the Role
Metabolic’s Cities & Regions Team works with a wide variety of public organizations, ranging from cities, provinces and water authorities, all the way up to ministries of the national government. We give policymakers the tools to evaluate and refocus their efforts to be more effective. We focus on questions around sustainable urban and regional development, create city wide strategies and work with cities, provinces and water authorities on circular and climate neutral procurement and monitoring strategies to track progress on ambitious sustainability goals.
In the position as sustainability consultant you'll have the following responsibilities within an interdisciplinary team:
You will be responsible for leading your own research, assisting in policy, material flow and impact analysis,
use systems and transition thinking to pinpoint the best solutions,
Manage a diverse group of stakeholders,
conduct interviews and analyse the results,
and translate these into actionable results by writing great reports that are coincide, easy to understand, build momentum and motivate people to act.
We are looking for somebody who is outspoken, assertive and eager to learn, and is driven to join our mission to work towards a global sustainable economy. We’re looking for someone who understands the role of public organizations and government in the sustainability transition.
Junior: 1-3 years working experience in the field of sustainability or urban development
Medior: 3-6 years of experience
Excellent verbal and written communication skills (Dutch & English)
Educated to Masters level (or equivalent) in one or more of the following disciplines: Environmental sciences, Urban and regional development, Earth system sciences, International Relations and / or Sustainable Policy.
A foundation of knowledge in environmental sciences and governance and sustainable development
Able to perform qualitative analysis (interviews, literature review)
Knowledge in policy analysis, transition- and systems thinking is an advantage
Experience with material flow analysis or LCA Impact analysis is an advantage
Have, or be able to apply for, a residence permit to work within the Netherlands for the duration of the contract
Metabolic’s mission is to transition the global economy to a fundamentally sustainable state. We advise governments, businesses, and NGOs on how to adapt to a fast-changing global context. Combining systems thinking and data science, we map and understand local and global systems to assess where to intervene and develop solutions that can dramatically shift how the economy functions.