Sustainability Consultant - Data & Analytics (Built Environment)

Temporary, Full or part-time · Amsterdam

About Metabolic

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.

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.

We are an international and dynamic team of around 90 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. Based in the Netherlands, we work at the cutting edge of sustainability initiatives for a broad range of global clients.

Metabolic Consulting

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 Built Environment Team

We are a small and close-knit team that are passionate about applying our knowledge and skills to help solve key challenges in the built environment and contribute to a sustainable economy. Our team works across different scales on: 


  • Circular, biobased and sustainable building design

  • Impact analysis of individual building designs and real estate portfolios (focussing on energy performance and embedded impacts)

  • Urban  mining strategies for projects, cities and regions

  • Developing sustainable implementation roadmap

  • Scenario analysis to assess the impact of policies and sustainable interventions


About the Role

We are currently looking for an experienced Junior Sustainability Consultant - Data Analytics for our Built Environment team, within the Cities consulting team. We are looking for someone with a background and demonstrable interest in the construction sector or the built environment. Your main task will be to support our project managers with research and analysis, but in addition you  should also be comfortable to participate in external meetings and workshops, with clients and  business networks. And of course: have a passion for implementing sustainable and circular practices within the built environment. A strong understanding of sustainability concepts such as circular, regenerative and energy-efficient design is key.

In this role you will be: 

  • Assessing environmental impact of building projects

  • Supporting our team through conducting research, quantitative analysis, and impact assessments 

  • Integrating sustainability measures in building designs and design processes

  • Making convincing, data-based recommendations on how companies and other stakeholders can take action to make their building practices more sustainable,

  • Keeping up to speed with developments regarding sustainability in the built environment,

  • Work with a diverse range of clients within the building sector to push the circular transition (architects, developers, municipalities, etc)


Your profile
  • Fluency in English & Dutch is an essential requirement. 

  • Educated to Graduate level (or equivalent) in one or more of the following disciplines: Architecture & Building Technology, Urban Data Science, Industrial Ecology, Urban Design, Spatial Planning, Environmental Sciences, Environmental Management, Urban Systems Engineering OR relevant work experience or discipline. 

  • A demonstrable background in architecture/building engineering and sustainable design

  • Basic understanding of the construction sector  

  • General understanding and passion for sustainability in the built environment (modular building, green facades, embodied impacts etc.)

  • Technical knowledge of sustainable building practices (e.g. building materials and their impact, energy-, sanitation- and ventilation systems)

  • Foundational knowledge of key sustainability topics and systems thinking

  • Excellent communication skills

Technical Skill Requirements

  • Proven experience in data analysis (relevant work experience)

  • Skilled in programming for data analysis (Python)

  • Skilled in spatial analysis (QGIS, Python)

  • Skilled in visualization of data analysis results (Python, Excel, QGIS)

  • Knowledge of database management and SQL is a pro

  • A foundation of knowledge in sustainability, environmental impact analysis, and systems thinking

  • Familiarity with capitals assessments, science-based targets, and carbon accounting is an advantage

  • Life cycle assessment or impact assessment for materials 

  • Energy modeling software 

  • Advanced Excel 

  • Advantageous: GIS 


  • For non-EU/EEA applicants: The role is dependent upon obtaining a visa to live and work in the Netherlands. Metabolic is a recognised visa sponsor and may support the successful candidate’s application for a work visa.

Our Offer
Be part of a dynamic, ambitious and international team that is passionate about sustainability, technology and impact. Collaborate and work alongside world-class experts in the fields of sustainability and circularity throughout the Metabolic Ecosystem.

This opportunity will place you in an environment that values people with their own ideas and initiatives. We believe in flat hierarchies, shared decision-making and impact over profit. You will be able to participate in an evolving decentralized governance system and be part of a close-knit community of people with shared interests and a strong company culture. We promise: 
  • A social, supportive and vibrant work environment and location with connection and purpose
  • Autonomy & freedom for decision-making within your role, ensuring your voice within Metabolic
  • Flexible and balanced approach with hybrid working, holidays and a focus on wellbeing
  • Room for career development and personal growth. 
About us
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. 
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
Thank you for your interest working for Metabolic. Please fill out the following short application form. Should you have any difficulties please contact us ​via HR@metabolic.nl

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