Cities Consultant (Dutch)

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. 

We are a team of around 40 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. In our 6 years of existence, we have developed systems analyses and circular economy strategies for over 500 clients, including cities and regions in the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland, the US, and parts of Asia.

About the Position

Within your role, you will be working with a team of many different specialties on creating sustainable cities. You will work on multiple scales–from circular area and neighborhood development to city and regional development–to assess, design, and facilitate the implementation of advanced circular solutions. 

We’re looking for someone who not only has a clear idea of what a circular intervention is, but also how to implement it from a spatial and legal perspective. You should be familiar with Dutch planning processes and contexts, including spatial prerequisites to implementing ambitious sustainability strategies.

You should feel confident about taking on a leading role in a project and be familiar with project management. You should feel prepared to engage in external-facing thought leadership on sustainable urban planning, and be capable of digesting new developments in the field of urban planning (such as new policies, technologies, and approaches) and place them in the context in which we work. And as the work consists of working with municipalities, architects, developers, and other stakeholders, you should have great communication skills.

The position is a full-time role and has a flexible starting date. It requires you to locate to (or close to) Amsterdam.


  • Fluency in dutch
  • 3+ years working experience in the field of urban planning or urbanism or urban design
  • A background in urban planning pr similar
  • Understanding of laws and regulations in the field of spatial planning and the environment, government policy and procedures (Dutch context)
  • Great communication skills
  • Project management experience
  • A foundation of knowledge in sustainability, impact analysis, and systems thinking.
  • Good writing skills both Dutch and English
  • GIS skills are a plus.

How to apply:

To apply, please email your CV and motivation letter to