Sustainability Project Manager (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 60 people who share an ambition for catalyzing a sustainable future. In our eight 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 Asia.

About the Position

We are currently recruiting for a Sustainability Project Manager (Dutch) to join our consulting team. In this role, you will work towards creating circular sustainable supply chains, and advising and engaging clients to lead the transition to a sustainable economy. We work with clients based locally in the Netherlands, with a global reach.

We are looking for a creative and solutions-oriented colleague who is comfortable working autonomously, and also as part of a close-knit interdisciplinary team. We’re looking for a fluent Dutch speaker, with a background in industrial ecology, environmental science or similar.
You’ll possess strong quantitative analytical skills and have solid experience conducting environmental impact assessments and providing strategic advice to organisations on how to reduce their upstream and downstream impact. You should feel confident about taking on a leading role in a project and be experienced in project management and client engagement.
You are excited to engage in external-facing roles and be eager to digest new developments in the field (such as new policies, technologies, and approaches), placing them in the context in which we work.  As our reach consists of working with the public sector, corporate bodies and other stakeholders, you will also have great communication skills.

The position is a full-time role and would ideally start as soon as possible. The position is based in our offices in Amsterdam.


  • Fluency in Dutch is an essential requirement for this post
  • A minimum of 2+ years of working experience in the field of sustainability consultancy or in a similar advising role
  • Educated to Masters level (or equivalent) in the following disciplines: Industrial ecology, environmental science, environmental management or similar
  • Understanding of and experience with conducting (organizational) life cycle assessments (and their limitations)
  • A foundation of knowledge in sustainability, impact analysis, and systems thinking
  • First rate verbal and written communication skills, in both Dutch and English
  • Skills in circular business model development is a strong advantage
  • Proficiency in project management
  • Skilled in stakeholder client management
  • Experience completing impact assessments

How to apply:

To apply, please use this form. You will be asked to upload your CV and copy over a letter of motivation. In case of questions, please feel free to contact us through

The deadline to apply for this position is 31 August 2020 at 23:59 CET.