Nature-based Solutions Specialist (Water Sector) 

Royal HaskoningDHV

Jakarta, Indonesia 🇮🇩

Makati, Metro Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 🇻🇳

What you will do as a Nature-based Solutions Specialist

The overall purpose of this role are:

  • To be our expert on nature-based solutions topic within Asia-Pacific, act as specialist on projects around urban and/or coastal resilience, and be thought leader to our more junior colleagues and engineering teams in the region.
  • To contribute from the content to leads and proposal processes leading to additional successful and profitable growth of the business in the region.
  • End responsible for delivering (sub)-projects with high quality, and within budget and time for the Nature-based solutions domain.

The general responsibilities are:

Get work processes

  • Initiate and maintain relations with potential and existing clients/accounts, monitor developments and performance of accounts
  • Work actively with other Business Developers across APAC on agreed areas of opportunity and jointly signal new developments
  • Raise brand awareness in the relevant sectors within the relevant markets
  • Prepare or lead preparation of proposals within the field of Nature-based Solutions around urban and/or coastal resilience projects.

Execution of Projects

  • Perform your duties as specialist on projects throughout the complete project life cycle
  • Act as thought leader for more junior staff in the region
  • Where necessary, take charge of all internal (sub-)project controls: e.g. planning, cost control, project administration and contract management
  • Take overall responsibility for project deliverables to the client meeting expectations for budget, quality and programme

Strategy and Account Management

  • Ensure up-to-date market knowledge using diverse internal and external sources
  • Build, maintain and utilise a network of internal and external stakeholders / partners within the water sector and represent Royal HaskoningDHV

Where you will work

We’ve been around for more than 140 years. We drive inclusive sustainable development with our clients in areas that we master and can actively influence. Our people are keen to positively change the future and leave a legacy. Our networked organization of smart entrepreneurs connects the best and brightest people in the world. Together we have the ambition to run a financially healthy business by putting our collective intelligence into practice with clients and partners.

Royal HaskoningDHV likes to strengthen its capabilities around Nature-based Solutions for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region for Business Line Water & Maritime. 

Depending on personal preferences, the working location could be Jakarta, Ho Chi Minh City or Manila.

What you bring


  • Integrity
  • Entrepreneurial 
  • Achievement oriented/enjoys creating and doing business
  • Initiative/enthusiasm/curiosity
  • Flexible/creative
  • Persevering/resilient
  • Strong sense of responsibility
  • Team player


  • Deep domain knowledge
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Persuasiveness
  • Relationship building
  • Digital way of working.


At least 10 years’ experience in applying nature-based solutions or soft/green infrastructure within projects with proven track record in one or all of the following main markets:

  • Coastal resilience and Integrated Coastal Management
  • (Urban) Flood resilience
  • Climate adaptation
  • River Basin Management

Significant experience working with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, understanding the organisation structure, strategic objectives and way of working.


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management, Civil Engineering, Earth sciences, or other relevant degree;
  • Working experience in minimum two of the following countries; the Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam or Indonesia.
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal)

What we offer you

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible working
  • Paid Parental and Partner Leave
  • Purchased additional annual leave

Are you our new colleague?

If you are interested in this role, please kindly submit your application via the ‘Apply’ button.

Acquisition by agencies is not appreciated.