Nature-based Solutions Specialist - Water Sector - APAC

Royal HaskoningDHV

Jakarta, Indonesia 🇮🇩

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 🇻🇳

Manila, Philippines 🇵🇭

What will you do as a Nature-based Solutions Specialist?

The overall purpose of this role will be:

  • To be our technical expert on nature-based solutions topic within Asia-Pacific, act as specialist on urban and/or coastal resilience projects and be a thought leader to our junior colleagues and engineering teams in the region.
  • As part of the global resilience team, to actively contribute to the growth of our climate resilience portfolio by utilising your (and our) networks and contacts.
  • To contribute from the content to opportunity and proposal processes leading to additional successful and profitable growth of the business in the region.
  • To lead and be part of project teams solving complex issues, either in policy development, plan development, design and implementation and/or realization.
  • 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 in the most professional manner
  • Work actively with Business Developers across APAC on agreed areas of opportunity and jointly signal new developments on NbS.
  • Raise brand awareness in the relevant sectors within the relevant markets
  • Prepare or lead preparation of proposals within the field of Nature-based Solutions topic around urban and/or coastal resilience projects.

Execution of Projects

  • Perform your duties as specialist on projects throughout the complete project design cycle (concept, master planning, pre-feasibility, feasibility, and detailed design phases), implementation phases and realisation phases
  • Act as thought leader for other staff in the region
  • Work effectively with the processes, tools, and resources of Royal HaskoningDHV, including being proactive in sharing knowledge, continuously improving processes, creating innovations, and relentlessly striving for technical excellence
  • Plan, manage, quality control, and close projects successfully by completing tasks and deliverables on time and within budget and to the satisfaction of the clients

Strategy and Account Management

  • Keep up-to-date with the latest best practices, scientific advances, and technological innovations in the industry to cost-effectively delivery using diverse internal and external sources
  • Build, maintain and utilise a network of internal and external stakeholders / partners within the climate resilience 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 organisation 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 endeavours to strengthen its capabilities around Nature-based Solutions for the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region for Business Line Water & Maritime.

Our Indonesian team consist of professionals in the Water & Maritime sectors. We are an enthusiastic and fast-growing team with a mix of cultural backgrounds and educations. You will be part of the Climate Resilience team in Indonesia, being based in our (new) Jakarta office, but work with our regional Water & Maritime colleagues in Australia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam 

Working location will be Jakarta however Ho Chi Minh City or Manila location could also be discussed.

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 5 years’ relevant experience in nature-based solutions or green infrastructure implementation within projects with proven track record in one or all the following main markets:

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

Experience working with the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, understanding the organisation structure, strategic objectives and way of working would be advantageous. 


  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Management, Civil Engineering, Earth sciences, or other relevant degree.
  • Working experience in either of the following countries: Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam or Indonesia. Experience in multiple countries would be highly regarded
  • Excellent knowledge of the English language (written and verbal).

What we offer you

  • Great place to work; inspiring colleagues and projects
  • Competitive salary
  • Good work-life balance, including working from home options

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.





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