Advisor/researcher adaptation to climate change (medior/senior level)


Delft, , NL

We are looking for a medior to senior level advisor / researcher in the field of Climate Adaptation and Climate Resilience, who can demonstrate practical experience with the methods and tools applied in climate change risk assessment and planning, such as robust decision making, adaptive pathways planning, and environmental modelling.  In addition we welcome candidates who have already an established network in the field and have demonstrated experience in acquisition and proposal development. The successful candidate should be willing to travel internationally. Affinity with research and development and a customer-oriented attitude are important to us.

What can you expect as advisor/researcher adaptation to climate change?

  • Build and apply tailor made models and tools to support risks assessment and planning;
  • Support the initiation and acquisition of new projects;
  • Communicate with clients to address their needs;
  • Work together in small to large project teams with project managers, specialists and junior advisors.

What do we expect from you as advisor/researcher adaptation to climate change?

  • Minimal 5 (medior) to 10 (senior) years of international experience in climate change adaptation studies;
  • A relevant background on methods to support climate adaptation under uncertainty with emphasis on technical analysis skills, such as python, exploratory modelling, GIS.
  • A relevant PhD is an advantage;
  • A relevant network with potential clients;
  • An open and people oriented attitude;
  • You are eager to develop yourself and reflect upon your performance;
  • An entrepreneurial spirit.

Working at Deltares

Deltares is an independent institute for applied research in the field of water, subsurface and infrastructure. Worldwide we work on smart solutions, innovations and applications for people, environment and society. To achieve our goals, we develop our own expertise, innovative software and services. Deltares places high demands on the quality of its knowledge and advice. Enabling Delta life is our core business.

The unit Inland Water Systems has over 175 employees, divided into the following six departments: Operational Water Management and Early Warning, Catchment and Urban Hydrology, Flood Risk Management, River Dynamics and Inland Shipping, Fresh Water Ecology and Water Quality and Water and Delta Management. In the interaction with the other units / departments of Deltares we create our added value in projects focussing on integrated water management, climate risk assessment, adaptation planning and climate financing.

The department of Water resources and Delta Management (WDM) is involved in a wide range of projects.  In the Netherlands we work for The Delta Commissioner, Rijkswaterstaat and the Water Boards. However the largest share of our work is international. We are active in projects in South East Asia, Latin-America, USA and Africa. Furthermore, we participate in H2020 research and innovation projects for the European Union. We develop and apply new approaches and tools for integrated water resources management and to support decision making under uncertainty and to help our clients to make their plans and investments more climate resilient.

The department currently consists of 37 specialists and advisors from different disciplines (e.g. Hydrology, Economy, Governance, Physical Geography and Climatology) one third with a PhD. The department is located in Delft, the Netherlands.

We offer an informal, dynamic and challenging working environment. Your personal development and building on your resume is important to us.  Therefore we offer excellent training opportunities and future perspective.

Our terms of employment are competitive with a good pension scheme and social security. We have special facilities on our campus, like daily lunch lectures, the Delta Flume and our iD-lab.

Are you interested in this job and do you fit the job qualifications? Then apply directly and upload your CV and your motivation letter, before July 05, 2018.

For more information on the content of this vacancy you may contact Harm Duel, Head of department Water resources and Delta Management ([email protected] of +31 6 51295339) or Melissa Ruts, HR Recruitment Officer ([email protected] of +31 (0)88-335 83 30).

Acquisition as a result of this vacancy is not appreciated.