Medior consultant emissions/air quality | Utrecht

As a mid-level consultant you will have solid knowledge in the field of air quality and will be dealing with the current research questions with which our partners are (or will be) faced. Your ability to home in on these will be unsurpassed.



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Hours a week

Fulltime – 40


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What will you be doing?

As a consultant, you will be regarded as someone capable of fathoming the customer’s query and persuading the customer to enlist our services as a research partner. Your day-to-day work will see you involved in working on air quality and immersing yourself in one of the more specific elements (nitrogen, particulate matter, sulphur dioxides, etc.). You will contribute your thoughts as well as doing your bit towards answering the next generation of current, innovative research questions. Often working alongside experts from different fields, you will endeavour to contribute to solutions pertaining to air quality problems / the energy transition / undesirably high depositions, etc., problems commonly facing government policy makers. In addition, you will develop your network in order to develop yourself within your field, the field of expertise, and above all to assist the customer/user by drawing on our knowledge.

The above will entail an aim of flagging up and charting the impact of society’s actions on air quality and rendering the effects of policy transparent so that policymakers and decision-makers are given effective points of departure to go on.

What do we require of you?

  • You will have successfully completed a degree in either environmental science, physics, chemistry or mathematics and since graduating will have acquired five to seven years’ work experience in the field of air quality. Alternatively, you will have completed a PhD and have a few years experience in your subject, air quality.
  • You will be familiar with the air quality models used by the EU.
  • You will be capable of explaining complex subject matter in straightforward language both verbally and in writing and will have good persuasive skills.
  • You will be capable of formulating current research questions vis-à-vis air quality and incorporating these into project proposals for such things as H2020 calls or national or international research programmes. Furthermore, you will already have a track record or will have already won a couple of projects.
  • You will have a burgeoning network in the field of air quality research, will be managing to maintain and expand this to a level that will allow other research partners to find you for the purposes of setting up new consortiums and drawing up project proposals to be submitted.
  • You will have a solid command of not only English but also German (spoken and written). A knowledge of Dutch would be an advantage.

What can you expect of your work situation?

Within the Circular Economy & Environment Unit, the CAS Expertise Group analyses the impact of human actions on the environment.
The Expertise Group has at its disposal data stemming from state-of-the-art equipment (satellites and measurement towers on the ground) as well as calculation models (Lotos Euros), which make it possible to calculate and trace the composition, origin and expected distribution of a wide range of substances in the air—such as particulate matter, NH3, NOx, SOX, O3, etc.—and to reach verdicts on air quality (anywhere in the world). CAS also has the requisite expertise to assist government policymakers and decision-makers in the private sector when it comes to transitioning to a sustainable, cleaner and socioeconomically more desirable economy. Our areas of focus and thus our staff too are at the heart of debate in society.

Application process

You can apply till the 10th of April. The process comprises at least two (selection) rounds. After a positive selection, we will finish off the process by discussing terms and conditions of employment. We try to complete the interviews and assessment within 4 weeks.

Has this vacancy sparked your interest?

Then please feel free to apply on this vacancy! For further questions don’t hesitate to contact us.

Recruiter: Sandra Lemmens
Mobile phone: +31 (0)6-23967752

Hiring manager: Jamilja Meulen, van der
Phone number: +31 (0)88-86 63062

Note that applications via email and third party applications are not taken into consideration.


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Jamilja van der Meulen

  • Climate
  • Sustainability

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