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Multiple locations
Brussels, Brussels-Capital Region, Belgium
Madrid, Spain
JOB #R2301269

Managing Consultant – EU environmental and natural resource policy

We are looking for a Managing Consultant to join our growing team working on multiple areas of EU environmental and natural resource policy.

You will take a leading role in managing our EU clients and research frameworks, and oversee the delivery of a portfolio of projects The role will help shape the growth and direction of our practice, undertaking business development to drive forward expansion of ICF’s existing and new areas of work. Your main responsibilities will be to:

  • Oversee and deliver high quality policy and economic research, analysis and evaluation

  • Build relationships with existing and new clients to understand and address their needs

  • Pursue business development opportunities and build networks and partnerships

  • Lead proposals, including building teams, developing methodologies and budgets

  • Manage project budgets, project teams including subcontractors, and the delivery of project outputs to a diverse range of clients

  • Manage and develop junior members of the team

The role will sit in ICF’s European Policy, Research, Evaluation and Strategy unit, which offers research and consulting services to nearly all European Commission DGs, multiple EU agencies as well as national governments, businesses and NGOs. We hold several multi-year research framework contracts with these clients focussed on environment and natural resource policy (e.g. with SANTE, ENV, MARE, EFSA). Much of our work involves social and economic analysis, impact assessment and evaluation of public policies, programmes and contexts. You will work on issues at the top of today’s policy agenda, across:

  • Restoring biodiversity and natural capital

  • Blue economy and marine planning

  • Sustainable fisheries

  • Rural economy and agricultural productivity

  • Sustainable food production, including animal welfare

  • Food safety and public health

  • Climate mitigation and adaptation

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for an experienced researcher or consultant with a proven track record in delivering high quality research and winning work. You should be intellectually curious and very well organised individual, with an ability to see the many dimensions of a policy problem and to engage and work with leading thematic experts. You will have:

  • Degree, Master’s degree or PhD in relevant discipline

  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in relevant areas of EU policy 

  • Good understanding of European policy-making process (experience of working on assignments for the European Commission would be an advantage)

  • Skills in social and economic research, environmental economics and quantitative and qualitative research methods

  • Experience of managing research projects, budgets, teams and client interactions

  • Experience or writing competitive bids and/or grant applications and building project teams

  • Ability to think through the methodological challenges of investigating a topic

  • Ability to develop and convey expertise on a topic to a range of audiences

  • Ability to communicate with others in excellent oral and written English (additional European languages would be an asset)

  • Highly-developed interpersonal skills and self-motivation

  • High level of attention to detail and accuracy

Working at ICF:

ICF ( is a global consultancy firm. In Europe, we have offices in the UK (London, Plymouth, Birmingham) and Belgium (Brussels). Our core business is to help governments, regulators and international institutions solve complex problems. We offer critical insight and rigorous analytical techniques to deliver innovative solutions and thought-provoking analyses for our clients.

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative and committed ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to assist our clients and benefit their constituencies. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication and opportunity for growth.


Working at ICF

Working at ICF means applying a passion for meaningful work with intellectual rigor to help solve the leading issues of our day. Smart, compassionate, innovative, committed, ICF employees tackle unprecedented challenges to benefit people, businesses, and governments around the globe. We believe in collaboration, mutual respect, open communication, and opportunity for growth. We can only solve the world's toughest challenges by building an inclusive workplace that allows everyone to thrive. We are committed to creating a culture where we embrace our differences in ideas and identities. Together, our employees are empowered to share their expertise and collaborate with others to achieve personal and professional goals. Learn more about what we do and our commitment to inclusion

Brussels, Belgium (BE75)

Public Policy

Who is ICF?

A global consulting and technology services company with approximately 9,000 employees, but we are not your typical consultants.

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