We are looking for a passionate Built Environment specialist with extensive knowledge of the construction sector to join Circle Economy in Amsterdam. Circle Economy is a social enterprise with an international team that develops practical and scalable solutions to accelerate the adoption of the circular economy. We are growing rapidly due to our global reach, thought leadership and our partnerships with governments, cities, and businesses.
We are looking for someone who has experience, expertise, and depth of knowledge, and can translate a bold vision into an actionable plan for the industry.
Circle Built Environment Team
We believe a multi-stakeholder, sectoral approach is key to driving change and implementing the circular economy, and we see the construction sector as a powerful avenue to do so.
We started the Circle Built Environment Programme in 2017 with the ambition to create the right conditions for the sector to transition to circular practices, and are now looking to take our efforts to the next level with the help of a visionary team lead who can support us in our ambition for the practical and scalable implementation of the circular economy
Who you are:
You have 4+ years working experience in the built environment and construction sector
You have a proven interest in sustainability and circular economy and want to contribute to establishing a more circular built environment
You have a proven track record and want to further develop your ability to coordinate project teams and relationship management with clients and stakeholders.
You are a self-starter, a quick learner and you thrive in a dynamic environment
You have experience working in multicultural teams in an international environment,
You are fluent in English and Dutch.
Your role in our team :
You will be responsible for the daily management and long-term growth of the Built Environment project portfolio. You will also have the opportunity to build a dedicated team over time.
Examples of the activities and tasks you will be required to perform are:
Structure and conduct qualitative research, including literature reviews, sector reviews, interviews, and questionnaires
Support the execution of quantitative analysis by our data analysts through review and interpretation
Turn the research results into useful insights and recommendations, and work closely with clients to validate and refine results
Write convincing storylines and advice, backed with solid facts and arguments, summarising the project outcomes in inspiring reports.
Design and deliver workshops for problem-solving and hands-on training on the circular economy with client teams.
Developing work plans for new projects and/or teams and assisting in the development of new project proposals.
What we offer you
This is a full-time role (32-40 hours per week). We offer a challenge for a passionate person who is impact-driven and loves to learn and take on responsibilities within a vibrant and talented team in a pioneering organization. We firmly believe that you will have a chance to make a global and lasting impact for good through your work with our Built Environment team. Salary is competitive, keeping in mind we are a social enterprise. EU work authorisation is required for this role.
The role is based in Amsterdam, NL. Please complete the form below with your CV and motivation letter. Applications can be addressed to Samy Kazemi. The deadline for applications is September 30th .
ABOUT CIRCLE ECONOMY
Circle Economy is an impact organisation combining research, tools, and advice for the greater good. We were founded to create prosperity for all within the limits of our planet. With nature as our mentor, we accelerate circularity. We help businesses, cities, and nations with data-powered roadmaps for change. We are an international team of excited experts based in Amsterdam.
Earth, our home, needs to be healthy, safe, and just for generations to come. We harness the world’s intelligence and collaborative drive to restore its balance. It can and must be done; we pave the way.
A circular economy meets the needs of people in harmony with nature. It designs out waste and pollution, keeps products and materials in use, and regenerates natural systems. It’s a balancing act with nature as our mentor.
It is our mission to accelerate the transition to a circular economy. Our global economy is only 8.6% circular today, leaving a massive Circularity Gap. To avoid climate breakdown, we aim to roughly double global circularity from 8.6% to 17% by 2032 in a safe and just way. We do this by creating:
An Impact-Driven Data and Evidence Base;
Establishing metrics for assessing circularity that embraces ecological, economical, and social indicators
Promoting circular solutions, innovations, and initiatives that have a positive impact on ecology, economy, and society
Actionable and Practical Strategies;
Building capacity of stakeholders towards the implementation of circular strategies
Ensuring multi-stakeholder commitment—operational, financial, and political—towards the implementation of circular strategies
A Digital Environment to Scale Adoption;
Standardising and digitising the scan approach into products and tools
Facilitating access to tools and knowledge through open online platforms
We are an international team of ambitious and highly driven (young) professionals who share the belief that the circular economy creates prosperity for all. We work in a lively and dynamic atmosphere in our open office space right in the heart of Amsterdam. At Circle Economy, we have a friendly and open team dynamic and a culture of getting things done while having fun.
Circle Economy welcomes applications from all qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status or pregnancy and maternity, as governed under our Gender Equality Plan. Circle Economy encourages our candidates to refrain from attaching their profile photos and gender details in their resumes to mitigate any potential subconscious bias.