Location Rotterdam, Gemeente Rotterdam, South Holland, Netherlands
Job-type Permanent
Salary €Competitive
Reference BBBH14061_1627412392

Our client, Nexio Projects, an environmental sustainability consultancy, firmly believes that everyone has the power to shape a more sustainable future. As a trusted advisor and partner to clients in a wide range of sectors, Nexio Projects simplifies the challenges associated with sustainability and brings clarity and transparency to fuel bold action. Nexio Projects are facilitators and implementors at heart and strongly believe in the power of incremental change to shape a more sustainable future. As a dynamic team, they form a motivated group of 20+ employees headquartered in Rotterdam and have cultivated a unique team spirit that is both impact-driven and purpose-oriented. They are humble, hardworking, and continuous learners. Their horizontal structure is one of their main strengths, where everyone’s voice can be heard, promoting an environment in which maximum potential can be reached. Because of this, Nexio Projects continuously looks for enthusiastic intrapreneurs who can do things seriously, without taking themselves too seriously.

What makes for a successful Team Lead at Nexio Projects?

Here are some of the traits they are looking for: 

  • Enthusiastic

  • Team Player

  • Engaged

  • Altruistic

  • Trustworthy

  • Problem-Solver

  • Curious & Creative

  • Aware & Aligned

What does a typical week look like at Nexio?

Your typical week: It’s Monday morning and you’re coming back to the office all refreshed from a great weekend. The week starts with a team meeting, where everyone reflects on the learnings of the past week and shares intentions for the coming one. This creates a space for alignment, awareness, and enthusiasm before stepping into the new week and allows everyone to get the latest updates from different departments while hearing about the organization’s growth. 

During the week, you can expect a combination of client-facing and managerial tasks. You are responsible for coordinating climate change-related client projects from beginning to end, all while leading a young and growing team of enthusiastic climate analysts and consultants to support you along the way. Every week is different, however, and you will also be involved in other fun and exciting activities such as hosting webinars, working with Universities, writing and publishing articles, hosting internal lunch and learn sessions, and helping to land new clients. All of this with a strong emphasis on good work life balance of course. 

The week closes off on Friday 5pm with the gratitude award. This is the time to reflect on what went well, what was challenging, and most importantly what Nexio Projects is grateful for. After this, the team is always keen to stay longer and enjoy some precious bonding time over drinks and snacks. 

Is this an environment you want to work in? Are you a curious person, committed to helping business become a force for good? Do you love the buzzing energy of a team striving towards reaching a common goal? Then read on to learn more about the Climate Team Lead role. 

What does this role entail?

As the Climate Team Lead in Nexio Project’s Rotterdam Office, you will have an active role in managing projects to assess company carbon footprints and provide clients with the insight needed for them to reduce their emissions. Additionally, you will also use your expertise to develop meaningful and impactful climate change strategies for clients all over the world in a wide range of sectors. On top of your consulting role, you will also lead a growing team of climate change analysts and consultants and drive strategic direction and growth of the Climate Team and its activities. As a result, you will be reporting directly to Nexio Project’s CEO and will fill a key leadership position within the company. 

Skills and Experience 

  • Growth mindset with strong experience and interest in scaling teams and solutions.

  • University degree, ideally at a Master’s level or higher, in a sustainability related discipline.

  • 5+ years of proven project management skills with experience working with large international corporate clients.

  • 2+ years of team leadership experience

  • Expertise in climate change, with emphasis on:

  • Carbon accounting and reporting

  • Science-Based Targets

  • CDP reporting

  • Carbon offsetting

  • Climate change risk analysis

  • Well-developed consulting skills including research, analysis, presentation, and attention to detail.

  • Strong problem-solving skills – an analytical, innovative, and creative mindset.

  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.

  • Fluency in English – Dutch, French or any additional European language is a key advantage.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Excel and Powerpoint) 

Scope & Role Impact

  • Lead the Climate team (currently consisting of 3 consultants and analysts but expanding rapidly) and contribute to the team’s strategy and direction, in close collaboration with the CEO.

  • Lead projects and project teams and ensure projects are delivered on budget, on time, within scope and of high quality.

  • Directly communicate with sales and project planning teams regarding project scopes for future projects and team resourcing.

Leadership / Supervision

  • Coach, guide and evaluate direct reports, guiding them in their professional development.

  • Provide tangible leadership and set a best practice example on project work.

  • Ensure that performance expectations are clear within the team and that performance is being effectively monitored.

  • Create a climate of trust and openness in the team and encourage a culture of recognition and constructive feedback.

  • Support/teach creativity and innovation in teams and act as an inspirational leader.

  • Provide a mentoring role to staff in relation to the development of technical expertise.

  • Build technical skills in Nexio Projects by developing others.

  • Participate in fortnightly Project Lead meetings and monthly PM strategy meetings.

  • Play an active role in the company’s management team and participate in quarterly board meetings.

What You'll Deliver:

  • Set time and quality targets for each project.

  • Support the development of a client focused organization.

  • Establish senior client relationships.

  • Lead creativity and innovation in teams.

  • Lead the improvement of current services and creation of new services in response to demand.

  • Lead research, content creation and marketing efforts of team, including the writing of though pieces and hosting of webinars.

  • Responsible for commercial results of the Climate Team.

  • Set all aspects of project culture including quality and prioritization of reviews.

  • Lead appraisal cycle of team members.

How You'll Deliver It:

  • Reconcile detail of project with big picture goals.

  • Plan and lead change to make it stick and drive scalability in line with Nexio’s ambitions.

  • Collaborate across teams and be able to leverage multiple disciplines in Nexio Projects.

  • Combine bold ambitions and high standards with resilience and tenacity.

  • Responsible for client management and delivery on specific projects.

  • Demonstrate Nexio Projects’ values and ethics and act as a strong Nexio Projects ambassador

Your Perks:

  • A dynamic, international, creative, and professional working environment.

  • An environment where entrepreneurialism and creativity are key.

  • Constant learning opportunities that enable you to grow and apply your knowledge on a variety of projects, with a training allowance per year (time and costs covered).

  • A flexible work environment where you are free to work from home for 50% of the time – if desired.

  • Transportation allowance, if necessary, although we highly encourage you to bike to work.

  • A free Swapfiets subscription, which you can also use in your own personal time.

  • Contribution towards wellbeing services (mental or physical health memberships/services).

  • An opportunity to deepen your knowledge and specialize in key sustainability topics that interest you most.

  • Fresh fruit and flowers delivery every week in the office.

  • A fun, friendly, start-up environment, with:

  • A gratitude award shared by colleagues sharing appreciation for each other’s work.

  • A weekly Friday evening drink to wrap up the week and get to know each other on a more personal level.

  • Quarterly team events.

  • Volunteering opportunities.

Some Logistics:

  • Location: Rotterdam

  • Optimal start date: 1 September 2021

  • Other: Presence required in the Rotterdam office (50/50 work from office, work from home policy). Nexio Projects takes every precaution necessary to minimize risk of COVID-19 infection among employees and adhere to all RIVM guideline.

If you're interested in learning more about this fantastic opportunity, please apply directly or contact Ricardo Pengel at Ricardo.Pengel@acre.com for more information.