12 months ago
City Economics Consultant (LON0000I8)
: United Kingdom-London-London
: Economic Planning
City Economics Consultant - London
Would you like to join our City & Economics team in London? The team within Arup’s Integrated City Planning business is growing and has a new opportunity for a city economics consultant with a background in economics, financial or data analysis.
As a consultant, you will contribute to the projects across the team for a range of public and private sector clients. The primary responsibilities of this post include:
• Undertaking economic and data analysis
• Undertaking spreadsheet based economic, financial and data modelling
• Providing policy advice
Projects may range from research studies, business case development, feasibility studies, economic appraisal and providing policy and strategy advice. You will also be expected to work with colleagues from a range of disciplines and should have a policy interest in cities and city strategy. You will be expected to take part in Arup’s thought leadership in cities and to work across Arup’s disciplines with colleagues in Transport Consulting, Planning and Urban Design.
Nearly seventy percent of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2030. They are the world’s engines for growth and will drive future prosperity: cities are the places that drive the economy, that address global issues, and that provide the innovations of the future. Cities also face many challenges, including providing high quality transportation systems to service economic need, to encourage investment, and to contribute to a high quality of life of citizens. The relationship between transit, housing, spatial planning and agglomeration access is also becoming more widely acknowledged, meaning that decision makers increasingly value strategic, integrated advice that takes account of the intertwining of the different systems.
As part of Arup’s Integrated City Planning practice, the City Economics team provides strategy, policy, economic and business planning services to high-profile clients on the most important issues that are faced by cities. The team has advised the most important clients in this space, has developed powerful collaborations with some of the leading thinkers and lobbyists, and is at the forefront of thinking on a range of issues that will shape cities’ development, including transport strategy as well as economic development and regeneration policy. We now invite you to join us to help shape a better world.
Skills/Experience required for the role
• Educated to degree level, numerate, and an experienced user of MS Office software, particularly MS Excel
• Typically, 2-5 years’ experience in business case, policy advice, economic research and analysis
• Experience in developing or running complex economic or financial models
• Experience working in a related field, for example for a consultancy, or elsewhere in the public or private sector
• A keen interest in cities, economics, transport and infrastructure and an appreciation of the challenges and opportunities that they face, along with an understanding of the interaction of transport and other major policy areas (housing, funding and financing, quality of life, and others)
Desirable Skills and Knowledge
• Experience working directly with clients
• Previous consultancy experience
• Knowledge and experience of statistical techniques including regression analysis
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Shape your time with us
How can we best work with you? Whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle, it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours. At Arup you have access to a range of flexible working options – including flexible start and finish times, working from home or working part-time. If you're interested in any of these options, please let us know when you apply and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.
Reward and Benefits
We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.
Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.
In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.
Closing date for applications - 2nd November