Senior/ Associate Economist
London, GB
5d ago

Senior / Associate Economist

From helping shape entire cities to tackling the challenge of climate action, a career at Buro Happold presents the chance to make a difference.

With a world class reputation, our work and our people have delivered positive change to clients, the environment, and communities alike.

If you want to be part of something bigger, this is your chance.

Operating in 25 locations worldwide, with 54 partners and over 1,900 employees; for over 40 years we are a world-class global practice of engineers, consultants and advisers.

We are looking for a Senior Consultant / Associate Economist with a background in economic development to help the immediate team and wider business shape creative solutions to address the challenges facing cities around the world.

This Will Encompass :

  • Actively supporting consulting technical solutions; ensuring the delivery of client outputs that adapts to their understanding, experience and needs
  • Undertaking project delivery work through field trips, phone and face to face interviews, desk research and team discussions
  • Working with a broad range of in-house disciplines engineers, planners, GIS experts and architects
  • Monitoring and managing the successful delivery of projects in this context and in terms of technical quality, timely delivery, financial performance and client satisfaction.
  • We are looking for :

  • An ability to provide consultancy advice including in relation to economic development strategy and vision, integrated urban development, and feasibility studies
  • Research and analytical experience of undertaking business case analysis and economic appraisals of policy and projects
  • Quantitative economic and financial modelling and analysis to :
  • Develop business case to appraise financial viability of development and infrastructure projects
  • Identify economic and social needs and demands for development and infrastructure
  • Undertake demand assessments and competitiveness analysis
  • Experience of working in both the UK and internationally supporting public and private sector clients
  • Previous experience of developing economic development strategy for cities and regions is desirable, as well as the undertaking of economic appraisal and economic impact assessment, and use of financial or business case modelling techniques for urban, infrastructure, environmental and digital interventions, as well
  • Involvement in sector market studies, trade analysis, sector value chain analysis, data mining and urban and social informatics, all of which are desirable for this role
  • Demonstrable use of relevant software including :
  • Statistical packages - SPSS, Stata
  • Spatial data analysis Arcview, QGIS, R
  • Business intelligence software MS Power BI, Tableau.
  • Essential minimum 2 : 1 honours degree in economics, statistics or social sciences as well as Essential postgraduate degree in a subject area related to economics, urban development or data science
  • Relevant previous experience in an economic consulting post.
  • Our Economics team has developed a growing international portfolio of economic development and urban regeneration projects.

  • In this position, you will have the opportunity to take the lead on a number of engaging projects within the group covering a wide range of issues - from industrial and sector strategy;
  • enterprise and SME development; capability development; urban resilience and infrastructure development and at all levels from regional planning through to development of key sites within cities.


    Send your application to Buro Happold and take the first step on a journey to fulfilling your potential.

    Buro Happold is proud to be a practice of a diverse range of professionals that reflects the countries in which we operate.

    In order to truly benefit from this diversity we must create an environment in which employees feel they can be themselves.

    Buro Happold actively promotes inclusivity across the practice to enable every individual to reach their full potential, feeling included is good for all of us.

    This begins with a fair and inclusive recruitment process which focuses on your skills, competencies and experiences in relation to the role.

    We understand that through collaboration, diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative and elegant solutions.

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