Cebr has an exciting opening for an experienced economist to lead and manage our Infrastructure, Environment and Local Growth team. The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of the team’s activities, including setting a business development strategy, winning and delivering work, and managing staff. As a senior manager, you will work closely with the other departmental heads, the Chief Executive and the Chairman to develop the company’s overall strategy, plan resources and take responsibility for its financial performance.
The Infrastructure, Environment and Local Growth team is a small but growing business within Cebr, complementing the two other main departments – Economics and Business Advisory and Forecasting and Thought Leadership. The team undertakes a wide variety of public and private sector assignments across a number of fields, from appraisal and impact assessments of transport and digital infrastructure investment to local growth strategies and strategic housing research. The team has a collaborative ethos and often leads multi-disciplinary teams of experts, including planning and engineering sub-contractors, to deliver larger public sector contracts. The successful candidate will be expected to build on the existing platform of business that has been developed over the last few years and to develop the team’s commercial offer including, potentially, in new directions such as decarbonisation.
The successful candidate will have an excellent academic record, together with at least ten years’ experience in at least one area of relevant applied economics, in either the public or private sector. Relevant areas include transport, digital, housing, local and regional development, energy, environment.
As a small company, Cebr requires its staff to have a flexible, ‘can do’ attitude and a willingness to take responsibility to deliver high calibre work to clients on time and within budget. In return, it offers a friendly, intellectually stimulating environment with excellent opportunities for talented people to undertake interesting and rewarding work and rapidly develop their careers. The Infrastructure, Environment and Local Growth team has an order book of work and a network of existing clients but there will also be ample scope to develop and grow the team and the activities it undertakes according to the new Head of Department’s own vision.
We are located in bustling EC1V, the heart of London’s Flat White Economy, and you will be expected to be spend part of your time in the office in most weeks This is your chance to join one of Britain’s busiest and most influential economics consultancies, providing innovative, high quality advice to a wide range of government and corporate organisations, both in the UK and overseas.
Salary / benefits
Cebr is recruiting for an economist to start in Summer 2021 as a Graduate economist in the Economic Advisory team.
We have in mind someone who graduated recently, ideally with a pure Economics degree at Bachelor or Masters level, or who has been working as an economist for less than three years.
There are five broad elements to the job.
The main role will involve providing economics solutions to clients’ problems. The projects we work on vary widely, across the Economic Advisory, Environment, Infrastructure and Local Growth, and Forecasting and Thought Leadership teams.
Economists would aim to develop responsibilities along the following lines fairly quickly, depending on the projects available and their workload and aptitude:
Progression is achieved on merit and depending on business considerations. Senior economists are expected to have substantial competence in, and a track record of, quantitative economic analysis and writing reports using a variety of data, and manipulation of large datasets.
Characteristics we are seeking:
If you wish to join our friendly team of academically strong client-facing economic consultants, then you will need to convince us that you have at least:
If you are interested in joining the team please get in touch. Send a CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, also noting whether you are eligible to work in UK.
Competitive salary plus a generous bonus system which pays on both ‘sales’ and ‘delivery’ of work. Auto-enrolment in the People’s Pension.