AECOM Senior Economist - Economic Development in Manchester, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - Greater Manchester, Manchester
Senior Economist, Economic Development
AECOM is a multidisciplinary consultancy aligning creative, analytical and technical expertise to enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Our planners, economists, designers, environmental specialists, architects, engineers, programme managers and technicians work collaboratively to address complex challenges at all scales. We regenerate urban areas, cities and regions, create distinctive buildings and public spaces, plan for the management of open space and natural systems, and design and deliver major transport and infrastructure programmes and projects. Our work helps realise the aspirations of clients and communities in more than 100 countries.
AECOM’s Economic Development practitioners have been instrumental in forging collaborations to reposition local economies, design master plans, execute regeneration strategies, create more sustainable environments, formulate comprehensive plans, produce and review business plans and adopt regulatory and financing strategies that enable effective implementation. We are adept at working in multidisciplinary teams.
We work at all scales – regional, rural, urban, community, district, and site. Working with our clients and their constituents, we position places to unlock opportunities that meet our client’s economic, environmental, and social goals.
Now part of AECOM’s new UK&I Urban Advisory business, the Economic Development team is one of the leading consultancy teams in the UK working on a wide range of economic development projects in the UK and overseas. Currently these include major projects such as the A303 Stonehenge Tunnel, High Speed 2, Crossrail 2 and Sutton Link Extension as well as a wide range of mixed use developments. We also complete numerous commissions for Local Enterprise Partnerships, Local Authorities and City Regions covering business case development, infrastructure and Enterprise Zone bids and the development of transport, economic, spatial and infrastructure strategies to drive economic growth and productivity improvements.
We are now looking for a Senior Economist to join our team to support our expanding UK and international economic development business from our London base.
Responsible as part of the Economics and Economic Development team at AECOM for helping to win and deliver significant projects in the UK and overseas covering:
Economic growth, sectoral and other spatial strategies from local to national level in the UK and overseas.
Socio-economic impact assessments of infrastructure and development schemes to support planning applications, business cases and funding bids.
Case making for and feasibility of a wider range of economic development projects and programmes.
Design and complete primary and secondary research projects and data analysis to develop a compelling evidence base.
Evaluations of projects, programmes and policies to show impact and value for money.
It would also be helpful to have knowledge and experience of work in one or more of the following areas: market research and modelling (e.g. covering industrial sectors, retail and/or housing market research); Business planning and feasibility studies for economic development projects; Economic and socioeconomic impact assessments; Regeneration strategies and local economic development and sectoral strategies; and evaluations.
Responsible and accountable to a Director or Associate Director for the technical delivery of small projects, or undertaking a technical role as part of an integrated project team on large assignments.
Proactive in being client focused, understanding the needs of the project and offering high quality, professional economic development and related advice.
Provide support on business development efforts and develop business awareness through resource and project management. Over time develop a project management role in business development and work winning.
Committed to continuing professional development and career progression and encouraging others to do the same. We will support you and invest in you through our career development and leadership potential programmes.
Provide guidance to junior staff within studio and over time start to manage junior and graduate staff.
An ability to create justifications for investment based on sound evidence and argument for a range of different project and programme types including property development, economic development, transport, housing, employment, skills and training amongst others.
A track record in economic development with some specialised areas. This could include land use planning and property development, transport and infrastructure projects, business support, employment and skills, inward investment and other relevant areas.
A portfolio of work which demonstrates excellent technical, literacy and numeracy skills.
Detailed analytic and numerical skills supported by spreadsheet and other software skills
A track record of contributing to innovative economic development solutions and working across complex local, regional and national stakeholder relationships.
A highly motivated individual with excellent communication skills.
A team player who can work as part of wide project teams including other technical specialists.
- Degree in geography, economics or a related discipline and a Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in a similar field, or overall equivalent experience.
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our
core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Economics
Business Line Buildings & Places
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 213016BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.