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AECOM Tourism Economist / Research Analyst in Shatin, N.T., Hong Kong

Job Summary

Job Summary

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 Economics practitioners have been instrumental in forging collaborations to reposition local and regional economies, design master plans, execute development strategies, create more sustainable environments, formulate comprehensive plans, produce and review business plans and adopt 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 stakeholders, we position places to unlock opportunities that meet our client’s goals.

AECOM’s Economics Team is one of the leading and growing leisure and entertainment-specialist consultancy teams in Asia working on a wide range of major consulting projects across the region. We are now looking for a Tourism Economist / Research Analyst to join our team to support our expanding international tourism and leisure development business based in Hong Kong.


  • Support domestic and international project teams on tourism, leisure, entertainment, and real estate development consultancy projects

  • Research, prepare and project local, regional and international economic and demographic indicators

  • Perform in-person and telephone interviews for competitive market assessments, as they relate to commercial, leisure and tourism projects.

  • Assist to design and complete primary and secondary research projects and data analysis to develop a compelling evidence base

  • Gather data to inform spatial strategies and programs for development projects

  • Draft and prepare professional PowerPoint reports based on research outcomes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Economics, Tourism, Geography, Real Estate, Business Studies, or other related disciplines.

  • 2 Years+ required relevant experience

  • Prior consulting experience strongly preferred, but non-consultant candidates with relevant research experience will be considered.

  • A strong sense of commitment, a willingness to learn, and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline-driven team environment.

  • Analytical, with experience reviewing and analyzing social-economic data set, and detail-oriented.

  • Excellent communication and writing skills in Mandarin Chinese are a must. Fluency in spoken and written English preferred.

  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office essential.

  • Proficiency and experience in report writing

  • Proactive in being client-focused, understanding the needs of the project and offering high quality, professional advice.

Preferred Qualifications

same as above.

What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you’re working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion – a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts – planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers – leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let’s get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Economics

Business Line U&P

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Hong Kong

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 265786BR

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.