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Economist (Principal/Associate Director)

Location: Birmingham
Company: Jacobs
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Your Impact:
This an exciting opportunity for a senior Economist to join the Strategic Planning, Business Case & Economics team at Principal or Associate Director level. If you have specific experience of people management, project management and business development and want to be involved with some of the most high-profile programmes and projects across the UK and Europe, then we want to hear from you.
This role can be based at any of our UK offices and we also offer a hyrbid model of both home and office working.
About the Opportunity
You will support our head of practice and sector leads in infrastructure economics, environmental economics, cities and regional development and inclusive growth in growing the team and quality assurance.
Key responsibilities include:
• Technical project leader of technically complex programmes of work, with frequent client exposure as the key point of contact
• Maintenance and development of client relationships and ability to address and resolve client issues or difficulties
• Developing business and winning work from key existing clients and extending our client base further
• Coaching and management of junior and mid-level staff
Here's What You'll Need:
• Industry recognised in technical excellence in project delivery and subject matter expertise in economics
• Experience of winning and delivering work across a range of sectors including for development economics, environmental economics and infrastructure economics
• Strong track record of supporting the shaping and delivery business plans and strategies
• Strong academic record in relevant field
• Experience in the provision of economic advice to clients and developing scheme for funding purposes
• Ability to act as capture manager for large opportunities
• Flexibility to undertake economic analysis in a variety of sectors and/or industries
• An understanding of the governance of public organisations and how the funding approvals process works
• Strong analytical skills and financial literacy
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and presentation skills, are essential.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence when interacting with others
• Experience in managing people
Ideally, here's what you'll also have:
• Project management certification
• Recognised expertise in certain areas of economic assessment
• Experience developing the careers of others
• Management consulting experience
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About Jacobs
At Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40+ countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.
People are Jacobs' greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.
In addition to the benefits you'd expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay, free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations. Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We're happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.
Our Culture
Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs.
We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity - ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women's - find out more about our employee networks here.
Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.com to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role
If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.
Your application experience is important to us and we're keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.
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