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Senior Economic Consultant

AECOM

Manchester, United Kingdom

AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees — including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals — serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine’s annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World’s Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients’ projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion.

About the Business Line Economics
We provide services with a concentration in economic analysis. Our economic services encompass planning and programming, measuring and testing, and strategy and implementation for a broad range of clients.

Job Summary We are looking for a Senior Consultant to join our team to play a key role in developing our growing UK and international economic development business from our Manchester office.

Responsible as part of the Economics team at AECOM for the winning and delivery of 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 business cases and funding applications.
Case making for and feasibility of a wider range of economic development projects and programmes.
Design and manage 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 be helpful to have knowledge and experience of working across economic development including business growth, skills, innovation, inward investment, and land use planning
Responsible and accountable to a Project Director for the technical delivery of projects, or undertaking a significant technical role as part of an integrated project team on large assignments.
Responsible and accountable for Project Manager KPIs, including customer focus, project set up, communication & team management, risk management and quality, change control, commercial management, and safety health & environment.
Ownership of financial responsibilities with projects and assignments and expected to meet financial, marketing, and management goals.
Proactive and client focused, understanding the needs of the project and offering high quality, professional advice.
Work as a key member of teams on business development efforts. Perform a Bid Manager 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 teams and manage junior and graduate staff as appropriate.

Minimum Requirements Our professionals specialize in economic development, strategic planning, design and master planning. The Economics team have a very varied portfolio of work and undertake a wide range of analysis across the project life cycle from concept development through to evaluation of project impacts. Examples include:
The development of business cases and option appraisals for a projects and programmes with current work for Welsh Government, a number of Local Enterprise Partnerships and local authorities;
Economic Impact assessments of major infrastructure projects and mixed-use developments (including High Speed 2 and Thames Tunnel);
Economic strategy and policy development with work covering a range of sectors from Energy through to Advanced Manufacturing and different interventions including Enterprise Zones and Government support programmes
Undertaking research and evaluations for central government departments (including the BIS and Defra)

Preferred Qualifications

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