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Graduate Consultant - Economic Development


London, United Kingdom

Job Summary
The Economic Development and Regeneration team in London is looking to recruit two Economic Development & Regeneration Consultants. You will have an analytical mind, be flexible and organised to work on a wide range of projects at once. You should have an interest in a broad range of work in economic development and regeneration, research and quantitative and qualitative analysis.
The work of the Economic Development and Regeneration team is extremely varied and includes: socio-economic research and impact assessments; advice on major economic development projects and services; sector and infrastructure studies; cost-benefit analyses; business case development/economic appraisal; and surveys of employment land and business sentiment. Recent and current projects include:
Strategic economic, land use and development analysis for Crossrail 2 and the Sutton Tram Extension
Business case support for seven Local Enterprise Partnerships and other bodies nationally;
Infrastructure studies for most of the counties in SE England, feeding into Councils’ Local Plans;
Socio-economic, health and community impact assessments for High Speed 2, the third Menai crossing and A303 Stonehenge scheme;
RC100 Resilience Strategies for Paris and Ramallah and major overseas city scale projects such Jazan Economic City; and
Local economic assessments and business surveys for London Boroughs.

Job Details:

This is an entry level position for a University Graduate or a recent graduate. He or she will be highly numerate, comfortable with quantitative data and analysis and will be responsible for the basic core research of the project. This can involve conducting internet or desk research, gathering information through phone or face to face interviews and site visits, or generating demographic information. The consultant is responsible for making the information comprehensible and for providing a base analysis for its meanings and implications, including providing well-written inputs into reports.
Data collection, primary research, literature reviews and undertaking consultation with a range of stakeholders utilising a range of methods (e.g. telephone, face-to-face and electronic)
Delivery of high-quality quantitative and qualitative analysis and research across a number of short and longer term projects
Interpretation of technical information/analysis in a clear, concise and credible manner, inputting into reports and proposals
Helping to identify project opportunities for the team
Supporting the creation of presentations for clients and internal presentations
Providing a range of other ad hoc advice and support for the team, such as proposals and marketing input.
The graduate will work as part of a team under the direction of Associates and Project Managers working on projects throughout the UK and Ireland. They will be paired with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects.

Minimum Requirements

Be highly numerate.
Have a keen interest in drivers of economic growth in different geographies including infrastructure and land use.
Be computer proficiency with the Microsoft office suite including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Hold strong interpersonal skills, and have the confidence to conduct face to face and telephone interviews.
Be comfortable in dealing with quantitative and qualitative data and analysis from primary and secondary sources.
Possess a writing ability that is coherent, grammatically correct, analytical, and professional.
A good listener accepting of input from team members.
A team player with a positive attitude who is highly motivated and proactive.
Flexible in work approach and willing to travel to other offices when required.
Effective time management and the ability to multi-task.
Able to demonstrate a commitment to continued education and improvement through participating in our approved training schemes.
Although not essential it would be beneficial if the ideal candidates has experience and/or an interest in GIS, research or design (e.g. survey and sample design).

Preferred Qualifications

Hold a 2.1 or First Class honors degree in Geography, Economics, Town Planning,Sustainability or another relevant degree.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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