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Environmental/ecological Economist


Our Transport practice in Dublin includes a team of economists that provides consultancy services to a range of clients in Ireland and the EU as a whole. This consultancy team currently has a vacancy for a Senior Consultant in economics (Economist) with academic training in and, ideally, experience of environmental economic analysis and research, consultancy public service or industry capacity. Job Responsibilities : + Technical leadership of teams carrying out economic consulting studies + Managing the relationship between AECOM and clients as studies are completed + Communicating the results of our work to a range of audiences + Identifying opportunities for the AECOM economics team, and working with the head of the team to convert these into sales + Research including literature reviews of existing academic and grey material + Analysis of quantitative and financial data using spreadsheet software + Statistical analysis of data using statistical software and preparation of graphs, charts and tables communicating findings + Primary research including quantitative and qualitative interviewing under supervision of experienced staff + Drafting of text describing results of this work + Participating in analysis and problem solving Minimum Requirements + he successful candidate will be an economics graduate, preferably with a masters degree, with experience working in a similar role in a transport consultancy, a specialist economic consultancy or as an independent consultant. The successful candidate would join a team carrying our economic consulting and evaluation in the field of transport, water and wider policy areas. + The Dublin based AECOM economics team delivers economic consulting services to clients in Ireland the UK and across Europe. This work is carried out by a core team in Dublin and a network of staff with economic, environmental and engineering expertise. + The team provides economic input into transportation and infrastructure projects. It prepares Economic Impact Assessments and Cost Benefit Analyses. The team is also involved in the evaluation of public spending programmes, and provides economic advice to a variety of policy makers. The team also provides economic analysis and advice in wider policy issues to private and public sector clients. Our current portfolio of works comprises a diverse mix of Irish and European studies. A selection of our recent projects includes: + Business Case Guidelines for Irish Water + Research and evaluation advice for the Transport Infrastructure Ireland including development of aspects of their Project Appraisal Guidelines + Economics advisory services for National Transport Authority of Ireland + A long-term evaluation project on the introduction of sustainable travel measures in pilot “Smarter Travel Areas” in Ireland + A business case for the “BusConnects” programme for the National Transport Authority + Post Review Reviews of major transport infrastructure and programmes + Various cost benefit analyses – economic and financial appraisals for public sector projects, according to the Public Spending Code + Economic advice on tourism Preferred Qualifications + BA Economics or similar field + Masters degree in related field preferable, including: economics, economic development, public policy, finance, business and spatial planning. 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.

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