Principal/Senior Economist

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We are looking for a consultant with experience in infrastructure economics (this includes all types of infrastructure). The ideal skills for this position are as follows: - Familiarity with one or more of the following packages: Stata, R, SAS, EViews, ArcGIS, - Experience working in multidisciplinary teams, - Experience in academic and/or market research, - Proposal and report writing skills, - Familiarity with evaluation frameworks, such as the Treasury's Social Cost Benefit Analysis framework and Waka Kotahi's Monetised Benefits and Costs Manual. Client management and networking skills will be a bonus.

About us

Principal Economics is a leading economic consultancy providing evidence-based decision support for public and private clients. We have been working on a range of important topics around infrastructure, transport, housing, inequality, climate change, social policy, and disruptive technologies (amongst other topics). We have a flat organization chart. Each project is led by the Director and is supported by our economists. We strive to recruit and develop talented people to work together to produce meaningful economic analysis and to create a positive impact on our clients and society.

Qualifications and experience

We prioritise experienced candidates, with a minimum of five years relevant experience working in local or central government or consulting firms. Preferably you hold a postgraduate degree or higher qualification in Economics, Finance, or related studies.

Application close

We encourage early applications as we begin shortlisting as we receive applications.

Benefits of pursuing a career with Principal Economics

You will work on a wide variety of interesting and challenging projects, covering a range of policy and research environments. This provides you with the opportunity to work with top corporations, government bodies and academics. The opportunity will provide a very steep learning curve, coupled with a supportive and collaborative team. You can pursue your passion for analytics, economics, policy or client management and marketing. We understand the importance of work/life balance and offer flexible working arrangements. We will provide our employees with access to our gym. Our hybrid working model means we expect most people to combine coming into the office with working remotely, either from home or elsewhere. We are encouraging a 60:40 split either way, with a full-time colleague typically being in the office 2-3 days a week. How you split your time will depend on the meetings in your diary, projects you may be working on, the time of the role etc - we want you to be able to embrace the flexibility while thinking about what works best for the company, your clients and you.

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