Jacobs Technical Director - Economics in London, United Kingdom

Technical Director - Economics


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverseproviders of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services forindustrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 74,000 people globally, our teams collaborate,innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of thegreatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment forour people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growingbusiness.

The Economics team at Jacobs is nearly 50 strong and spread throughout the UK. We undertake consultancy work for both public and private sector clients, covering research projects to inform policy development along with economic appraisal to inform decision making at all levels; policy, plans and projects. We work closely with colleagues across the company to ensure an integrated approach to sustainability is applied on all projects.

We are looking for an experienced Economist to join the team with. specific experience in people management, project management and business development. The preferred location for this role is London.

Primary Job Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the role are:

  • Take responsibility for specific areas of analysis and research.

  • Lead project teams, manage and develop junior members of the staff.

  • Manage projects, monitoring project financial performance and developing client relationships.

  • Write and review client reports.

  • Secure work and support business development.


Essential criteria.

  • Experience in the provision of economic advice to clients

  • Strong academic economics or business training

  • Flexibility to undertake economic analysis in a variety of disciplines and/or industries

  • Experience and interest in developing business opportunities

  • 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 managing people

Desirable criteria

  • Project management certification

  • Management consulting experience

  • Multilingual

Salary & Benefits

JACOBS offer Competitive Salary and Benefit Packages to all employees. The flexible benefits programme allows employees to tailor the benefits to their lifestyle, e.g. additional personal insurances, buy and sell holidays etc.

Our Culture

At Jacobs we have recently celebrated 10 years of our culture of caring- ‘ BeyondZero ’.We see safety differently - we strive to goBeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees firstin everything we do.We are committed toequality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science& Engineering)initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will haveaccess to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on

inclusion anddiversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:


We encourage applicationsfrom candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.

Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline PersonnelSecurity Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo variouschecks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History andCriminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria,then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

JACOBS is an EqualOpportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.

Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London

Req ID: EU/0002C7