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Jacobs Principal Economist in Manchester, United Kingdom

Our People & Places Solutions business – reinforces our drive to improve the lives of people everywhere and epitomizes the "why" of what we do – the tremendous positive impact and value our solutions bring to our communities and society as a whole. From facilities delivering life-saving therapies and ensuring clean water to enabling the connection of people through all modes of transportation and providing access to technology – we're integrating a multitude of these solution elements to build the smart environments of tomorrow.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

About the opportunity

Our immediate team within Jacobs is nearly 70 strong and spread throughout the UK with an office in Bologna, Italy. 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 our team at Principal Economist level, with specific experience in people management, project management and business development. The preferred location for this role is Manchester although we can also support the role from our Edinburgh, London or Birmingham offices, we are all working remotely during this period. The role will primarily involve supporting our work within inclusive growth in the oversight and delivery of technical work and developing proposals for our clients.

Our work is varied covering the water, environment, rail and highways sectors. Some of our leading projects include: Kendal Flood Alleviation Scheme, Western Rail Link to Heathrow, Dublin BusConnects, Oxford to Cambridge Expressway, East West Rail, Haweswater Aqueduct Resilience Programme, and HS2.

The role responsibilities would include;

  • Leading technically complex programmes of work

  • Supporting business development by contributing to proposals, marketing and thought leadership initiatives

  • Providing management and technical oversight of junior staff

  • Taking responsibility for specific areas of technical analysis

  • Presenting analysis and recommendations to clients and internal teams

  • Promoting Inclusive Growth capabilities within Jacobs internationally

  • Contributing more widely to the growth and development of the Strategic Consulting unit.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Demonstrable experience of Environmental Impact Assessment, Development Consent Order, TAG UNIT A4.2 Distributional Impact Appraisal, health impact assessment, health economics, and equalities assessment

  • Experience of delivering work across a range of disciplines and sectors

  • Working knowledge of the Social Value Act (2012), the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and other legislation and initiatives relevant to social value and inclusive growth.

  • Ability to provide thought leadership to advance methodologies in a rapidly evolving field of economic analysis

  • Ability to work under pressure to deliver quality bids adhering to organisational governance to a specific deadline

  • Experiencing of identifying and resolving client challenges

  • Strong analytical skills and numerical literacy

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and presentation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and confidence when interacting with others

  • Experience in managing and developing people

Why Jacobs?

We clear the way for inventive thinking so you have the support, means and space to deliver the boldest solutions for the extraordinary and every day. Jacobs. A world where you can.

Our Culture:

We’re invested in you and your success. Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees.

We aim to make inclusion and diversity core attributes of our identity, embedded in all our employment and business practices in all locations. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit www.vercida.co.uk to view and access our roles.

As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact the team here (https://www.jacobs.com/contact/careers2) .

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

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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