Transport Economist - London

09 May 2016
16 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch.

CH2M are recruiting for a Transport Economist to join their London based Transport Planning & Advisory team.

CH2M's thriving Transport Planning & Advisory business provides advice to public and private sector organisations in the both the UK and overseas. Within this business our Economics & Financial Analysis team is looking to recruit a principal transport economist to help develop our business further and deliver projects for key clients - including HS2 Limited, Transport for London, Department for Transport, Crossrail, Highways Agency, Network Rail, Financiers and Transport Operators.  

Key projects include high-profile rail franchising Technical Advisor roles for DfT, Crossrail 2 business case development and the economic appraisal for the £5 billion Lower Thames Crossing highways project.
We are looking for a candidate with experience in the delivery of projects and management of activities involving economic appraisal, cost benefit analysis, demand forecasting and operating cost forecasting.

Job Responsibilities
Working closely with the senior leadership group in the Economics Team, their responsibilities will include:
• Technical workstream leader.
• Coaching and management of junior staff.
• Maintenance and development of client relationships.
• Working with other senior leaders to develop business and win work from key clients.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
• Experience of delivering and managing transport economics activities.
• Proven application of industry standard frameworks such as WebTAG, PDFH and BCDM.
• Highly numerate, with strong track record in developing/implementing complex spreadsheet models.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to deliver technical outputs on time and on budget.
• Understanding of the UK transport industry and roles of the various organisations.
• Demonstrable ability to develop client relationships.
• Established technical work stream leader with proven commercial acumen.
• Ambition to play a key role in the development of the business moving forward.
• Demonstrable experience of taking senior roles in teams in a project environment.
• Collaborative and team player able to develop business relationships and work across our business.
• First degree in economics or a relevant numerate discipline, ideally with a similar. 
• Masters-level qualification.

Our Culture:  Safety & health conscious, flexible working conditions, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers. 

Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner 'Engineers without Borders', 'Water for People' and 'Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry.

Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M.

Please note that for this role we are only considering applications from candidates with valid working rights for the UK.  CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position. 

Job Location CH2M, LondonLondon, GB
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