Consultant (Environmental Economist)

Employer
Eunomia Research & Consulting Ltd
Location
Bristol
Salary
£28,000 to £31,000 depending on skills and experience.
Closing date
18 Sep 2020
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Location:

Bristol.

Homeworking during the COVID-19 pandemic is permitted.

Hours of Work:

Full time, 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, between hours of 08:00 - 18:00.

Start Date:

As soon as possible. Please indicate your earliest possible start date on the application form.

About the Company:

Eunomia Research & Consulting is an independent and ethical environmental consultancy. We are a mission-oriented business and our goal is to be influential in bringing about positive change: we embrace this in all that we do.

Eunomia work primarily in the fields of waste management, resource efficiency, low carbon energy, marine planning and climate change mitigation. We employ around 100 staff and have offices in Bristol, London, Manchester, Brussels, Athens, New York and Auckland.

Job description:

You will be involved in a range of tasks including desktop research, technical report writing, contributing to bids, complex excel based modelling and preparing presentations for clients. You will be involved in multiple projects at once; including assessing economic and financial instruments, market analysis, cost-benefit analysis, environmental evaluation, and ex ante assessment of proposed EU and UK policy proposals. You will be flexible, comfortable under pressure, have a strong work ethic, and an ability to learn technical work in a range of areas. You will be a self-starter, highly organised, and share our commitment to a high quality of work. A personal interest in, and commitment to, environmental and sustainability issues is expected.

Essential Criteria:

  • A degree in economics or related numerate discipline;
  • 2+ years demonstrable experience of delivering economic analysis using a range of tools within the sustainability/ environmental / policy sector including at least two of the following:
  • Ability to conduct cost-benefit analysis;
  • Undertaking ex-ante policy appraisal;
  • Analysing of shifts in supply and demand as a result of policy changes;
  • Undertaking financial cost modelling;
  • Knowledge/experience of environmental valuation using advanced non-market valuation techniques.
  • Strong technical understanding of a range of sustainability/ environmental issues from an economics viewpoint;
  • Excellent research and data analysis skills; and
  • Demonstrable experience of strong verbal and written communication skills including technical report writing.

Desirable:

  • Experience of econometric modelling using R, Stata, SPSS or other data analysis software packages;
  • Knowledge/experience of time-series forecasting; and
  • A Masters (or higher) degree in economics or environmental economics.

Remuneration:

£28,000 to £31,000 depending on skills and experience.

Benefits:

  • Private healthcare;
  • Employee assistance programme;
  • Group pension;
  • Death in service scheme; and
  • Income protection scheme (after completion of probationary period)

Holiday Entitlement:

24 days per year (plus Bank Holidays) rising by 1 day each year to a maximum of 30 days per year.

Application Information:

In order to be considered all applications should be submitted electronically to jobs @eunomia.co.uk and must include the following:

  1. A formal covering letter should be submitted (maximum 2 pages of A4) addressed to Gavin Bailey summarising your reasons for applying for the post, your suitability for the post and why you would like to work for Eunomia.
  2. A completed application form which should be downloaded from http://www.eunomia.co.uk/about-us/working-eunomia/
  3. The deadline for applications is 9am 18th September 2020.
  4. If your application is successfully shortlisted, you will be invited to complete an online Numerical Reasoning test ahead of first interviews.
  5. First interviews will be held via video conferencing and are anticipated to be in w/c 28th September 2020. First interviews will consist of a question & answer interview and you will also be asked to prepare a short presentation, the topic will be given upon invitation to interview.
  6. Second interviews, if required, are anticipated to be in w/c 5th October 2020.

Hardcopy applications and CV-only applications will not be considered. If you do have any queries please submit these by email or phone to: jobs @eunomia.co.uk | 0117 917 2250

The Company reserves the right not to appoint anyone if no suitable candidates come forward.

Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to Equal Opportunities and is a Living Wage employer. Company no. 4150627

Eunomia Research & Consulting is committed to protecting data and respecting the privacy of persons it deals with.  In so doing, we comply with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) 2018.  We confirm that in the event you apply for a role within Eunomia, your details will be securely held by the company in line with the company’s Privacy Policy which is available on Eunomia’s website. We encourage you to read this policy in order that you understand our legitimate reasons for processing your data, as well as your rights with regard to submitting your personal information to us with regard to recruitment.

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