Consultant - Economist

About eftec

Economics for the Environment Consultancy Ltd ( is the UK's leading consultancy specialising in environmental economics. We are an independent company of people who want to use economic analysis to make a positive difference in the way decisions are made. If you are interested in applying environmental economics to real world problems, this is an ideal opportunity for you.

We specialise in analytical tools which we apply across a wide range of sectors and contexts including: natural capital, biodiversity and ecosystem services; health risks and impacts; economic and environmental management of chemicals; water and wastewater; agriculture, forestry and transport sectors; and addressing cross cutting challenges like land use and management and green infrastructure. Our clients include private, public and third sector organisations working in all aspects of the natural environment.

The Role

We are looking to recruit an economist to join our in-house team as a consultant specifically to contribute to our chemicals policy work. You will be expected to work on multiple projects, with oversight from project managers and directors, for a variety of clients within the public, private and third sector. You will contribute by undertaking economic analysis, writing reports, and some project management.

We are looking for strong proven numerical, analytical, and communication skills, as well as the ability to express complex ideas simply. You will be a highly motivated team player, flexible and willing to take responsibility. You must have interest in and knowledge of environmental issues and policy in the UK and EU.

You will be expected to quickly learn about chemicals policy and how to conduct economic analysis through internal training, attending webinars, and reading lists.


Essential skills include:

  • An undergraduate degree in Economics or a postgraduate degree with modules relevant to environmental economics or health impact assessments;
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in consultancy;
  • Experience of conducting socio economic analysis (SEA), cost benefit analysis (CBA), and impact assessments (IA);
  • Ability to write and communicate in English to a high standard; and
  • Strong organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise tasks.


Desirable skills include:

  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. environmental economics);
  • Experience in chemicals policy, in particular REACH Authorisation and Restriction
  • Knowledge of chemicals policy in the UK and Europe;
  • Experience in leading project teams and multiple projects; and
  • An ability to work in other European languages.


Benefits include:

  • A flexible and friendly work environment;
  • Competitive salary and a profit-share scheme;
  • Contribution to workplace pension;
  • 25 days’ annual leave per annum plus the UK public holidays;
  • Access to cutting edge academic, policy and business developments in environmental economics through our specialist network; and
  • Opportunity to take a stake in an independent business and its development.


Interested individuals should submit their cover letter, CV and a short sample of their writing as soon as possible (as we may start to contact candidates before the deadline closes) and no later than 30th June 2021. Applicants should include the extent to which they meet these essential and desirable skills in their cover letter. Applications failing to provide a cover letter explaining how they meet the essential criteria will not be responded to.

This call is open to those who already have the right to work in the UK.

An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.”

Application deadline: 30/06/2021

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £27,000.00-£32,000.00 per year