Senior Consultant – Economic Valuation

Location:         London (subject to working arrangements in response to Covid-19 epidemic)
Contract:         Full-time
Salary:             £35-50k per annum, depending on experience
Deadline:        30th November 2020

Economics for the Environment Consultancy Ltd (www.eftec.co.uk) 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.

We are looking to recruit an economist to join our in-house team as a senior consultant, focusing on our economic valuation work using non-market valuation methods to support policy- and decision-making. You will be expected to manage multiple projects, with oversight from project directors, for a variety of clients within the public, private and third sector. You will lead the design and implementation of projects using a range of qualitative and quantitative research methods. You will coordinate the work of the eftec team and subcontractors and will be the first point of contact for your clients. 

We are looking for strong proven project management, 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.

Essential skills include:

  • An undergraduate degree in Economics or a postgraduate degree with modules relevant to environmental economics;
  • At least 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in consultancy;
  • Experience of practically applying non-market valuation methods to support policy- and decision-making, including revealed preference methods and stated preference methods (both contingent valuation and choice modelling approaches);
  • Experience of applying non-market value evidence in policy analysis and/or investment planning, including socio economic analysis (SEA), cost benefit analysis (CBA), and impact assessments (IA);
  • Working knowledge of and ability to interpret a wide range of statistical and econometric analysis techniques;
  • Experience in leading project teams and multiple projects;
  • Ability to write and communicate in English to a high standard; and
  • Strong organisational skills, with an ability to prioritise tasks.

Desirable skills include:

  • Experience of applying non-market valuation methods in environment and regulated utilities sectors, or related areas (e.g. transport);
  • Experience of applying qualitative research methods (depth interviews, focus groups, deliberative groups) to complement quantitative research;
  • A postgraduate degree in a relevant subject (e.g. environmental economics); 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;
  • 30 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 November 2020. Applicants should include in their cover letter to what extent they meet these essential and desirable skills. Applications failing to meet the essential criteria (especially at least 5 years’ experience, expertise in non-market valuation methods and academic background requirements) may not be responded to.

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

email:  jobs@eftec.co.uk