Wood is currently recruiting for an Environmental Economist at Associate Director grade in any one of the following offices: London, Bristol, Reading, Edinburgh or Brussels.
Wood’s Environmental Policy and Economics team is at the forefront of providing policy, technical, scientific and economic advice on the development and implementation of environmental policy and strategic business response to policy. We provide consultancy services for national Governments, European Union institutions, international organisations (e.g. the United Nations and World Bank), industry associations and companies. We have a reputation for robust and impartial analysis, meaning that our projects directly influence the development and improvement of environmental, health and safety policies in the UK, EU and beyond.
This is one of two open positions for Environmental Economists, who will help grow our European environmental policy and economics business. These roles will support our work covering policy areas including air quality, industrial emissions, hazardous chemicals, climate change, water, waste and resources, natural capital and ecosystem services. You will be joining the business at an exciting time, with a strong forward workload, and an ambitious strategy for growth.
The roles require proven experience in applying socio-economic techniques to environmental and other policies at national and/or international level, including cost-benefit and cost effectiveness analysis; ex-post evaluation; impact assessment; valuation of human health and environmental effects of policies; and assessing economic competitiveness.
This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate, with excellent opportunities for career development, exposure to diverse projects as well as international travel in a friendly and supportive environment. Applications from those with European language skills are particularly welcome. Our team is based across the UK and in Brussels, but work with colleagues across the globe.
The successful candidate will oversee multiple (and sometimes complex) consultancy projects covering environmental economics and policy. This role will provide technical and commercial oversight; promote the use of innovative techniques and approaches to project delivery; and support development and mentoring of project managers and other team members.
The successful candidate will work in multi-disciplinary teams, contributing to policy development, implementation and evaluation; cost-benefit analysis; socio-economic analysis; model development; information/ data collection and analysis; stakeholder consultation; report writing and verbal presentation.
As the Associate Director, the successful candidate will lead the preparation of complex proposals, maintaining senior level contacts in client organisations and taking responsibility for securing work with key clients to meet agreed sales
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