Senior Consultant / Consultant Environmental Economist

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GB-London | GB-Avon-Bristol | GB-Berkshire-Reading | GB-Midlothian-Edinburgh | BE-BRU-Brussels
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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for an Environmental Economist at either Senior Consultant or Consultant 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.


Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will manage and deliver consultancy projects covering environmental economics and policy. You will be able to work independently to deliver consistently excellent technical work, and to supervises others in the delivery of project tasks.


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 either the Senior Consultant or Consultant, the successful candidate will support the development of business with new and existing client and will manage the preparation of commercial and technical proposals.

Skills / Qualifications

Skills / Experience


  • A proven track record of overseeing, managing and delivering socio-economic projects concerning national and/or international environmental, health and/or safety policy (preferably in a consultancy context). An ability to deliver excellent quality to clients while remaining commercially-focused
  • A proven track record of developing professional networks, securing new business and delivering successful commercial proposals
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write clear and concise reports in English.
  • Demonstrable experience in standard techniques in policy development and implementation, including evaluation of technical / policy measures; cost-benefit analysis; data collection, validation and analysis; and stakeholder consultation.
  • Organisation, initiative and the ability to plan your work and adhere to fixed deadlines.


  • Mathematical / quantitative analysis, data / statistical modelling skills
  • Analytical / economic techniques such as: survey design and execution; market analysis; socio-economic analysis; regulatory impact assessment
  • Understanding of the development of public policy and the methods for assessing the economic and environmental impacts of government action
  • Familiarity with national and international sources of government and business statistics.
  • Experience of environmental or policy analysis within a consultancy, government, research agency/think tanks, NGO or private sector / industry organisation
  • EU language capabilities





  • A good undergraduate degree in economics or a closely related discipline. A focus on microeconomics and/or economics for public policy is an advantage
  • A postgraduate qualification in economics, environmental science / technology, engineering, law or policy.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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