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Economic consultants (UK, multiple years of experience)

We are looking for economic consultants at all grades to join our growing firm.

Application process

Applicants should send their application by email to careers@cepa.co.uk. Your application should include a full CV and, in no more than one A4 side total, include direct responses to the following set of questions:

  1. Why are you interested in economic consultancy and CEPA?
  2. Which CEPA sectors interest you most and why?
  3. What particular skills or experiences will help you succeed in the role?

Please note that responses that do not respond to the questions above and include a generic cover letter may be rejected.

Candidates who are successful with their initial application will be asked to complete a technical assessment followed by an interview with CEPA staff.

We have an optional survey on Diversity & Inclusion to support our understanding of the pool of candidates we are reaching. All questions are voluntary and can be accessed here.

Roles and responsibilities

CEPA is looking to recruit multiple economic consultants to join our team, working across all aspects of our business in our London office.

CEPA consultants will have the opportunity to work several of our practice areas, although you will be expected to develop areas of focus over time. Our work covers a wide range of topics, including:

  • Energy (e.g., electricity and gas networks, energy markets, renewables)
  • Transport (e.g., air, rail and road regulation)
  • Water
  • Global health (e.g., evaluation of disease prevention schemes)
  • Infrastructure
  • Communications, media & payment systems
  • Agriculture

Consultants will need to use their analytical skills and critical thought to deliver solutions to complex challenges. Projects often require us to brainstorm ways in which to apply economic frameworks and theories in novel ways. Analysis typically includes:

  • economic and financial modelling;
  • econometric assessment; and
  • literature reviews and stakeholder interviews.

Other responsibilities for consultants will include: supporting the delivery of reports, presentation and other client deliverables; helping with business development (e.g., contributing to bidding for projects and exploring new areas of work); supporting the day-to-day running and development of the firm.

Working in smaller project teams means that Consultants make a major contribution to the success of our projects. Work at CEPA involves lots of interaction with senior members of our team and direct contact with clients, often from day one. Consultants will typically work on multiple projects at any one point in time, advising public and private sector clients in both developed and developing countries across the range of practice areas we cover. Consultants may work on c.15-20 projects over the course of a year.

Profile

Candidates will have a degree in a relevant subject area, with at least one year of experience working in a relevant field. They will have a strong understanding of economic concepts and their application to real-life problems.

Relevant work experience may include employment in the public sector (e.g., a government ministry, industry regulator, international finance institution, etc.) or private sector (e.g., economic consultancy, management consultancy, banking, etc.).

Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, excellent written and spoken communication skills and experience of using Microsoft packages including Word and Excel are essential. Experience with specialised modelling packages and coding languages will be considered an advantage but are not necessary requirements.

CEPA welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We recognise and actively promote the benefits of a diverse workforce and are committed to treating all employees with dignity and respect.

Remuneration

CEPA offers a highly competitive remuneration package for its staff. Beyond this, staff benefits also include:

  • health, income protection and life insurance;
  • a 5% employer pension contribution;
  • 25 days paid holiday per year, plus UK bank holidays; and
  • a corporate cycle scheme.