Economic Consultant (Competition)

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Frontier Economics

London, UK

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Frontier Economics is an economics consultancy that tackles the big questions facing governments, businesses and society. We help our clients to analyse and understand their markets and to formulate strategies based on sound economics. The methods and models we use are often complex, but our advice is always succinct, clear and honest.

Competition practice at Frontier

Economics is essential to understanding the competitive dynamics of markets, and economic evidence is a critical part of many competition law cases. We advise high-profile clients before the European Commission, national competition authorities and national courts on all aspects of competition policy.

We work closely with both clients and legal counsel, providing a mix of strategic advice, creative problem-solving and technical support. Technical excellence is a given – and we have the skills and experience to pre-empt issues and tackle challenges in new and unexpected ways.

Job Description

Our Consultants work within talented and engaged teams to distil complex economic issues, enabling our clients to make evidence-based arguments and informed decisions. Consultants utilise their analytical skills and economic tools to interpret data, delivering exceptional outcomes. Confident in developing new analytical techniques, our Consultants handle a wide range of projects and services, communicating effectively with diverse clients and successfully navigating various project situations.

Consultants scope and structure substantial workstreams, ensuring timely delivery and problem-solving as needed. Building strong, trusting relationships with clients is key, allowing Consultants to help clients maximize the value of our work. Our Consultants are adept at deciding how to share project outputs and defusing challenging situations, ensuring client satisfaction and successful project completion.

Consultants are expected to demonstrate the following competencies:

Analysis and Problem solving:

  • Scope and deliver a variety of projects; applying theoretical knowledge and techniques to provide valuable client insights.
  • Design and specify analytical frameworks for both small and complex projects, addressing client issues with minimal senior input.
  • Oversee and integrate work from multiple team members, ensuring quality and coherence in final outputs.
  • Train and mentor colleagues in advanced technical approaches, delegating sophisticated tasks effectively.

Communication skills:

  • Lead various types of client meetings whilst considering different perspectives, listening actively and appropriately challenging ideas.
  • Structure, review and edit client outputs with minimal input from others.
  • Provide feedback and on-the-job training on all aspects of writing and presentation.
  • Able to anticipate and address communication issues, both within the team and with clients, and assist clients in overcoming their own communication challenges.

Work management skills:

  • Scope and lead substantial workstreams, demonstrating good project management skills throughout the project life cycle.
  • Pro-actively manage budget, scope and deliverables jointly with client, with support from project managers.
  • Delegate tasks and supervise colleagues on workstreams, ensuring they are motivated and aware of expectations, wider project and client content.
  • Seek and respond to feedback from colleagues and clients.

Client relationships skills:

  • Build relationships beyond day to day projects , networking regularly and appropriately with clients and other contacts.
  • Identify and flag potential opportunities with new clients, including for cross practice working, and take them forward where appropriate.
  • Seek formal and informal feedback for the workstream and act on what it shows.
  • Help clients get the most value from our work, by knowing how they will want to use it (as individuals and organisations).

Essential requirements:

  • Expertise in Competition economics ideally with several years’ work experience from another economics consultancy.
  • Excellent communication skills; credible with the ability to influence a wide range of people
  • Good project management skills; able to motivate others with a clear purpose and manage multiple projects
  • Good commercial acumen; exercises good judgement to identify appropriate solutions
  • Good data skills – able to interrogate data and produce actionable insight

Frontier is entirely employee-owned. As shareholders, we encourage everyone to share their views, allowing us to collectively influence company decisions. We also distribute as much of our profits as prudently possible through bonuses, complemented by highly competitive salaries.

We prioritise work/life balance by offering flexible working arrangements, including the option to work from home. Employees enjoy 28 days of annual leave, with the opportunity to purchase an additional 10 days.

Our stimulating and thought-provoking projects are complemented by a range of benefits that support you both inside and outside of work. Employees have access to numerous Learning & Development opportunities, including ongoing Career Development Reviews with the support of a dedicated Mentor.

Should you have any questions or would like any additional information please email

We are looking forward to receiving your application!

Frontier Economics is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, age, or any other status protected by law. We are determined that everyone has an equal chance to join us and progress their career with Frontier. We care about creating an inclusive atmosphere and are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in all its forms. Read more about our incentives here.


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