Economist

Advanced Propulsion Centre

Coventry, West Midlands

Competitive plus excellent benefits

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To apply for this position please email your CV to danielle.reid@apcuk.co.uk

The Advanced Propulsion Centre’s (APC) job is to ensure the UK remains competitive in the research, development and production of low carbon automotive technologies, anchoring and growing UK capabilities. Its team of hand-picked specialists introduce those with good ideas to those who can take them to market, providing mentoring and access to funding along the way for projects typically ranging from £5m - £40m.

Born out of the collaboration between UK Government and industry, our prime objectives are to reduce CO2 emissions, create or safeguard jobs through the acceleration of products to market and ensure that the automotive / mobility sector delivers value to the UK economy.

With the APC halfway through its first lifecycle we now need to build the capability within the team to be able to self-assess and articulate the impact of the projects and the organisation as a whole more appropriately. This includes a stronger role in forecasting what our impact could be under given scenarios and translating these into future fiscal impacts for current and potential future programmes.

We are currently looking for an Economist to take the lead in converting APC’s efforts and ambitions into language and data that is understood by policy makers and government economists. The role will involve working closely with the APC Projects Team to ensure that the required data is appropriately measured and collected. Working together with BEIS economists and consultants to ensure that the APC impact is measured and articulated accurately, while making improvements to this process in terms of accuracy and efficiency.

It is envisaged that the role will evolve to become more forward-looking, setting strategic targets and forecasting potential impacts, as the APC evaluates new Supply Chain building initiatives, and potentially new competition formats.

Although this role will be based within the Technology & Projects Team, your work will touch and impact the whole organisation as well as represent the value created through the UK Automotive Industry.

RESPONSIBILITES

  • Provide leadership in translating the good work that the APC is doing into Economic language and output that is relevant and understood by policymakers and economists
  • Ensure that the APC’s impact is accurately and appropriately measured and reported to BEIS
  • Ensure that the data required for this is collected and recorded appropriately and processed efficiently
  • Lead econometric projects such as pragmatically capturing the wider APC impacts both direct and indirect
  • Develop a methodology on forecasting Value for Money and other Economic impacts based on project bids and new supply chain initiatives
  • Develop a sound methodology to enable the setting of appropriate targets and sub-targets and advise on ways of meeting these targets for a second APC lifecycle.

DESIRABLE SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

You will have

  • Demonstrable strong econometric abilities and a degree in economics or a related subject
  • A track-record of being able to distil activities into econometric data and clearly articulate its impact
  • Understanding of evaluations utilising the Government Green Book methodology and factors
  • The ability to develop new methodologies, that can be used throughout the wider team to evaluate impact as well as set targets
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well as part of a team
  • A passion to work with others to build a healthy and sustainable Automotive Industry bringing new low carbon technology to market

You are

  • Organised and are able to work with minimal supervision
  • An individual with drive
  • Resourceful to complete complex tasks on time and budget
  • Able to work within and across different teams and industry players
  • Able to provide leadership in your area of expertise

Ideally you will have

  • Worked for / with national policy makers, ideally in an assessment capacity
  • Have experience in both public and private economic evaluations
  • An understanding of the automotive sector or other relevant industrial sectors
  • A good understanding of impact evaluations

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To apply for this position please email your CV to danielle.reid@apcuk.co.uk

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