Principal Transport Economist


London or Manchester, United Kingdom

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Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in infrastructure, mining, energy, and our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries and communities in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.

Our expertise in infrastructure includes planning and advisory services, transit, aviation and highways. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the Urban Solutions team is for you!

We are looking for skilled individuals with experience in winning, delivering and managing transport economics/planning projects involving social and economic appraisal, business case development and cost benefit analysis. You will work part of a wider multi-disciplinary team analysing and appraising the impact of transport and development schemes and preparing business cases to justify investment.

The Principal Transport Economist will undertake research and analysis to inform transport related policy decisions, develop transport sector/sub sector strategies (urban transport, rail, roads, aviation, ports, logistics etc), undertake social and economic assessments of systems, projects and programs, support wider transport planning projects and provide advice on the economic and financial impacts of transport and logistics projects, policies and initiatives.


About You: Technical Skills

  • Qualification in a relevant discipline – Economics, Transport Planning, Urban Planning, Geography, Engineering or similar
  • Business case development experience in line with HM Treasury Green Book
  • A track record of working in a transport economics consultancy environment
  • In-depth understanding of governmental transport/logistics related appraisal and funding, inc transport/land use integration, cost-benefit analysis and business case development
  • Transport scheme appraisal (evaluation, prioritisation) inc TAG and wider appraisal guidance

About You: Consultancy Skills

  • Excellent communication skills in writing reports, preparing concept notes, and terms of reference, and delivering presentations to a high standard
  • A track record for developing client relationships, pursuing consultancy opportunities and winning interesting work
  • Proficiency in the use of analytical tools for data analysis, modelling and interpretation, including Microsoft Office
  • Willing to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with the ability to coordinate, assist and support team members, as well as ability to work independently
  • Strong analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work under pressure to deliver quality work whilst respecting time and budget constraints
  • Relationships with key sector clients such as DfT, Network Rail, ORR, TfL, TfN, Combined Authorities, regional transport bodies and/or logistics sector key players.
  • Membership of relevant professional institutions/professional peer bodies.
  • International experience in established and/or emerging markets.

Why join us?

What we offer you:

  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally

Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.

We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.

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