Senior Economist and Economist

  • The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr)
  • London, EC1V 9DX
  • Private Sector
  • 3 weeks remaining

The Centre for Economics and Business Research (Cebr) has exciting openings for senior economists with some consultancy or professional experience and for graduate economists.

Cebr is located in bustling EC1V, the heart of London’s digital ‘Flat White’ economy. Our consultant economists work across a wide range of macroeconomic and microeconomic fields serving Government departments, multi-national companies and trade and professional organisations.

We control a huge variety of work for 150 big name clients, which gives consultants the opportunity to use economic expertise directly to inform real world large scale business and policy decisions. For example, our recent research into fixed odds betting terminals influenced the Government’s decision to reduce the maximum stake to £2. Cebr economists have direct early face to face contact with corporate and government clients and are encouraged to build up significant profiles in television, radio and print media.
Can you think originally and creatively to use economics to solve clients’ problems? If so, come join a friendly and supportive team of academically gifted professional consultants using theoretical economics to influence policy and inform business decisions.

All candidates need to have:

  • A sound academic background: Masters or 1st class Bachelor’s degree in economics or a closely related subject
  • Knowledge of macroeconomics, microeconomics and econometrics
  • Excellent verbal and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain economic concepts and quantitative results, and their implications, to non-specialists, and write easy-to-read reports for a business audience
  • Strong proficiency in written and spoken English, and in Excel
  • Attention to detail and commitment to going the extra mile to deliver robust, accurate work that stands up to scrutiny, within the constraints of available time and resources.
  • To be proactive, curious and willing to take the initiative in hunting down data and learning from previous projects and experiences.

Additional desirable strengths would be:

  • Experience with quantitative analysis software such as Stata.
  • Knowledge of DSGE modelling

And for Senior Economists, in particular, experience of project management and business experience – either as an in-house economist or working in another consultancy, think tank, bank or Government department.

These jobs provide ample opportunity to utilise your econometric and data analysis skills.

In addition, the responsibilities of the Senior Economist roles include five broad elements. Economists would aim to develop these levels of responsibility fairly quickly:

1. Technical / professional: delivering our products using technical skills, expertise and experience. Senior economists are expected to have:

o Substantial competence in quantitative economic analysis using a variety of data; and in manipulation of large datasets (hence need for proficiency with Excel).
o A track record of successful quantitative project work and report-writing;

2. Project management: through planning, diary management, monitoring and control, ensuring projects are delivered on time and to budget. Senior economists are expected to:

o Provide day-to-day management of projects
o Develop resource and time plans and agree with client and project director
o Deliver on plans to time and budget, coordinating input of others in the team
o Report problems promptly and work constructively to overcome them
o Work with senior colleagues to write project reports and presentations.

3. Business development & client relationship-building: building ongoing client relations that ensure customer satisfaction, repeat business and bringing in new clients. Senior economists are expected to:

o Handle clients and potential clients effectively, responding promptly and positively to their enquiries and managing Cebr’s relationship with them.
o Work with senior colleagues to write research proposals.
o Generate, and help formulate and report business development ideas.
o Develop and implement business development strategy for different product lines.

4. People management: managing, recruiting, retaining, motivating, developing and appraising our team members. Senior economists are expected to:

o Mentor and coach economists and researchers
o Assist in the recruitment of researchers and economists

5. Business management: securing the company’s long term future; delivering high quality independent research; meeting stakeholders’ expectations; operating with efficiency & integrity. Senior economists are expected to:

o Conduct business in the best interests of Cebr
o Know when to escalate decision-making.

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Salary/ benefits:

The two levels of economist roles come with competitive salaries commensurate with experience and ability plus a generous bonus system, in house pension scheme and between 25 and 28 days annual holiday plus Bank Holidays.

If you are interested in joining the team, please get in touch. Send a CV and covering letter using the form on our website at quoting ref EJ

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