Senior Economist (Climate, Energy and Environmental Economics)

Cambridge Econometrics (CE)

Brussels Belgium

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Position: Senior Economist

Location: Brussels

Closing date for Applications: 15 April 2019

Interviews: Week beginning 13 May 2019

Start Date: As soon as possible

Job description

Cambridge Econometrics (CE) is a leading independent consultancy specialising in the application of economic modelling and data analysis techniques for policy assessment and forecasting. We are looking for a talented individual to develop, win and deliver consultancy projects in the domain of climate, energy and environmental economics.

The role involves:

  • Delivering consultancy projects and conducting economic analysis in the domain of environment (energy, climate, circular economy and natural resources)
  • monitoring developments in climate, energy and environmental policy in the EU and globally, as well as the academic literature and research in this area
  • developing and maintaining a personal and organisational reputation for expertise and leadership in the research community
  • outreach and policy engagement with (potential) clients and partners
  • identifying and developing opportunities for business and drafting tenders
  • interpreting the client’s needs and ensuring that the project deliverables meet those needs
  • liaising with the client to maintain good communication about project progress
  • drafting project reports and other deliverables to communicate clearly and immediately the key messages from the quantitative analysis

Person specification

We are looking for people who have:

  • the academic background and applied experience to communicate effectively and credibly with policy clients and technical project team members (a Master degree or PhD in economics or a related subject and experience working in relevant organisations such as government or consultancy work)
  • a successful track record of conducting research and delivering economic consultancy projects in the domain of climate, energy and environmental economics
  • knowledge of European policy priorities, core data sources and research methods
  • established contacts with (potential) clients and partners in the European policy and research community would be a plus
  • a proactive, resourceful and creative approach to problem-solving and designing research to meet the client’s needs
  • excellent communication skills in English, including the ability to identify and express clearly key messages in language appropriate to policy clients; other languages would be a plus
  • a commitment and desire to make a difference for society through evidence-based analysis in the domain of climate, energy and environment
  • a keen interest in making evidence-based analysis relevant to the needs of policy makers
  • familiarity with the main features of the economies of Europe

Applicants will be required to have the right to work in the EU by the start of their employment.

For more details see our website https://www.camecon.com/who/vacancies/.

To apply, download our application form (Word or PDF), complete it, and follow the instructions on how to submit it.

Working at Cambridge Econometrics

Cambridge Econometrics is a leading provider of real-world, evidence-based economic analysis for policy assessment. As the trading arm of a charitable trust, we’re driven by a desire to make a difference, not just a profit. We do work that we are interested in and can feel proud of.

We look for people who can provide rigorous, quantitative analysis and deliver it to our clients with confidence and clarity. Our reputation is based on delivering penetrating insight, so we recruit and develop people with an ability to digest, interpret and summarise key messages.

At every level of the organisation we like to stretch and challenge our staff, so they continue to learn, and develop their skills and experience. In return, we offer a friendly, supportive and inclusive environment, flexible working, and a strong commitment to high-quality training and development from day one.

We are committed to promoting a diverse workforce and we welcome applications from under-represented communities and groups. A copy of our Equal Opportunities Policy is available on request.


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