Metro Dynamics is a successful, independent consultancy that provides strategic advice to those who lead, grow or invest in cities and urban centres. We work with investors, developers, Government departments, Mayors and local government across the UK and internationally. We are a growing team that works on projects of national as well as local importance, with a strong track record of high quality, highly respected work. We are looking to hire a Senior Consultant economist to support our work, particularly focussing on local change and renewal and the transition to a more sustainable, low carbon economy.
Candidates are expected to:
• have 3-8 years’ experience working in a similar consultancy, investor or developer environment, with a focus on bringing economic analysis to bear on development projects and or policy: o be able to demonstrate experience of leading elements of project work o have experience of team and staff management o have experience of managing client relationships and contributing to pitch and bid development • have a degree in economics or a related field • have excellent written and verbal communication skills • be able to demonstrate experience in using and understanding statistics and data, and have good familiarity with Microsoft Excel • have good familiarity with standard UK socio-economic datasets • be able to demonstrate interest and experience in local economic development and renewal • be able to demonstrate understanding of the current economic policy environment for local economies in the UK
Other experience that would also be beneficial, though is not essential: • Experience of undertaking project appraisals, evaluations, impact assessments and bid-writing for funding. • Experience of GIS software (ArcGIS / QGIS). • Experience of other data platforms, statistical tools, and programming languages – e.g. ‘R’, Python, SQL, STATA, Power BI, Tableau, etc.
Typical tasks for a Senior Consultant include: • Leading elements of project work – e.g. developing written outputs / reports / slidepacks, supporting client presentations, leading analytical work • Leading and supporting proposal writing • Managing day-to-day relationships with clients • Supporting the development of other colleagues • Supporting the management activities / administration of the business as required
Currently, Metro Dynamics is working and undertaking work remotely, however once office working resumes, the successful candidate could be based at either our Manchester or London office. There would also be a certain amount of travel around the UK to client meetings
How to apply
Our team is growing and we are eager for new staff to join us over the next couple of months. If you are interested and think this might be the right role for you, we encourage you to get in touch as soon as possible.
Please send a CV and covering letter to email@example.com with the subject line ‘Metro Dynamics – Senior Consultant’, plus the office location you are applying to. Please include a short CV and covering letter explaining why you would be suitable for this position. Unfortunately, we are not able to consider applications submitted without a covering letter.