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    Water & Environmental

  • Job type:

    Contract - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £45 - 47 per hour

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    Kevin Elder

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  • Published:

    about 2 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months

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Role: Economist
Location: Remote working
Rate: £45 - £47 per hour - Umbrella
IR35 Status: Inside
Duration: 6 months
Start date: ASAP
The primary duties of this role will be to scope, commission and manage a study to value local and national economic growth enabled by catchment improvement activities, e.g. the £5.2 billion Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management Capital Programme.  The outputs of this study will help to calculate economic growth outcomes to support Business Cases and Spending Review bids. Within the Economics team our current portfolio of work includes Business Case assurance, training, and developing economic metrics and tools. There will be opportunities for you to get involved with other projects led by the Economics team. 
The success of this role depends on your ability to support the design of a research project that applies economic theory and data to develop a bespoke methodology for the Environment Agency.  Consequently, we would expect you to have a good understanding of the Environment Agency's activities and responsibilities as well as HM Treasury Green Book and Supporting Documents (including the Five Case Business Model).  Ideally you would have some knowledge of flood and coastal risk management.
More specifically, we are looking for an economist with demonstrable understanding of experience in economic growth indicators in the UK. You will have well developed knowledge of economic growth policies in England as well as local and national economic indicators, such as Gross Domestic Product, Gross Value Added, Land Value Uplift and employment.  You will be able to demonstrate knowledge of key literature and data in this area, specifically ONS data.  A strong candidate for this position might also have econometrics skills and experience in handling large datasets.
The work will require extensive engagement internally and externally. You should have a proactive personality that will be able to steer the project Board, User Group, the successful project contractors and other stakeholders.  You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to convey technical material in non-technical terms for policy and other non-academic audiences. Familiarity in writing to a  publishing standard would be an advantage.
If you are interested in the role you can apply online or email you CV to and I will call you to discuss