Economist (senior level)

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05 Oct 2021

Job description                                 

Cambridge Econometrics (CE) is a leading independent economics consultancy, and listed by the Financial Times as a top Management Consultancy. Our analysis and insights are used by clients around the world to inform policy decisions about pressing challenges faced by society. The CE Group employs over 50 people at our companies in Cambridge, Brussels and Budapest. We provide economic and policy research in areas that we are interested in and that make a difference to people. Our clients include the European Commission, the European Parliament, the World Bank, the World Resources Institute, the Committee on Climate Change, IRENA and the European Climate Foundation.

We are seeking a collaborative, resourceful and experienced economist to join our Environment Team in Brussels, leading, developing, and delivering on our analytical offer, helping our clients (local, regional, national or international) to meet their policy and strategy needs.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • delivering consultancy projects and conducting economic analysis in the domain of environment (energy, climate, circular economy and natural resources)
  • undertaking quantitative analysis - data handling and visualisation, statistical analysis, econometric estimation, macroeconomic modelling – and interpretation and presentation of the results
  • drafting project reports and other deliverables to communicate clearly and immediately the key messages from the quantitative analysis
  • monitoring developments in climate, energy and environmental policy in the EU and globally, as well as the academic literature and research in this area

Person specification

We are looking for people who have:

  • at least a master’s degree or higher in economics/econometrics/statistics (with a strong applied economics/econometrics content), data science, statistics, or another quantitative discipline
  • a successful track record of at least 4 years delivering research and/or consultancy projects in topics relevant to environment
  • a keen interest in Cambridge Econometrics' core business of extracting meaning from economic data and in working with large datasets and systems modelling
  • a good understanding of data structures, data processing and storing of data
  • proficiency in at least one commonly used programming language
  • familiarity with economic statistics and an understanding of the national accounting system
  • a proactive, resourceful and creative approach to problem-solving and designing research to meet the client’s needs
  • experience of conducting research and delivering economic consultancy projects would be advantageous
  • a desire to make a difference in the policy areas that form Cambridge Econometrics' core business, particularly in the fields of energy, environment and climate change
  • 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 capacity for both team-working and for working autonomously
  • strong time-management skills

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

How to Apply

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