Socio Economics Specialist

The Exciting Opportunity:
If you ’re an Environmental specialist and ambitious to achieve your career potential, read on. Join one of our newly created workspaces in Birmingham, Cardiff, Leeds, Croydon, Manchester or Warrington to focus on Socio Economics and we’ll make sure you get the experience and personalised learning support you need to take your career as far as you want it to go.

Overview of Role:
Reporting to the UK lead on socio economics within our Environmental Planning team, you will be responsible for undertaking socio economic assessments and regeneration studies, for projects ranging from major infrastructure schemes and large mixed use/ residential developments to community regeneration masterplans. You will liaise with clients and colleagues to prepare assessments and studies and be able to work independently preparing high quality reports.

As part of a growing and agile team you can be involved in some of the UK’s most complex, iconic and challenging projects that are diverse and technically demanding. These include major regeneration projects, garden cities, energy opportunities, infrastructure schemes and strategic land optimisation. 

Our clients include National Grid, Transport for London, Homes England, Welsh Government, Highways England and the Canal & River Trust together with a range of private developers, contractors and local authorities.

Your Day-to-Day:
• Technical delivery of socio economics aspects of projects;
• Managing budgets and programmes for your tasks;
• Provide advice to clients and other disciplines on socio economics
• Establish strong relationships with clients and project managers, planners, engineering designers and other environmental planning disciplines on a technical level
• Ensuring reports comply with guidance and best practice including DMRB and Five Case Business Models
• Help to promote the socio economics capability and achievements both internally and externally
• Support the socio economics lead with business development and responding to opportunities

What You have to Offer:
Essential:
• A degree, or equivalent, in geography, planning, economics or a related discipline
• Chartered or working towards professional qualifications in planning, economics or related profession
• Experience in preparing socio economic assessments for Environmental Statements for infrastructure projects and developments
• Experience of advising on social and economic proposals and impacts as part of masterplans and feasibility studies
• Experience of working with colleagues to exercise sound technical judgement, and prepare high quality reports
• Experience in socio economics and regeneration, as well as an understanding of the planning process and EIA
• Ability to engage well with internal and external stakeholders
• Organisational skills - ability to organise work to meet deadlines
• Analytical skills – ability to work to a high level of accuracy and to produce a high standard of written work


Desirable:
• Technical capability and experience in economic forecasting and preparing business cases

Closing Date:
01/06/2018

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