Junior Economist - Policy, Strategy & Economics

London, South East, Country
Oxfordshire, London Central, Spain
Industry Sector:
Sustainability Jobs, Environmental Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Policy, Economics
Job Type:
Full Time
Education Level:
Please see job description
£25,000 to £26,000 per annum
Salary Description:
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
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Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

We have an opportunity for a junior economist to support a range of exciting and innovative policy projects within our Policy, Strategy and Economics team as well as working across the business to provide economics support to other teams. We are one of Europe’s leading consultancies supporting national Governments, the European Commission and international bodies such as the Asian Development Bank and World Bank in the development, implementation and appraisal of environmental policy.

Economic analysis is a critical component of the services we provide. You will be involved in policy impact assessments, requiring skills in cost-benefit analysis, socio-economic analysis, feasibility assessment and evaluation. We expect you to understand the processes for development of public policy and the methods for assessing the social, environmental and economic impacts of policies and measures.


As an Analyst Consultant, you will support the delivery of technical projects, managing your time across several projects and business areas. You will be responsible for the delivery of tasks assigned to you, meeting time, cost and quality requirements, to ensure client satisfaction.

You will support a diverse range of policy areas including climate change, air quality, transport, energy, industrial pollution control, water, waste and resource efficiency, agriculture and chemicals management. In response to our recent successes and growing demand for economics support from across the business we are growing our team to support delivery and further expansion.

Key accountabilities

You will support the delivery of techno-economic analysis on policy-related projects for a wide range of clients. This will include researching and analysing information and data as well as contributing to reports that are delivered to clients. You will be responsible for the quality and delivery of your work and will work alongside other consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs. We will provide close mentoring support and ongoing personal development to ensure you settle into the company and get the opportunities to progress.

Key competencies and experience

We welcome applications from recent graduates but preference will be given to those with relevant work experience in environmental consultancy, Government or academic research/think tanks.


* Educated to Master’s degree level: Studies could be a combination of economics, engineering and science and/or environment with a significant focus on economics.


* An understanding of European and/or international environmental policy issues, gained during studies or work experience
* Experience in a consultancy or in a customer facing commercial setting.

Demonstrable experience in some of the following:

* Policy cycle (ex-ante impact assessment of policies and regulations; policy development and implementation, ex post evaluation of policies and programmes)
* Tools and methods: survey design and execution, market analysis, cost-benefit analysis; data-collection, validation and analysis; stakeholder consultation

Skills and behaviours

* Team working skills
* Problem solving and creative thinking skills
* Accurate and attentive to detail
* Excellent written and spoken English; fluency in other European languages will be an advantage.
* Effective oral and written communication, including concise and precise report writing.
* Strong Microsoft Excel experience, and basic presentation skills.


This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. What sets us apart is our people. You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals. You will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development.

Our people are important to us and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.

Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusion approach as explained in this message from our CEO.

Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.

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