Environmental Policy / Economics Assistant Consultant or Consultant

Where: London

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood’s environmental policy and economics team is at the forefront of providing policy, technical and economic advice on the development and implementation of environmental policy and business response to policy.

We work with the United Nations; European Commission; UK and other European government departments; international agencies; trade associations; and individual companies across the globe. Our projects help to directly influence the development, implementation and improvement of environmental policy on air quality, industrial emissions, chemicals, climate change, water, waste and resources, amongst others.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Consultant or Consultant to support the delivery of projects across some or all of these policy areas, with a background in science, technology, economics, engineering, law or policy.

If you have: a keen interest in public policy; are able to analyse and interrogate data; and communicate clearly both verbally and in writing then we want to hear from you. This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate.

Applications from those with European language skills - in addition to a high professional standard of written and spoken English - are particularly welcome. We are seeking to fill the role in either London, Reading or Bristol, but the position will involve work with colleagues and partners across our network of offices in Europe and the rest of the world.

We offer a competitive salary and pension, benefits package including cycle scheme and high street discounts, excellent opportunities and personalised training for long term career development, a structured induction plan, opportunities for international travel and client interaction within both the public and private sectors. You will have the opportunity to influence environmental policy in a friendly, hardworking team within a global organisation. You will be joining the business at an exciting time and will play a key role in delivering our ambitious strategy for growth.

Key Responsibilities

You will work in multi-disciplinary teams, contributing to policy development, implementation and evaluation; cost-benefit analysis; model development; information/ data collection and analysis; stakeholder consultation; report writing and verbal presentation.

Skills / Qualifications

  • A demonstrable interest in developing a career in environmental policy and/or environmental economics.
  • Postgraduate qualification in one of environmental science, technology, economics, engineering, law or policy (or undergraduate qualification plus directly relevant experience).
  • Knowledge of at least one of following topics and the affected sectors: air quality, chemicals, industrial emissions, climate change, water or waste.
  • Demonstrable experience in some of the following: policy analysis, development and implementation; evaluation of technical / policy measures to address environmental problems; cost-benefit analysis; socio-economic analysis; data collection, validation and analysis; and stakeholder consultation.
  • Demonstrable research skills / experience. This may be via collection and analysis of data, summarising and critically evaluating literature, stakeholder interviewing, for example.
  • Strong mathematical skills, covering quantitative analysis, data manipulation, statistical modelling.
  • Analytical techniques such as: survey design and execution; market analysis; socio-economic analysis; regulatory impact assessment. Familiarity with national and international sources of government and business statistics would be desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write clear and concise reports in English.
  • From 1 (Assistant Consultant) and up to 4 years’ (Consultant) experience of environmental or policy analysis will be required. This may be within a consultancy, government, research agency/think tank, NGO or private sector / industry organisation or relevant placement.

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