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Senior Economist Madrid

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Ricardo Energy & Environment

Ricardo Energy & Environment Madrid Spain

3 weeks ago


Senior Economist - Environmental Policy

UK Flexible, London, Manchester, Harwell, Bristol, Madrid

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Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world
Ricardo plc is a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company, listed on the London Stock Exchange.

With over 100 years of engineering excellence and employing close to 3,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading-edge and innovative cross-sector sustainable products and solutions.

Every day, we enable our customers to solve the most complex and dynamic challenges to help achieve a safe and sustainable world.

Energy & Environment, one of Ricardo plc's five operating business units, is a leader in sustainability consultancy, solving complex environmental challenges through industry-leading analysis, advice and data.

With more than 40 years of heritage in addressing air quality, environmental and... sustainability issues, our customers value us for our deep understanding and breadth of services covering the entire value chain from evidence, policy & strategy to implementation.
We are currently looking for a Senior Economist to join our Evidence and Policy team.

Key competencies and experience
• At least 5 years of relevant experience within consultancy, government, research or industry
• An understanding of environmental issues, and national/EU/international policy, gained during studies or work experience
• The capacity and interest to work flexibly across a range of thematic areas and projects simultaneously and successfully juggle multiple competing priorities
• Highly numerate, with a track record in carrying out complex quantitative analysis
• Demonstrable experience in some of the following
• Economic theory and policy cycle (ex ante impact assessment of policies and regulations; policy development and implementation, ex post evaluation of policies and programmes)
• Tools and methods: economic and/or financial modelling, data collection, validation and analysis, qualitative economic analysis, multicriteria analysis
• Can effectively lead key tasks, setting technical direction and effectively delegating to draw in resources to deliver work effectively and efficiently
• Fluency in English (and Spanish if based in Spain) and excellent report writing skills

Skills and behaviours
- demonstrate a passion for the drive to create a more sustainable world, and a clear motivation to work for Ricardo and align with its values
- enjoy solving complex analytical problems that feature economic analysis
- demonstrate exceptional critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills
- have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
- come to work with flexibility, resilience and enthusiasm
- be accurate and attentive to detail
- be an effective and proactive team worker

• Previous experience in leading or working on proposals and projects for international organisations and/or European Commission and/or national governments
• Project management experience
• Understanding of and track record in how to write winning proposals
• Proficiency in using statistical or mathematical software
• Understanding of structural economic modelling, Input Output analysis, international trade theory, experience with optimization, e.g. General Algebraic Modelling, would be of interest.
• Understanding of structural economic modelling, Input Output analysis, international trade theory, experience with optimization, e.g. General Algebraic Modelling, would be of interest.
• Fluency in other European languages

Working here
Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals.

Alongside having 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.
We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.

Wellbeing and work life balance

We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that's working from home, being in the office, or as a hybrid worker.
We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Wellbeing is at the core to our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential.

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.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clie
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