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Transport Economics Consultant

Location: Wokingham

Salary: Competitive

Team: Civil Engineering & Assets, Safety, Vehicle & Infrastructure Technologies

Contract Type: Permanent

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Transport Economics Consultant

About The Role                    CIQUHP                               

We have an exciting opportunity for an Economics Consultant within TRL.  TRL’s legacy of transport research and innovation spans many decades and has saved millions of lives globally.  Continuing this legacy and with the opportunity to work on the latest transport and mobility solutions you will play a leading role in informing strategy and evolving policies and standards that enable the safe deployment of the latest technologies whilst ensuring the safety of our roads.

The role will ideally be based from our offices in Crowthorne, Berkshire or central Birmingham, however we will also consider remote and flexible working options for the right candidate.

Key Duties / Responsibilities

TRL are building their capabilities in Transport Economics and the successful candidate will be a key part of this process.  There will be the opportunity to be part of setting and driving the economics strategy for the business and providing technical expertise and oversight in this area.   

You will play a key role in winning work for our transport research consultancy building relationships with clients from both the private and public sectors in the UK and internationally.   You’ll build opportunities, respond to bids, consult on requirements and prepare innovative solutions and high-quality reports.  

You will be an integral part of our data and statistics discipline leading and contributing economics expertise to a wide variety of research projects.  This role will involve interdisciplinary working on projects across diverse areas of the business such as vehicle safety, infrastructure, connected and autonomous vehicles and sustainable mobility solutions.  

Skills & Experience

We are looking for an Economist who can demonstrate experience/competency in most or all of the following areas:-

  • Experience in economic assessment, appraisal, modelling and demand forecasting including preparation of business cases for securing investment and cost benefit analysis techniques.
  • Experience in transport economics and/or an interest in transport economics.
  • Experienced in building and applying economic models.
  • Knowledge of Central and Local Government justifications for investment including experience of successfully applying the HM Treasury Green Book guidance.
  • Familiarity with WebTAG.
  • Experienced in linking management of the transport network with the economic development of the country/region.
  • Experience in economic, social and environmental elements of transport appraisal.
  • Strong team working skills with the ability to work with and lead others to deliver high quality results.
  • Proactive, inquisitive approach, keen to understand and get involved in many projects.
  • Ability to supervise, guide and mentor less experienced members of the team.
  • Excellent written English with strong report writing skills.
  • Able to work under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Commercial experience of bidding and winning work and tenders.
  • Flexibility to get involved in other areas of TRL’s research as required.

Qualifications

  • A degree in economics or a related discipline is essential.  A relevant PhD or MSc would be desirable.
  • A membership of a relevant professional institute would be desirable.

Benefits

At TRL we offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Support for professional memberships and study
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Life Assurance cover and Group Income Protection
  • Matched contribution pension scheme
  • Car parking with EV charge points
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible benefits package
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