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Project director, transport economist

Job Profile

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

The 36-strong team is based in Mott MacDonald offices in Altrincham, Birmingham, Croydon, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester.
A core focus for us is transport and we are situated within Mott MacDonald’s wider Transportation business and transport is a key sector for us.
Year-on-year growth is driving our expansion and these key roles have been identified to support further growth and expansion.
This is a good time to join an expanding time working on a range of exciting projects.
We’re looking for people that can thrive in a multi-disciplinary, commercial environment and have an appetite for supporting commercial growth.

Examples of our Economic and Social Development clients and project portfolio includes: HS2, TfL, DfT, NHS England, Unilever, MerseyTravel, TfGM, TfN, Highways England, Network Rail, World Bank, EBRD, EIB, BIS/DCLG, Welsh Government and local authorities throughout the UK.

Candidate Specification

The successful candidates will have a background in economics and transport economics, with professional consultancy experience of the application of economic techniques to land use planning, transport planning and economic development challenges and an ambition to make their mark in a global business where transport and urban development are key sectors.
The ideal candidate will have:
  • An ability to manage projects profitably and contribute to strategic business planning and business development.
  • Technical and management skills relating to bid writing and project management.
  • Technical skills relating to economics.
  • Knowledge and experience of economic analytical techniques ideally gained in a consultancy commercial environment.
  • Technical skills relating to economic impact assessment, socio-economic assessments, economic research, employment land, urban economic and social development.
  • Experience of working across different transport modes – road, rail, freight, aviation, mass rapid transit, public transport, interchanges, transit oriented development – would be an advantage.
  • Experience of working on development and regeneration projects where transport is an enabler of development.
  • Project management skills ideally developed in a multi-disciplinary consultancy environment.
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate qualifications in economics or related subjects (e.g. economics, geography, urban planning, transport engineering).
  • Membership of a relevant professional body.
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