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Lead economic consultant

Job Profile

Mott MacDonald is a global management, engineering and development consultancy. Our business spans nearly 150 countries and includes sectors such as transport, health, energy, buildings, water and the environment, education and communications.
We are looking for committed and dynamic individuals to join our growing economic and social research team. As a team leader you will be involved in growing our infrastructure economics business in Johannesburg and the Africa region winning and delivering on a range of projects across the many sectors in which Mott MacDonald works nationally and internationally. Our Economic and Social Development team has hubs in the City of London, Birmingham and Manchester.

You will assist in the future development of Mott MacDonald’s economic and social consultancy business, playing a leading part in business development (public and private sector clients), managing projects and interacting with colleagues and external clients. We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and motivated candidate with a sound academic record and relevant work experience at a senior level.

Job Description

Job Description
The successful candidates will be required to lead and manage the following roles:
- Undertake thorough and robust literature reviews
- Produce consumable, logical and persuasive reports drawing on a range of evidence
- Interpret client briefs and assist with or manage the production of bids
- Undertake engagement with a range of stakeholders from senior managers to vulnerable community groups
- Manage tasks and projects, supervising other team members as required
- Manage competing project responsibilities to meet client deadlines and other project commitments
- Liaise confidently with internal clients and colleagues across Mott MacDonald to promote the work of the team
- Work as a senior colleague to grow the business
- Recruit and grow an infrastructure economics team in Johannesburg

Candidate Specification

Candidate Specification
Essential competencies and qualifications:
- Good first degree (2:1) or above and postgraduate qualifications in economics
- Excellent writing skills and experience of report writing
- Experience of national consultancy and infrastructure economics
- Business development track record (public and private in South Africa)
- Experience of managing projects or parts of projects
- Experience of engaging with external stakeholders at senior levels
- Experience of leading and growing teams
- A minimum of 3 -10 years’ relevant experience

Desirable competencies and qualifications:
- Knowledge and experience of working on projects in the Built Environment or Transport or Mining or Manufacturing or Water sectors
- Knowledge and experience of international economic assignments and clients
- Experience of working outside of the South Africa
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