You will be an Economist within the Economics, Research and Market Intelligence Unit of our Cost Management business, providing construction cost information and economic trends to business stakeholders. You will work on a variety of Turner & Townsend projects and initiatives. These range from the production of the companies’ externally facing economic research documents to client focused, fee earning reports.
Economic forecasting; model specification and estimation
Evaluate macroeconomic and microeconomic trends that have a direct / indirect effect on the construction industry
Prepare written reports and presentations to senior management, key clients and regional costs centres
Development, analysis and maintenance of corporate datasets and reports
Supporting the development of new data-driven services, solutions and products
Providing technical expertise, training and support to non-experts
Liaising with and gathering data and information from both technical and non-technical stakeholders
Manage the economics research team and commissions as needed
Establishing friendly and professional relationships with clients, colleagues and other parties involved in the projects and programmes we support
Desirable skills and experience
Previous experience or a sound and suitable understanding of the following will be a distinct advantage in applying for this role:
Broad knowledge of the construction industry
Knowledge of a programming language or willingness to learn; STATA, R, E-Views, SAS or similar statistical platforms
Understanding of visual analytics software or willingness to learn; Tableau and Microsoft Power BI are of particular interest
Knowledge of econometric techniques: economic impact assessment; cost benefit analysis; and forecasting models are desirable
Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to explain economic concepts and quantitative results, as well as their implications, to non-specialists, in plain English for a business audience
Proficiency in Excel
Ability to work using own initiative and without close supervision
Undergraduate Degree (or equivalent) in a course that is Economics based entirely, or as part of a joint honours programme
Masters in Economics, Finance, Statistics or Mathematics (or related subjects) is sought
Ideally hold or be working towards an appropriate professional body membership or equivalent
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