Company: Jacobs
Skills: Business Analyst, Financial Analyst
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


At Jacobs, we push the limits of what's possible to make the world smarter and more connected. Our clients rely on us to be strategic and practical; to help them save money while being innovative; and to be environmentally sensitive and understanding of community concerns when delivering crucial infrastructure projects and water projects.

Jacobs has had a presence in Saudi Arabia for more than 40 years and have been assisting The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with its 2030 Vision. The main objective is to develop a vibrant society, a thriving economy of an ambitious nation and this can be achieved through the development of water resources and infrastructure, which are at the core of this vision.

As a Senior Economist, you will be working in an advisory capacity that forms an integral part of the overall strategic consulting team, delivering specialist inputs in support of major development and infrastructure projects across the MENA region. The opportunity will allow you to work with internal and external clients, to provide additional and strategic level value-added services, helping to improve their investment decisions, unlock value, and improve their business processes. You will work closely with all infrastructure sectors and have undertaken studies across the urban development, built environment, healthcare, master planning, transportation and water sectors.

Due to a forecasted increase in a portfolio of projects, we are seeking an experienced Economist to join our team at a Senior Level, operating regionally to support the delivery of viable development projects. We strive for individuals who can make a difference to the way we do things by providing project management, business development and people management. You will be responsible for market analysis, macro-economic profiling, demand assessments, benchmarking studies, economic master plans, business planning, financial and economic appraisal, impact assessments, value-for-money analysis, feasibility, and business case development to inform decision making at all levels: policy, plans and projects. It's a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your assertiveness and willingness to take the initiative and drive projects forward proactively and presents possible solutions to more senior staff.

The preferred location for this role is Riyadh; note that we are currently working remotely during this period. The role will primarily involve supporting our work within inclusive growth in the oversight and delivery of technical work and developing proposals for our clients.

Qualifications:

As a successful candidate you will have a Bachelor's degree (or higher), with a numeric focus preferably in economics, finance or property. You will have a working knowledge of social value principles, the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and other legislation and initiatives relevant to social value and inclusive growth. Working knowledge of natural capital principles is a plus. You will be able to demonstrate a portfolio of successful projects and be in a favourable position if you have experience with public private partnerships projects and regional master plans with consultancy experience (preferably in the Middle East).

A key attribute you will possess will be the ability to foster inclusive behaviours as well as creating the right working environment for employees. You will continue building on our global culture of caring creating a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees.

Bring your program delivery skills, leadership talent, and client relationship expertise, and we'll help you grow, pursue and fulfill what drives you - so we can make big impacts on the world, together.

Jacobs. A world where you can.

From our inclusive employee networks, to our positive mental health champions - we are committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you. Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength. We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we have gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximise your potential. You will uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits, and opportunities to do good too - from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place. No matter what drives you, you will discover how you can cultivate, nurture and achieve your goals - all at a single global company.

Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow.