Company: Wood
Skills: Financial Analyst
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currently recruiting for an (environmental) Economist at either Consultant or Senior Consultant grade to work within our Environmental Policy and Economics team, based out of our offices in London, Bristol or Reading (hybrid option available)

Wood's Environmental Policy and Economics team is at the forefront of providing policy, economic and supporting technical and scientific advice on the development and implementation of national and international environmental policy, as well as formulating strategic responses to policy in the private sector. We provide consultancy services for national Governments, European Union institutions, international organisations (e.g. the United Nations and World Bank), industry associations and major global companies. We have a reputation for robust and impartial analysis, meaning that our projects directly influence the development and improvement of environmental, economic, social and health outcomes in the UK, EU and worldwide.

This role is intended to support ongoing growth in our European environmental policy and economics business. The role will involve working on projects focused on one or more of the following policy areas: water, hazardous chemicals, industrial emissions, air quality, natural capital and ecosystem services, climate change, waste and resources, as well as related ad-hoc specialist areas. We are looking for experience in one or more of these areas and you will be joining the business at an exciting time, with a strong forward workload, and an ambitious strategy for growth.

The role requires proven experience in applying economic theory and socio-economic techniques to environmental and other policies at national and/or international level, including cost-benefit and cost effectiveness analysis; ex-post evaluation; impact assessment; valuation of human health and social and environmental effects of policies; and assessing economic competitiveness.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the right candidate, with excellent opportunities for career development, exposure to diverse projects as well as international travel in a friendly and supportive environment. Applications from those with European language skills are particularly welcome. Our core team is based across the UK, Belgium and Germany, and we regularly work with wider teams of technical experts and colleagues worldwide.

Key Responsibilities

The role requires supporting, managing and delivering consultancy projects covering environmental economics and policy. You will be able to work independently to deliver consistently excellent technical work, and to supervise others in small technical teams.

The work involves multi-disciplinary teams, where your role will contribute to policy development, implementation and evaluation; cost-benefit analysis; use of socio-economic data; model development; information/ data collection and analysis; stakeholder consultation; report writing and verbal presentation.

We expect you will support the development of business with new and existing client and will be involved in and manage parts of the preparation of commercial and technical proposals.

Skills / Qualifications

Essential Skills:
  • A proven track record of overseeing, managing and delivering socio-economic projects concerning national and/or international environmental, health and/or safety policy (preferably in a consultancy context). An ability to deliver excellent quality work to clients while remaining commercially-focused
  • Mathematical / quantitative analysis, data / statistical modelling skills
  • Analytical / economic techniques such as: survey design and execution; market analysis; socio-economic analysis; regulatory impact assessment
  • Familiarity with national and international sources of government and business statistics
  • Demonstrable experience in standard techniques in policy development and implementation, including evaluation of technical / policy measures; cost-benefit analysis; data collection, validation and analysis; and stakeholder consultation
  • A proven track record of developing professional networks, securing new business and delivering successful commercial proposals (for senior consultant grade)
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write clear and concise reports in English
  • Organisation, initiative and the ability to plan your work and adhere to fixed deadlines

Desirable skills:
  • Understanding of the development of public policy in the EU and the UK
  • Experience of environmental or policy analysis within a consultancy, government, research agency/think tanks, NGO or private sector / industry organisation
  • EU language capabilities

  • An undergraduate degree in economics or a closely related discipline. A focus on microeconomics and/or economics for public policy is an advantage
  • A postgraduate qualification in economics or one of the following in addition to undergraduate degree in economics: environmental science / technology, engineering, law or policy

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people. At Wood our common purpose is to ‘unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges.’ Through the delivery of our Consulting, Project and Operations solutions across energy and the built environment we deliver exceptional returns for our clients, our people, our investors and the communities where we live and work. Visit us at and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.