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SC Cleared Principal Economist (government/water regulatory)

Posted on Mar 22, 2021 by Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited

Not Specified, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£800 - £900 Daily

Methods is currently looking for a 2x Principal Economist for a central government department.
3 - 6 month contract ( We would like one interim to be contracted up until the end of June and one until mid-September.)
We are expecting the candidate to work for minimum 4 days per week, however there may be scope to flex the numbers of days between 3 and 5 days depending on availability and operational need.

Day rate: £800 - £900
Must be SC Cleared

Location: Remote working until until Covid-19 restrictions lift. There may be the occasional requirement to go into our London office thereafter but we do not expect this to be a regular occurrence.


  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience with significant economics contents

Experience and Knowledge

  • Proven successful experience of people leadership and staff management, including leading multi-disciplinary teams and managing consultants effectively.
  • Experience of providing strong intellectual leadership on regulatory policy issues based on sound knowledge of relevant economic theory and commercial concepts, including leading strategic policy development, design and implementation in a complex organisational environment

Detailed understanding of techniques applied to economic regulation including one or more of the following:

  • Incentive design and the allocation of risk
  • Cost assessment and modelling
  • Market design and development
  • Mechanisms to facilitate third party delivery of infrastructure
  • Experience in fostering and influencing/challenging mutually beneficial relationships with senior internal and external stakeholders and balancing the competing interests of a number of stakeholders in a political environment.
  • Experience of successfully managing challenging projects and programmes


  • A post graduate qualification in economics
  • Experience of public value or environmental benefits assessments
  • Experience of partnership or cross-agency working.
  • Experience of providing analysis or advice on infrastructure projects in the UK or other countries
  • Knowledge of infrastructure planning, water resource management or environmental economics

Reference: 1136681877

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