SC Cleared Principal Economist (government/water regulatory)
Posted on Mar 22, 2021 by Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited
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