Volterra is recruiting at all levels!

Volterra is an independent and highly successful Economic Consultancy. We specialise in the economic, social and regenerative impacts of development and infrastructure. We developed the original business case and wider economic benefits case for Crossrail, the Northern Line Extension and have worked on High Speed One and High Speed Two. We have analysed the socio-economic impacts of major development sites across London: including Nova at Victoria, Battersea Power Station and Paddington Quarter. We have undertaken work for many of London’s Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) analysing their areas’ economic importance and the scope for change with major developments.

We are currently seeking to recruit highly motivated economists with between two and ten years’ experience, and graduates who are interested to pursue a career in economics. Candidates should be educated to at least graduate level in economics or a related subject. Relevant professional experience is highly desirable.

This is an opportunity to join one of the UK’s most influential Economics firms, working with a range of big-name clients from multinationals and government departments to trade bodies, with exposure to a variety of projects. You will have responsibility for leading projects, a generous remuneration package, and opportunities to work overseas.

Key activities:

  • Technical delivery of transport and development projects
  • Management of junior staff on projects
  • Proposal writing and winning work
  • Effective communication with clients and develop relationships
  • Write clear robust reports
  • Business development and marketing
  • Project management, managing programmes and budgets

The foundation of a successful career with Volterra is based on our core values, accomplishing memorable client delivery, becoming a respected expert, and growing our business.  We are a friendly and intellectually curious team of Economists.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • A degree (or higher), in Economics or Econometrics, or a related subject (for example geography, mathematics)
  • A solid foundation of professional experience in assessing the economic impact of development and/or infrastructure (strongly desirable).
  • A mix of analytical rigour, the ability to apply economic theory to a wide range of practical problems, and strong written and communication skills.
  • Operational skills, with the ability to work to a high level of accuracy under deadlines
  • A smart, pragmatic, and results-focused approach, with the ability to operate on a range of local and international engagements.

How to apply –

Cover letter with your CV to sosborn@volterra.co.uk.

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e: aobyrne@volterra.co.uk
t: +44 020 8878 6333

Alex O’Byrne, Associate at Volterra, is an experienced economic consultant specialising in economic, health and social impact, economic strategy, project appraisal and socio-economic planning matters.

Alex has led the socio-economic and health assessments of some of the most high profile developments across the UK, including Battersea Power Station, Olympia London, London Resort, MSG Sphere and Westfield. He has significant experience inputting to EIAs and s106 discussions as well as drafting economic statements, employment and skills strategies and affordable workspace strategies.

Alex is also experienced at economic appraisal for infrastructure. He was project manager of the economic appraisal for the City Centre to Mangere Light Rail in Auckland. He also led the economic and financial appraisals of the third tranche of the Transport Access Program for Transport for New South Wales, in which Alex developed and employed innovative methodological approaches to better capture benefits for individuals with reduced mobility.

He is interested in the limitations of current appraisal methodologies and ways of improving economic and health analysis to ensure it is accessible to as many people as possible. To this end, Alex recognises the importance of transparent and simple to understand analysis and ensuring all work is supported by a robust narrative.

Alex holds a BSc (Hons) in Economics from the University of Manchester and he was a member of the first cohort of the Mayor’s Infrastructure Young Professionals Panel.


Senior Partner

e: eevans@volterra.co.uk
t: +44 020 8878 6333

Ellie is a partner at Volterra, specialising in the economic impact of developments and proposals, and manages many of the company’s projects on economic impact, regeneration, transport and development.

With thirteen years experience at Volterra delivering high quality projects to clients across the public and private sector, Ellie has expertise in developing methods of estimating economic impact where complex issues exist with regards to deadweight, displacement and additionality.

Ellie has significant experience in estimating the economic impact across all types of property development including residential, leisure, office and mixed use schemes.

Project management of recent high profile schemes include the luxury hotel London Peninsula, Battersea Power Station and the Nova scheme at London Victoria. Ellie has also led studies across the country estimating the economic and regeneration impact of proposed transport investments, including studies on HS2 and Crossrail.

Ellie holds a degree in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Cambridge.