We’re Hiring! We have a vacancy for an Economic Consultant

Volterra Partners is an economic consultancy specialising in the economic, health, social and equality impact of development projects and transport infrastructure. We provide creative, industry leading analysis to our clients. Our primary business is estimating the economic impacts of development and infrastructure schemes. Having worked on many of London’s most iconic developments, we are proud to be one of London’s most respected small Economic Consultancies. With recent projects in Oxford, Birmingham, Cambridge, Kent and Essex, our reputation is also growing nationally.

Our consultants have advised on the largest and most innovative transport schemes: Crossrail, High Speed Rail, Hyperloop to name just a few. Recent development projects have included: Battersea Power Station redevelopment,  the major redevelopment of London Olympia exhibition centre and the proposed MSG Sphere London event venue. We are also currently working on London Resort, a proposed theme park on the Swanscombe Peninsula in North Kent.

Volterra provides cutting-edge, best in class, analysis to support our clients in understanding the social and economic impacts of these innovative and exciting projects. All of our consultants are encouraged to spend a certain number of days per year doing research into new areas, both to follow their interests and to innovate within the company’s business areas.

There is an opportunity to join us. The nature of the company means that the role can be adapted to your experience, giving you both the flexibility and support to progress in your role. You will have exposure to a variety of projects and big name clients from multinationals and government departments to trade bodies.

We aim to offer a competitive and enjoyable work package – this includes summer hours (finishing early on a Friday during the summer months), the ability to buy extra holidays, flexible working arrangements, and a varied series of regular work socials.

We are looking for bright and commercially aware graduates, as well as experienced hires (with a couple of years’ experience from a related field, or bright individuals looking for a career change), to join our friendly and intellectually curious team of Economists. 

This exciting role will involve:

  • Technical, quantitative work
  • Qualitative background research and reading
  • Report writing and client liaison
  • Developing project methodologies
  • Undertaking innovative research in the field of economic and social impact
  • Writing proposals and supporting on key projects

Requirements: 

  • 2:1 or 1st class degree (or equivalent) in a numerate or social science degree, such as Economics, Mathematics, PPE, or geography, as well as others with a quantitative or social science background will be considered.
  • Excellent research and analysis skills
  • Strong command of written and spoken English
  • Communication skills and commercial awareness
  • Capability with Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

Desired:

  • Experience working in a consultancy (work experience, internship or full-time employment)
  • Competence with statistical software (such as R or GIS)

We offer a competitive remuneration package.

Please send both your CV and a covering letter, displaying motivation for the role, by email to Nicola Pallai Nicola Pallai 

The deadline for applications to be considered is Friday 1st July 2022. Interviews will take place in our Putney office during w/c 11th July 2022.

Summary

We are looking for both graduates and consultants with a few years’ experience to join our growing team. You will have exposure to a variety of projects and big-name clients from multinationals and government departments to trade bodies.

 

 

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ALEX O’BYRNE

Associate

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.

ELLIE EVANS

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.