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Environmental Policy / Economics Assistant Consultant

Environmental Policy / Economics Assistant Consultant

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Job Description

Overview / Responsibilities

Our Environmental Policy and Economics Team is at the forefront of providing policy, technical and economic advice on the development and implementation of environmental policy and business response to policy. We work for customers such as the UK Government, European Commission, international organisations (e.g. World Bank), industry associations and companies. Our projects directly influence the development and improvement of environmental policies in the UK, EU and beyond.


We are looking to recruit an Assistant Consultant to support the delivery of projects across some or all of our main policy areas, which include: chemicals, air quality, industrial emissions, climate change, water, waste and resources, amongst others.


Key Responsibilities


You will work in multi-disciplinary teams, contributing to policy development, implementation and evaluation; cost-benefit analysis; model development; information/ data collection and analysis; stakeholder consultation; report writing and verbal presentation.


Skills / Qualifications


  • A keen interest in developing a career in environmental policy and economics.
  • Postgraduate qualification in environmental science / technology, economics, engineering, law or policy (or undergraduate qualification plus 1 year directly relevant experience).
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to write concise reports in English.
  • Knowledge of at least one of following topics and the affected sectors: chemicals, air quality or industrial emissions.
  • Demonstrable experience in some of the following: policy development and implementation; evaluation of technical / policy measures; cost-benefit analysis; data collection, validation and analysis; and stakeholder consultation.


  • Strong mathematical / quantitative analysis, data / statistical modelling skills.
  • Analytical economic techniques such as: survey design and execution; market analysis; socio-economic analysis; regulatory impact assessment.
  • Understanding of the development of public policy and the methods for assessing the economic and environmental impacts of government action.
  • Familiarity with national and international sources of government and business statistics.
  • Up to 4 years’ experience of environmental or policy analysis within a consultancy, government, research agency/think tanks, NGO or private sector / industry organisation.
  • EU, Chinese or Japanese languages.

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 55,000 people, with revenues of around $10 billion.  We provide performance driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear and general industrial sectors. We strive to be the best technical services company to work with, work for and invest in.


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.


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