• Transport Economics Lead

    Requisition ID
    Work Location
    Department / Discipline
    Additional Work Location
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
    Additional Work Locations
    GB-London | GB-Berkshire-Reading | GB-West Midlands-Birmingham | GB-Warwickshire-Leamington Spa | GB-Shropshire-Shrewsbury
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  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood are seeking a highly motivated and experienced Transport Economist at Principal Consultant or Associate Director level to lead to the development of a new team supporting the Transport Modelling, Transport Planning and Traffic / Highway Engineering disciplines across our Environment & Infrastructure Solutions business.


    You will be involved in the delivery of a wide range of strategic transport projects across the UK and overseas, and will be responsible for the delivery of business development and work winning activities. You will have an accomplished technical background with the role providing quality assurance and guidance to junior members of staff.


    The workload is extremely varied covering all aspects of the transport agenda and multi-modal studies including highways, cycling, walking, public transport, freight and road user charging.


    We offer a fantastic working environment with modern offices in a dynamic, growing team offering unparalleled opportunities to develop and progress to the next level in your career.


    We also offer an excellent benefits package and flexible working and are committed to equal opportunities.


    This opportunity is available in one of our following locations: London, Reading, Birmingham, Leamington Spa or Shrewsbury.

    Skills / Qualifications

    • Economics or related degree. Relevant postgraduate qualifications desirable;
    • Experience of WebTAG scheme appraisal process and application in business case development;
    • Experience in working with economic assessment packages such as TUBA, COBALT, MYRIAD and WEBS (Wider Economic Benefits);
    • Experience in Economic Feasibility Analysis/BOT (Built Operate and transfer) Analysis for large infrastructure projects with public private partnerships (PPP) .
    • Experience in creating Bespoke Financial Model (Spreadsheet based)
    • Experience of business cases for strategic highway investment, rail and multi-modal studies
    • Experience in assessment of road pricing/ tolling and business case preparation
    • Knowledge in the application of GRIP to rail projects
    • Knowledge or experience of international projects funded through agencies such as the World Bank and EBRD
    • Track record of pursuing and securing economics and transport planning work
    • Knowledge of key industry clients and stakeholders and proven ability to communicate effectively
    • Experience in leading the preparation of bids and proposals
    • Experience within a consultancy environment is a distinct advantage and Local Authority /Central Government experience is also desirable.

    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 60,000 people, with revenues of over $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.  www.woodplc.com  


    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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