Economist - 12286

London, South West, Yorkshire and the Humber
Bristol , Leeds , London
Horizon House, Lateral, Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
Staff Grade 5
Fixed Term
Full Time
£34,879 Pro-rata
As an Economist in the EA, you will work as part of our national economics team to deliver corporate outcomes through analysis, tools and economic evidence. You will liaise with colleagues across the business, building effective relationships with them, translating their needs into economic work activities and helping them scope out research. We would like you to analyse, translate and disseminate economic data in order to improve decision making, as well as build capacity for using economics by working with operational teams directly.
You can expect to be involved in:
• Managing small projects or supporting larger projects
• Design, carry out and/or review economic appraisals
• Analyse economic, social and/or environmental data sets for trends and correlations to help in the decision making
• Keeping up-to-date on changing legislation
• Mentoring and coaching others on relevant policies, procedures, practices and techniques
• Raising awareness within the EA of economics and evidence.
Economics and Social Science is a small but vital function that use economic information and analysis to help protect and improve our natural resources, in a way that provides the best value for money for people and society. The team work across the whole of the Environment Agency to reduce flood risk, manage natural resources and regulate industry.
You will have a degree in Economics or similar subject with significant economic content, and either a Masters or some experience working as an economist. You will be able to demonstrate where you’ve worked closely with customers before, using a variety of communication methods to convey ideas, as well as be able to present complex information in an understandable way. Ideally, you will also have experience managing projects and working with customers to scope and design their needs. Additionally you’ll be:
• Skilled at working in teams or partnership with analysts from other disciplines.
• Equipped with statistical and analytical skills including using software such as R, Stata or similar packages
• Able to show where you’ve worked with others to deliver outcomes
Anna Maria Giacomello
Economist Manager

Peter Bailey
Social Science Manager

16/09/2019, 23:55 hours

Basic Check
1 year
Communicates Effectively
Listens and questions to understand and engage with colleagues. Conveys information and ideas clearly, accurately and persuasively through speech and writing.
Takes Decisions and Solves Problems
Finds and delivers optimal solutions by effectively analysing all the information, probing to develop alternatives and taking sound and timely decisions.
Scientific Knowledge
Applies economic knowledge to provide sound, applied evidence to the work of our internal and external customers. Demonstrates understanding and application of economic concepts such as market failure and economics methods such cost benefit analysis.
Data and Information Management
Ability to work with datasets from a variety of sources. Knowledge of official data such as ONS datasets, how to obtain the data and apply it in economic analysis. Application of techniques to work with incomplete datasets and implications for your analytical findings.
If you are applying from the Civil Service please note that the Environment Agency is not a part of HM Civil Service and you would not be a Crown Servant in the event of being appointed. Therefore, you will not be eligible for continuous service. For applicants who currently work in local government or other bodies listed in the Redundancy Payments (Continuity of Employment in Local Government etc) (Modification) Order 1999, you may be eligible for continuous service for the purpose of calculating any future redundancy payment. If you are unsure of your status then you should contact your own HR Team.

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