Current vacancies

We currently have two vacancies on our Space team (full specifications follow):

  • EA/EC-SPACE-17/01 Economic Analyst / Economic Consultant (Space)
  • EM-SPACE-17/02 Economic Modeller (Space)

 

Economic Analyst / Economic Consultant (Space)

Reference:           EA/EC-SPACE-17/01

Posted:                 15-10-2017

Closing date:       10-12-2017

London Economics is a leading independent economic consultancy, headquartered in London, with a dedicated team of professional economists specialised in the application of best practice economic and financial analysis to the space sector.

We work with clients such as the European Space Agency, UK Space Agency, UKspace, European GNSS Agency, Satellite Applications Catapult, Google Lunar XPRIZE, and space industry players, employing techniques such as: Cost-Benefit Analysis, market quantification, impact assessment, business case analysis, commercial due diligence, return on investment, and utility benefit valuation.

Due to sustained growth in this business area, London Economics is eager to receive applications for an Economic Analyst (EA) / Economic Consultant (EC) position (the latter being more senior; please apply for the joint EA/EC role and we will determine the appropriate level for you) on our pioneering Space Economics team from highly-qualified economists with a passion for and understanding of space, satellite services and their wide-ranging applications.

The role

The successful applicant will join London Economics’ growing space division, based in London, to provide support on multiple state of the art high-profile analyses of the UK and European space economy.

The core of London Economics’ advice is built on excellence in primary and secondary research, statistical analysis and economic modelling, which means that compiling, handling, and analysing complex datasets are key tasks in our everyday work.

Due to the continuous evolution of the economics of space, we often have to develop novel and innovative methodological solutions for problems with little or no precedent, which requires a solid understanding of fundamental economic theory. The successful applicant will therefore have a solid grasp of economic principles and be able to contribute their own ideas and creative solutions to meet our clients’ needs. From time to time, they might also be required to assist other practice areas so flexibility is appreciated.

More specifically, we are welcoming applications for the following grades:

  • Economic Analyst (EA) is the entry level for permanent new recruits holding an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Economics. EAs will often join straight from university, but may have up to 3 years of relevant academic and/or professional experience.
  • Economic Consultant (EC) is an intermediate grade of permanent staff holding an undergraduate or postgraduate degree in Economics, having developed their economic consulting skill set over 2-6 years of relevant academic and/or professional experience (potentially incorporating a period as an Economic Analyst).

We offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including a performance-related bonus scheme;
  • Opportunity to specialise in the economics of space;
  • Intellectual challenges allowing you to develop professionally;
  • Good work-life balance with some UK/European travel;
  • Direct project interaction with, and mentoring by, senior management;
  • Working with leading agencies and industrial players to advance this growing and exciting domain; and
  • Diverse international working environment at Somerset House in the heart of London.

You need to have (essential for both EA or EC grades):

  • Undergraduate or post-graduate degree in economics with strong academic results;
  • Knowledge of and interest in space industry, science and applications, and commercial aspects;
  • Analytical mindset and strong quantitative skills (including data management, statistical analysis, modelling, etc.);
  • Advanced skill and high proficiency in programmes such as MS Excel/Stata;
  • Attention to detail and diligence;
  • Strong work ethic, being eager and willing to learn;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written);
  • High degree of motivation and be well organised, with the ability to work effectively and efficiently, both independently and as part of a team;
  • Comfort applying a broad range of economic techniques to other areas of economics as you may be required to support other teams from time to time.

… additional (essential) requirements for the EC grade:

  • A minimum of 2 years of relevant (economics- and/or space-related) professional and/or academic experience

… additional (desirable) attributes:

  • Practical experience with industry analysis (space or other industry/ies);
  • Additional previous relevant professional experience;
  • Proficient user of MS Word, and MS PowerPoint;
  • Commercial awareness to help develop our space practice area further;
  • Fluency in other EU language(s).

How to apply

To apply, please send your application – comprising a 2-page Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter/Email (explaining how you fulfil the essential/desired requirements) – by email to space@londoneconomics.co.uk, quoting EA/EC-SPACE-17/01 in the Subject Line before the stipulated deadline.  If not a UK national, please also clearly state the status of your visa situation and its duration.

What happens then?

  • Applications will be reviewed after the deadline.
  • Invitations to interview will be extended to selected applicants in the weeks leading up to Christmas and interviews scheduled for the first two weeks of January.
  • Two rounds of interview (each with 2-3 members of our team) will be conducted for each candidate (back-to-back on the same day if possible). You may be asked to take written and/or Excel tests afterwards.

 

Economic Modeller (Space)

Reference:           EM-SPACE-17/02

Posted:                 15-10-2017

Closing date:       10-12-2017

London Economics is a leading independent economic consultancy, headquartered in London, with a dedicated division of professional economists specialised in the application of best practice economic and financial analysis to the space sector.

We work with clients such as the European GNSS Agency; Innovate UK; UK Space Agency; European Space Agency; The Danish Agency for Science and Innovation; UKspace; Scottish Enterprise; and the Satellite Applications Catapult employing techniques such as: Cost-Benefit Analysis; market quantification; impact assessment; business case analysis; return on investment; and utility benefit valuation.

Due to sustained growth in this business area, London Economics is eager to receive applications for an Economic Modeller position from highly qualified economists with a passion for space, satellite services and their wide-ranging applications.

The role

The successful applicant will join London Economics’ growing space division, based in London, to provide modelling and analytical support on multiple state-of-the-art, high-profile analyses of downstream terrestrial space applications, including the market for, and utility benefits of, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) devices. Examples of recent projects, in which the successful candidate would have participated, can be found at: https://londoneconomics.co.uk/blog/practice-area/downstream-terrestrial-applications/

London Economics’ advice is built on excellence in primary and secondary research, statistical analysis and economic modelling, which means that compiling, handling, and analysing large datasets are key tasks in our everyday work.

Due to the continuous evolution of the economics of space, we often have to develop novel and innovative methodological solutions for problems with little or no precedent, which requires a thorough understanding of fundamental economic theory. The successful applicant will therefore have a solid grasp of economic principles and be able to contribute their own ideas and creative solutions to meet our clients’ needs. From time to time, they might also be required to assist other practice areas so flexibility is appreciated.

We offer:

  • Competitive salary and benefits package including performance-related bonus scheme;
  • Opportunity to specialise in the economics of space and space applications;
  • Intellectual challenges allowing you to develop professionally;
  • Good work-life balance with some UK/European travel;
  • Direct project interaction with, tutoring, and mentoring by, senior management;
  • Working with leading agencies and industrial players to advance this growing and exciting domain;
  • Access to multiple market-leading databases as part of daily work; and
  • Diverse international working environment at Somerset House in the heart of London.

You need to have (essential):

  • Undergraduate or post-graduate degree in economics or related quantitative field (mathematics and economics, economics and finance, etc.) with strong academic results;
  • Interest in the space industry, science, consumer electronics, and other space applications, including commercial aspects;
  • Analytical mindset and strong quantitative skills (statistical analysis, and econometrics);
  • Ability to answer complex questions based on available data and mathematical formulae;
  • Academic or professional experience with data management, and data handling;
  • Advanced skills and high proficiency in MS Excel;
  • Attention to detail and diligence;
  • Strong work ethic, be eager and willing to learn;
  • Excellent communication skills in English (oral and written);
  • High degree of motivation and be well organised, with the ability to work effectively and efficiently, both independently and as part of a team;
  • Comfort applying a broad range of economic techniques to other areas of economics as you may be required to support other teams from time to time.

… additional (desirable) attributes:

  • Practical experience with industry analysis (space, consumer electronics, or other industry/ies);
  • Previous relevant professional experience;
  • Previous experience with spreadsheet modelling;
  • Proficient user of Stata, MS Word, and MS PowerPoint;
  • Commercial awareness to help develop our space practice area further;
  • Fluency in other EU language(s).

How to apply

To apply, please send your application – comprising a 2-page Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter/Email (explaining how you fulfil the essential/desired requirements) – by email to rflytkjaer@londoneconomics.co.uk, quoting EM-SPACE-17/02 in the Subject Line before the stipulated deadline.  If not a UK national, please also clearly state the status of your visa situation and its duration.

What happens then?

  • Applications will be reviewed after the deadline.
  • Invitations to interview will be extended to selected applicants in the weeks leading up to Christmas and interviews scheduled for the first two weeks of January.
  • Two rounds of interview (each with 2-3 members of our team) will be conducted for each candidate (back-to-back on the same day if possible). You may be asked to take written and/or Excel tests afterwards.