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AECOM Mid-level Infrastructure Economist in Arlington - VA, Virginia

United States of America - Virginia, Arlington - VA

Job Summary

AECOM’s National Infrastructure Economics group is a multidisciplinary team with staff located across the U.S. We work closely with AECOM’s engineering and planning disciplines to conduct an applied economic analysis to support project development, policy and investment decision making. We apply our national experience and leadership in partnership with AECOM’s regional expertise to solve clients’ problems and support their work.

There are occasional opportunities for international work.

We would like to add an experienced mid-level Economist to the team to support planning and engineering projects across the country. The successful candidate will have a strong understanding of how economics supports the development, operation and management of infrastructure assets and networks.

Responsibilities

The Economist will perform routine tasks independently, and work under the general supervision of project managers on more complex assignments. Typical projects will include freight planning, financial and economic analysis, regional economic assessments, benefit-cost analysis, capital program development, policy and technology analysis, environmental and sustainability evaluations, tax and revenue assessments, and others. S/he will handle assignments of a quantitative and qualitative nature; and communicate effectively with project staff and/or clients. Working with clients and team members, the Economist will create and apply economic and simulation models. S/he will build, manage and analyze large data sets based on proprietary client data and traditional public sources. Written communication is an important part of our work. The Economist will frequently prepare and deliver technical reports, presentations and client briefings. Candidates will be expected to manage individual analysis tasks upon hire and develop project management skills over time. While business development is not typically a part of this role, the Economist may be asked to assist with these activities. Occasional travel is required.

Minimum Requirements

  • Has developed the requisite technical skill to deliver technical assignments effectively including knowledge of quantitative planning and data analysis methods and tools related to multiple fields of infrastructure economics

  • BA/BS in Economics + 2 Years of related experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education.

  • Produces and delivers exceptional quality work that is thoughtful, thorough, and polished

  • Actively listens and confirms understanding with client or project manager

  • Takes full ownership of all assignments, regardless of the task and is proactive in completing assignments

  • Communicates consistently with internal and external team members

  • Seeks ways to add value to the work completed for project managers and clients

  • Demonstrates good judgment in deciding when to work independently and when to ask for help

  • Develops long-lasting client relationships; becomes a trusted partner

  • Has experience with multiple types of infrastructure

  • Has a high level of proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has a master’s degree in a field that provides a strong foundation for quantitative analysis, such as Economics, Finance, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering.

  • Has approximately 3-6 years of applicable experience

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Economics

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 220496BR

Additional Locations US - Philadelphia, PA - 1600 Market Street - Suite 1700, US - San Diego, CA - 401 West A Street

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

EOE including Disability/Protected Veterans
Accessibility/Reasonable Accommodations

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