Position Available: Transport or Spatial Economist (3+ years of experience)
Date Advertised: 24 March 2016
MRCagney is a leading independent transport and planning consultancy, with a reputation for excellence and innovation across the fields of urban transport and mobility. We have offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Auckland and Singapore, and operate internationally in Asia, the Middle East and southern Africa.
From our inception, MRCagney has been involved extensively in complex urban mobility projects. Our company ethos is “mobilising people strengthening communities”. This ethos is about making a positive, sustained contribution to the people and communities that we work with. We apply this passion and our ‘people-first’ approach to the places, towns, cities and countries in which we work.
Our work is about people, not numbers, and we specialise in providing pragmatic, real-world advice that our clients can follow with confidence. Our project approach is not about a process of ticking boxes, ours is one of meeting and exceeding our clients’ expectations, value-adding by leveraging off the diverse skills available within the company.
Our services range from strategic management and business consulting through to technical transport, planning, urban design, and engineering.
About this role
We are seeking an enthusiastic transport or spatial economist to join our team in Auckland, and be an integral part of our growth as we seek to make a difference to the cities and communities around us. Based in our vibrant O’Connell Street office, you will assist on projects both locally and throughout New Zealand and Australia. We will also consider candidates who would prefer to be based in one of Australian offices.
With at least three years’ professional experience, you are someone who revels in the chance to apply your technical capabilities and powers of critical reasoning to help us shape a better world.
As a Transport or Spatial Economist within our consultant team, you will be involved in all aspects of our business and your responsibilities will include business development, marketing, bid preparation and project management.
We will offer a competitive salary commensurate with your skills and experience. As an independent, staff-owned company, our workplace culture supports flexible working arrangements (including part-time roles) and the open sharing of ideas on how to continually improve the services we offer.
You are an economist who is looking to take the next step in their career. Maybe you want to break away from the stifling environment of a large international corporation, or maybe you’re looking to step outside of the confines of the public sector; no matter what your background, we offer opportunities and flexibility that few of our competitors can match.
But first, you will have to meet this list of basic criteria. We know it’s long, but we value our current team and it is really important to us that we hire the right person to join us.
> You’ll need at least three years’ professional experience in transport and/or spatial economics. This includes:
- Business cases for transport investments;
- Economic analysis of transport and land use policies;
- Innovative models for delivering transport infrastructure & services;
- Benchmarking of transport and land use outcomes;
- Transportation pricing and policy reforms; and
- Management consulting, especially strategic policy advice.
> Previous experience in a consultancy environment, especially in the Auckland market, will be well regarded.
> You will hold tertiary qualifications in an appropriate technical field, which might be economics, finance or possibly something else we haven’t thought of yet.
> Knowledge of econometric (e.g. R) and/or GIS (e.g. QGIS) software and/or programming skills, (e.g. Python or Ruby) will be viewed favourably.
> You might be a technologically savvy person with added skills in the areas of data analysis, spatial analysis (GIS). We like people with extra skills, so if you have them, tell us about them.
> You’ll be expected to assist on projects throughout New Zealand and Australia, and possibly internationally. This may require occasional business travel.
> You’ll be required to contribute to the running of our office. This will include project management, business development and bid preparation.
> You need to be aware of the commercial nature of consulting, which means being dedicated to producing quality outcomes for our clients, within budget and project timeframes.
> You’re going to need strong qualitative and quantitative assessment skills, and the ability to scrutinise your own work. Our clients pay us to get things right, first time.
> You’ll have to work collaboratively and collegiately; with our staff, our project partners and our clients.
> And finally, you will most definitely need to be able to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbally. This one’s important.
Applicants who are not New Zealand or Australian residents will be considered; MRCagney can offer assistance with VISAs and re-location if required. We are also interested in hearing from candidates seeking part-time employment opportunities and/or contract work.
If you’ve read everything above and think this is the job for you, please get in touch. We want to know all about you, so a well written cover letter is essential: tell us about your experiences, your passions, your goals and what it is you will bring to our team. At this stage we are seeking expressions of interest with the intention of bringing someone on board in the early new year.
So get inspired, get writing, and email your letter and latest CV to us here at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 1st of July 2016.