- Analyst salary range of £32-35,000 per year, plus discretionary bonus
- Economist salary range of £39-44,000 per year, plus discretionary bonus
- Wages will be equivalent in Euros & USD
- Share options scheme
- 43 days of paid holiday per year, including bank holidays
Closing date: The deadline this year is 12pm on 2nd November 2020 for the first wave and 12pm on 4th January 2021 for second wave.
Summary: Vivid Economics is a leading strategic economics consultancy spanning public policy and private sector strategy and investment. We work across a wide range of sectors, including energy, industrials, natural resources (water, land use and marine), transport, real estate, urban infrastructure and services, manufacturing and technology, investment and banking. We are known for our expertise across a number of themes, including economic growth and development, policy and market design, scenario analysis and asset valuation, natural capital accounting and resource management, low-carbon and climate resilience strategies, risk management and decision-making under uncertainty, spatial planning and special economic zones.
We pride ourselves on our robust analytic toolkit, drawn from academic partners and proprietary tools, including CGE and econometric modelling, energy and natural system modelling, trade and industrial market power modelling, and spatial modelling using earth observation and other data. In all our work, we put economics to good use by supporting important decisions and carrying the argument to implement them. The success we bring to our clients reflects a strong partnership culture, solid base of skills and analytical assets, and close cooperation with a large network of contacts. The foundations of our business are our values and mission-driven approach, world-class skills and our commitment to developing and maintaining cutting-edge techniques. These are housed in an independent, highly-motivated, entrepreneurial, employee-owned business, based in London.
Vivid Economics is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes all applicants regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We offer a limited number of merit-based scholarships for further study and we are willing to sponsor candidate visas for those that do not currently have the right to work in the UK. We do not currently sponsor visas for the Netherlands or US offices.
What would I do at Vivid?
As a graduate at Vivid you will work on a mixture of quantitative investigation, including descriptive statistics, implementing models and econometrics, and qualitative work, including literature reviews, policy analysis and report writing.
As you gain experience you will rapidly become responsible for structuring problems, finding solutions and delivering content.
A ‘typical’ Vivid project lasts for around three to four months, with short projects lasting around a month, and longer ones up to a year. Our recent projects include: -short term impact assessments and rebound trajectory responses to COVID-19- our ongoing assessment deforestation in Peru with UK Space Agency – our Greenkeeper tool has been used to highlight the benefits of green spaces in low income neighbourhoods- created an emission trading stimulator for Turkey, Turksim.
Most successful applicants will have a masters and possess an impressive mix of academic achievement, economics and quantitative skills, and exhibit personal initiative. Previous work experience is not necessary. Vivid will challenge you to reach your full potential. You will quickly assume responsibility for your own project work streams, and direct client contact is fostered and encouraged. Vivid will support you. You will receive close mentorship from a senior team member who will encourage and guide you to develop your career. As Vivid is a small firm, we pay special attention to ‘on the job’ training, which is supported by colleagues and regular review.
- You will have a 2:1 or equivalent degree and a master’s in economics (UK and EU applicants)
- You will have Majored in Economics, with a relevant Masters or previous work experience strongly preferred (US applicants)
- Those undertaking an Economics-focused postgraduate course during the application process are encouraged to apply
- Strong written English language skills
- Basic understanding of Excel is essential
- Excellent attention-to-detail
- A second language is desirable
- Desire to put economics to good use