Region: England - SE - Greater London
Location: London
Category: Transport Economics
Closes: Thursday 30th September 2021
Salary: above £50K

Senior Transport Economist - London

Job Description

We are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world. As a wholly independent organisation owned in trust for the benefit of its employees, the firm determines its own direction. This allows us to make clear-sighted, thoughtful, long-term decisions about our priorities as a business and as a member of a sustainable society.


This is an exciting opportunity to join our Transport Consulting business to work on transport scheme development and business case projects. The role is based in London though the team often work on projects elsewhere in the UK, India and Middle East region and in other parts of Arup globally as well.


There are circa 100 staff in the Transport Consulting (South) business and many of these staff contribute to transport scheme development and business case projects.


The Transport Consulting team in London has a broad client base that includes a healthy mix of public and private sector clients. It also supports other parts of the Arup business notably the infrastructure practice, and the overall engineering business.




This is an opportunity for you to take responsibility for project managing projects for a mix of public and private sector clients, as well as leading delivery of significant work packages within larger projects. Projects could range from economic appraisal through to development of strategies and plans, and the delivery of specialist technical advice in areas such as forecasting and economic analysis, wider impacts or evaluation.


You will also support business development activities, including client relationship development and management, securing commissions and opportunity identification.






Recognised relevant tertiary qualifications in an appropriate area.

Relevant industry experience within a business environment.

Membership of relevant professional institutions/professional peer bodies.




Typically more than 7 years’ experience in transport economics or scheme development and business case work.

Proven manager / project manager with demonstrable evidence of delivery of scheme development and business case projects or tasks.

Commercial / financial management that can be applied to the profitable management of projects.

Substantial knowledge and experience in transport scheme development and TAG/green book compliant business cases including appraisal and modelling approaches and analysis of wider economic impacts.

An awareness and interest in major transport issues, emerging priorities and critical issues, as part of a wider transport planning agenda.

Understanding of the economic aspects, funding aspects, planning issues and business benefits of transport schemes




Demonstrable understanding of the interface between TAG and MHCLG business case approaches and analysis requirements

Relevant masters degree or MBA.

Known to key clients such as DfT Rail, Network Rail, ORR, TfL or regional transport bodies.

Previous consultancy experience.

Rewards and Benefits


We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits packages in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical, and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.


In addition, all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.


Shape your time with us


Our goal is to shape a better world. And to do that, we need to make Arup a phenomenal place to work for everyone. If we want to solve problems for people around the world, we must seek and attract the best people from the widest talent pool and create an environment that supports and includes them. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their contribution. This includes people with disabilities, so please discuss any adjustments that you may require throughout the selection and assessment process with your recruitment contact.

At Arup, you’ll be a welcomed member of the team with opportunities to participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador) or by joining one of our staff networks for women, culture or LGBT+ people. You’ll have access to a range of flexible working options – whether you’re a parent, a carer, a student, or just have a busy lifestyle - we recognise it’s not always easy to commit to standard working hours so if you're interested in flexible working, please let us know when you apply, and we'll discuss how this could work in your role.


Join us in shaping a better world.


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcome all qualified applicants. You will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to sex, race, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status, genetic data, or other legally protected status. We recognise that not all disabilities are visible and will make reasonable adjustments to cater for diverse applicants in the selection and assessment process.


What happens next?


If this could be the next step in your journey, please apply online. All applications will be considered, and we will try our very best to respond to you within 72 hours of receiving your application.

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