Senior Experienced Economist
Flood Modeller
Bur Dubai, United Arab Emirates Countrywide,United Arab Emirates
2d ago

Your Impact :

  • At Jacobs, we push the limits of what’s possible to make the world smarter and more connected. Our clients rely on us to be strategic and practical;
  • to help them save money while being innovative; and to be environmentally sensitive and understanding of community concerns when delivering crucial urban development projects.

    Jacobs has had a strong presence in the Middle East for many years and has been assisting the region implementing visionary transitions, such as with The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision.

    The main objective is to develop a vibrant society, a thriving economy of an ambitious nation and this can be achieved through the development of water resources and infrastructure, which are at the core of this vision.

    Due to a forecasted increase in a portfolio of projects, we are seeking an experienced Economist, operating regionally to support the delivery of viable development projects.

    We strive for individuals who can make a difference to the way we do things by providing project management, business development and people management.

    As an Experienced Economist , you will be working and leading as an Economics consultant in an advisory capacity that forms an integral part of the overall strategic consulting team, delivering specialist inputs in support of major development and infrastructure projects across the MENA region.

    You would have extensive experience working with internal and external clients, to provide strategic level value-added services, helping to improve their investment decisions, unlock value, and improve their business processes.

    You will work closely with all infrastructure sectors and have undertaken studies across the urban development, built environment, healthcare, master planning, transportation, and water sectors.

    You will be responsible for market analysis, macro-economic profiling, demand assessments, benchmarking studies, economic master plans, business planning, financial and economic appraisal, social and sustainability impact assessments, value-for-money analysis, feasibility, and business case development to inform decision making at all levels : policy, plans and projects.

    It’s a great opportunity for you to demonstrate your assertiveness and willingness to take the initiative and drive projects forward proactively and presents possible solutions to more senior staff.

    Here's What You'll Need :

    As a successful candidate you will have a bachelor’s degree (or higher), with a numeric focus preferably in economics, finance, property or one of the engineering sector domains.

    You will have a working knowledge of social value principles, the OECD Inclusive Growth Initiative, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and other legislation and initiatives relevant to social value and inclusive growth.

    Working knowledge of natural capital principles is a plus. You will be able to demonstrate a portfolio of successful projects and be in a favorable position if you have experience with public private partnerships projects and regional master plans with consultancy experience (preferably in the Middle East).

    A key attribute you will possess will be the ability to foster inclusive behaviors as well as creating the right working environment for employees.

    You will continue building on our global culture of caring creating a workplace where we value the safety, positive mental health, inclusion and belonging of all our employees.

    Bring your program delivery skills, leadership talent, and client relationship expertise, and we’ll help you grow, pursue and fulfill what drives you so we can make big impacts on the world, together.

    Jacobs. A world where you can.

    From our inclusive employee networks to our positive mental health champions we are committed to driving a culture of caring where you can be you.

    Joining Jacobs not only connects you locally but globally - and together, our diverse perspectives and unique backgrounds power our collective strength.

    We collaborate and share! By supporting one another, we all succeed.

    With safety and flexibility always top of mind, we have gone beyond traditional ways of working so you have the support, means and space to maximize your potential.

    You will uncover flexible working arrangements, benefits, and opportunities to do good too from participating in our global giving and volunteering program, to exploring new and inventive ways to help our clients make the world a better place.

    No matter what drives you, you will discover how you can cultivate, nurture, and achieve your goals all at a single global company.

    Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed today and into tomorrow.

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