Senior Analyst, Economic Development & Urban Policy at AECOM (Richmond, VA)

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Job Summary

AECOM is seeking a Senior Analyst, Economic Development & Urban Policy to be based in Chicago, IL, Richmond, Virginia or New York, New York. The selected candidate will join the Economic Development & Urban Policy team within AECOM's Economics + Advisory Practice.

Our team helps clients understand market demand, identify industry sectors and clusters positioned for growth, and clarify economic and demographic disparities, equity concerns. We focus on evaluating the impact of pre-existing structural economic challenges that hold back regional economic performance across sectors such as tourism, green jobs, and advanced manufacturing, while also assessing strategies for Covid recovery across industry, labor force, and real estate.

At AECOM, we're delivering a better world.

We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it's improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.

Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We're one global team - 47,000 strong - driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.

Job Summary/Responsibilities

The Economic Development & Urban Policy team is looking for a Senior Analyst who can conduct quantitative and qualitative economic analysis, analyze policies and programs, evaluate industry sectors and clusters, and develop policy solutions in support of economic resilience and recovery projects as well as corridor plans, district plans, and framework plans.

Our research efforts rely on statistical approaches to align trends across industries and clusters with occupations, factoring in skills, abilities, experience to clarify evolving workforce needs. Our strategies are enabled by a strong focus on implementation, leveraging stakeholder engagement to clarify regional strengths, weaknesses, threats, and opportunities. In context with regional challenges linked to Covid recovery.

The senior analyst will work as part of a multidisciplinary team to lead discrete technical tasks, including developing and implementing quantitative analytical approaches; conducting data analysis, economic and financial modeling, literature reviews, and interviews; developing graphics and presentations to communicate key findings; and writing sections of client deliverables and proposals. The position requires the ability to work closely with managers to balance multiple projects and deadlines, delegate appropriate tasks to more junior staff, and communicate clearly with both clients and other team members.

Examples of our work include the Economic Development Strategy & Diversification Study for the Texas General Land Office, Downtown Flint Game Plan for Flint Downtown Development Authority, and Indy FastTrack Manufacturing Plant Reuse and Regional Economic Development Strategy for the City of Indianapolis.

Example Project Types:
  • Economic and Fiscal Impact
  • Post-Disaster / Post-Covid Economic Recovery Plans
  • Regional Economic Development Strategies
  • Funding and financing strategies for public sector investments
  • Social equity analysis and equitable policy and strategy development
  • Housing Needs Assessments, Inclusionary Zoning Market and Feasibility Analysis
  • Labor Force Analysis
  • Freight and Goods Movement Analysis
  • Remote/Flexibility Option
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Urban Planning, Public Policy Analysis, Business, or a related field plus two (2) years of relevant experience or demonstrated equivalency of experience and/or education
Preferred Qualifications
  • 5+ years of professional experience at a planning and economics consulting firm, or equivalent professional experience in urban economics, data science, urban planning, public policy analysis, or related fields
  • Master's degree from an accredited university in Urban Planning, Public Policy, Economics, or a related field
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative economic analysis related to economic & community development, equity, public health, public finance, and/or resilience
  • Ability to think critically, analyze policy, and write effectively
  • Experience leading discrete technical tasks, presenting and developing content for client deliverables and proposals, and presenting professional work at meetings
  • Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Strong technical skills, including experience with one or more of the following software packages:
o ArcGIS and other spatial analysis tools

o Quantitative/statistical programs such as STATA, R, Python

o Economic impact modeling tools such as RIMS II, IMPLAN, REMI

Additional Information
  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.
  • Relocation assistance is not available for this role.
What We Offer

We will give you the flexibility you need to do your best work with hybrid work options. Whether you're working from an AECOM office, remote location or at a client site, you will be working in a dynamic environment where your integrity, entrepreneurial spirit and pioneering mindset are championed.

You will help us foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion - a safe and respectful workplace, where we invite everyone to bring their whole selves to work using their unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to create transformational outcomes for our clients.

We will encourage you to grow and develop your career with us through our technical and professional development programs and diverse career opportunities. We believe in leadership at all levels. No matter where you sit in the organization you can make a lasting impact on the projects you work on, the teams and committees you join and our business.

We offer competitive pay and benefits, well-being programs to support you and your family, and the development resources you need to advance your career.

When you join us, you will connect and collaborate with a global network of experts - planners, designers, engineers, scientists, consultants, program and construction managers - leading the change toward a more sustainable and equitable future. Join us and let's get started.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours.

Job Category Economics

Business Line B&P - Buildings & Places

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 263698BR

Additional Locations US - Glen Allen, VA - 4840 Cox Road, US - New York, NY - 605 Third Ave, US - Richmond, VA - 900 East Broad Street

Virtual: 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.
More Information on AECOM
AECOM operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Los Angeles, CA, Atlanta, GA and New York, NY. AECOM was founded in 2022. It has 52924 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 195 open jobs at AECOM, click here.
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