Research Consultant - Urban Solutions - Manchester

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Date: Mar 30, 2024

Location: London, London, GB

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 91681 

Job Category: Infrastructure 

Location: London, London, United Kingdom 

Join a company that is passionately committed to the pursuit of a better world through positive change. With more than 65 years of business and technical expertise in mining, energy, and infrastructure, our 10,000 colleagues in 150 countries tirelessly work toward bettering the industries in which we operate. With practical solutions that are safe, innovative and sustainable, we think globally while acting locally. Are you looking for an opportunity to join a diverse group of professionals who are committed to remaining exceptional? We look forward to hearing from you.


Our expertise in infrastructure includes aviation, highways and bridges, planning and advisory services, ports, rail and transit, tunnels, and water. Want to be part of the creation and construction of our cities? Then the infrastructure team is for you!


At Hatch we are hiring Research Consultants for our Urban Solutions team in London and Manchester. Our Urban Solutions Team sits within our Infrastructure business unit and is the economics, urban planning and real estate strategy arm of Hatch, delivering strategic economic development services to public and private clients. In the UK our Urban Solutions team works closely with our Environmental and Advisory groups, and the successful candidates will be encouraged to work on projects in these other divisions as well as Urban Solutions. 


Are you passionate about making a positive difference for people, places and economies? Do you want to work with some of the best economists, strategists and urban regeneration consultants in the UK and internationally? Hatch has long experience of hiring great graduates. Many progress within our company into senior roles with opportunities to work on projects across the UK and internationally.         


As a Research consultant you will work as part of high-performing teams delivering innovative solutions to private and public sector clients. Recent projects have included supporting Aviva Investors to develop an innovative social value framework, a new economic strategy for the city of Oxford, and an impact assessment of BT’s UK operations. 


We offer the opportunity to work at the heart of the UK’s drive for a sustainable future. Our advice to our clients directly influences positive change, helps them to secure investment and capture the impacts of what they do. Our team works on a range of interesting, innovative, and inspiring consultancy projects, across sectors including employment, industrial sectors, skills, innovation, infrastructure, energy, land and

property, culture, leisure and tourism.      


Specifically you will work in an integrated team making a vital contribution to the evidence, insights and advice we provide, with responsibilities including collecting and analysing economic and social data, reviewing policy and research, supporting project consultations, active participation in client, stakeholder, and team meetings, survey design, mapping, and economic and social impact modelling.


Hatch is committed to developing your capabilities and will give you great opportunities to use your skillset whilst working on some of the most important challenges facing the world. 


Our consultants and analysts support our clients by:

· Defining the future: We provide forward thinking about city futures and place-making, working on strategies, visions, investment and delivery plans. 

·  Securing investment: We support our clients to secure investment in projects by preparing business cases and economic appraisals.

·  Assessing impacts:We enable our clients understand their impacts through social value and economic impact assessments, strategies to maximise the economic and social benefits they deliver, and evidence that helps make their case.                          

· Establishing what works: We identify lessons to improve performance and increase impacts through the evaluation of programmes, projects and organisations.


What are we looking for?

Our people are the heart of our business, and we are looking for exceptional new members of our team

who have:

·  A real appetite for understanding economic, social, environmental and technological change and how this will affect the future 

·  A keen interest in using intelligence, data and analysis to help our clients make informed choices about strategy and investment

·  A strong desire to learn and develop new skills and knowledge, and to test themselves in a dynamic consultancy environment 

·  Enthusiasm for working as part of diverse consultancy teams with colleagues in the UK and internationally 


Ideally, you will have:                

·  A degree, probably in subject areas such as economics, geography and planning, development/ international development, social research and public policy, data science and analytics etc

·  Strong numeric and analytical skills

·  Effective writing and presentation skills

·  Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team

·   Ability to problem solve and think through complex questions 


Your Development: Training and Support  

We are committed to developing our consultants to become the best they can be. You will benefit from a positive and supportive work culture where people are supported to realise their full potential. We provide full training and support to develop your career, with opportunities to work with and learn from colleagues across our UK and international offices. You will receive a structured training programme to develop your practical and technical skills for consultancy, with hands on project experience from the moment you join us. Throughout your first year, a specific colleague will provide guidance and support to help you settle in. 


Why join us?

What we offer you?


  • Flexible work environment
  • Long term career development
  • Think globally, work locally


Don't meet every single requirement? You don't need to. At Hatch, we are building a diverse, inclusive workplace that fosters innovation. If you're interested in this role, we encourage you to apply even if your past experiences don't perfectly align with the skills we've listed.


We're committed to fostering a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate and serve. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, veteran, or any other protected status. If you have any accommodation requirements, please let us know. We'll do our best to meet your needs in accordance with applicable local legislation.


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