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Senior Economic Analyst

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Date: Nov 11, 2020

Location: Oakland, CA, US

Company: Hatch

Requisition ID: 34301 

Job Category: Infrastructure 


With over six decades of business and technical experience in the mining, energy, and infrastructure sectors, we understand that challenges are changing rapidly in every industry. We respond quickly with solutions that are smarter, more efficient, and innovative. We draw upon our 9,000 staff with experience in over 150 countries to challenge the status quo and create positive change for our clients, our employees, and the communities we serve.


Looking to take the next step in your career? Hatch is currently seeking a highly motivated Economic Analyst to join the Urban Solutions practice in Oakland, CA.


Hatch’s Urban Solutions practice brings together extensive experience consulting on major infrastructure projects for urban clients with a new focus on strategic, advisory, economic and planning consultancy. Our team provides front-end advising services for cities undergoing change driven by economic growth, climate change and urbanization. The team delivers solutions that are sustainable, resilient and smart to global clients.


The primary emphasis of our team is Urban Economics and Advisory work around large-scale planning, real estate development and infrastructure projects. We do this through the application of rigorous economic planning techniques and the development innovative analytical approaches to a variety of complex planning, real estate and infrastructure challenges. We also work closely with other Hatch offices and practices around the globe, including Hatch’s Infrastructure Planning & Advisory practice.


As the successful candidate, you will:


  • Apply quantitative and analytical approaches to the development of innovative solutions to complex challenges such as urban development, climate change and social equity facing cities, regions, and other private, public, and non-profit entities.
  • Take ownership of tasks required for project delivery. Projects tasks include undertaking and communicating foundational research, implementing research approaches as defined by project leadership teams, and communicating research findings in the form of concise memoranda, presentations, charts and graphics.
  • Perform quantitative and qualitative analyses in areas such as economic and fiscal impact studies, benefit-cost analysis and cost of inaction in the context of climate change, feasibility analyses and market studies for urban development/redevelopment; case-study research on trends in urbanization, transportation, energy and economic development; and socio-economic analyses for economic policy development, infrastructure and real estate projects.


You bring to the role:


  • Undergraduate Degree in economics, planning, environmental studies, or a related field, and a minimum of 2 years of work experience in the consulting field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles and practices of urban planning, real estate, economics, finance, land use and environmental policy.
  • Quantitative skills; experience with financial, real estate and economic analysis/modeling required.
  • Ability to undertake research and compile information on a variety of planning issues from multiple sources; prepare and present submissions/reports to support projects and ensure quality deliverables.
  • Detail oriented and outcome focused with a willingness to collaborate within and beyond the internal team and a desire to work in a dynamic, deadline driven environment. An entrepreneurial and "can do" attitude, with an ability to work toward solutions despite real world constraints of limited data.


Why join us?


Develop innovation partnerships.

Think locally, work globally.

Engage with people who make a difference.


What we offer you?


Flexible work environment.

Long term career development


We are committed to fostering a workforce in each of our locations that reflects the diversity of the communities in which we operate. Hatch is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers employment applicants without regard to age, race, colour, national origin, citizenship, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or any other protected status. If you have any special needs requirements, please let us know. We will do our utmost to accommodate, in accordance with applicable local legislation. 

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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