Senior Executive, Economic Advisory (Power & Utilities), Open to flexible working

London (Central), London (Greater)
12 Jan 2022
12 Feb 2022
Contract Type

EY's Economic Advisory team of over 40 Economists, is now looking to expand significantly on its existing economics practice to capture exciting opportunities. In particular, our power and utilities team is seeking experienced economists to help grow the business.

EY’s Economics Advisory team combine deep sector knowledge with strong technical skills in economics, econometrics and quantitative analysis to address key client issues in strategy, regulation, competition, planning and government policy.

Your key responsibilities

Client responsibilities

  • Provide or contribute to economic analysis as part of client engagements
  • Prepare and present clear reports to support these analyses and solutions
  • Demonstrate  a strong understanding of Excel and other suitable solution platforms
  • Manage own time to budgets and communicate progress against plan to assignment manager
  • Apply or refer to a basic range of EY services and products in meeting clients' needs
  • Proactively manages own career path and development

Skills and attributes for success

To qualify for the role you must have

Suitable applicants will be highly numerate and analytical Economics or Finance graduates with at least 5-7 years of relevant experience as economist employed in a regulated company, economic regulator, economic consultancy or similar position.

Ideally, you’ll also have

For these roles, it would be advantageous to have knowledge of any of the following:

  • Designing and analysis of energy transition policies, renewable technologies and analysis associated with transition to net zero economies
  • Designing and influencing sector-specific economic regulation or wholesale / capacity / ancillary service / balancing / retail market arrangements
  • Designing and analysis associated with energy and water network policy and regulation, including price controls (such as Ofgem’s RIIO-2 price control framework, Ofwat’s PR19 price control framework), smart grids, hydrogen and CCUS network regulation
  • Undertaking cost of capital and other financial analysis related to ensuring the attractiveness of utility regulation for investors

Additional skills requirements

  • Has logical and rational approach to complex problem solving
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills; can explain complex technical issues to non-technical staff
  • Builds relationships with clients and EY teams
  • Deals confidently with stakeholders and client staff and builds credibility for the firm
  • Responds quickly to client requests for information or guidance, referring the issue to more senior staff where appropriate
  • Recognises opportunities to contribute to client issues when they arise and assists in providing solutions
  • Actively promotes the sharing of knowledge
  • Contributes pro-actively to building team spirit and works effectively across teams
  • Delivers to demanding deadlines maintaining the discipline and quality of output
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally

What we offer

We offer a competitive remuneration package where you’ll be rewarded for your individual and team performance. Our comprehensive Total Rewards package includes support for flexible working and career development, and with FlexEY you can select benefits that suit your needs, covering holidays, health and well-being, insurance, savings and a wide range of discounts, offers and promotions. Plus, we offer:

  • Continuous learning: You’ll develop the mindset and skills to navigate whatever comes next.
  • Success as defined by you: We’ll provide the tools and flexibility, so you can make a meaningful impact, your way.
  • Transformative leadership: We’ll give you the insights, coaching and confidence to be the leader the world needs.
  • Diverse and inclusive culture: You’ll be embraced for who you are and empowered to use your voice to help others find theirs.

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

The exceptional EY experience. It’s yours to build.

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