Principal Economist


West Midlands

  • Location

    West Midlands

  • Job type


  • Sector


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    19 August 2019

  • Client


Ref: GSi57351

Principal Economist

A utilities body covering England and Wales are seeking an interim Principal Economist to support our team by providing professional expertise up until 2nd March 2020. 

The post-holder will make sure regulation enables strategic capital projects to improve resilience of services/utilities into the future. It will track a range of projects which are currently being explored. It will address any significant ‘barriers and gaps’ in the regulatory processes, institutions and commercial frameworks ensuring that they are developed in a timely and co-ordinated way.

The changing environmental landscape and pressures impact on the availability of utilities. Some areas of the country, particularly in the South and South East require intervention to ensure that customers’ needs for reliable and affordable utilities are being met, in the long term, without damaging the environment.

Some key responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Developing regulatory and commercial frameworks for strategic capital projects 
  • Providing project management to ensure progress is maintained in a timely and co-ordinated way
  • Acting as the principal regulatory interface with the industry on such projects

This role is inside IR35 and salary is dependent upon experience. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 6th August.




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