Current Vacancies

Consultant/Junior Economist/Planner - London

Job Description:

Savills is building a new Economics and Property team reporting to our recently appointed head of department. This position of consultant/junior economist/planner is to play an important role in the team helping deliver work. Our aim is to be one of the leading economics and property teams in the UK within two to three years and this post is a significant opportunity to help grow an exciting area of business.

The remit of the Economics and Property team is to lead on work in the field of property, planning and economics, covering:

  • Preparing and influencing economic, planning, property, regeneration, and infrastructure development strategy, policy and research at national, sub-regional and local levels.
  • Establishing the economic, financial and business cases for projects and programmes, including major proposals and estate/property initiatives.
  • Carrying out social and economic impact assessments, for example as part of the formal EIA process.
  • Developing new business opportunities in the field of economic consultancy as opportunities arise.

The team draws upon and works with other teams in Savills, for example its remit includes working with the Savills Research team to jointly develop areas of research that will raise the profile of the company.

The role of the junior/consultant economist/planner is to:

  • Work with others on marketing and bids to secure work.
  • Work with colleagues in the delivery of projects.
  • Build up expertise in agreed areas of work.  

Key Activities:

  • Help prepare competitive proposals.
  • Take responsibility for elements of projects from the earliest stages through to completion.
  • Undertake research and analysis.
  • Help develop creative and original solutions to satisfy all parties.
  • Contribute to writing complex reports, interpreting data and making clear and relevant recommendations.
  • Contribute to and take part in presentations at meetings.
  • Communicate and negotiate effectively with clients and colleagues.
  • Maintain an awareness of market conditions and government policies.
  • Keep informed about documents relating to relevant policy and practice. 
  • Attend external events and identify business opportunities.

Candidate Profile:

  • Good written and communication skills.
  • Detail conscious, accurate.
  • Thrives under pressure, can work to tight deadlines.
  • Team player.
  • Strives to deliver an exceptional level of service to clients at all times.
  • Knowledge of micro-economics principles and concepts, feasibility studies and business plans, and ability to learn how to apply this knowledge to the team’s areas of work.
  • Knowledge of the UK planning system.
  • Qualitative and quantitative data analysis skills.
  • Numerical and analytic skills, preferably including modelling expertise (usually in Excel).
  • Report writing and presentation skills.
  • An awareness of the consultancy world and a good fit with consultancy culture (essential).
  • A degree in town planning, geography, property surveying, economics, or a related discipline, or equivalent experience (essential).
  • Membership/working towards membership of an appropriate professional institution such as the RTPI and/or RICS (desirable).

Application Details:

Please apply via e-mail enclosing a CV and your current salary details to:

Anna Pugh

Salary details available upon application, commensurate with experience and skills.

You are also invited to complete the following: Equal Opportunities Monitoring Information Form

The Company is an Equal Opportunities Employer. View our Equality and Diversity Policy.



Key contacts

Anna Pugh

Anna Pugh

PA to Head of Division
Planning Management

Savills Margaret Street

+44 (0) 20 3320 8242

+44 (0) 20 3320 8242