Senior Transport Economist


Oxford Economics, a leading global economic research and consultancy firm, is looking to hire an Economist/ Senior Economist within the Transport Advisory (TA) Team. The TA team have four key business pillars: greenfield transport asset development, due diligence supporting investment in existing assets, maximising the value of existing businesses, and, dispute support, which all involve developing or reviewing forecasts of traffic and/or revenue for transport improvements for both private and public sector clients.

The position will focus on supporting our current technical offering and servicing our rapidly expanding project pipeline and client base by aiding in the delivery of studies. This position will be an integral part of Oxford Economics’ growth plans for the Transport Advisory Team and is an exciting opportunity to join a fast growing company at the forefront of the industry.

Key Responsibilities

A typical day for this role would involve aiding in the development of traffic and revenue forecasts for mainly transport improvements by processing and analysing complex datasets and building models, working closely with senior team members and managing junior team members. The role would see direct interaction with clients.

  • Manipulation and analysis of large datasets using Excel (ideally including VBA) or Python
  • Network modelling experience, including use of Visum, Emme, SATURN
  • Analysis and manipulation of GIS/spatial datasets
  • Support and development of junior staff
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate technical ideas to a range of audiences both verbally and in written formats


  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience
  • First degree in a relevant discipline, with preferably an MSc in Transport Planning or Transport Economics
  • Working proficiency in French or Spanish
  • Econometric modelling
  • Experience of Stated Preference/Consumer Insight/behavioural analysis
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Financial modelling, translating analysis into financial projections
  • Experience on LTA roles and due diligence projects
  • US/LATAM experience 
About Oxford Economics

Oxford Economics was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on more than 200 countries, 250 industrial sectors, and 7,000 cities and regions. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, and Singapore, Oxford Economics has offices across the globe in Belfast, Boston, Cape Town, Chicago, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, Johannesburg, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Mexico City, Milan, Paris, Philadelphia, Sydney, Tokyo, and Toronto. We employ 500 full-time staff, including more than 300 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

We look forward to welcoming you to the Oxford Economics family.

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by governmental or local laws.

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