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Stantec Senior / Principal Economist in Glasgow, United Kingdom

With a strong workload and exciting growth plans ahead, we are seeking a Senior / Principal Economist to join our team in Scotland. This is an opportunity to join a global multi-disciplinary consultancy with offices in the heart of both Glasgow and Edinburgh. We can offer you a great work environment and flexible working options.

Stantec's economists and economic development staff work across our main markets, supporting public and private infrastructure development ranging from commercial, retail & housing development; innovation centres; visitor attractions and public realm improvements. We support local & national government; developers, businesses and universities, clearly presenting the economic case for their investments.

We prepare future development strategies to guide development for our public and private clients - increasingly significant in the context of City and Growth Deals, and specific funding streams such as Levelling Up, Future High Streets and Towns Funding in England and regeneration funding streams in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. For more project info, please click:- Development Economics

Reporting to our Economics Lead in Scotland, you will play a key role in the team. You will be involved in managing and supervising junior staff as well as being involved in planning for growth and recruitment activities. You will build up client relationships, providing market leading advice and services. You will have project development responsibility and will work with other team members to develop their skills.

Importantly, you will play a key collaborative role alongside our design teams, providing invaluable support in developing funding and business cases and in supporting planning and other consenting applications through sound economic arguments.


We are looking for experienced project manager with a commercial background ideally gained in a consultancy environment and an ability to win work and forge client relationships.

You’ll have an economics, planning or related degree and strong experience in economic development/ strategy/ economic analysis. You’ll have a good understanding and experience of economic development and the planning system.

You’ll have experience of public and private sector requirements, economic assessments & appraisals and business case development. Your understanding and experience of applying economic principles associated with development and infrastructure will be important to your success.

We're looking for curious, committed, and ambitious people with a passion for economic development and regeneration. If you want to find out more, we'd love to hear from you.

Why Join us?

The friendly and collaborative culture at Stantec is something we are proud of and we have many other reasons for you to be excited about joining us. We offer a competitive salary, a great pension plan, free private medical insurance, flexible working arrangements, industry leading training, great projects and lots more!

To hear what some of our existing UK&I workforce say about life at Stantec, please click on My Stantec Stories

About Stantec

Stantec is a professional services firm. Our team of 28,000 global experts provides engineering, architecture, environmental, and project management services across all phases of the project life cycle.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

From large-scale developments to challenging neighbourhood projects, we stretch across our global network to learn from others, offer our support, and gain new experiences along the way. So while we work to help the communities around us thrive, our own people thrive too.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

At Stantec we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process then please inform a member of our Talent Acquisition team.

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