Senior Economist (Airspace Regulation)

Job Title: Senior Economist (Airspace Regulation)
Location: London
Category: AAA
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Circa £60,000 dependent on skills and experience
Reference #: VN1489
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Job Description

The CAA - Enhancing Aviation Safety Through Better Regulation

The CAA is the UK's specialist aviation regulator. Through its skills and expertise, the CAA is recognised as a world leader in its field. Our activities are diverse and ensure that the aviation industry continues to meet the highest safety standards and is able to operate in a modern and efficient airspace.

The role

This will be a leading role in the CAA for the deployment and operation of its new approach to assessing airspace change proposals. Options appraisal has been moved to the heart of the process and the CAA is seeking an individual to lead on this new area of work. In particular the role will provide guidance on and assessment of Airspace Changes options proposed by change sponsors. The role will also develop the CAA’s best practice in appraisal techniques.

Airspace change is a complex and contentious issue and at the leading edge of the CAA’s engagement with Airports, Airlines, ANSPs and local communities. This role is fundamental to fulfilling the CAA’s statutory airspace functions, the successful delivery of the new process and ensuring modern and efficient airspace design.

What we’re looking for

The successful candidate must possess strong analytical skills and proven experience of options appraisal and valuation techniques, an honours degree in Economics or a related subject and knowledge of DfT’s WebTAG and the Green Book approach to evaluation and appraisal

The successful candidate will be flexible, committed, customer-focused and able to work under pressure. We are looking for a team player who is used to working in multidisciplinary teams and willing to embrace new working methods. Strong interpersonal skills to deal tactfully, diplomatically and authoritatively with people at all levels, with strong verbal and written communication skills.

An understanding of UK airspace and the CAA’s regulatory role, is desirable but not essential, as training will be provided in these areas.

If that sounds like you, please get in contact

Interview Dates: Thursday 14th and Thursday 21st December 2017 

Closing Date: 7th December 2017

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.

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