EBP is seeking an experienced professional to join our transportation economics team. In this role, you will apply economics tools and methods to support and build EBP’s client-focused work in aviation, port, and freight economics and in economic development strategy.

Principal Economist

The Principal Economist will lead projects and tasks focused on evaluating and communicating the connection between transportation and economic development. Projects will include economic impact analyses of airports, ports, freight, and other transportation facilities. This role will also direct and support analysis of tourism impacts, land use and industry activity, cargo movements and supply chains, and economic development strategies.

This position will be responsible for leading and managing consulting projects and professional teams, including forming teams. This position also requires the ability to maintain and expand EBP’s profile as a national leader in cutting-edge economic analysis and methods by authoring professional papers, making conference and industry association presentations, and similar efforts. An important role of the Principal Economist will be to manage, supervise, and mentor junior staff.

This role will collaborate with our interdisciplinary team across our multimodal transportation and economic development markets.

Candidates applying for this position must have a record of success in consulting, with a background in economic impact analysis and economic development. Familiarity with multi-modal transportation (passenger and/or freight) planning, investing for resilience and sustainability, modeling, and policy analysis are plusses. A graduate degree in economics, transportation, or urban planning is preferred. In addition, the successful candidate will provide evidence of the following:

  • Five (5) or more years professional experience successfully managing consulting projects, including multi-firm projects.
  • Knowledge of the transportation consulting environment, including the federal, state, regional, and advocacy/policy organization arenas.
  • Experience in a management role(s) with staff and business-line responsibilities.
  • Demonstrated success in business development and client management.
  • Knowledge of quantitative planning and data analysis methods and tools related to multiple fields of economics, including impact analysis, benefit-cost analysis, and tax/revenue analysis.
  • Demonstrated record in adapting and responding quickly and effectively to dynamic business situations and needs.
  • Excellent English-language business communication skills (written and verbal), including public-facing, client-facing, and internal-facing experience.

Complementing the minimum qualifications listed above, the successful candidate will possess one or more of the following qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience with multi-regional input/output (I/O) and/or Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modeling.
  • Participation in and contributions to relevant professional organizations and journals.
  • Familiarity with (or at least exposure to) advanced data and statistical analysis tools such as R, SQL, or Python.
  • Experience in survey design and in overseeing survey administration.

The person filling this position will be invited to join our staff in our downtown Boston headquarters, but we are also open to remote work arrangements for those who reside outside of the Boston metropolitan region. Any new hire will be expected to travel to Boston at the start of the position for a week of on-boarding and, if not based in Boston, to visit our headquarters 3-4 times per year.

Overnight travel to client sites and for business activities may be required.

About EBP

EBP has been at the forefront of infrastructure and development planning, policy, and investment. We are a specialty consulting firm focused on applications of economics to support decision-making, strategy development, and communication. Our software-as-a-service division TREDIS put best-in-class analytic tools in our customers hands.

We have experts across a global network of offices, including Brazil, Chile, China, Germany, and Switzerland. We work with our colleagues to prepare clients for the future, dealing with uncertainty, changing technology, climate risk, and strategic and technical challenges.

Committed to applying principals of sustainability, resiliency, and state-of-the-art economic analysis, we seek to be the employer of choice for like-minded professionals. Our team is expanding to support strong growth as we serve our clients on these exciting topics. We are committed to building a diverse and welcoming team.

Work Environment, Benefits, & Location

We strive to support each other in work and life. Strong values, flexibility, and exceptional quality work are just a few of the characteristics we hold in high regard. We value and support a range of professional development opportunities, including mentorship, training, and engagement with professional associations and at conferences. We also take time to connect through shared activities like Lunch and Learns and Friday morning coffee hours. We are committed to continuing to practice these values both in-office and through remote collaboration.

Teamwork and collaboration are important components of our ability to deliver high quality work to clients and candidates. Our office is a creative space filled with talented people, making it an ideal place to advance your career.

EBP’s fringe benefits include 30 paid time off (PTO) days per year that encompass vacation, holidays, and sick time. You will accrue 20 hours of PTO at the start of each month. The position is eligible for the firm’s group health insurance and dental plans (EBP pays 80% of the cost for employees and 70% for other family members). The firm pays for 100% of high-quality, short- and long-term disability insurance policies. We supplement our short-term disability policy to provide 100% of your salary for up to six weeks of major medical or parental leave. Employees are eligible to contribute to the company’s retirement plan, which offers traditional 401(k) and Roth 401(k) options. After completing one year of work with the firm, retirement contributions are eligible for a 100% corporate match up to 3% of your annual salary and a 50% match for the next 2% of your annual salary. (We match 4% if you contribute 5%.) Company matches vest immediately.

We are located just a few minutes’ walk from three T subway lines, Boston’s South Station (commuter rail and Amtrak), and Boston’s vibrant downtown, Chinatown, Seaport, and Public Garden areas. Our building includes bike parking and health club facilities, offered at low rates to building tenants.

How to Apply

Please send your resume, along with a cover letter and two work examples, to people@ebp-us.com, with “Principal Economist” in the subject line.

Please state in your cover letter: (1) your career goals and interests, (2) your skills and qualifications for this position, including any specialized expertise, (3) your availability to work at our headquarters in downtown Boston or preference to work at a remote location, and (4) confirmation of your work authorization if you are not a US citizen. EBP is an EOE / Veterans / Disabled / LGBT employer.

Your work examples should demonstrate your experience with client-oriented consulting and economics. Please include a coversheet with a brief paragraph describing your role in the production of each of the examples (managerial, technical, etc.).

EBP is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBTQ+ employer. For more information, email people@ebp-us.com.