Economist – Job Opening

by | Mar 26, 2018 | Economics, News

We have an opening for an economist in our Toronto office.

Impact Infrastructure was founded in April 2012 and has offices in New York, Toronto and San Francisco. The company’s primary goal is to create a standardized suite of business case analysis software to promote the development of more sustainable and resilient communities. The team of professionals at Impact Infrastructure have played leadership roles in the economic analysis for all manner of buildings and infrastructure, as well as the creation of the Triple Bottom Line Cost Benefit Analysis (TBL-CBA), and Sustainable Return on Investment (S-ROI) analysis frameworks.

Impact Infrastructure’s Autocase software automates business case analysis for both green infrastructure and LEED building projects, with long term development pipeline to expand to other infrastructure sectors.  The cloud-based solution uses standardized local data, best practice economic methodology, and design information to quantify the Financial, Social, and Environmental value of projects. Our analytics are used by infrastructure and buildings owners, as well as the architecture, engineering, consulting (AEC) market. This information can be used so that a diverse range of stakeholders can answer the most important question: “What’s in it for me?”  Autocase’s benefits include reduced stakeholder pushback, quicker project approval, and the development of more sustainable and resilient communities.

We are looking for economists passionate about ecological economics with experience in cost-benefit analysis.  Ideally, you have at least a few years of experience providing economic analysis and business case development in a consulting capacity directly on infrastructure projects. This is an opportunity to make a substantive difference in our company and play a key role within our team.

As an Economist, you would be required to perform the following duties and undertake the following responsibilities:

  • Work on consulting projects in all aspects of creating Excel or software models, writing reports, doing research and interacting with clients;
  • Develop, document, update, and maintain a database of environmental and social costs, benefits, externalities, risks and methodologies associated with infrastructure and buildings related to our software products;
  • Support our current and prospective software clients in an “customer support” role;
  • Familiarize yourself with, and become an expert in using the company’s product line; and
  • Other duties as may arise from time to time and as may be assigned to the employee.

Experience with Excel and VBA are required, experience with quantitative modelling, risk analysis, programming (such as Python or R) would also be an asset. The economist may have the opportunity to supervise and mentor other staff, interns, and consulting partners. The economist should have at least a Masters degree in Economics, Finance or Business.

Come and be a part of our fun, and exciting organization as we strive to make our world more sustainable.

Contact: Stephane Larocque, Chief Operating Officer, steph.larocque@autocase.com

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