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Beacon Economics is currently hiring for the following positions:

Housing, Land Use and Real Estate Research Associate

Beacon Economics, LLC is seeking a Housing, Land Use and Real Estate, Research Associate to join its growing practice area research team. The ideal candidate will bring a background in the fundamentals of real estate economics and real estate development and understand the role public policy plays in shaping cities and their economic development. This position actively offers the opportunity for professional development and growth and is ideal for candidates seeking to develop their own knowledge of the consulting space, with a focus on real estate and land use analysis. As a growing firm, Beacon welcomes creative problem-solvers and unconventional thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit.

RESPONSIBILITIES

●     Serve on project teams to conduct market research, financial feasibility analysis, impact fee analysis, fiscal impact studies, real estate finance studies, and land economics studies.

●     Conduct literature reviews related to specific research topics.

●     Collect, clean and manipulate specific economic, financial and demographic data, as instructed by supervisors.

●     Work with the practice area team and senior staff to ensure methodology, software, and analytical workflow are reliable and effective for supporting various client needs.

●     Provide analytical expertise in estimation, programming, calibration, validation, application, and documentation.

●     Participate in the development and maintenance of technical documentation for internal economic, demographic, and practice area programs and procedures.

●     Communicate research findings to clients clearly and concisely, via written reports, summary tables, dashboards and slideshows.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

●     Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, data science, or other quantitative field with coursework in demography, geographic information systems (GIS), mathematics, urban planning and/or related discipline(s).

●     Extensive experience with statistical software (Stata preferred) and Excel (advanced skills critical). Fluency with Python and/or GIS platforms strongly desired.

●     An understanding and familiarity with frameworks for equitable outcomes in the creation of housing or transit-oriented development policy.

●     Experience with real estate model development, estimation, programming, calibration, validation, and documentation of such models.

●     Strong written and verbal communication skills.

●     Experience managing deliverables on rigorous deadlines and ability to prioritize workload to respond to shifting demands and new business opportunities.

●     Demonstrated interest in public policy, data analysis, economic policy research and/or economic development

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; competitive benefits including but not limited to health and dental/vision coverage.

Position Location: Los Angeles, California (near LAX).

Regional and Sub-Regional Economic Analysis Research Associate

Beacon Economics LLC is seeking a Regional and Sub-Regional Economic Analysis Research Associate to join its growing practice area and research team. The ideal candidate will bring a background in evaluating regional economic trends and communicating economic concepts using quantitative data both orally and in written form. S/he will have a passion for visualizing data in new and exciting ways. This position actively offers the opportunity for professional development and growth and is ideal for candidates seeking to develop their own knowledge of the consulting space, with a focus on regional economic development. As a growing firm, Beacon welcomes creative problem-solvers and unconventional thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit.

Responsibilities

  • Serve on project teams to conduct policy analyses, evaluate economic development strategy, and provide in-depth industry sector and sub-sector analysis including workforce and occupational data analysis.
  • Collect, clean and manipulate specific economic, financial and demographic data, as instructed by supervisors.
  • Work with the practice area team and senior staff to ensure methodology, software, and analytical workflow are reliable and effective for supporting various project needs.
  • Conduct literature reviews related to specific research topics.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of technical documentation for internal economic, demographic, and practice area programs and procedures
  • Communicate research findings to clients clearly and concisely, via written reports, summary tables, dashboards, and slideshows.

Skills and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, data science, or other quantitative field with coursework in demography, geographic information systems (GIS), mathematics, urban planning and/or related discipline(s).
  • Extensive experience with statistical software (Stata preferred) and Excel (advanced skills critical). Fluency with Python strongly desired.
  • Ability to perform GIS analysis using ArcGIS or QGIS.
  • Experience with regional economic model development, estimation, programming, calibration, validation, and documentation of such models.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience managing deliverables on rigorous deadlines and ability to prioritize workload to respond to shifting demands and new business opportunities.
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy, data analysis, economic policy research and/or economic development.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; competitive benefits including but not limited to health and dental/vision coverage.

Position Location: Los Angeles, California (near LAX).

Economic, Fiscal, and Social Impact Research Associate

Beacon Economics LLC is seeking an Economic, Fiscal, and Social Impact Research Associate to join its growing practice area and research team. S/he will play a key role in ensuring the firm’s proprietary economic impact models and related systems support the firm’s internal and client needs. This position actively offers the opportunity for professional development and growth and is ideal for candidates seeking to develop their own knowledge of the consulting space, with a focus on economic impact modeling. As a growing firm, Beacon welcomes creative problem-solvers and unconventional thinkers with an entrepreneurial spirit.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Serve on project teams to complete economic, fiscal, social impact analyses.
  • Communicate research findings to clients clearly and concisely, via written reports, summary tables, dashboards and slideshows. Collect, clean and manipulate specific economic, financial and demographic data, as instructed by supervisors.
  • Identify and communicate data problems/inconsistencies to supervisors, and help to find solutions and work-arounds.
  • Conduct literature reviews related to specific research topics.
  • Assist in conducting statistical and economic impact modeling and analysis.
  • Assist in the development of technical documentation, research methodology and efficient workflows.
  • Participate in the development and maintenance of technical documentation for internal economic, demographic, and practice area programs and procedures.
  • Communicate research findings to clients clearly and concisely via written reports, summary tables, dashboards and slideshows.

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, data science, or other quantitative field with coursework in demography, geographic information systems (GIS), mathematics, urban planning and/or related discipline(s).
  • Experience with executing input-output models (such as IMPLAN) at national, state, and regional levels
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to interface directly with clients.
  • Extensive experience with statistical software (Stata preferred) and Excel (advanced skills critical). Fluency with Python and/or GIS platforms strongly desired.
  • Experience managing deliverables on rigorous deadlines and ability to prioritize workload to respond to shifting demands and new business opportunities.
  • Demonstrated interest in public policy, data analysis, economic policy research and/or economic development.

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; competitive benefits including but not limited to health and dental/vision coverage.

Position Location: Los Angeles, California (near LAX).

How to Apply

Beacon Economics LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please submit resume, cover letter, and writing sample to Director of Communications Victoria Pike Bond at victoria@beaconecon.com. No phone calls.