Space Analyst/Economist

know.space

Direct Entry Job Permanent London, UK

Uploaded 2 Jun 2022

Job Description

Know.space are looking for a Space Analyst/Economist to join their team from September. Candidates selected for interview will need to be available in June or July to meet via Teams or Zoom.

Salary

£30,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience) + benefits.

Main Duties

Typically, you will be working to support the delivery of analytical projects such as market studies, business cases, evaluations, and horizon scanning studies, engaging in both quantitative and qualitative work. Work topics are wide ranging, with recent projects including examinations of emerging satellite technology markets, reviews of the effectiveness of public space programmes, exploration of the potential for Artificial Intelligence applications in space, industry surveys, and a study on UK satellite launch.

As the space sector is continuously evolving, we also often need to develop novel and innovative methodological solutions for our clients, which requires creative thinking as well as having a strong grasp of analytical fundamentals.

 

Person Specification

Qualifications and experience:

Essential:

  • To be recruited as a space economist, an undergraduate (2:1 minimum) or postgraduate degree in economics OR experience working as a professional economist.
  • To be recruited as a space analyst, an undergraduate (2:1 minimum) or postgraduate degree in a social science or other subject in which you can clearly demonstrate social research skills.
  • The right to live and work in the UK.
  • While space experience is not essential, you will need to have an academic background in economics, social sciences, or a closely related analytical field, and/or practical economics experience to be eligible. Pure engineering backgrounds are unlikely to be the right match for this role.

Desirable:

  • Experience of working as a professional economist/analyst in industry or government.
  • Familiarity with principles in the HM Treasury ‘Green Book’ and ‘Magenta Book’.
  • Experience of working within the space industry.

Skills:

Essential:

  • An analytical mindset and good quantitative skills (e.g. data management, analysis, and modelling.
  • Good qualitative skills, including the ability to synthesise and gain insight from ‘softer’ analytical data and evidence.
  • Good people skills, and ability to contribute to (and occasionally lead) interviews as part of primary research.
  • Organisational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
  • A high proficiency with Microsoft programmes, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

Desirable:

  • Proficiency with programming languages, such as R and Python.
  • Fluency in European or other languages.

Behavioural characteristics:

Essential:

  • The creative, solution-orientated ability to work with imperfect and incomplete evidence;
  • An interest in satellite technologies and the space industry;
  • A strong work ethic and motivation.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated interest in wider science and innovation matters.

 

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