**At AECOM, we’re delivering a better world.**
We believe infrastructure creates opportunity for everyone. Whether it’s improving your commute, keeping the lights on, providing access to clean water or transforming skylines, our work helps people and communities thrive.
Our clients trust us to bring together the best people, ideas, technical expertise and digital solutions to our work in transportation, buildings, water, the environment and new energy. We’re one global team – over 50,000 strong – driven by a common purpose to deliver a better world.
**AECOM** is seeking an **Economic Development & Urban Policy Graduate Analyst** to be based in Chicago IL.
_This position is expected to begin in May 2023._
Our Economics + Advisory practice helps clients evaluate and make decisions about feasibility, financial requirements, social impact, risk and prospects for success. We pull ideas into focus and sharpen the boundaries of a preliminary plan or concept. The practice has three core focus areas:
Economic Development & Urban Policy - Helping cities and regions develop strategies to deliver transformative and equitable growth. Affordable Housing Policy, Economic Development Strategies, Equitable Transit Oriented Development Plans, Economic Resilience & Revitalization, Economic and Fiscal Impact Assessments, Workforce Development, Green Economy Transitions.
Collaborating with other disciplines, our team develops strategies that respond to the market, attract financing and enable implementation. We address challenges through clear communication, creative thinking and structured, impartial analysis. Our global experience and comprehensive, integrated approach help us understand how multiple factors influence value and feasibility. It’s not just about the market, but also project design, public policies and regulations, site conditions, mitigation requirements, development and financing costs, phasing and implementation challenges.
The responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
+ Performs a variety of assignments designed to develop professional work knowledge and abilities, requiring application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out tasks.
+ Limited exercise of judgment is required on details of work and in making preliminary selections and adaptations of science alternatives.
+ Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Finance, Business, Real Estate, Environmental Science or a related field
+ Master’s degree in Economics, Urban Planning, Public Policy, Business, Real Estate, Finance, Environmental Science or a related field
+ Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative economic analysis related to economic & community development, equity, public health, public finance, and/or resilience
+ Experience building cashflow models in Excel for real estate development projects
+ Ability to think critically, analyze policy and regulations, and write effectively
+ Fluency with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
+ Strong technical skills, including experience with one or more of the following software packages:
+ ArcGIS and other spatial analysis tools
+ Quantitative/statistical programs such as STATA, R, Python
+ Data sources such as: Costar, EMSI, ESRI Business Analyst, BLS
+ Economic impact modeling tools such as RIMS II, IMPLAN, REMI
+ All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
+ Relocation is not available for this position.
+ Sponsorship is not available for this position.
With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.
AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Join us and let’s get started.
**Business Line:** B&P - Buildings & Places
**Business Group:** DCS
**Strategic Business Unit:** West
**Career Area:** Consulting Services
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