Senior Economist

Company: CPCS Transcom Limited
Posted Date: 2018-09-04
Closing Date: 2018-09-28
File Attachment: application/pdfEconomist CA Job Ad.pdf


Job Description: Senior Economist – Canada

Location: Ottawa or Toronto


Company Background

CPCS is a global management consulting firm providing strategic advisory services specific to transportation and power infrastructure, operations, investment, policy and regulation. We specialize in mobilizing private investment for public infrastructure, specifically through public-private partnerships (PPP) and transaction advisory services more broadly. To date, CPCS has completed over 1,400 projects in 120 countries. Clients include all levels of government, private sector investors and infrastructure owners, bilateral and multi-lateral agencies, as well as international financial institutions, such as the World Bank.

In Canada CPCS focuses on providing economic, policy and strategy consulting services to public and private clients in the transportation and electricity sectors.

CPCS has approximately 100 staff, including management consultants, economists, financial analysts, planners, infrastructure engineers, PPP experts, operations experts, institutional specialists and project managers. In Canada, CPCS has offices in Ottawa (company headquarters) and Toronto, with a presence in Montreal and Quebec City. CPCS also has offices and consultants in several international markets and is focused on projects in emerging markets, with a particularly strong presence in Africa.

CPCS culture is highly performance oriented, entrepreneurial, and team based. We are looking for candidates who can think outside the box, successfully complete tasks with minimal experience or instructions, and are motivated to excel personally and professionally.


CPCS is seeking a Senior Economist to support the company’s Canadian business. This will be a full time permanent position based in Toronto or Ottawa, with travel to support projects as required.

Job Function

The Senior Economist – Canada is responsible for playing a key role in project management and implementation as well as business development under the direction of the Vice President, Canada.

Specific Responsibilities

The duties of this position, include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Project Management: Lead all aspects of consulting projects on a day-to-day basis as project manager in accordance with CPCS processes and under the direction of a project director.
  • Support consulting projects based on specific expertise.
  • Business Development:
    • Lead proposal preparation as proposal manager in accordance with CPCS processes.
    • Develop client relationships and proactively develop and pitch project ideas.
  • Develop partner relationships.
  • Support the Vice President as required in administrative and other tasks including business planning, recruiting, performance analysis and process improvement.


Candidates should:

  • Have a minimum of five years consulting or research experience. Experience in the transportation and/or electricity sectors would be an asset.
  • Hold a master’s degree from a top ranked university, in business, economics or other relevant discipline. Preference will be given to candidates who have achieved academic distinction.
  • Have demonstrated leadership and project management experience, preferably in a consulting or research setting.
  • Demonstrate excellent writing skills in English. French language proficiency would be considered an asset.
  • Demonstrate excellent oral communications skills, particularly in terms of making presentations and explaining technical subject matter to high level and non-technical audiences.
  • Have strong organizational skills with a proven ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks in order to prepare deliverables under tight timelines.
  • Be a strategic and critical thinker, and have a demonstrated track record for creative problem solving.
  • Be proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Proficiency in other relevant software and techniques would be an asset.
  • Have the legal right to work in Canada.
  • Have the ability to travel within Canada, and potentially internationally, as required.


In addition to a competitive base salary, the Senior Economist will be eligible to participate in the performance pay component of the CPCS compensation policy. With proven performance, the selected candidate may eventually be invited to become a company shareholder, and benefit from corporate dividends.


To apply, please access the CPCS Recruiting portal and follow the application instructions. Applicants will be required to submit a detailed resume and cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications for the position.

Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled.

We thank all those who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please note that accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodations, please contact us at or at 613-237-2500. For more information, please see our website at