Director - Senior Regulatory Economist

Postgraduate degree
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Who we are and what we do

PwC's UK Economics practice includes around 100 individuals and is part of our global economics practice. In our telecoms and utilities team we work as part of One Firm teams with professionals from many different backgrounds including strategy, corporate finance, forensics, and assurance. Together we have been working at the heart of the reform and digital transformation agenda, for most of the world’s largest telecoms operators as well as for governments and regulators in many countries.

Our vision is to be a distinctive, insightful, energetic and global practice, driven by a diverse group of analytical, creative and commercial individuals. We stand by our courage to challenge conventional wisdom, and our ability to cut through complexity in explaining the dynamics of markets.

Economics is the science of business. We help companies, investors, regulators, law firms and Governments reach better decisions, informed by clear, robust evidence grounded in the dynamics of the Healthcare sector. Our help comes in the form of advice, reports, studies and policy recommendations.

Who we are looking for

PwC have an opportunity for an experienced Regulatory Economist to join the economics teams to provide services to players in the regulated sectors with a particular but not exclusive emphasis on the communications sector.

We want to recruit exceptional and experienced Senior Consultants with a background of using economics to support us in advising regulated firms and regulators. We are interested in people from a range of different backgrounds including operators, economics consultancies, sector regulators and academia.

The position will involve the role holder to using economic techniques to analyse regulatory and competition related issues facing the communications and other regulated sectors (e.g. data, spectrum, 5G, OTT competition, ex ante regulation, competition issues, etc.). You will lead project teams with a view to providing regulatory strategy and policy advice to our clients across Europe and beyond. You will also seek to leverage your client relationships and network to identify opportunities to offer advice to further clients. This role will involve extensive international travel.


  • Post graduate qualification in Economics or related discipline relevant to economic regulation.

  • Experience in regulated industries such as communications (e.g. through Consulting or work for a NRA).

  • Ability to sell project work by leveraging and expanding network of relationships in the communications and other regulated sectors

  • You are keen on international travel.

  • You want to be a senior advisor to the communications industry and other regulated industries.

  • Excellent understanding of economic regulation, both theoretical and practical, able to articulate this at different levels.

  • Understand commercial implications of regulatory issues.

  • Comfortable using both qualitative and quantitative data, drafting complex documents (adapting style to the audience) and working with complex theoretical and empirical models.

    The ideal candidate will have some or all of the following characteristics:

  • Analytical.
  • Motivator.
  • Self starter.
  • Entrepreneurial.
  • Fascinated by the moving environment of the telecoms sector.
  • Have the drive to see projects through to completion.
  • Be comfortable to present to client management at all levels.
  • Be a team player and build relationships.
  • Committed to our high standards of excellence in providing advice to our clients
  • Willing to learn and act at the leading edge of developing regulatory theory and approaches.

Why are we asked for help?

Our clients are developing policy, making cases to regulatory authorities, negotiating policy outcomes, facing competition and regulation investigations, responding to litigation, shaping strategy and doing deals. Our success is measured by the outcome we deliver - ultimately in the form of higher profits and an enhanced reputation.

What can you expect from us?

Innovation, creativity and rigour delivered by a team that is a pleasure to do business with. We pride ourselves on being excellent economists, consultants and, fundamentally, people, from a diverse range of backgrounds. We speak the language that makes sense to people who matter. We deal with business people, regulators, Governments, telecoms executives, and financiers.

In everything we do, we blend commercial acumen, common sense and analytics. We are proud to challenge conventional thinking, leverage insights from one sector to another, and identify trends and market dynamics to help our clients succeed in a competitive world.


In Consulting we deliver practical, far-sighted advice that gets straight to the heart of clients’ business issues and delivers amazing results by helping our clients improve the way they operate, reduce costs, manage risks, leverage talent or fundamentally change the way they do business, the work you do will be all about helping organisations of all shapes and sizes work smarter and grow faster. You could find yourself working with household names in a diverse range of industries – everyone from big-name broadcasters and high-street banks to multinational telecoms operators and energy companies.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional’ and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

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Job information

Firm: PwC

Location: London

Education: Postgraduate degree

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