Consultants at Coherent Economics will have the opportunity to use their accumulated skills and expertise on a daily basis to help our clients solve their most pressing economic and financial challenges. They will also learn how to collaborate with experts and clients, and how to manage projects and teams.
We take great pride in our culture. The entire Coherent Economics team worked together to develop our Values, and each new team member must agree to uphold them. Our Core Values guide the firm's philosophy, vision, and strategy, and our Workplace Values guide our daily actions. Together, these values define who we are as a firm and as professionals.
Among our Workplace Values, you will find critical behaviors such as "challenge, celebrate, and support each other," "every challenge is an opportunity to learn," and "offer candid, timely, and actionable feedback." As a Consultant at Coherent, you will be a beneficiary of these values—and you will learn how to help pay it forward as you train and mentor your team members.
Consultant is the first positions with formal supervisory responsibilities at Coherent Economics, and is, in some ways, one of the most challenging jobs at Coherent. Consultants must be able to apply their skills to create work product with an exceptionally high level of attention to detail and precision, while also contextualizing their work within the bigger picture of the consulting engagement, all while learning to provide good instruction and feedback to Research Analysts.
Consultants are expected to have advanced data analysis and research skills, know how to create professional-quality work product, and understand the economic consulting industry. Our work is engagement-specific, and responsibilities vary from project to project. You will be expected to:
Perform detailed research on securities, firms, industries, and markets
Analyze data using Microsoft Excel, Stata, SAS, and other programs
Identify and solve complex data problems
Design and oversee discrete analyses and projects; manage time effectively
Supervise Research Analysts and provide feedback, training, and mentorship
Present and explain work product to team leaders, experts, and clients
Audit work product using best practices
Identify and resolve weaknesses in methodologies, sources, and assumptions
Review, summarize, and analyze confidential discovery materials
Think critically about their work
Create professional quality visualizations and other summary materials
Assist in the preparation of reports and presentations
Participate in recruiting, marketing, and other non-consulting activities
Adhere to Coherent Economics’ Core and Workplace Values
You may need to balance multiple projects and responsibilities at a time. Our work can be in intense, particularly around deadlines, and will require occasional evening or weekend work.
We seek individuals with strong analytical backgrounds. Equally important, we seek individuals who are resourceful, intellectually curious self-starters who have strong emotional intelligence and grit. Candidates must meet the following criteria:
Master’s degree or Ph.D. in Economics, Finance, or a closely related field is strongly preferred (a Bachelor’s degree may substitute only with exceptional skill and prior experience in the industry)
3-5 years work experience in economic consulting or a related field
Proficient with Microsoft Office suite
Proficient in Stata, SAS, or a similar data analysis program
Capable of working efficiently alone or collaboratively in teams
Exceptionally detail and process-oriented work style
Strong verbal and written communications skills
This position is for Coherent’s new College Station, Texas location only.
Equal Opportunity and Nondiscrimination
Coherent Economics is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.
Coherent requires valid US work authorization for all applicants, and does not accept visa applicants at this time. Coherent does hire F-1 student visa-holders who are eligible for pre or postcompletion optional practical training (“OPT”) and who can provide a valid Employment Authorization Document (“EAD”).