HR&A is an industry-leading consulting firm that provides strategic advisory services for clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors, focused on solving the most complex challenges facing cities today. We care about improving the quality of urban life, and we are increasingly focused on the challenges of equitable development, inclusivity, infrastructure, and technological innovation in cities as we advance projects that improve social, economic, and environmental outcomes.
We are former public servants, urban planners, economists, and real estate developers. Our projects win awards due to our ability to integrate disparate disciplines for our clients, and we often lead teams with engineers, architects, lawyers, community organizers, and other specialists.
HR&A is proud to be an employee-owned company, and is committed to building a diverse workforce while centering issues of equity and inclusion in the work that we do. In 2020, we convened an Anti-Racism Task Force to lead the development of internal equity initiatives and strategies to more effectively incorporate equity into our client work.
About The Role(s)
We are seeking Research Analyst, Analyst, and Senior Analyst candidates to join our growing team. Our analytical staff form the foundation of our team-oriented and collaborative structure, and help to drive our data-driven approach to city building. We will be hiring for the following locations across our offices: Washington DC, Atlanta, Los Angeles, NYC, and Dallas.
Research Analyst: an entry-level position for professionals with a passion for urban development and policy and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project, and often include market analysis; case study research; community engagement; demographic analysis; power mapping; econometric modeling; preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures; and public policy analysis. Research Analysts also help prepare written reports, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects. Strong writing and graphics competencies are important.
Analysts and Senior Analysts: own the substance of our client work products. Day-to-day tasks range from project to project, and often include market analysis; case study research; econometric modeling; econometric modeling; community engagement; preparation of real estate pro formas for a range of uses and public-private structures; and public policy analysis. Analysts also help prepare written reports, presentations in PowerPoint, and Excel models for clients, as well as firm marketing materials and proposals for new projects. Senior Analysts often play a managerial role, directing RAs/As on task assignments and even providing training.
The positions provide significant opportunities for growth and diversity within the role as individual project portfolios change. HR&A staff are often generalists, but have the opportunity to specialize over time. Many of HR&A’s senior staff started as Research Analysts or Analysts.
We are looking for candidates with strong quantitative and qualitative skills, a passion for urban development and policy, and a deep curiosity about the challenges and opportunities facing cities today. Our new team members will learn quickly, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills; be hyper-organized; and be able to manage multiple assignments at once. They will think independently, act entrepreneurially, and pay attention to the details. Ideal analysts will bring a demonstrated capacity for leadership, critical thinking, and creativity.
Research Analyst: Candidates for this position should have obtained a Bachelor’s Degree with a focus on economics, urban planning, business, public policy, real estate, or other closely related field. Preference will be given to candidates with additional work or internship experience in a related field.
Analysts and Senior Analysts: Candidates should have a Master’s Degree, or a Bachelor’s Degree, with a focus on economics, urban planning, business, public policy, real estate, or other closely related field, and one to three years of relevant full-time experience.
We offer competitive compensation packages, based on qualifications and experience.
We provide a comprehensive benefits package that goes well beyond coverage of 90-95% of healthcare premiums, dental and vision coverage.
We are an employee-owned company, and you will have the opportunity to benefit from the firm’s growth over time through participation in our Employee Stock Options Plan (ESOP). Each year, the firm will contribute funds to this long-term wealth-building account, and may make contributions to other retirement accounts.
We believe our employees thrive in a team atmosphere. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have shifted to a remote work environment for the safety of our employees and our communities. We anticipate returning to the office when conditions safely allow.
To submit an application, please email the following materials to Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org, as this hiring process is being managed by Formidable.
- The office location you are applying to (Washington DC, Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, or Dallas).
- The specific role you are applying for (Research Analyst, Analyst, Senior Analyst) — please include in the subject line of your email.
- A version of your resume that has your school information removed.
- There is no need to reformat your resume, and you should leave your degree (e.g. “B.A. Economics”). But please remove all undergraduate and graduate school name references. This request is part of our ongoing work to build a hiring system that is free from bias and based on candidate merit and performance in the hiring process.
- A simple typed document that includes your name, with concise answers to these questions:
- What excites you about HR&A? (100 words)
- Which of your previous work (roles and/or projects) do you think represents evidence that you’d excel at HR&A?
- We are excited to learn about the diverse backgrounds candidates bring. What unique personal background or perspective might you bring to our team? (150 words)