Senior Researcher

We are looking for a Senior Researcher to join our Research Team.


Job Title: Senior Researcher

Location:  Wemyss Place, Edinburgh

Department:  Research  

Reports to: Research Director

Direct Reports: N/A


Our Research Team aims to provide the very best market intelligence to our clients in both the private and public sector at a time when perceptive, detailed, and reliable analysis has never more important. The Team's considerable experience and specific skill sets ensure that our clients get an unrivalled insight into the drivers of the Scottish market across the residential spectrum. The Team also works for the business internally, producing collateral for our wider client base and to promote the Rettie brand. The Team provides data and analysis to assess business performance across offices and divisions as well as inform business decision-making.

Purpose of the Role 

You will work in the Research Team and as the Senior Researcher you will be responsible for undertaking a range of analytical work for external clients, such as market appraisals of development sites, as well as internal work to help guide the strategy of the firm and assess its performance.

Key Responsibilities

You will have responsibility for the following:


  • Assist in conducting external work, including market assessments, appraisals and forecasts

  • Engaging directly with clients in winning work, agreeing scope of works; and presenting findings and conclusions of work undertaken

  • Update and maintain key Research databases

  • Help to produce key marketing materials, including bulletins/market briefings for internal/external clients.

  • Comply with CPR and BPR legislation


Key Requirements






Education and Qualifications



  • Educated to degree level in a numerate subject, such as Economics, Accountancy or Finance




Experience and Technical Skills

  • Have excellent IT skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office and good keyboard skills


  • Numerate and literate with high levels of accuracy

  • Be able to produce well-written and credible marketing material/reports

  • Ability to multi-task, methodically and calmly, in a fast-paced environment 

  • Knowledge of the real estate sector, particularly the residential sector in Scotland


  • Experience in a similar role




Behavioural Competencies

·         Self-motivated

·         Effective Communicator

·         Interpersonal skills

·         Teamwork

·         Organisational Ability

·         Problem Solver

·         Effective Under Pressure



To apply: Please email a copy of your CV and cover letter to