Graduate Consultant Economist - Canberra

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Permanent ongoing, full-time role

The opportunity to challenge yourself and learn new skills. The chance to do work that is meaningful. The prospect of being around passionate people, every day. That’s the kind of work you can expect at SGS.

We are an employee-owned organisation dedicated to helping business and government make successful policy and strategy decisions for the public interest.

We are a range of original thinkers – from planners and economists to programmers and creatives. As a certified B Corp, we are part of a global movement of leaders using business as a force for good and we work to the highest social and environmental standards. As an important member of our team, you’ll be using and advancing your skills to help shape a more equitable and sustainable future for people across Australia and overseas.

We offer an inclusive workplace with the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with senior team members. We also provide formal training, career development and the chance to build consulting expertise across a range of interesting and challenging projects.

The opportunity

Our Canberra office is seeking an early career economist to join our team. Someone with formal qualifications in economics or similar quantitative fields (economics, econometrics, actuarial science) who understands the power of well-presented and accessible data.

We address real-world problems and provide public policy insights; we are looking for someone who is highly competent in collecting and preparing data from established and novel data sources. Being highly proficient in MS Excel, and with experience with software packages such as R is essential while data analysis program languages (i.e. VBA, Python and SQL) and GIS platforms is desirable.

Highly desirable applicants are those who can demonstrate attention to detail and pride in a high standard of work, adaptability, initiative and strong conceptual skills. Applicants will display a strong desire and ability to learn new techniques and concepts, both autonomously and by working in a team.

While based in our Canberra office, you’ll work with clients across Australia and New Zealand and, on occasion, elsewhere internationally.

Apply today

If this role sounds like you, please send a cover letter and resume that addresses the role requirements to

Note: Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

If you have any questions, please call Ben Taylor in our Sydney office on 02 8307 0121.

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