Digital Lead Associate

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  • Shape public policy
  • B Corp certified company
  • Permanent, full-time role

The benefits of being part of our team


SGS works for the public interest and aspire to provide Australia’s best independent policy advice. We are dedicated to helping business and government make successful policy and strategy decisions for the public interest.

We invest our time, our resources, and our very best thinking to solve pressing issues for our clients. Our commitment to social good is woven into the fabric of our culture. A certified Benefit Corporation (B Corp), we are part of a global movement of people working for a more equitable, prosperous, and sustainable society.

This is an opportunity to do work that is meaningful and have positive impact on local communities.

Employee owned company

We are owned by those who work in our business.

Once employees have demonstrated proficiency, and show commitment to our values and purpose, they are invited to become partners. This investment is at a lower investment cost than in equivalent firms, and partners receive an attractive rate of return (decided by the Board). Our staff members are shareholders and this comes, as a minimum, with an entitlement to vote one staff member on to the Board.

Our employee-owned structure also means that surpluses are, in large part, ploughed back into rewarding and developing our people.

Our team

We are a cohesive multidisciplinary team that range from analytical thinkers, data enthusiasts and those who are curious about how places and communities work. We offer an inclusive and supportive work environment. Our approach to work is team based, we encourage our team to collaborate in new and exciting ways virtually and in our offices.


We understand that workplace flexibility is important, we seek to support our team with working arrangements that allow for greater balance. You’ll be equipped to complete your work from our office and your home office. We are committed to the ongoing improvement of gender equality in the workforce and have a substantial Parental Leave policy that allows our team to take time off when it matters most. In addition, we have a range of initiatives, leave and policies that support your ongoing wellbeing.


We have a large focus on ongoing professional development. As a member of our team, you will learn and collaborate with team members while also participating in formal training aimed to build consulting expertise across a range of interesting and exciting projects. We also hold weekly workshops, courses, and presentations to share knowledge and skills collaboratively.

The opportunity

We are looking for a new team member to join us and lead our digital areas of expertise at SGS. The position will work closely with our National Leader of Data and Analytics to drive the innovation and implementation of SGS’ data modelling, analytics and (spatial) visualisation services. The Digital Lead will also engage with clients to understand their needs, and then identify and explain appropriate SGS data and digital solutions which responds to these needs.

The role requires a person who is passionate about urban policy research and has a strong background in:

  • Data analytics/science and visualisation techniques, particularly with a spatial lens
  • Digital services including web and app development
  • Leading (and collaborating with) teams, of varied levels of technical expertise, to identify and implement opportunities for digital services/solutions (both internal process and service delivery)

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Apply today

Please submit a cover letter and a response to the expectations & requirements, and skills & attributes of the role, outlined in the attached Position Description to

Note: All applicants must have the right to work in Australia.