Our Melbourne office is looking for a current student studying a quantitative discipline to provide quantitative analysis support across a range of projects.

  • Shape public policy
  • B Corp certified company
  • 12-month contract

There are jobs and then there are careers

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 single 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 attract a range of creative 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 work environment with the opportunity to learn from and collaborate with senior team members and clients who bring together a wide range of skills and experience. We also provide formal training, career develop-ment and the chance to build consulting expertise across a range of interesting and challenging projects.

About the role

Our Melbourne office is looking for a current student studying a quantitative discipline to provide quantitative analysis support across a range of projects. This role is a 12-month contract with an immediate start, applicants must be available approximately 3 (ideally consecutive) days per week and potentially more during holidays and breaks. As a casual role, hours will be flexible, and you will be called upon to provide assistance as projects arise and as suits your needs.

Functions of this role will include, data collection, preparation and analysis, applying existing in-house models to re-al-world problems, and interpreting results to guide policy advice. Tasks will involve communicating quantitative out-puts in well-written reports and presentations, assisting in the development of new quantitative techniques and mod-els (using Excel and various programming languages) and lastly, contributing to the development of the business by assisting with proposals for new work involving quantitative analysis.

This position would be ideally suited to a 3rd year, honours or postgraduate student majoring in economics, econometrics, actuarial science or mathematics. A high level of proficiency in MS Excel is a requirement, with experience in Python, R or other programming languages viewed favourably. You will be familiar with a range of econometric techniques and models, have an understanding of ABS and other datasets and have well-developed report writing skills.

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 tech-niques and concepts, both autonomously and by working with others.

We welcome you to come and join our passionate team of economists, planners, statisticians, environmental scientists and urban geographers who are passionate about making a difference to public policy.

Apply today

If this role sounds like you, please send a cover letter, resume to employment@sgsep.com.au

Please advise your availability with your application.

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