Senior Consultant Economist - Melbourne

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

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 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; this includes a commitment to gender equality and supporting team professional development. 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 support for a flexible working arrangement. There is 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 Melbourne office is seeking a senior consultant economist with four to five years’ work experience in the private or public sector to join our team. We are seeking someone with formal qualifications in economics (or similar quantitative field), experience in leading a small multidisciplinary team, and the ability to use data and economic models to provide spatially focused investment and policy insights to clients.

Our team strives to use the latest data, research and analytical tools to address real-world problems and provide insightful public policy advice to our clients. We are looking for someone who is highly competent in collecting and preparing data from established and novel data sources; and who is able to use established, and develop new, economic models that can be used to inform policy and investment decisions across a range of sectors.

Applicants will need to be highly proficient in MS Excel and experience in coding/statistical packages such as Python, R, VBA and SQL will be highly regarded. Experience with economic evaluation - Cost-Benefit Analysis, Economic Impact Assessment and other modelling approaches will also be highly regarded. Experience in GIS and digital analytical platforms is desirable. In addition, applicants will need to have experience in project management and preparing high quality engaging reports, presentations, and proposals for clients.

Highly desirable applicants are those who can demonstrate both strong technical capabilities and the ability to extract and communicate the economic narrative and policy implications from their work. Applicants need to show a keen interest in major economic, societal, environmental and policy issues and be able to work autonomously and alongside a passionate team of professionals from varied backgrounds.

While based in our Melbourne office, you will 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 employment@sgsep.com.au

Applications for this role will close Friday December 4th 2020

Note: Applicants must have the right to work in Australia