Principal Economist - Sydney

BIS Oxford Economics, part of Oxford Economics Group, is a leading independent economics, construction and property forecasting company. We are looking for an experienced consultant to lead our economic consulting unit, with a particular focus on leading asset transaction due diligence engagements.  As the market leader, BIS Oxford Economics provide excellent career opportunities, with the team working across a range of different sectors to deliver the economic information our clients need. 

The Role 

As a Principal Economist,  you will ideally have at least seven years’ experience and will be looking to take the next step up in your career, to lead a team that deliver high quality, rigorous, quantitative analysis to our consulting clients. You will hold a very good economics degree or similar, and you will have extensive experience working on economic consulting engagements for a range of clients in the private and public sectorThe successful applicant will be responsible for leading engagements from start to finish, which will include writing proposals, developing bespoke quantitative methodologies, managing the project team to meet delivery deadlines, and presenting the output to the client. They will also line manage junior staff and be involved in defining the strategic direction of the unit, working with the Head of Consulting. 

 This is an ideal opportunity to advance your career. BIS Oxford Economics is a rapidly growing organisation with offices situated around the world. We promote a friendly, collaborative and high achieving environment.  

What is on offer

We are a fast-growing, independent forecasting and consulting business with a global reach. Our goals are to provide excellent analysis, forecasting and analytical tools for our clients; and interesting, challenging and rewarding careers for our staff.

Skills and experience 
  • Strong quantitative and econometric modelling skills 
  • Undergraduate degree in Economics or related field (honours desired but not essential) 
  • A proven, demonstrable track record of managing economic consulting engagements 
  • Prior experience line-managing more junior staff 
  • Must be highly organised and able to manage multiple deliverables at once  
  • Candidate must have strong presentation and writing skills for external clients 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time 
  • Must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Knowledge of econometric software packages such as EViews, Stata or R would be a plus, as would knowledge of programming languages such as python 
  • Must be a self-starter, with the drive to set and reach ambitious goals  
  • Must be a team player 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain economic concepts and quantitative results, as well as their implications, to non-specialists. 
How to apply

Please click Apply Now to send your CV (resumé) and cover letter and complete the online application form. Your cover letter should explain how you meet our requirements and what you could bring to the role. 

The deadline for applications is the 23rd March 2021. However, early application is strongly recommended.

Oxford Economics is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

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About BIS Oxford Economics

Following the acquisition of BIS Shrapnel by Oxford Economics in 2017 a new entity was formed called BIS Oxford Economics which forms part of the Oxford Economics Group. The Oxford Economics Group was founded in 1981 as a commercial venture with Oxford University’s business college to provide economic forecasting and modelling to UK companies and financial institutions expanding abroad. Since then, we have become one of the world’s foremost independent global advisory firms, providing reports, forecasts and analytical tools on 200 countries, 100 industrial sectors and over 4,000 cities. Our best-of-class global economic and industry models and analytical tools give us an unparalleled ability to forecast external market trends and assess their economic, social and business impact.

Oxford Economics is a key adviser to corporate, financial and government decision-makers and thought leaders. Our worldwide client base now comprises over 1500 international organisations, including leading multinational companies and financial institutions; key government bodies and trade associations; and top universities, consultancies, and think tanks.

Headquartered in Oxford, England, with regional centres in London, New York, Singapore and Sydney, Oxford Economics has 24 offices across the globe. We employ over 350 full-time people, 50 within Australia and more than 250 professional economists, industry experts and business editors—one of the largest teams of macroeconomists and thought leadership specialists. Our global team is highly skilled in a full range of research techniques and thought leadership capabilities, from econometric modelling, scenario framing, and economic impact analysis to market surveys, case studies, expert panels, and web analytics.

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