Economist - Construction

BIS Oxford Economics, part of Oxford Economics Group, is a leading independent economic forecasting and analysis company. We are looking for an Economist to join the Engineering Construction team. This would be an ideal opportunity for someone early on in their career who wants to take the next step.  As the market leader in economic forecasting and analysis, BIS Oxford Economics provides excellent career opportunities for ambitious people who want to help our clients make better decisions by using economic forecasts and analysis. Our clients include leading private and public sector organisations in Australia and around the world.  

The role

In this role you’ll combine your economics knowledge and modelling skills to produce high quality construction forecasts, research and analysis. You will understand how both domestic and global developments impact Australia’s construction sector, and you will be looking to further develop your quantitative and qualitative skills to enable you to take a leading role in forecasting activity across the sector. You’ll also be connected with the rest of the team here in Sydney and the broader OE group. We promote a friendly, high achieving environment, and strongly encourage collaboration across different teams in Sydney and around the world.

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.

We offer a competitive salary package, including a performance-related bonus, and regular pay reviews. We are also able to offer secondment or permanent opportunities overseas, via transfers across the Oxford Economics group which currently has offices in 24 locations around the world.

Skills and experience
  • Undergraduate degree in Economics or related field (honours desired but not essential) 
  • Willing to develop programming skills in languages such as R or Python 
  • Strong presentation and writing skills  
  • Proficient in  Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint 
  • A self-starter, with the drive to set and reach ambitious goals 
  • Intellectual curiosity about economics and how it can be applied to real world situations, with a specific interest in the construction sector 
  • A team player, who enjoys working with and learning from others 
  • Honours degree in Economics 
  • Previous exposure to the construction sector with a specific focus on publicly funded infrastructure 
  • Experience building economic and econometric models 
  • Experience programming in R or python 


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.  

How to apply

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