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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