Job Vacancy - Oxford Economics - Lead Economist - Construction and Infrastructure

BIS Oxford Economics, part of Oxford Economics Group, is a leading independent economics, construction and property forecasting company. We are looking for a Lead Economist with strong building industry experience to join our growing Construction and Infrastructure team. This role would be ideal for someone who wants to take the next step in their career and cement their credentials as an industry expert and advisor.

As the market leader, BIS Oxford Economics provides excellent career opportunities, working with our Economists, Consultants and Forecasters to deliver the information our clients need.

As a Lead Economist, you will ideally have 5-10 years of relevant experience. You will be responsible for identifying and delivering high quality research, analysis, and insights relating to the building industry for major government and industry clients. You will be expected to help drive development of research and consulting work in existing and adjacent industries in Australia and globally – and enjoy working as part of a highly regarded team.


You will possess excellent quantitative modelling skills. You will also have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to independently identify and respond to client needs. You will be a thought leader, understanding how developments domestically and globally impact the building sector, and be able to present your insights clearly for our clients. You will want to make a difference, leveraging your experience and knowledge with our industry analysis and forecasts to win and deliver insightful and impactful research and advice.


This is an ideal opportunity to position yourself into a national and global role. The Oxford Economics Group is a rapidly growing organisation with offices situated around the world. We promote a friendly, collaborative and high achieving environment.


Skills and Experience: Required

  • Undergraduate degree in Economics or other relevant area (honours preferred but not essential)
  • Previous experience in tendering, winning and delivering well regarded building industry research.
  • Exposure to the broader construction and infrastructure sector in Australia and overseas
  • Experience developing quantitative forecasting models
  • You will be comfortable working and liaising with our clients who are typically senior management in large corporations and government organisations.
  • A proven, demonstrable track record, with at least 5 years of experience
  • Must be highly organised and able to manage multiple deliverables at once
  • Must have very strong presentation and writing skills
  • Must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Must be a self-starter, with the drive to set and reach ambitious goals
  • Assist in the development of team members and contribute to a positive culture


Skills and Experience: Desired

  • Advanced degree in Economics/Econometrics
  • Managing teams of economists/analysts
How to Apply

To apply for the role, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and where you have relevant experience of elements and attributes of the role. The closing date for applications is 15th January 2022. 

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

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.

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.

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.


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