Economist / Senior Economist – Global Construction


Job Title: Economist / Senior Economist – Global Construction

Location: Sydney, Australia

Hours: Monday to Friday (9:00am to 5:30pm)

BIS Oxford Economics, part of Oxford Economics Group, is a leading independent economics, construction and property forecasting company. We are looking for an Economist or Senior Economist to join our growing Global Construction 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.

This is an opportunity to advance your career at BIS Oxford Economics, a market leader and rapidly growing organization with offices situated around the world. You will work with our international team of Economists, Consultants and Forecasters to help our clients navigate the challenges ahead in a friendly, collaborative, and high achieving environment.

About You

You will possess excellent quantitative modelling skills and have experience using economics to answer client questions. You will also have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to independently respond to client needs.

As an Economist you will ideally have at least 2-4 years’ experience undertaking high quality research and analysis. You will understand how construction industry developments are affected by – and impact – the broader economy and want to take the next steps to become a global expert in the field.

As a Senior Economist you will ideally have at least 5 years’ experience in leading and undertaking high quality research and analysis. You will be a thought leader who understands how global developments impact – and are impacted by – the construction and mining sectors, and be able to present your insights clearly for clients.

About the role

We are looking for a candidate to project manage several existing subscription services, and who will contribute to the continued development of our fast-growing global construction service. The role is based in our Sydney office.

Skills and Experience: Required
  • Undergraduate degree in Economics or related field (honours or masters desired but not essential)
  • Comfortable working and liaising with our clients who are typically senior management in large corporations and government organisations.
  • A proven, demonstrable track record of economic analysis and research
  • Experience developing quantitative forecasting models
  • Must be highly organised and able to manage multiple deliverables at once
  • Must have excellent knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Must be a self-starter, with the drive to set and reach ambitious goals
  • Must be a team player
  • Must have strong written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to explain economic concepts and quantitative results, as well as their implications, to non-specialists.
Skills and Experience: Desired
  • Advanced degree in Economics
  • Experience working with econometric models – specifically time series techniques
  • Experience programming in R
  • Experience conducting research and analysis in the construction and/or mining industry.
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. 

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.

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 governmental or local laws.

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