Senior/Principal Economist

BIS Oxford Economics, part of Oxford Economics Group, is a leading independent economics, construction and property forecasting company and are now offering an ideal opportunity for a Senior or Principal Economist with experience managing and delivering bespoke projects for clients who wants to take the next step. As the market leader, BIS Oxford Economics provide excellent career opportunities, both within Australia and internally, as part of the Oxford Economics Group.

Position: Senior or Principal Economist (depending on prior experience)

Location: Sydney

Reports to: Head of Australia Macroeconomics

Salary: Competitive, based on experience

As a Senior or Principal Economist, you will ideally have 8+ years of relevant experience, ideally in a project-based role. This includes managing teams that produce high quality macroeconomic research and analysis, preferably with a focus on Australia’s economy. You will have a proven record of managing research projects and delivering output on time and to budget to clients – the successful candidate will be responsible for project managing a wide range of bespoke client engagements in the macroeconomics space.

You will possess excellent quantitative modelling skills and will be comfortable working with macroeconomic models. You will also have strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and be able to identify and respond to client needs. You will also have experience managing project teams and leading engagements from the proposal/inception stage through to final delivery and will have a desire to grow our macro consulting business. Experience line managing more junior team members will be a plus.

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

Skills and Experience: Required

  • Undergraduate degree in Economics (honours preferred but not essential)
  • Experience developing and using quantitative macroeconomic 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 8 years of experience
  • Must be highly organised and able to manage multiple deliverables at once
  • Candidate must have 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
  • Must be a team player

Skills and Experience: Desired

  • Advanced degree in Economics
  • Managing teams of economists/analysts

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.