SGS Economics and Planning is a highly successful national firm of economists, planners, policy analysts, data analysts and geographers dedicated to helping business and governments make successful policy and strategy decisions. SGS is first and foremost for the public interest.SGS is seeking an emerging professional with a background in economics, econometrics, maths, data science or other quantitative experience to join our growing Sydney practice.

Previous work experience will be highly advantageous. The successful candidate will have strong analytical and modelling skills and demonstrated experience in applying these to real world problem solving.

Requirements of the role include:

  • Undertaking data and spatial analysis and interpreting results in technical and simple terms to provide clients with policy insights
  • Data collection and preparation
  • Applying existing in-house models to real-world problems Interpreting quantitative outputs in well-written reports and presentations
  • Assisting in the development of new quantitative techniques and models (using Excel and other software), and
  • Continuous improvement of the firm’s quantitative capabilities.

A high level of proficiency in MS Excel is a must. Expertise in econometrics packages (such as Eviews and R) and data analysis program languages (i.e. VBA, Python and SQL) will be viewed favourably. You will be familiar with a range of econometric techniques and models, have an understanding of Australian Bureau of Statistics and other datasets, and have well developed report writing skills.

The role requires a balance of quantitative, writing and presentation skills, analytical skills and, importantly, a passion for informing policy in the public interest.

While based in Sydney, you will work with our clients across Australia, New Zealand and, on occasions, elsewhere internationally. This role will provide ample opportunities for professional development and progression.

SGS provides an inclusive workplace with opportunities to learn through direct contact with SGS senior team members who bring together a wide range of skills and experience. In addition, we provide opportunities to develop consulting expertise across a range of interesting and challenging projects and formal training.

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