Western Australia

Senior Economic Consultant

Senior Economic Consultant

  • Do you have experience as an economic consultant?
  • An interest in science and technology is a must!
  • Join CSIRO – Australia’s premier science & technology research organisation

CSIRO is seeking to appoint a senior economic consultant. As the successful candidate you will analyselong-term trends and emerging technologies to help senior industry and government clients make informed decisions.

To be successful in this position, you will require strong economic analysis and strategic consulting skills along with high-level communication and report writing abilities. You will join a motivated and supportive team to study and communicate economic trends and insights to senior executive-level audiences. To effectively communicate these economic trends and insights, strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills are essential.

Your duties will include:

  • Undertake economic analysis of long-term trends and emerging technologies on the economy and key industries, with a focus on industry revenue and employment impacts.
  • Communicate succinctly and professionally in the provision of rigorous economic analysis to senior decision makers and peers within and outside of CSIRO, providing detailed and accurate information/reports based on robust and transparent quantitative and qualitative evidence.
  • Assist with the creation of professional-quality client-facing project deliverables including presentations, written reports and other communications tools.

Location:  Melbourne VIC. Parkville preferred; other Victorian CSIRO sites may be considered.
  AU$83k – AU$94k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
  Specified term of 2 years

To be considered you will need:

  • A degree in Economics or another relevant discipline.
  • Several (three to five) years of experience as an economic consultant in a consulting firm.
  • Experience conducting cost benefit analysis using ambiguous and complex quantitative and qualitative data to understand the impact of trends (such as emerging science and technology developments) on markets and key Australian economic indicators.
  • Demonstrated ability in applying economic analysis to support business strategy and investment decision making.

For full details about this role please view the position description on the CSIRO website at www.csiro.au/careers


The successful applicant will be required to obtain and provide a National Police Check or equivalent.

Flexible Working Arrangements

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work.  Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you. 

Diversity and Inclusion

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How to Apply

Please apply on-line and provide a cover letter and CV. Your cover letter must address the essential and desirable criteria outlining your suitability and motivation for the role.

Applications Close

Tuesday 14 April 2020, 11:00 pm AEST – agreed to be 2 weeks after open date.



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