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Principal Economist


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Australia - New South Wales, Sydney - AU

Job Summary

Our Infrastructure Advisory business is looking for a highly driven Infrastructure Economist to join the Infrastructure Strategy & Economics team based in Sydney. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to the planning and delivery of high-profile infrastructure projects for a broad range of clients. We are looking for an agile individual who loves analysing and solving problems and who values excellent client and customer service across transport, infrastructure, buildings and precincts, and government.

The team offers services including business case development, financial and economic analysis, strategic advice, feasibility and pre-feasibility advice and infrastructure prioritisation. The successful candidate will be responsible for applying strong technical capabilities when assessing our clients’ problems in a dynamic environment. You will be required to have demonstrated competencies in providing technically informed advisory services, including strong report production and excel skills, as well as a passion for developing good client relationships and helping to win work.

Minimum Requirements


  • Provide infrastructure advisory and consulting services to public and private clients

  • Support development of business cases, asset decision frameworks and technical advisory services, collaboratively drawing on expertise within the team and the company

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients and key internal and external stakeholders

  • Work as a member of multi-disciplinary teams, providing support to senior business leaders and leadership to junior staff

  • Help grow a team focused on delivering high standards of service and growing the practice.


  • High level skills in developing and analysing economic, financial and operational models and articulating results and recommendations effectively

  • Experience in excel-based analysis, business cases and policy/investment advice

  • Demonstrated ability to foster and strengthen external and internal relationships

  • Experience in infrastructure projects, such as transport, urban precincts, or other asset classes

  • Ability to think strategically and show commercial acumen

  • Good written and verbal communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to engage effectively with a wide range of stakeholders to communicate complex concepts in a way that everyone understands

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in commerce/economics, finance, and/or engineering disciplines, or similar.

This role may suit experienced individuals from a range of professional backgrounds, however experience within a consulting environment or relevant government agency is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or higher in commerce/economics, finance, and/or engineering disciplines, or similar.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Engineering - Transportation - Advisory

Business Line Transportation

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country Australia

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 249952BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.

Job details
Date posted
15 Jun 2021
Banking, Superannuation & Finance
$140k ~ $164k
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Full Time
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