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Economist - Infrastructure Advisory

WSP Australia - Brisbane City, QLD

Banking & Finance
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About us

Infrastructure is the cornerstone of our society; connecting communities and helping to drive economic growth.

WSP guides public and private infrastructure owners, planners, regulators and policy makers through the investment decision-making process from both financial and economic perspectives. In short, we provide our clients with insight into how infrastructure investments shape economic outcomes, including goods movement, labour markets, productivity and broader regional competitiveness.

Our multidisciplinary teams of strategists, economists, business advisors, process improvement specialists, and project and program managers, add value to clients by applying an unparalleled understanding of all aspects of projects and the surrounding regulatory environments.

With approximately 49,500 talented people globally and 5,400 talented people based in more than 50 offices in Australia and New Zealand, we engineer projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come. Our purpose is simple, we exist to future proof our cities and our environment.

If you wish to know more about working with WSP, its culture and values, please visit our website: www.wsp.com

Location: Australia

Your Opportunity

Our Advisory team is looking for an experienced Infrastructure Economist / Business Case Consultant to join our Infrastructure Investment Decisions team to work on strategic projects across a number of economic and social infrastructure sectors Australia-wide.

  • Assist in the development of business cases for major infrastructure and place-based projects
  • Assist in the preparation of economic appraisals including cost-benefit analysis
  • Apply decision-making frameworks for option assessment
  • Collation, interpretation and manipulation of complex data sets, such as transport modelling data
  • Develop documents for investment assurance
  • Assist in the business development and work winning effort including proposal preparation

Key Skills and qualifications

WSP encourages and supports ongoing personal and professional development. To be successful in this position it is anticipated that you will possess the following skills and experience or that you can showcase them through your career history.

  • 2 - 7 years experience in a top consulting, strategy, or advisory firm
  • Relevant experience with Treasury or project development/investment assurance roles on the Government side is valuable
  • Experience in preparing economic models and incorporating complex inputs (eg traffic / public transport demand modelling)
  • Experience in preparing business cases and strong report writing skills
  • Degree qualified in either commerce or economics and finance with post-graduate studies highly valued
  • Technical or Engineering degrees also highly valued
  • Good work ethic, team player, and excellent client interfacing and relationship building skills
  • Strong report writing, economic and financial modelling, and presentation skills
  • Ability to negotiate and influence positive client outcomes
  • Capacity to identify and build business opportunities, develop strong, winning client proposals and manage and maintain positive client relationships

What we will offer you

At WSP we provide a diverse and inclusive work environment and offer many personal and professional development opportunities that are aimed to help you deliver your best self to the role whilst managing your personal life in balance. We have been recognised for the second consecutive year as a Great Place to Work® with year-on-year increases in employee engagement.

Some of the many benefits we offer our employees include:

  • Flexible working hours and working from home;
  • Global mobility;
  • Parental leave and purchased additional annual leave;
  • Corporate employee discounts and offers;
  • Wellness at work and social club;
  • Workplace giving/volunteering;
  • Employee reward and recognition program, and;
  • Professional and technical development opportunities.

Inspired by diversity, driven by inclusion

Discover a forward-thinking culture that incorporates some conventional yet non-negotiable qualities—like respect, integrity and trust. We welcome to the table all perspectives, strengths, skills, creeds and genders because we know that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results.

WSP supports a diverse and inclusive work environment as well as equal employment opportunities. We encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and people of culturally diverse backgrounds to apply.

Please note we will not be engaging the services of recruitment agencies for this role.