Employment Opportunities

See also Award opportunities for post graduate students.

Employment opportunities for economists in New Zealand are listed below, as a service to Association’s members.

You are invited to participate by having a link to your website on our site at an annual charge of $150 (gst inclusive) and/or advertising suitable vacancies on our site at $100 (gst inclusive) per listing.

It is anticipated that you will advise the Association when any advertised vacancy has been filled in order that it may be removed from the site, otherwise the vacancy will remain on the site for a period of six weeks.

We hope you will take this opportunity to reach a specialist audience and look forward to receiving your advertisements. Please email to economists@nzae.org.nz.


Current employment opportunities

  • Applications for Senior Economist, Auckland Council close 13-Mar-2015 March 11, 2015

    Senior Economist

    • Exciting Opportunity
    • Permanent role
    • Centrally based

    This is a great and exciting opportunity for an experienced Senior Economist to permanently join the Auckland Council team this year.

    The successful candidate will be responsible for undertaking economic research and analysis of the Auckland region and relevant markets. Specifically, the Senior Economist will provide robust economic research, advice and analysis to key projects linked to the implementation of the Council’s strategies and policies to ensure that they are based on sound principles and practice.


    Your role will be to support the Chief Economist Unit (CEU) to provide leadership on economic issues for Auckland Council, using sound economic analysis. Critical to this is supporting the Chief Economist to:

    • Provide economic advice to the executive team, mayor and elected representatives
    • Ensure the public is informed of economics and trade-offs of important issues
    • Assist with lifting the capability of Council staff in the use of economic appraisal, and by extension, quality regulatory, policy, and business case development
    • Collaborate with Council Controlled Organisations, government agencies/departments, and business community
    • Undertake CEU-led appraisals for critical Auckland issues.

    Your success in the role will help build the reputation of the Chief Economist Unit as one of technical and applied expertise, especially in the field of urban economics and appraisal. You will do this by using your highly developed people skills to work with a variety of stakeholders across Council and beyond.

    Who you are

    You will be an experienced Economist with 5 – 7 years of proven economic advisory experience, including the development of business cases and regulatory impact analysis. You will be experienced in economic appraisal, cost benefit analysis and public policy analysis. Experience in transport, urban, and/or infrastructure economics would be useful. A post-graduate degree in economics is essential. You will work closely with the existing members of the team in order to contribute to the development of current best practice on research and analysis and to provide high quality advice to decision makers. You will need to have excellent relationship management skills as you will deal with a wide range of internal and external contacts, many of which may not be experienced with economics. Your demonstrated leadership skills to coach and mentor junior employees will be vital for this role. Your consultative style and excellent written and oral communication skills will see you be successful in this career opportunity.

    What we will offer you

    In return, you will join a growing team and take on a unique role at Auckland council and make your mark on some bleeding edge economics work. You will join a team that is at forefront of positively contributing to Auckland’s economic challenges. You will receive a competitive salary and have the opportunity to work and grow your career networks. If this is your next Economist role, we want to hear from you.

    For a confidential conversation, please contact Leah Abrams, Senior Talent Sourcing Specialist via email leah.abrams@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or alternatively apply with your cover letter and CV.

    Applications for this role on Friday, 13th March 2015 at 10:30pm.

    For more information on Auckland Council, and to apply for this job, please go to our job site
    www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/careers and enter the job code