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Chief Economist

Job Description & Summary

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Who are we?
We're a team of trusted business advisors who work alongside our clients and build long lasting relationships that create value. Our people are what make us the leading professional services firm in New Zealand - full of energy, challenge, and opportunities. Our values are at the centre of who we are; it decides the way we think, who we employ and how we work.

Why is PwC a great place to work?
Today's constantly changing commercial world requires us to be proactive with our professional and personal development. At PwC, you will have an unrivalled level of access to industry expertise, both locally and through our wider global network of member firms, where you'll be enabled by cutting-edge technology and a culture of self-disruption. We aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and with an increasingly agile workforce drive flexible working to get the best out of our people. At PwC, we aim to inspire, motivate and reward our people to succeed in all areas of their lives.

What would you be doing?

We're looking for a dedicated Chief Economist to lead our Economics Practice teams located in Auckland and Wellington. With clear air above, this is a fantastic opportunity to take your career to the next level, building on an existing business and market position. You will be a Senior member of the established Leadership team and will have a strong market presence. Day to day responsibilities could include:

  • Working with a wide range of public and private sector clients to find solutions to complex economic challenges
  • Overseeing a talented team with strong data analysis and modelling capabilities
  • Managing projects with direct relevance to public policy and achieving economic outcomes in New Zealand


What do you need to bring to the role?

  • Strong technical skills in microeconomics, with solid experience as a practicing economist
  • Expertise in one or more of urban and infrastructure, energy, water, primary and environmental economics
  • The drive to build a network of trusted client relationships and a successful economics business within PwC's wider service offering
  • The ability to develop and run thought leadership and public economic commentary
  • The ability to apply economic theory and concepts to solve practical problems
  • Be up to date with relevant areas of current economic research
  • Ability to develop innovative methodologies to respond to unique requirements and challenges.

You will be at ease interacting with people at all levels and will demonstrate your dedication to providing exceptional client service. You will possess a flexible working style and will be comfortable managing conflicting deadlines and requirements. Your toolkit will include report writing, presentation skills, and the ability to coach more junior members of the team.

What next?
If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you. To submit your details click 'apply now'.

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