Australia nationals: Senior Economist (Water)

Government of New South Wales
Sydney, NSW, Australia
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  • Seeking a Senior Economist to undertake economic evaluations that underpin the Regional Water Strategies
  • Full-time temporary role available until 30 June 2021, NSW location negotiable
  • Generous remuneration package. Salary from $110,745 to $122,038 (plus super and annual leave loading

Our Water Group is currently seeking a Senior Economist to join a fun team with responsibility to provide option analysis and evaluation for 12 Regional Water Strategies.  You will assist with the economic assessment of a range of water policy and infrastructure options.

The role does not require you to be a water specialist. However, proficiency with data analysis and modelling software, particularly R will be highly valued.

To learn more about the role, click here to view the role description.

About Us

Our vision is to create thriving environments, communities and economies for the people of New South Wales. We focus on some of the biggest issues facing our state. We deliver sustainable water resource and environment management, secure our energy supply, oversee our planning system, maximise community benefit from government land and property, and create the conditions for a prosperous state. We strive to be a high-performing, world-class public service organisation that celebrates and reflects the full diversity of the community we serve and seeks to embed Aboriginal cultural awareness and knowledge throughout the department.

Our Water Group exists to efficiently manage water in NSW with the objective to create a contemporary government water agency focused on planning and policy, regulation, information and insights, and programs and performance.

Applying for the role

Applicants must address their suitability by submitting their resume and a brief cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Closing Date: 11.55pm on Tuesday 29 September 2020

Enquiries:  Nathan Taylor, Manager Economics & Decision Making on 0427 660 120 or via email at

More Opportunities

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Our commitment to flexible working

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Our commitment to diversity

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.