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Jacobs Graduate Economist


Ideas can come from anywhere that’s why we want you to join our Graduate Program! 

Opportunity details

Opportunity Type
Graduate Job
Start Date

Application dates

Applications Close
23 Jul 2018

Minimum requirements

Minimum Prior Qualification
Accepting International Applications
Qualifications Accepted
Business & Management

Imagine the Possibilities 

Jacobs is a global provider of technical, professional and scientific services including engineering, architecture, construction, operations and project management. With 74,000+ employees in 230+ locations around the world, we serve a broad range of companies and organizations, including industrial, commercial and government clients across multiple markets and geographies. 

Jacobs Graduates are well supported with professional and personal development programs in place to ensure you have the opportunity to be the best you can be. You will be part of the Jacobs Future Network which is a global program designed for early career professionals. The employee-led network helps members see the opportunities available at Jacobs, feel connected to the company and their global colleagues, gain exposure to leaders, and helps you to shape and fulfil your career aspirations. 

About the Opportunity: Graduate Economist

We have a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate interested in applying their economics knowledge to real life problems.  As a member of the Economics and Strategic Advisory team the successful candidate will take a central role in undertaking research and analytical tasks including market analysis, economic impact analysis, cost benefit analysis, economic modelling, financial modelling and report writing.

To succeed in this role, it is important that you feel comfortable taking on responsibility for your work and interacting with clients as well as writing reports and undertaking technical economic modelling. Day to day tasks include researching the latest thinking on areas of economic thought, providing advice on the benefits of infrastructure projects, writing business cases to help State and Federal government agencies secure funding, and conducting economic modelling of projects with the guidance and support of our senior economists.

About you 

At Jacobs we value people. Having the right balance of diversity, career and lifestyle enables us to consistently deliver and exceed clients’ expectations. Working alongside industry leaders, you will have the opportunity to develop your career working on key projects in an environment which encourages collaboration, knowledge sharing and innovation. To support your professional growth, Jacobs flexible working arrangements, extended leave options and a host of social, health and wellbeing events and initiatives will underpin our commitment to you. 

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a passion for economics and for solving problems
  • Ask questions and challenge the norm
  • Be technically inquisitive
  • Communicate clearly and effectively
  • Have the ability to work both independently and in a team
  • Possess strong leadership skills
  • Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Does this sound like you? 

Apply now to be part of the Jacobs Economics and Strategic Advisory Team.

Incomplete applications cannot be considered; please include the following documents so we are able to make an informed decision:

  • Cover letter – tell us about yourself and which areas of economics you have a passion in and where you see your career developing
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic record
  • Right to work in Australia - Scan/Copy of a Birth Certificate or Passport (Vevo check if applicable)