Current vacancy – Senior Economist (ASO6)

15 Aug 2019

Senior Economist recruitment

Do you want to help design regulation to assist customers of essential services?
Do you want to grow your expertise and leadership potential?
Do you want to build networks and develop a profile as an economist in South Australia?

The Commission is currently seeking a Senior Economist to join the Consumer Protection and Pricing Group. The Commission is an independent statutory authority that regulates the provision of essential services in the water and sewerage, electricity, gas, ports and rail industries.  Its primary objective is to protect the long-term interests of South Australian consumers with respect to the price, quality and reliability of essential services.  

The Senior Economist position reports to the Manager, Economics and works closely and collaborates with other members of the Commission and external stakeholders across business, industry and government.

Key responsibilities of the position involve undertaking economic analysis and financial modelling in relation to access, market structure and conduct and competition issues, to be used in reviews, inquiries and regulatory decisions. Participating in policy discussions with stakeholders, often senior executives in regulated industry and government, is an important part of the role, in order to obtain evidence to inform the economic analysis.

The successful candidate must be able to think analytically and undertake economic analysis with limited direction while, at the same time, be able and willing to work collaboratively in a team environment. With outstanding skill in written and verbal communication, the candidate must be able to communicate complex economic and policy issues to those of a general audience.

Applications for this position are sought from candidates with demonstrated experience in economic or financial analysis. Experience in, or an understanding of, regulated environments such as electricity, water, gas, ports and rail would be highly regarded. Significant experience in the use of databases and spreadsheets and statistical software would be advantageous.

The Commission and the South Australian public sector promote diversity and flexible ways of working, including part-time.  Applicants are encouraged to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role.

Please visit to apply. Applications should be addressed to Justin Hinora.  For a confidential discussion, please call Justin or Christian Gaszner on (08) 8100 8849.