Are you interested in harnessing your economics, policy and analytical skills to promote the ongoing interests of consumers, taxpayers and citizens of NSW?

The Independent Pricing and Regulatory Tribunal (IPART) makes regulatory decisions and provides advice to the NSW Government to promote the ongoing interests of the consumers, taxpayers and citizens of NSW. We are the independent pricing regulator for water, public transport and local government in NSW, and provide economic and regulatory advice to the NSW Government across a range of other sectors and matters.

About the Role

  • Fulltime ongoing role based in Sydney CBD
  • Salary for this role starts at $140,431 base plus superannuation

You will be part of a close, collaborative team that makes a difference to NSW.

As a Principal Analyst, you will lead a small team to produce high-quality economic and policy analysis to support the Tribunal’s decisions on prices and related matters. You may also manage reviews of various sectors of the economy, which recommend improvements to encourage competition, boost NSW’s productivity and raise the community’s living standards.
A principal analyst solves complex problems, manages people, and delivers a portfolio of work. You will manage pricing reviews, provide advice and analysis to the Tribunal on complex economic/financial issues, and produce high quality public reports. To do this, you will need to solve complex problems, provide leadership and mentoring to analysts, collaborate effectively across teams and external stakeholders, and have a high level of communication (both oral and written) skills.

Who are we looking for?

  • Candidates with qualifications and experience in economics would be well-suited to the role, particularly those with experience in the energy, transport, water or local government sectors.
  • We welcome applications from a wide variety of related backgrounds (finance, engineering or other relevant disciplines) who can apply economic, regulatory and/or policy analysis to pricing or industry reviews.

The essential requirements for the role are:

  • Tertiary qualifications in economics, accounting, finance, engineering, environment, science, law or other relevant qualifications or equivalent demonstrated professional experience.
  • Significant relevant professional experience in complex economic/financial analysis or analysis within a policy or price setting context.

How do I apply?

Please provide:
1. A cover letter stating why you’re suited to the role (maximum of 1 page)
2. A response to the targeted question below (maximum 2 pages).
3. Your CV (maximum of 5 pages) that details your experience.

Target Question:
1. Housing affordability is a key challenge for NSW. What are the key demand- and supply-side factors that influence housing affordability? What policy recommendations would you make to the NSW Government to address the problem, and why? What analysis would you conduct to evaluate the impacts of your recommendations?

Closing Date: 11:59pm, 15th August 2019

Contact: For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Anthony Rush – Director (
or 9113 7790)

Working at IPART

The successful applicant will join a high performing culture of talented people, who are highly motivated and will guide you to develop the skills and capabilities that will set you up to succeed.
Additionally, you will enjoy:

  • flexible work options,
  • interesting and challenging work,
  • future scope to work with different industry teams within IPART, and
  • high exposure to decision makers.

For further information, please visit our website

IPART is an EEO employer and welcomes applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from diverse cultures and people with a disability. At IPART, we endeavour to make roles flexible. While this role is advertised as full time, we will consider requests to undertake the work flexibly.

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