• Drive positive economic development outcomes
  • provide economic and demographic analysis to gain insights into the local economyMake a real difference to the City of Brisbane

Personnel Area:  City Planning and Sustainability

Branch:  City Planning Economic and Development

Salary Range: AUD $102,009 to $115,630 including superannuation

(Remuneration stated is for the full-time positions)

Work type: Temporary Full-time

Duration: Up to September 2025

Our Business – City Planning and Sustainability

Our people are in a unique position to shape Brisbane to be an amazing city that is liveable, vibrant, prosperous, connected, green and sustainable. Working in close collaboration, the six branches of City Planning and Sustainability division work on strategic and operational plans to deliver on Brisbane Vision 2031 and shape Brisbane into a city that residents will be proud of, support an economy where businesses thrive, and design a world-class destination for the Brisbane 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Being part of our inclusive team gives you meaningful opportunities to contribute to this Vision. Our culture is shaped by:

  • fostering connections across our business to collaborate and build positive relationships
  • generosity of our time, expertise and knowledge in giving to each other and social causes
  • collaborating with the community to work together to support the city, broader economic, social and environmental outcomes
  • being agile and pursuing new ideas and innovative solutions to improve how we deliver
  • recognising and celebrating our success through recognition, feedback and internal and external awards
  • offering career mobility and development opportunities across our whole business.

Our Branch - City Planning and Economic Development

We deliver strategic projects to help create and transform a more liveable and economically viable Brisbane. With a focus on future strategic planning, our people help shape Brisbane through suburban design projects, infrastructure and economic growth.

Committing to this mission requires a diverse team of passionate professionals such as urban designers, architects and heritage specialists and economists.

The Role  

In this role you will support and drive positive economic development outcomes for Council and the City of Brisbane by contributing to the formation, implementation, and monitoring of key economic and socio-economic issues and opportunities.

This is a great opportunity to apply your skills and experience in economic and / or demographic analysis to draw  insights. As an experienced Economic Analyst, you will monitor trends and maintain statistical databases in economic activity focusing on investment, employment, population, demographic or other indicators.

We are looking for a self-starter and highly motivated individual to join a supportive, progressive, and close-knit team of highly experienced professionals.  You will be able to demonstrate your abilities and apply your experience to inform decision making. If you are keen to broaden your career and help inform decision making, then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for. 

To be successful you will have:

  • Proven knowledge and technical skills in interpreting economic and demographic measures that are relevant to understanding  urban economies
  • career experience in researching, sourcing, manipulating and analysing statistical data
  • career experience monitoring and reporting on trends of economic activity
  • strong skills in report writing and content development applying information to communicate economic development issues and priorities
  • well-developed written and verbal communication skills
  • strong interpersonal and negotiation skills

You will be highly regarded if you hold a tertiary qualification in economics, geography, business, commerce, or other discipline relevant. Experience in utilising software packages such as PowerBI, ArcGIS, ABS Tablebuilder would be highly advantageous.

Benefits of working for Council include:

  • flexible working hours, and flexible arrangements
  • free gym and wellness centre
  • award winning superannuation fund
  • generous leave provisions
  • competitive salary.

Benefits of working for Council: CLICK HERE

How to apply:  Click on the 'I’m interested' button to complete your online application.  Please upload your tailored resume and covering letter (of no more than one page) demonstrating your suitability to the position.

This role may require a Criminal History Check.

For more information:  Please call Janice Lai on 07 3178 0090

People from diverse backgrounds, including those living with a disability and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who may have questions about the recruitment process or working at Council, are encouraged to reach out to the contact above, who can connect you with a member of Council’s Diversity and Inclusion team.

Application Closing Date: Thursday 21 September 2023 at 11:55pm

Brisbane City Council is a multi-award winning accessible and inclusive workplace where our people represent the diverse communities we serve, are supported, and can feel safe. Council has been awarded Employer of the Year at the National Disability Awards and has been recognised multiple times with ‘Gold Employer’ status from the Australian Workplace Equality Index for LGBTI inclusion.






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