Director of Economics


Dublin, Ireland

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  • Are you looking for a new exciting challenge and have experience in applying economic analysis whether it be in the public and/or private sector?
  • Do you have the ambition to lead a team of very talented professionals?
  • Are you interested in joining a firm that provides excellent opportunities for career progression and delivers award winning training and development?

Whatever your reason is for wanting to look for a new career opportunity, joining KPMG Future Analytics may be the best next step for your career.


We are currently seeking to hire a Director of Economics for a permanent opportunity, based in Dublin.

The purpose of this role will be to grow our service line in the provision of economic analysis and advice, leading and managing a team while also creating the case to expand further.

We ideally need you to have the following on your CV:

  • Economics qualification, preferably a PhD in economics.
  • Significant experience of applying economic analysis techniques and methods.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Experience and/or qualifications in quantitative techniques/econometrics and the handling of large datasets.
  • Ability to work across diverse projects, with other skillsets.
  • An ability to explain complex economics clearly to non-economists and apply economic concepts and techniques to real world situations.
  • Experience in developing and adapting economic models to suit specific client needs and to be aware of and apply the latest developments in economic thought leadership and literature.
  • Proven experience of managing and leading teams, and an ability to work collaboratively.
  • Experience working in a senior role with proven experience of delivering complex economic output to senior stakeholders to inform critical decision making.
  • Ability to market economic services, write proposals and to develop new business opportunities.
  • Experience in managing commercial and contractual risk.

Your work will be varied. Below will be some of your core responsibilities:

  • Leading the delivery of high-quality economic analysis and advice to our clients including:
  • Economic support and advice to public sector (Government Departments, Regional Authorities, Local Auntorities) and private sector clients including major PLCs;
  • Cost benefit and cost effectiveness appraisals of capital and operating projects in accordance with the Public Spending Code;
  • Economic Impact Assessments;
  • Econometric modelling and analysis using best in class practices.
  • The ability to present technical economic analysis to internal and external stakeholders, as well as providing written deliverables.
  • A significant amount of marketing our economic capabilities to clients, and internal KPMG stakeholders as you look to grow the service offering.
  • A significant level of coaching and development of more junior staff.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with our sector and service line teams across the firm.

All of the above should be delivered while displaying outstanding initiative and ambition.

We Offer More Than Just a Career Opportunity

  • Excellent opportunity with a leading remuneration and benefits package.
  • Strong potential to directly build and scale your own team.
  • Relocation assistance for those looking to move home to Ireland.


In November 2020 KPMG acquired , our planning, economics and research consultancy who specialise in the provision of data-driven advice to public and private sector clients. As Future Analytics sits within the wider Deal Advisory practice, you will have the opportunity to work cross-functionally across a variety of teams. The KPMG Future Analytics team currently consists of circa. 30 management and staff members across planning, economics, research and data analytics. We have a strong focus on the use of data to inform economic policy and decision making and believe that the ideal candidate for this role will have the ability to leverage this expertise into best in class economic advice to our clients.

Hard Work Is Rewarded At KPMG

We offer excellent remuneration packages at all levels. At Director level the package includes an extremely competitive base salary, performance based bonus and Director benefits and a KPMG flexible benefits package.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Creating an inclusive culture where all our people achieve their potential is fundamental to our business. In addition, our employees have the option to avail of our flexible working policies/intelligent working arrangements. To learn more about diversity at KPMG, click

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