Strategic Economist

KPMG Ireland

Dublin 2, Ireland

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When you join KPMG Ireland, you are joining a community of over 4,200 employees who collectively work together, both in person and virtually, to achieve their full potential.

We are known as an organisation who want you to come as you are and do work that truly matters. Joining KPMG Ireland is an opportunity to enhance your career, not only in the work that you enjoy doing, but equally through the global connections that you make, the lifelong learning that you can accomplish and the chance to make your mark.

Within KPMG Ireland, you will be joining the KPMG Ireland Strategy team – the number one onshore Strategy house on the island of Ireland. This team is a dedicated team of skilled professionals with backgrounds across economics, engineering and other disciplines who work collaboratively to help public and private sector organisations.

Are you our next Strategic Economist?

Location: Belfast or Dublin, as part of our hybrid working model.

Grade: Consultant/Senior Consultant

Contract type: Permanent, after probationary period

What We Expect From Successful Candidates

  • For senior consultant roles: 3+ years in a challenging corporate graduate programme, consulting environment or economics role in government
  • Excellent supporting academic training in economics, business and similar subjects
  • A strong interest in preparing analysis to inform commercial decisions or growth strategies
  • Experience, or an interest in learning, analytical approaches to support cost-benefit analyses/business cases (Public Spending Code/Green Book), economic impact assessments, evidence-based policy making
  • A track record of quickly adapting to new challenges on a regular basis
  • Able to produce quality documentation communicating analysis, approach, and findings to a non-technical audience (especially using PowerPoint, Excel, Microsoft Word)
  • Evidence of having strong presentation skills and experience liaising with clients
  • Commitment to high quality analysis and attention to detail
  • An enthusiasm for working across different sectors and industries

Your responsibilities and achievements will evolve as you enhance your career with us. Here is what you can initially expect:

Assisting a diverse range of clients including local and international businesses, local authorities, semi-states, government departments and trade bodies with economic modelling to inform commercial and strategic decision-making

  • Developing bespoke analysis to answer the challenge in hand based on information available
  • Utilise your academic qualifications and professional experience to date in a varied and dynamic working environment
  • Playing an active role across all parts of project delivery:
  • Problem framing, hypothesising, storyboarding, research, write-up
  • Planning and completing research programmes, identifying insights
  • Leading on Excel modelling, gathering data and testing hypotheses
  • Supporting wider team deliverables and owning specific elements of content
  • Delivering succinct and action-oriented recommendations to clients to add value to their own activities/operations

Your Team

You will be joining a team of more than 25 people based across Dublin and Belfast. Our team is part of KPMG Strategy globally, forming a global network over 2,000 strategy practitioners in over 35 countries. Our team provides a diverse range of services (e.g. economic modelling, Commercial Due Diligence, Elevate, Growth Strategy) and we work across all key sectors in the Irish economy (e.g. agri-food, aviation, life sciences, manufacturing, etc). You can read more about us here: KPMG Strategy .

Here’s how KPMG can benefit more than just your career:


All of our employees are given a benefits package which they can tailor to suit their individual preferences. Our range of benefits include:

  • Discounted health insurance
  • The option to purchase additional annual leave
  • Frequent social events to help you build your network
  • Early finish Fridays on bank holiday weekends and throughout the summer months.
  • Relocation assistance for those moving to Ireland
  • Complimentary access to a range of Learning & Development programmes including LinkedIn Learning.

Career progression

When you join KPMG, your performance manager will support you to ensure that you are enhancing your skills from day one. In addition to on-the-job and in-team training, you will also receive support from our KPMG Ireland award-winning Business School and from our Strategy colleagues globally who run a variety of trainings across Europe.

In addition to this, we are the only one of the Big Four firms to announce promotions four times per year, giving you frequent opportunities for progression throughout your career with us.

Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion, diversity, and equity are part of who we are at KPMG. We embrace diversity of background, experience, and perspective and we’re committed to inclusion and equity at every level. At KPMG, we want to attract and retain the best talent. We recognise the strength that comes from having a diverse workforce and building a culture where we support all our people to achieve their potential. Visit to learn more.

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