Engagement Manager (Canberra office)

AlphaBeta Advisors is currently recruiting an Engagement Manager for its Canberra Office. Our Canberra office is located in Yarralumla, close to client offices, transport, and cafes.

As the Engagement Manager, you will lead day-to-day projects with clients. The Engagement Manager is the “conductor of the orchestra”, leading a small group of talented consultants and coordinating with our partners and clients to successfully deliver the project. This will include leading the problem-solving process (including structuring the issues to be investigated, finding creative ways to solve them, and helping the team to conduct the analyses); managing the process of the project (e.g., ensuring key milestones are met), coaching team members and junior clients; and serving as a trusted advisor to senior clients.

Our office is committed to your professional development and to building your core competencies in:

  • Problem solving: Developing high impact solutions for clients
  • Knowledge development: Providing deep and relevant insights into economics issues for clients
  • Client leadership: Building enduring, trust-based relationships with clients
  • Entrepreneurship: Looking for new opportunities for client impact
  • People leadership: Strong teamwork and inspiring others
  • Values leadership: Demonstrating strong ethics and partnerships

AlphaBeta looks for candidates who are intellectually curious and have an outstanding track record. This role would be ideal for candidates who want to work on the most interesting challenges in the private and public sectors.


Essential Skills/Expertise

  • A post-graduate degree (eg MBA, Masters, PhD) with a strong academic record
  • 3-5 years experience in top-tier consulting firm and/or experience in government
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Strong academic record in an undergraduate Bachelor degree
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including experience leading teams
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • A passion for problem solving and interest in business, economics and public policy problems

Desirable Skills/Expertise

  • Background in economics, data analysis or applied quantitative analysis
  • Experience in client or stakeholder management

Application process

  • The application process comprises of your initial application and a formal interview process involving case studies
  • Your initial application should include:
    • 1 page covering letter addressing your interest in the firm and responses to the essential skills
    • Short resume (maximum of 2 pages)
    • University transcript
  • Please address all communication, including applications to: recruitment@alphabeta.com
  • Applications are due by 15 December 2017
  • We will provide a receipt of application notification by email but due to the volume of applicants, will only contact you in the event that you proceed to the formal interview process