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Econometrics & Research Analyst
Municipality: City of Surrey This posting closed on

May 7, 2018
at 4:30 PM
Department: Investment and Intergovernmental Relations Departm
Job Description: Are you passionate about using data to support the growth of one of BC’s most vibrant economies?

The City of Surrey’s Investment and Intergovernmental Relations Department is seeking a dynamic and talented Econometrics & Research Analyst to support the City’s rapid economic growth. In this role you will be supporting the City’s efforts to enhance the collection and analysis of Surrey-specific economic indicators and provide evidence-based analysis on key trends. Additionally, you will remain current in trends related to non-residential development activity, policies and strategies pertaining to land development within the City and the region.
Duties: The Econometrics & Research Analyst reports to the Manager, Economic Development and main job functions include:

•Designs research methodologies and conducts research using economic modelling and big data initiatives.
•Produces statistical, sectoral and economic reports in support of the Division's objectives.
•Undertake projects such as industrial sector research, cluster studies and economic impact analysis.
•Design and maintain databases.
•Analyzes and forecasts economic trends.
•Assists with program survey design, execution, and analysis.
•Liaises with various business organization and associations on economic issues.
•Responds to inquiries from the business community and provides timely and appropriate advie, business information and /or referral to appropriate government or business resources.
•Develops and maintains presentation material pertaining to Surrey as a choice location for business investment, including sector specific presentation materials and online documentation for real estate site selection.
•Maintains up to date knowledge of non-residential development activity, trends, policies and strategies pertaining to land development within the City and the region.
•Track and report impact/ metrics associated with key divisional programs and initiatives.
•Prepares a variety of correspondence and maintains records related to the work.
•Acts as a resource to staff in the City.
•Performs other job related duties as required.
Educational Requirements: • Successful completion of Bachelor’s degree in Business, Economics, Data Analytics, Statistics or related discipline from a recognized post -secondary educational institution.
•A minimum of 3 years’ experience in economic development or a related field.
•A Valid B.C. Driver’s License.
•Ability to multi-task and work successfully under timelines and pressure.
•Ability to analyze complex qualitative and quantitative datasets (mandatory) .
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
•Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Database and Statistical Software.
•Strong research and analytical skills, organization and project management skills, strong customer service orientation, understanding of the land development process.
Skill Requirements: • Well-developed communication skills both oral and written.
• Understands and effectively carries out oral and written instructions.
• Knowledge of data driven decision making
• Experience and ability to analyze complex economic datasets
• Works independently and as a contributing member of a team. Possesses developed holistic and strategic thinking skills.
• Demonstrates a professional work ethic.
•Demonstrates strong customer orientation.
•Strong research, project management and analytical skills.
•Strong organization, time-management and prioritizing skills.
•Exercises sound judgment in undertaking independent research, survey and data management activities.
•Considerable knowledge of real estate, business development and land development.
•Some knowledge of the land development process.
•Good knowledge and proficiency with computer applications including but not limited to the Microsoft Office Suite.
Salary: Competitive salary and benefits.
Web Address:
Address: 14245 - 56th Avenue
Surrey, British Columbia
V3X 3A2, Canada
Opening Date: May 1, 2018 08:30 AM
Closing Date: May 7, 2018 04:30 PM