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Senior Research and Data Analyst

Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
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Data analytics
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Job Description

  • Define the future of energy use data collections
  • Engage across MBIE and collaborate with other agencies
  • Create insights and evidence to inform policy


About the role:

We are looking for a fixed-term Senior Data and Research Analyst to map out information needs for how energy is used by consumers, businesses, industrial sectors and other end-users. This role will lead on identifying the enduring statistical and policy questions that need to be addressed and work with key stakeholders to agree possible actions and opportunities.

Your advice and recommendations will help build the monitoring framework for final use of energy by type, by purpose and by technology. Your work will include environmental scans for potential data sources, including survey and administrative data collections.

The energy sector is going through change and you would be part of ensuring we have a compelling and robust suite of evidence to inform key policy decisions and consultation. You will be engaging with stakeholders across the energy sector to ensure we're measuring and reflecting changes to how energy is generated and used in New Zealand. Your work will also feed into the international reporting of energy and climate statistics.

A statistics background is desirable but not essential.

The role reports to the Manager of the Markets team within the Evidence and Insights branch. We have a vibrant team environment, with opportunity to work on interesting projects that grow your skills and deliver value to our stakeholders. We encourage one another and have fun while getting the job done!


Skills and Experience:

We want to hear from you if you are someone who:

  • can deliver high-quality results under pressure
  • is self-starting and comfortable with ambiguity
  • can develop, lead, and implement projects
  • can work closely with policy areas to understand the issues and create relevant insights to them
  • is customer-focused and develop strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • is comfortable and effective at guiding and mentoring others
  • can foster an open, collaborative environment that encourages quality, innovation, and on-going learning
  • has an interest in making the most of admin and other data sources.


Why work for us:

MBIE is one of New Zealand's largest, most influential and most diverse public sector agencies.  This means that we are able to offer significant opportunities for developing experience across a broad variety of areas.

We aim to create a culture where our people are empowered to bring fresh ideas and perspectives and to develop new approaches.

We also take the time to foster a work environment that is enjoyable for all.  This means we like to collaborate, support and encourage our people, encourage excellence and innovation and take the time to have some fun and celebrate our successes.

Applicants must be New Zealand citizens or New Zealand permanent residents.


How to apply:

Click on the APPLY button below in order to be directed to our on-line careers website.  You may view a position description at this site, as well as complete the on-line application, and upload a CV and cover letter. For tracking and evaluation purposes, all applications must be submitted via our on-line process.

Please e-mail Sarah Frost at if you have any further questions quoting reference MBIE/1424942

Applications close at 5pm on Tuesday the 22nd of October 2019.

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