Permanent

Senior Technical Management and Assurance Officer

Transport for the North

Senior Technical Management and Assurance Officer

Reference: APR20195275
Expiry date: 12:00, 25 April 2019
Location: Manchester
Salary: £38,559.00 - £47,735.00 Per Annum
Benefits: 27 days holiday per annum, access to the local government pension scheme, access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including free Travel Pass purchase scheme, flexible working
Attachments: RoleProfile-SeniorTechnicalManagementandAssuranceOfficer-Perm.pdf

Role overview:

This appointment represents a unique opportunity to join an organisation in its early days and help shape its future. Our current business plan (available via our website) has a number of high priority commitments to deliver over the next 2 years that have been identified as pivotal to northern transformation and require an expansion of our analytical capabilities.

Whilst TAME officers can expect to be involved across all three activities role profiles are tailored primarily to one activity, with this role tailored towards technical management and assurance. This role will be more focussed on Highway Modelling & Appraisal, to support the development and application of TfN’s Norther Highway Assignment Model (NoHAM).

The Senior Technical Management and Assurance Officer will be required to apply technical expertise and theoretical understanding to deliver information, data, analysis, modelling and appraisal solutions, and technical management and assurance that aid others in the production of recommendations/outputs.

You will be expected to collaborate with others to deliver outcomes and will contribute to the improvement of existing processes and procedures.

The TAME team works closely with our strategy and policy makers and managers to analyse and appraise the most appropriate interventions in our future investment portfolio. This includes developing and applying pan-northern data, modelling and appraisal practices to help understand the needs of the economy and transport system, and develop robust evidence.

Overall TAME activities are captured within the Analytical Framework, that promotes ‘One North’ for developing evidence.  Key to TAME’s activities is to the grow our capabilities within the Analytical Framework focused on supporting existing and emerging programmes. This requires a range of analytical techniques: from acquiring and storing spatially enabled data on contemporary data analytics platforms; to undertaking geo-spatial data analytics and statistical analysis; through to exploring problems, appraising options and providing objective advice. 

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will have a strong track record developing and applying transport modelling and analytical approaches to transport intervention appraisal, proven experience of business case development for public policy interventions, particularly supporting the production of strategic and economic cases.

A proven track record of successfully delivering projects and leading in the development of complex technical outputs is essential. Effective communication skills with the ability to influence others using complex information and a variety of data sources as well as the ability to manage internal and external stakeholder relationships.

Candidates must be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject, with a professional qualification or equivalent experience. 

Provisional Interview Date: 3rd, 10th, 14th or 15th May 2019.
Interview Location: Manchester

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:

- 27 days holiday per annum

- 18 days leave through a flexi-time system

- Access to the local government pension scheme

- Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year

For more information on the role and the kind of person we’re looking for please refer to the role profile and person specification.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile.

At TfN, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

Transport for the North is an accredited Living Wage Employer. This means that every member of staff working for Transport for the North, earns a real Living Wage.

Overview

  • Location: Manchester
  • Job Title: Senior Technical Management and Assurance Officer
  • Salary: £38,559.00 - £47,735.00
  • Closes: 25 Apr 2019
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