Senior Officer: Data Analytics and Modelling

Transport for the North

Transport for the North

Senior Officer: Data Analytics and Modelling
Closing date: 29th August 2019
Contract Type: Fixed Term March 2021
Location: Flexible across the North of England, but with a requirement to regularly work from our office in both Manchester and Leeds.
Salary: Range £39,331 - £48,690 per annum
Attachments: Role Profile

Transport for the North overview:
Transport for the North is England’s first Sub-National Transport Body. We were legally formed in April 2018 to transform the transport system across the North of England, providing the infrastructure needed to drive economic growth.

As a partnership, we bring together the North’s nineteen local transport authorities and business leaders together with Network Rail, Highways England, and HS2 Ltd and working with Central Government. We enable the North to speak with one voice on the transport infrastructure investment needed to drive transformational growth and rebalance the UK economy.

We are based across the North, with offices in Manchester and Leeds and have colleagues working within local transport bodies across the North. We will not replace or replicate the work of existing local transport bodies. Our role is to add strategic value by ensuring that funding and strategy decisions about transport in the North are informed by local knowledge and requirements. This fits with the devolution agenda and we will draw powers down from central government rather than up from local government.

Our vision is of a thriving North of England, where modern transport connections drive economic growth and support an excellent quality of life.

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.

The Senior Data Analytics and Modelling Officer will be required to deliver information, data, analysis, modelling and appraisal solutions that aid others in the production of recommendations/outputs applying technical expertise and to deliver a programme of data, analysis, modelling and appraisal services.

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 modelling and data analytics solutions, in addition to exceptional experience of developing and applying data systems to pull together disparate datasets.

Experience of planning and managing projects/programmes of work, developing and managing script for repeatable analysis along with the use of statistical techniques to find trends and insight from data is essential. You must also have the ability to develop complex technical outputs and offer input to the development of strategies, plans and business cases.

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

Provisional Interview Date: Thursday 5th September 2019

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:
• 27 days holiday per annum
• Access to the local government pension scheme
• Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme.
• Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online by clicking here, 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.

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  • Location: Manchester
  • Job Title: Senior Officer: Data Analytics and Modelling
  • Salary: £39,331 - £48,690
  • Closed: 29 Aug 2019

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