Assurance Officer
  • Employer: Transport for the North
  • Reference: TFN/22/212059
  • Published: Tue 20/09/2022, 17:04 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/10/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £33,462.00 - £40,459.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Assurance Officer

Reference:      SEP20229105

Benefits: 27 days holiday per annum, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, access to various salary sacrifice benefits, access to TFN's Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year, hybrid working

The Technical Assurance, Modelling and Economics (TAME) team provides this evidence base for TfN’s Strategic Transport Plan to connect the North’s towns and cities and create a more productive and inclusive economic area. TAME is a team of analysts, data scientists, transport modellers and economists who develop innovative data analytics and modelling tools and apply them in programmes and business cases to show how transport could enable this economic transformation.

Our tools include bespoke models to represent the North’s rail network, highway network, land use, freight (including international connections) and warehousing, electric vehicle charging, carbon assessment and economic impacts at strategic and local levels.

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 in the transport industry.

What we are looking for:

We have roles available across TAME, requiring a range of analytical skills. We are seeking candidates who:

  • Are passionate about the role of transport in the North to support local and regional aims
  • Have experience in developing effective working relationships with project teams and clients
  • Have excellent communication and writing skills
  • Have a high level of numeracy with strong problem-solving skills and innovative thinking
  • Have qualifications in an appropriate field such as transport planning, engineering, mathematics, computer science, economics, geography or similar

Role Overview:

We are looking to appoint an Assurance Officer to further strengthen our transport modelling and analysis team within TAME, establishing ourselves as a centre of excellence for modelling and analytics across The North and an innovator in the industry.

The Assurance Officer will provide key input into the technical delivery of analytical projects to meet customers’ needs and expectations across TfN, our local and national partners.

At our Assurance Officer level working in the TAME team you will be required to provide data, analytics and assurance services, as set out within your role profile below, to support the delivery of the Governments Integrated Rail Plan in accordance with TfN’s Grant Funding Agreement with the DfT.

About you:

You will have experience of transport related analytics and a practical understanding of transport modelling. This experience will include the ability to develop or operate transport models in a software package such as SATURN or CUBE and capability to build strategic analysis of transport interventions.

We are also interested in candidates with a more general transport business case or technical assurance background, and you should be able to demonstrate practical experience in contributing to business cases or independently assuring related to technical work.  Experience or interest in applying those skillsets within the field of strategic transport planning and modelling would be beneficial.

Candidates will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of modelling and appraisal development and application, including base and forecast years and model calibration and validation.

The candidate will be expected to collaborate with a range of internal and external Partners, from the Department for Transport, Local Authority, Academia and subject matter experts to deliver outcomes.

Interview Date: 14th October 2022

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

  • 27 days holiday per annum (Pro-Rata for part time employees)
  • 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
  • Hybrid working in an agile environment, to suit both personal and business needs

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.

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.

As an organisation we always strive to do the right thing and understand that in order to make a difference in our society and workplace, we must be committed to respecting equality and diversity, showing kindness, tackling discrimination and promoting inclusion. We have signed the CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter Statement to further endorse our commitment. We are also an accredited Living Wage Employer, which means that every member of staff working for Transport for the North, earns a real Living Wage. TfN is also recognised as Disability Confident employer (stage 2), acting as a Disability Confident champion within our local and business communities and business networks.

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