Assistant Analyst
  • Employer: Transport for the North
  • Reference: TFN/22/212123
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 11:14 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/10/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £29,751 - £37,343 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Transport for the North, Manchester, Greater Manchester

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Assistant Analyst

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 Assistant Analyst 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 Assistant Analyst will provide supporting input into the technical delivery of a broad range of analytical activates across the TAME portfolio, such as transport modelling and economic appraisal, python programming and general transport analytics, working with TAME colleagues to meet customers’ needs and expectations across TfN, our local and national partners.

At our Assistant Analyst 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:

As an Assistant Analyst you will work in TfN’s TAME team to provide the responsibilities set out in the role profile, supporting colleagues with provision of transport-related evidence for the North as per TfN’s Business Plan activities and on delivery of technical elements of the Governments Integrated Rail Plan.

You will be expected to develop and update elements of TAME’s Analytical Framework and produce robust evidence to inform transport-related decisions.

The work is collaborative and requirements guided with time for training and development and provides an exciting opportunity to be part of a growing and vibrant team, driving the use of innovative techniques to solve real world problems.

Candidates must possess a highly numerate degree or possess substantial equivalent experience.

Provisional Interview Date:  17 October 2022

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
  • Hybrid working in an agile environment, to suit both personal and business needs

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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