Analyst

Analyst

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential. In practice, this means we are positive and inclusive about making adjustments, providing flexible working, encouraging our staff networks to flourish and providing personal and professional development opportunities.

As an entry-level role within Economic & Commercial Analysis Team, the post-holder will provide analytical support relating primarily to transport modelling, though may also be required to support either commercial analysis or economic analysis. The post-holder will use their skills to request, interrogate, and analyse data in order to produce advice to stakeholders, supporting the company in helping ensure decisions on HS2 are based on sound evidence.

About the role:

  • Manage a set of discrete work areas relating to the impact of the scheme on passengers, the national rail network, wider economic impacts, or commercial operations. Work packages must meet the requirements of stakeholders within HS2 Ltd and at the Department for Transport.
  • Knowledge management of specific analytical areas, acting as the subject matter expert gathering evidence and analysing key themes, and making recommendations on specific analytical issues.
  • Develop, manage, and quality-assure analytical tools within the boundaries of clear requirements.
  • Pro-actively improve complex transport, economic, and/or commercial models and analytical frameworks as new information and methodologies emerge.
  • Develop and manage key stakeholder relationships with internal customers, to ensure maximum value attained from analysis. Prepare written materials suitable for senior review and approval and develop key messages for upward communication. Present conclusions and recommendations to a range of stakeholders.
  • Work flexibly across the wider economic analysis team and lend support to areas which are not the sole responsibility of the post holder.
  • The post holders will report to the Economic or Commercial Analysis Leads and work under the supervision of a Senior Analyst.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work, and support and comply with all organisational initiatives, policies, and procedures on EDI.

About you:

Skills:

  • Ability to analyse data to identify patterns and trends, including managing large and complex datasets, using Excel or other analytical software (e.g. python; R; Stata; SQL).
  • Problem solving skills and capacity for working independently.
  • Technical skills including transport modelling and economic analysis.
  • Familiarity with transport modelling software (e.g. EMME; MOIRA; PDFH) and DfT’s Transport Analysis Guidance (TAG) is desirable but not essential.
  • Communication skills for liaising with internal and external stakeholders, writing reports, and presenting findings of analysis to key clients.
  • Motivation to seek continuous improvement by requesting stakeholder feedback to improve the stakeholder relationship and quality of deliverables.

Knowledge:

  • Degree in a relevant subject (such as Transport Planning, Mathematics, Statistics, Geography) and/or relevant employment experience.
  • Knowledge in analytical areas relevant to economic appraisal of transport schemes. For example: transport modelling; passenger demand forecasting; DfT economic appraisal.
  • Knowledge of the uses and application of transport models in the development of business cases for major transport schemes.
  • Knowledge of the role analysis plays in adding value to decision-making.

Type of experience:

  • Experience of producing analysis using analytical tools/software e.g. Excel, and communicating analysis to inform and influence decision-making.
  • Experience of, or enthusiasm for, working in a team-based or project environment, quality-assuring analysis conducted by peers, and contributing to the wider work of a team.