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Analyst

Posted: 7 Apr 2021 Closes: 7 May 2021
London Competitive
Permanent & Full-time HS2_21000434

As an Analyst (within the Economic and Commercial Analysis Team) at HS2 you will provide analytical support relating to either commercial analysis, economic analysis, or transport modelling. The post-holders will use their skills to order, interrogate and analyse data, and 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 economic or commercial impact of the railway to meet requirements of customers in HS2 Ltd and 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 economic and commercial models and analytical frameworks as new information emerges
  • Present conclusions and recommendations to a range of stakeholders
  • Prepare written materials suitable for senior review and approval and develop key messages for upward communication
  • Develop and manage key stakeholder relationships with internal customers, to ensure maximum value attained from analysis
  • Work flexibly across the wider 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.


Qualifications:

About You:
  • Ability to analyse data and identify patterns and trends in Excel or other analytical tools, including managing large and complex datasets
  • Problem solving skills and capacity for working independently
  • Analytic skills including economic analysis, commercial analysis or transport modelling
  • Communication skills - liaising with internal and external stakeholders, developing reports and presenting findings of analysis to key clients
  • Continuous improvement - seeking stakeholders feedback to continually improve the stakeholder relationship and quality and impact of work
  • Degree in a relevant subject (Economics, Mathematics, Accounting, Finance or Statistics) and/or a relevant professional qualification (e.g. ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge in analytical areas relevant to Economic and Commercial Analysis for example: public sector appraisal, passenger demand forecasting and transport modelling, or Whole Life Cost (WLC) modelling for commercial decision-making
  • Knowledge of the uses and application of either economic, transport or financial models to interrogate data
  • Knowledge of the role analysis plays in adding value to decision-making
  • Experience of producing analysis using analytical tools/software such as Excel
  • Experience of 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
  • The post-holder is expected to behave at all times in a manner consistent with the HS2 values of Safety, Leadership, Integrity and Respect.

It is expected that you will 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.

We ask for a variety of detail in your online application, however we perform the first assessment of suitability for a role based solely on the information in your CV. Please attach an updated word version of your CV for each new application and include evidence directly related to the criteria in the job advert.

About Us:

High Speed 2 (HS2 Ltd) will be the UK's new high speed rail network. As well as improving capacity, the new scheme will shorten journey times between a number of Britain's major population centres, boost the economy and create thousands of jobs.

HS2 Ltd will create a skills legacy and develop a diverse range of talent. We aim to be a leader in EDI practice by creating a safe & inclusive working environment for all our staff - living our values of Safety, Respect, Integrity and Leadership.

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.

HS2 Ltd is also a safety-critical organisation. Employees are required to ensure reasonable care of their own and others' health and safety by taking personal responsibility for working to our 'Safe at Heart' programme principles and following safe working procedures at all times.

HS2 Ltd endeavours to ensure everyone working for us and with us feels included, thrives and achieves their full potential.

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