Consultant Rail Planning Analyst

  • Job Reference: 00002741-1
  • Date Posted: 13 March 2023
  • Recruiter: Atkins
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  • Location: Manchester
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering & Design, Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Join our organisation, where we have a huge variety of projects on-the-go at any one time. So, when you start this role with us, it could take your career wherever your interests lie. You'll find everyone here is willing to pitch in and help because we all want you to succeed, and we're ready to help you grow.

When it comes to living your life, we want you to get the most out of it. So, talk to us about all our flexible and remote working policies that can support your personal priorities. Also, ask us about some of our recent pledges for Women's Equality, as well as being a 'Disability Confident' and 'Inclusive Employer’.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.


As a Consultant Rail Analyst in our Transport Advisory team, you’ll be making a positive, sustainable difference to our world whilst developing innovative approaches to drive efficiency and provide robust analysis of investment across the rail and wider transport sector. Your role will involve undertaking technical analysis and providing informed conclusions to support rail scheme development. Technical disciplines will include, but are not limited to, demand and revenue forecasting, economic appraisal and business case development. Our work is complex across high profile infrastructure projects and exciting local schemes, but everyone is up to the challenge. Collaborating with teams in the UK and abroad, your skills will be welcome in our mix. You'll also be trusted with more responsibility sooner, while supported to develop in a direction that suits you.

Your Purpose:

As part of our Transport Advisory team, you will join us in being committed to delivering our Business Plan. You will be responsible for:

  • Ensuring ‘Everyone goes home safely’, our core business value.
  • Actively engaging with EDI initiatives and evolving your own EDI journey.
  • Supporting our ‘People and Culture’ initiatives which include collaboration and innovation.
  • Achieving growth across our business through contributing to winning work and expanding our capability to deliver to key target markets.
  • Delivering excellence in your work through adherence to best practice and business management guidance.

Your day-to-day role will provide you with a positive challenge to utilise and develop your existing skillset.

  • You will be responsible for providing analysis and insight to support rail business case, demand forecasting and scheme appraisal using a range of industry standard and bespoke tools and techniques.
  • You will be part of our multidisciplinary teams focused on delivering high quality outputs for our clients.
  • You will prepare and deliver reports and presentations for a range of internal and external stakeholders.
  • You will support the team to maintain high standards of quality assurance.
  • You will support business development and bidding activities.
  • You will be empowered and supported to continually develop yourself and those around you.

What You Can Bring?

  • A degree, equivalent qualification or relevant experience in a numeric or analytical field.
  • A post-graduate qualification would be advantageous.
  • Experience and in-depth understanding of the UK Rail Industry.
  • Excellent communication skills with strong report writing capability, with the ability to prepare and present information to a range of audiences.
  • Excellent numeracy skills to analyse and assure complex problems, combined with critical thinking to contextualise outputs and draw informed conclusions.
  • A proven track record of delivering high quality analysis to tight deadlines.
  • Experience working in a collaborative environment combined with the drive and ability to work independently.
  • Technical experience in the tools and techniques associated with rail demand and revenue forecasting such as MOIRA, spreadsheet modelling, PDFH and TAG.

Why work for Atkins?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed.

Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.


Atkins is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.