Job Title: Senior Assurance Officer
Job Type: Permanent
Industry Sector: Public Sector and Government
Salary: £41121.00 - £50905.00 Per Annum
Benefits: 27 days holiday per annum, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, access to various salary sacrifice benefits, access to the clients Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year, hybrid working
Location, Post Code: Manchester, M1 3BN
The Technical Assurance, Modelling and Economics (TAME) team provides this evidence base for the companies 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.
The client they 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 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
We are looking to appoint a Senior 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 Senior Assurance Officer will be responsible for the supervision and technical delivery of analytical projects to meet customers’ needs and expectations across the client, 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.
You will be able to demonstrate excellent transport related analytical skills with a practical understanding of strategic modelling. This experience will include the ability to develop, operate and assure transport models in a number of software packages, such as SATURN and CUBE, to provide strategic analysis of interventions, selecting relevant information and applying specialist techniques in the development of strategy and policy or technical solutions.
We are also interested in candidates with a transport business case or technical assurance background, and you should be able to demonstrate practical experience in leading or substantial input to business cases and independently assuring related technical work.
The candidate will be involved in leading many aspects of modelling and appraisal development, application and review, including base and forecast years and model calibration and validation.
The candidate will use their experience and knowledge to coach, mentor and supervise internal technical specialists and external contractors.
Candidates must possess a highly numerate degree or possess substantial equivalent experience.
Closing Date: 12:00pm, 7th October 2022
Interview Date: 14th October 2022