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About Network Rail

Network Rail owns, operates and maintains the railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland on behalf of the nation, and we are dedicated to providing a safe and reliable experience to the millions of passengers using Europes fastest growing railway every single day.

The System Operator leads on strategic planning and regulatory issues within the company. It shapes tomorrow's railway to meet the long-term needs of rail users, funders and stakeholders by understanding what their future requirements of the railway are likely to be and by planning the long-term capability and capacity of the network accordingly. Our integrated long-term plans are translated into proposed interventions to be developed and the outputs used to engage with potential funders. This is essential for the company to secure funding needed to effectively manage and develop the network. The purpose of the Economic Analysis Team is to provide the evidence base for these plans, supporting business case development throughout the lifecycle of projects and being the source of specialist advice, including demand forecasting.

Brief Description
Who are we looking for?
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with highly developed analytical skills and experiences in rail/transport sector to manage and deliver cutting edge, informative and influential analysis advice to our clients. We are looking for someone who can influence decision-making at senior level and to engage effectively with both internal and external stakeholders to understand their requirements.

Project / currently working on?

This is a great opportunity to join our established and diverse team to support the development of long-term strategic plans and some of the most exciting infrastructure projects in Europe from East West Rail to the Northern Powerhouse Rail proposals. You will be leading our economic analysis in business case development and influencing the development of Network Rails long-term strategic plans.
About the role (External)
What does the day to day look like?
Influencing the development of investment projects by providing advice at the earliest stage of the planning lifecycle
Contributing to the development of our long-term industry planning through the preparation of demand forecasts and other economic analysis.
Managing the development of specific analytical tools and processes to support Network Rails planning, commercial and regulatory activities.
Co-ordinating the application of standard appraisal methodologies across Network Rail, in line with the industry planning framework, for both planning and investment analysis
Contributing to the development and appraisal of specific investment schemes.
Managing Network Rails relationships with Department for Transport and other stakeholders in respect of the analytical techniques used in industry planning processes.
Managing and training our economic analysts

We are looking for someone who is able to demonstrate the below skills / experience

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


Educated to degree level or relevant experience in economics, transport planning or related subjects.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Excellent analytical and numerical skills.
Good experience of developing analytical frameworks.
The ability to influence staff and external stakeholders at senior levels.
Knowledge of the railway industry and its planning processes
Line management experience


Good understanding of key transport policy issues.
Good working knowledge of analytical tools in the railway industry

How To Apply- External

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. We positively embrace flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.
Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.
Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to 3,333 (to a maximum amount of 2,500).
We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: 42,971 - 48,342.
Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

Closing date: 11-12-2019. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.
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Job Sector
Strategy & Consultancy
Job Position
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London SE1
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