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Assistant Transport Economist / Analyst

  • Job reference: TR-002848
  • Sector: Transportation
  • Location: Birmingham
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Why not...

Atkins is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies that offers great scope for your career. And we’re very agile in the way we work and respond to new challenges. We deliver innovative solutions by working closely with our customers at every stage of a project. Now a member of the SNC-Lavalin group, we don’t believe there’s a better place to be right now. Our transportation division is actively working on all kinds of great projects from smart motorways to driverless cars. And there are so many opportunities to upskill, grow your career and move between sectors.

We are looking for a talented individual to join our Transport Planning team in London. The Transport Planning team provides advisory services to clients in traffic modelling, scheme appraisal, design and policy. We are a growing Practice working on high profile exciting opportunities such as Crossrail 2, Highways England’s Regional Investment Programme and the award winning Kingston Mini Hollands project. The role will involve working as part of a team and delivering work streams to analyse and appraise the impact of transport schemes and prepare business cases to justify the case for investment.

Looking at complex projects from every angle, you’ll help our customers to find the best solutions to their transport challenges. Working with Highways England, the DfT, Transport for London, local authorities and private sector clients, we analyse all kinds of schemes from road investment and new railways to bus rapid transit and transport technology projects. We advise on everything from project costs and benefits to the best options and new ways to unlock investment.

Join our team and you’ll develop your skills working on projects that range from the small to the big hitting. Here, the pace is fast. The training is excellent. And you’ll make the most of your analytical skills, client focus, commercial acumen and ability to deliver projects to deadline and budget.

The Requirements
We are seeking a highly motivated and skilled individual who demonstrates:
• Experience in applying analytical techniques to meet varying client / project requirements including use of analytical and research tools such as databases and bespoke spreadsheet modelling.
• Knowledge of transport economic appraisal techniques, tools and guidance – an awareness or proficiency in a range of modelling / assessment tools such as TUBA, MOIRA and transport models.
• Ability to find appropriate solutions to project challenges and enthusiasm for innovation.
• Excellent analytical, numeracy and problem-solving skills.
• An interest and appreciation of current transport policy, and the key drivers influencing national and local authority clients.
• The ability to work effectively within a team.
• Good organisational and time management skills.
• Ability to communicate effectively with others.
• Numerate, economics or transport related degree subject and ideally a relevant post graduate qualification.
• Dynamic, enthusiastic, proactive and passionate about the relevant field.

We offer a fantastic environment with fresh, modern offices that buzz with the excitement of people working at the very forefront of our industry. Join us and you’ll be joining a business that places no limits on how far you can progress. You’ll gain experience on a diverse range of industry-leading projects. Have the opportunity to inspire and be inspired by colleagues in offices across the UK, and the globe. Benefit from our promotion-from-within policy. And you’ll enjoy an exceptional rewards and benefits package including forward-thinking flexible working options to ensure that working with us works for you.

Please note that we will relocate from our current London office in Euston Tower to the Nova North building in Victoria in the first quarter of 2019.

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.

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