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Assistant Data Analyst

Assistant Data Analyst
£24,515 to £28,686 per annum
Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: Full-Time
Location: 16 Summer Lane, Birmingham B19 3SD
Closes: 05 July 2021

About the job

As Assistant Data Analyst you will join the Technical Team at Midlands Connect and have an important part to play in the continued development and enhancement of the Midlands Connect Strategy.

You will use your technical skills to develop data analysis that will support the evidence base behind the refresh of the Midlands Connect Strategy.

Following publication of the Strategy, you will work closely with delivery bodies (incl.

Highways England, Network Rail, and Local Authorities) to develop evidence to deliver the priorities set in the Strategy.

The analysis undertaken to support the strategy will filter down into the individual corridors and business cases within the strategy.

What will you be doing?

, Develop a detailed understanding of the social and economic environment of the Midlands and the role transport plays enabling it, including direct research to improve understanding in this field
, Deliver work in a timely and efficient manner to the levels of quality and accuracy required, in order to provide an effective technical support service to internal and external customers
, Analyse data using a range of tools and techniques to contribute to the team's production of intelligence and management information
, Carry out research, gather data and perform analysis and calculations to support the development of intelligence and management information, or engineering solutions, by the team
, Act as a lead delivery resource on project workstreams related to the area of specialism to ensure that the project is delivered to time, cost, and quality standards
, Monitor systems, processes, and practices within area of specialism, plan and carry out regular reviews to identify opportunities for improvement considering changing needs, feedback, and/or current best practice thinking
, Carry out all work in line with standards and procedures and identify actual compliance issues in order to ensure that work delivered complies with all necessary requirements
, Attend external forums where necessary, in order to keep up to date with best practice and ensure personal awareness of relevant issues
, Collaborate with colleagues across Midlands Connect to ensure the technical services provided to the organisation are efficient, effective and support wider business objectives
, Be pro-active in your approach to learning new data analytical techniques to support business needs

About you
You will be numerate with demonstrable experience with analytics and data management to support decision-making.

You will be competent in a range of tools to analyse, manage and share data with a willingness to learn new tools and data analytical techniques to serve business needs as and when required.

You will be proactive in your approach to learn new technology and apply new ways of thinking to your work.

The type of skills sought for the position are:

, GIS skills to analyse and present spatial data
, Experience with Excel
, Strong technical report writing skills
, Strong data analytical and visualisation skills
, An ability to present complex analysis and concepts to a non-technical audience
, Experience with creating, managing, and querying databases

In addition to strong data analytical skills you will be organised and flexible to manage your own workload and assist other team members as and when required.

You will be a team player and work collaboratively to achieve collective goals.

About the team
Here at Midlands Connect, we explore, develop and recommend major transport projects which provide the biggest possible economic and social benefits for the Midlands and the rest of the UK.

These initiatives will create more capacity for passengers and freight on the Midlands' roads and railways.

As the Sub-national Transport Body for the Midlands and transport partner of the Midlands Engine, our partnership is vast: councils, LEPs, Chambers of Commerce, airports, HS2 Ltd, Network Rail, Highways England, and our sponsor the Department for Transport.

About us

Our role in the West Midlands has never been more important and in these extraordinary times we've shown we can step forward, speak up for our region and bring people together.

Everything we do is focused on making life better for people in the West Midlands - that's our reason for being here and it drives every move we make.

We lead and support others to deliver our shared future vision for the region - a happier, healthier, better-connected place to live and work.

We fully believe that we are only as great as the people who work for us and are committed to providing a positive, healthy and inclusive working environment where our people feel valued and respected.

We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List, and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women.

We're ambitious, forward-thinking, and determined to find better ways of working, always leading the way in what we do.

We trust and support each other to get the job done and encourage creativity, originality, and curiosity from those who work with us.

We're committed to creating an accessible and diverse workplace, one that nurtures an inclusive environment where our people can be themselves.

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