Senior Economic Analyst

Network Rail

  • Contact: Human Resources
  • Reference: IRC2158424

About the company and department

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 Europe's fastest-growing railway every single day. We also plan and deliver a bigger, better railway, supporting the nation's economic and social well-being both now and into the future.

About the team'

Within Network Rail the 'System Operator' leads the long-term planning of the railway on behalf of the rail industry. We plan tomorrow's railway taking into account the needs of its users ' both passenger and freight ' and the objectives of our funders and stakeholders. And within the System Operator the Economic Analysis team provides wide-ranging, cutting-edge analysis to colleagues planning the future of the railways. Our skills include passenger demand forecasting, rail industry economics, investment scheme development and appraisal.

Who are you looking for?

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals with highly-developed analytical skills and an interest in rail / transport to manage and deliver cutting-edge, informative and influential analysis and advice to our clients.

What will I be doing in the role?

This is a great opportunity to join our established and diverse team to support the development of some of the most exciting infrastructure projects in Europe ' from Crossrail 2 to the 'Northern Powerhouse Rail' proposals - you will be helping our clients develop and appraise strategy to deliver a bigger, better rail network.

On a day-to-day basis the role is diverse - from managing relationships with clients, developing rail demand forecasts and investment cases, developing our modelling toolkit, to presenting and communicating your analysis to rail industry leaders.

What skills and experiences are required?

We would also like but not essential

Next Steps

Applications are required to submit a covering letter along with their CV. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

What can we offer you?

Network Rail adheres to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: '40,107 - '45,120 + '3,200 Inner London Allowance


We're proud to offer a range of pension schemes to our employees that provide flexibility and choice.

Most new employees are eligible to join either the NRDC defined contribution scheme, the NR CARE Scheme or our career average scheme ' a type of defined benefit arrangement.

After five years' continuous company service, employees are eligible to join the defined benefit Network Rail section of the Railways Pension Scheme.

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Additional Information

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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 factors. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

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.

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Closing date: 27th January 2020, 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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