Senior Consultant – Demand Forecasting & Appraisal

Position Overview

About SLC

We pride ourselves on being a diverse team of rail professionals who are highly experienced, competent and passionate in leading all stages of projects and programmes: from an initial concept of a requirement, through development and delivery phases, right up to handover and opening day.

About This Position

We are currently looking to expand our economic appraisal team in our Birmingham office. As a transport modeller, you will be involved with a range of transport modelling projects working on contracts across the UK. You will be working on projects for local authorities and third-party clients and will have responsibility for delivering modelling work following our best practice guidelines. The candidate will be expected to collaborate with a range of internal and external Partners, from Local Authority third party clients.

  • Working on strategic rail modelling projects.
  • Developing innovative data analytics and modelling tools and apply them in schemes and business cases to show how transport could enable our clients’ strategic transport plans.
  • Project and task management on modelling projects to include model development, calibration, validation, demand forecasting and economic appraisal.
  • Provide key inputs to the development of business cases and scheme assessments.
  • Liaise with clients and other project stakeholders.
  • Undertake business development activities including proposal writing and preparation.

Our Offer

  • Pension matched up to 6%
  • Life insurance
  • Competitive annual leave
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Income Protection
  • An annual professional institution subscription
  • Enhanced parental leave
  • Annual company performance bonus scheme – Subject to company performance
  • Flexible benefits scheme to suit you, including cycle to work
  • We embrace agility, flexibility and trust

Skills Required

  • You are passionate about the rail network.
  • Have in-depth experience of developing within-mode and mode-choice models from first principles and be skilled in the development of robust models to support decision-making.
  • Have experience of using rail industry demand and revenue software and interpreting its outputs.
  • Have experience of economic appraisal of rail schemes using industry-standard methods.
  • Have a high level of numeracy with strong problem-solving skills and innovative thinking.
  • Have experience in developing effective working relationships with project teams and clients.
  • Have excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Qualifications in an appropriate field such as transport planning, engineering, mathematics, computer science, economics, geography or similar.

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We regularly recruit to our growing team. Contact us in confidence for an initial conversation - email or call 0121 285 2622.