£500 - £550 per day
09-10-2020 02:59 PM


Are you an experienced Economist looking for your next contract opportunity? Do you have substantial experience working within the economist profession, whether in economics, statistics, quantitative social science, operational research or transport modelling? If so, please read on.

Key responsibilities

In this role you are responsible for applying your analytical expertise to the Union Connectivity Review. The work you do will influence the business cases for years to come for schemes across all modes and across the UK. This is a unique opportunity to lead analysis for a high-profile, cross-cutting strategic review.

  • Applying analytical expertise to the development of strategy, including in areas where the strategic context is complex or evolving, or where the data is challenging;
  • Applying deep professional expertise to deliver robust analysis, project managing the work to ensure it is delivered to expectations;
  • Undertaking or commissioning high quality research involving the development of the evidence base and analysis to support policy creation and progression;
  • Interpreting results effectively and conveying impactful analysis to influence senior decision makers;
  • Working with a range of stakeholders across boundaries (cross-government and/or with delivery partners), building collaborative working relationships;

Essential Experience/ Skills/ Qualifications

  • You will be comfortable taking a broad problem statement and defining the analytical questions that will produce new insights. You will have a proven track record of delivering high quality output to a deadline.

  • You will assess the current connectivity across the UK (capacity, journey time, resilience, demand, travel patterns), identify priority routes, and assess and validate proposals for improving connectivity. You will manage transport consultants to support with analysis, modelling and data visualisation.

  • Able to lead, inspire and motivate own team to undertake complex and challenging analytical work, providing clear direction in line with corporate strategy.

Astute Technical Recruitment Limited are acting as an employment agency in relation to this vacancy. We do not discriminate on the grounds of age, race, gender, disability, creed or sexual orientation and comply with all relevant UK legislation. We encourage applications from individuals from all backgrounds but candidates must be able to demonstrate their ability to work in the UK and Europe. Astute is also committed to the government's Disability Confident Employer initiative. We endeavour to get back to everyone, however, if you have not heard anything after 7 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

Become part of something great

A friendly environment that takes work seriously. Everyone at Astute seems to very much enjoy being here and that reflects on the atmosphere in such a positive way. No one ever seems to have an issue with lending a helping hand when it is needed. The way that the staff on the floor are very focused and hardworking spurs you on to be the same. The saying "Work hard, play hard" could not apply more to the lovely bunch I have the pleasure of working with. I really feel as though I have fitted in well at Astute.

I have received nothing but the heartiest welcome into the Business. Not your normal recruitment agency. Firstly, you receive thorough training. Instantly you get the welcoming atmosphere and there is great team morale. Management listens, Colleagues listen and my opinion and any offering I contribute, I feel is valued and taken seriously. I really enjoy the level of support I receive as a newbie to both Recruitment and the world of Technical and I genuinely feel valued. I would highly recommend and already have to many of my contacts!