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Rail Economist

Job Profile

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Mott MacDonald has a highly successful Rail Economics, Planning and Operations team with a network of collaborative client relationships and a long term pipeline of engaging project work. Building on this success we are looking to expand the team to diversify our market presence and strengthen some of our key areas of expertise.

In particular, we are interested in recruiting several self-motivated people with expertise in rail economics, analysis and planning. The successful candidates will have the opportunity to grow and shape our small but expanding work in partnership with outstanding people in our wider team, and within our extensive supply chain.

We are open to discussing opportunities in various locations.

Job Description

  • Experience of undertaking rail advisory work, such as demand and revenue forecasting, economic appraisal and commercial analysis.
  • An appreciation of the theory of rail economics, for example an understanding of the Passenger Demand Forecasting Handbook (PDFH).
  • Highly numerate.
  • An effective communicator.
  • Strong IT-based analytical skills, and ideally experience of using rail industry forecasting tools such as MOIRA.
  • A sound understanding of the GB rail industry structure, and a network of contacts within the rail industry. – This will vary by candidates’ experience/grade.
  • Experience of managing work packages and working with clients. – This will vary by candidates’ experience/grade.
  • Relevant degree qualifications.

Candidate Specification

The successful candidate will have interest and expertise in the areas of rail analysis, forecasting, economics and planning, and a desire to develop their skills, expertise and standing in the rail industry.
  • Experience of econometrics.
  • Experience of operating large transport models such as PLANET, LTS, Railplan.
  • Further qualifications such as MSc/MA/PhD.
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