Performance Analyst (Senior Regulatory Economist)
London (with remote working)
£450 - £500/day ltd (Inside IR35)
6 Month + Contract
We are looking for an experienced Performance Analyst (Senior Regulatory Economist) to join our rail client based in London. As the Performance Analyst you will be working in a team of Regulatory Economists/Analysts working on the periodic review which happens every 5 years and money reset by the regulator, PR23.
*Lead the analysis of data and information relevant to the charging and incentives framework within which Network Rail operates to create a comprehensive evidence base for policy proposals.
*Independently lead on the development of charges and incentives policy proposals (e.g. track access changes and Schedule 8) to create appropriate arrangements that allow Network Rail to recover its cost and deliver better passenger outcomes.
*Proactively engage with internal stakeholders, including regions and functions, so that, reform projects appropriately reflect business priorities
*Lead engagement with Network Rail's customers (train operators and freight operators) in order to build industry consensus around the case for change.
*Negotiate and influence external stakeholders, including the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) and the Department for Transport (DfT), on the reform of the charges and incentives framework in order to create a regime that appropriately reflects Network Rail's priorities.
*Apply judgement to make choices about how to prioritise work so as to make best use of scarce resource in driving improvements to the charges and incentives framework.
*Monitor, review and identify risks and issues for the overall charges and incentives programme, and recommend solutions to workstream leads so that suitable mitigations are implemented and that works is executed in an orderly and efficient manner.
*Plan and develop periodic review submissions and consultation responses, seeking input from senior colleagues, so that they align with the overall corporate strategy and vision and secures the best outcome for the company and passengers.
*Write documents that explain complex issues in a simple to understand way to articulate arguments clearly and concisely.
*Minimum 5 year's experience in Analytical/Economic Accountancy
*Understanding of Business models
*Educated to degree level, preferably in economics or finance, or equivalent relevant experience.
*Demonstrable strong and proven analytical skills.
*Demonstrable communication skills; verbal, written and presentational such as experience of writing policy papers.
*Proven experience of articulating complex topics to non-specialist audiences.
*Demonstrable experience of effective negotiation and influencing at senior levels of an organisation.
*Proven experience of drafting policy documents for external audience
*Evidence of leadership of policy topics
*Knowledge of the transport/railway sector.
*Experience of working in a regulatory environment.
*Understanding of financial/business plan information.
*Experience of cost research and analysis preferably in a network industry.
*Practical experience of applying economic principles to the development of charging regimes.
We have a fair and comprehensive selection procedure. It is our policy that there should be equal opportunity for and no discrimination against applicants on the grounds of gender, race, religion or belief, nationality, colour, pregnancy and maternity, sexual orientation, disability, age, marriage and civil partnership, union or non-union membership, socio-economic background or being a part-time or fixed term worker.