Senior statistician

National Highways pay band 6, which is roughly equivalent to Senior Executive Officer (SEO)
Role type
Closing date
17 Jan 2023
£42,550 to £47,260
Birmingham, Manchester
Open to
National Highways

This exciting role gives you the opportunity to use your statistical expertise and experience to produce high-quality analyses on the performance of England’s motorways and major A roads. You will be working with traffic, road safety and customer satisfaction data, and creating both technical reports and insightful commentaries for non-analysts.

An important part of your role will be to provide statistical advice and guidance across the organisation. You will need to be a great communicator with a confident working knowledge of a broad range of statistical techniques. You will have great inter-personal skills to enable you to work closely with internal and external stakeholders.

National Highways takes an informal blended working approach, with flexibility to work between your home and the office at your base location. The base location of this role can be Birmingham, Exeter, or Manchester. Ad-hoc travel to other National Highways locations and to external stakeholder offices will be needed.

What you will be leading on

You will lead on:

  • statistical analysis into the customer satisfaction, safety and performance of England’s motorways and major A roads
  • producing analytically assured reports and outputs that communicate the insight effectively
  • setting and implementing consistent standards and guidance for using data, applying statistical methods, and communicating analytical results
  • providing high-quality statistical advice across the organisation
  • developing the statistical capability of the team and the wider organisation
  • developing and maintaining strong working relationships with analysts across the organisation to champion consistent analytical approaches

The successful applicant

You will have:

  • relevant work experience in a statistical or analytical role, and evidence of formal statistical training – for example, a degree in a relevant subject
  • excellent communication skills and an engaging communication style, with the ability to present effectively to a range of audiences
  • a track-record of maintaining strong relationships with stakeholders and working effectively with them
  • a practical understanding of a range of statistical methods, with the ability to support others to use them appropriately
  • experience of designing and producing statistical analyses to support decision making
  • knowledge of R, Python, or another programming language for statistical data analysis

About National Highways

The role of the Network Analysis and Statistics group is to produce analysis to support high priority decision making across the organisation. We support the business to use statistics appropriately. We develop and report some of the company’s performance metrics, and we play an important role in developing the Performance Specification, published within the Roads Investment Strategy.

We are located in the company’s Customer, Strategy and Communications Directorate. We work with our analytical colleagues across the Chief Analyst’s Division to create the evidence base to support future investment planning.

How to apply

You can read the full job advert and apply on the National Highways Careers website.