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Rail Analysis and Business Case Consultant

R-048261
  1. London
  1. Transportation

Rail Analysis and Business Case Consultant

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on. It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you. Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you – from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays. And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

Atkins Transport Consulting & Advisory is a strategic management consultancy dedicated to addressing the transport sector’s most challenging problems. We are a global business and our clients recognise us as their trusted advisors passionate about success and achieving exceptional solutions with enduring legacy. Working at the front end of decision-making, we are well-placed to help clients develop strategies, services, projects and products from inception through to delivery and operation. We do this through four areas of expertise. Transaction, Commercial & Sponsorship, Rail Advisory and Strategy & Business Transformation. We are looking to grow our Rail Advisory Team and are seeking candidates at the Principal Consultant and Managing Consultant level. Candidates should have experience in the development of rail schemes; with a track record of delivering rail analysis and business case development to the highest standards. You will be accountable for the overall quality and timeliness of the delivery of assignments and you will need to be comfortable working with client senior leaders.

Responsibilities:

  • Engagement with our clients at all levels, winning their trust, and shaping the development of rail analysis and business cases to support their needs, through the promotion of rigour, quality, and adoption of best practice.
  • Managing and working within multi-disciplinary teams to deliver excellent results for our clients.
  • Providing technical leadership to projects in the rail business case space; supporting the professional development of the wider team.
  • Deliver evidence base studies to support rail investment and capability to review, challenge and scrutinise work in this area.
  • Provide advice to external and internal clients on rail business case development and projects.
  • Preparing reports, presentations, and engaging with a range of client stakeholders up to board level.
  • Manage or support project or tender opportunities.
  • Resource allocation in liaison with the project and team managers.  
  • Mentor and support more junior staff.

Requirements:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A degree or equivalent qualifications, but significant relevant experience will also be considered.
  • Experience in rail scheme development including drafting Rail Business Cases to HM Treasury Green Book and/or STAG standard.
  • Skills, experience and qualifications relevant to Rail Business Case development, including (but not exclusively) demand and revenue forecasting, cost modelling, economic appraisal, commercial expertise and rail policy knowledge.
  • Experience of supporting Business Cases through assurance and to successful approval.
  • Experience in the management and delivery of multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Good report writing, verbal and presentation skills, and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss planning issues.
  • Excellent time management skills - able to prioritise and work effectively under pressure, with proven success in meeting tight deadlines.
  • Commercial awareness and business development skills.
  • Experience building lasting relationships with clients at all levels in a business environment; with the ability to identify opportunities for adding further value to the client relationship.
  • A pro-active approach to work; enjoy working with a variety of people, but also comfortable working independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people to influence and lead.

Why work for Atkins?

Our Transportation teams are reinventing transport for a challenging yet exciting future. We're creating new ideas and smart solutions for cities, people and the environment. You'll be working alongside some of the top people in our industry, solving challenges that bring together traditional engineering and new technologies. As part of our organisation, you'll be in a privileged position, delivering what's right for governments and communities. You'll be helping us to improve our leading environmental performance while enabling others to do the same.

Meeting your needs:

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional, accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career.

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

Read more about 'Total Reward'.

More about us:

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise. With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join.

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

Training:

Atkins is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Flexible Working:

Atkins recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment.

We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.

Diversity & Inclusion:

ATKINS, part of the SNC Lavalin Group, is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

Security Clearance:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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