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Rail: Cost&Change Analyst: Birmingham

  • Location

    Birmingham, West Midlands

  • Sector:

  • Job type:

    Temporary

  • Salary:

    Up to £0.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Daniel Brokenshire

  • Contact email:

    Daniel.Brokenshire@talascendint.com

  • Job ref:

    BBBH90781_1532509487

  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

  • Expiry date:

    2018-08-24


JOB PURPOSE
The Change Analyst uses deep technical knowledge and subject matter expertise to understand business and technical issues and impacts regarding proposed change. Analysis involves the understanding of causes and effects. The analyst uses the knowledge gained from analysis to make recommendations or resolutions.
ACCOUNTABILITIES
Key functions and responsibilities of the role are:

  • Analysis of outputs from changes proposed and subsequent effect on cost models to support accurate reporting, benchmarking and analysis of infrastructure costs.
  • Ensuring that the information received is harvested and inserted into the right change/cost systems, to drive the mechanics behind the systems for earned value and world class cost reporting.
  • Draw on industry best practice in the development and maintenance of cost systems to ensure consistent best in class approaches and decision making across all directorates.
  • Provide support to the development of programme wide models including (amongst others) indirect costs, whole life, and prelims.
  • Provides subject matter expertise to understand the impacts of proposed changes.
  • Provides business or technical information
  • Provides recommendations to Change Assessors


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE
The role involves engagement with other parts of the programme. This requires the ability to engage effectively with colleagues.
Essential criteria:

  • Understanding of the cost drivers that define a project and ability to convert engineering data into meaningful cost drivers.
  • Quantity surveying skills and an understanding of the construction industry. Knowledge of cost systems.
  • Ability to analyse effects of the proposed change on the financial data.
  • Ability to analyse data and present as meaningful metrics.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills and specifically the ability to present cost work concisely.
  • Ability to interact effectively with colleagues in many different disciplines involved.


DESIRABLE CRITERIA

  • Working towards chartered status.
  • Experience in infrastructure and/or the rail sector.


PERSON SPECIFICATION
The successful candidate is someone who:

  • can accurately and clearly interpret and articulate changes proposed, cost data and provide informative conclusions to allow effective decision making;
  • has a good understanding of data usage;
  • has proven ability to successfully conduct detailed project/programme planning; and has experience of working with internal change management and cost systems.