Regulatory Policy Manager / Economist

Office of Rail and Road

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London £41,011 - £49,091

Regional £37,151 - £45,224

Location: Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, London, Manchester or York

Deadline: 17th February 2019

Shape Britain’s infrastructure as you hone your expertise


About us

An independent regulator, the Office of Road and Rail (ORR) protects the interests of users of the transport network, and creates improvements in safety, value and performance. The expertise of our economists is central to this work. They tackle a wide range of economic and policy issues, both to drive efficiencies in today’s national rail services and to shape the network of tomorrow. This means collaborating with colleagues in finance, competition, legal, engineering and operations, as well as wide range of stakeholders including the Department for Transport and Transport Scotland, Network Rail, train operators, local government and passenger and freight groups.

The role

This is an opportunity to build your expertise in public policy development. Your analysis will influence the cost, quality and efficiency of rail services and infrastructure. Focused on developing and adapting regulations for national functions, individual routes or specialised networks such as HS2, Channel Tunnel and Crossrail, you will also have the opportunity to work in areas such as the design of price mechanisms, econometric analysis of infrastructure costs and analysis of user behaviour. You can also expect to present analysis and recommendations to a wide range of stakeholders.

About you

You’re likely to have a graduate or postgraduate qualification in economics or a related discipline. The ability to carry out research, analyse and interpret evidence, and then develop recommendations is key. Prior experience of policy work within an economic regulator, regulated business or government context would be an advantage. The skills to plan and manage projects are also vital. You’ll be a strong communicator, able to write and present clearly and persuasively.

Benefits

As a Civil Service employee, you’ll be entitled to a large range of benefits, including:

  • Regular performance and development reviews
  • 25 days of annual leave on entry, increasing to 30 days after 5 years
  • One further day paid privilege entitlement to mark the Queen’s Birthday
  • Flexible working patterns including part- time or time-term working
  • Generous paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Interest-free season ticket and bicycle loans
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme

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