Senior Finance Business Partner [Analysis]

Last updated 3 days ago
Job Type:Full Time


York, GB

Department Name

Eastern Region

About Network Rail

About Network Rail and the department:

With railway from the borders of Scotland to the nation's capital, Eastern region is critical to the success of Britain.

We are an incredibly busy region, operating some of the busiest and most congested rail lines in the country, transporting large numbers of commuters to and from busy cities including Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Derby, Norwich, Cambridge and London.

Our region is also home to other major transport hubs including three airports and 13 freight ports. We connect millions of people every day to city, town, coast and country. We connect people to friends and family, jobs and leisure, as well as goods to businesses here and abroad.

Eastern Region in numbers:

    More than a billion annual passenger journeys

      3 managed stations: Leeds, King's Cross and Liverpool Street

        6,042 route miles (31.2% of national)

          3,400 passenger services every day and 15 train operators

            1,057,462 tonnes of freight moved a week with 1,742 freight movements - the highest of all regions

              2,614 level crossings

                9,278 bridges

                  9,262 signals

                  Brief Description

                  The Eastern Region is a business with 10,000 staff, £10bn capital expenditure, £4bn operating expenditure and £2.5bn of income over our 5-year funding period.The region is comparable to many FTSE 350 companies.

                  As part of Network Rail's transformation to put the passengers at the heart of what we do, there are several exciting new roles being created within the Eastern Region as part of the devolution process.

                  The role involves providing accurate, insightful and timely reporting of performance across the business, using PowerBI software and presenting management information.

                  Alongside this, the role supports the identification and tracking of business improvement initiatives by undertaking appropriate analysis to inform evidence-based decision making focussed on achieving the business objectives.

                  About the role (External)

                  The key accountabilities of the role are summarised as follows:

                    Produce accurate reporting packs and information for management reviews in a timely manner

                      Develop and produce the Power BI self-service reporting suite in a timely manner, maintaining data security at all times

                        Support business performance impact assessments of change / investment programmes and track benefit realisation

                          Identify opportunities for improvement through data driven analysis and discussions with business partners

                            Develop predictive and prescriptive models to inform decision making

                              Develop short and long term forecast models to inform business planning

                              Do you have?


                                Numerate degree (or equivalent experience) such as data science, operational research, management science, computer science or mathematics

                                  Strong analytical skills and a structured approach to problem solving

                                    Mathematical modelling skills such as regression analysis, data mining, forecasting, system dynamics or discrete event simulation

                                      Demonstrable data analysis experience in a relevant business discipline

                                        Demonstrable experience in developing automated reports and processing large volumes of data in various packages such as Excel, Power Query, Power BI, Power Apps, R Strong organisation and time management skills

                                          Good communication skills (verbal and written)


                                            MSc in Operational Research, Computer Science, Data Science or Analytics

                                              At least 2 years experience in a similar role

                                                Membership of relevant professional body

                                                How to apply (External)

                                                Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. Network Rail positively embraces flexible working, recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. We will consider all flexible working applications.

                                                Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

                                                Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefitsincluding a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3,333 (to a maximum amount of £2,500).

                                                We adhere to a structured pay framework, any salary offered will be within the following pay range: starting at £51,156 per annum and increasing to £57,551 per annum

                                                Network Rail is required to comply with UK Government standards when carrying out pre-employment checks for all new starters; this includes a basic criminal record check. In addition to the basic criminal record check, in accordance with the UK Government we are also required to verify your identity, right to work in the UK and previous three years employment history.

                                                Salary: £51,156

                                                Closing date: 06-08-2020. Late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.