Overview: Assistant Spatial Data Analyst job vacancy in Birmingham recruiting now
Employer: West Midlands Combined Authority
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Contract
If you are looking for a role that combines your creative data analysis skills and your enthusiasm for active travel then we have the role for you!
We have a brand-new opportunity for an Assistant Spatial Data Analyst to join our innovative cycling and walking team. This role has been put in place to add insight to future projects by using a variety of analytical tools, techniques and methods to ensure that live data can be utilised interactively. Your passion for data will help to grow our spatial data and provide a complete picture of the West Midlands Combined Authority Network.
This is a brilliant entry level role that would be suited to someone who wants to kick start their career in data analysis. It will be your responsibility to help to manage the cycling and walking data, map routes, update dashboards, monitor spatial data, procure data from suppliers and undertake quality of data analysis.
This is a fixed term contract until 31 st October 2023.
What you will be doing
- Utilise key data sets that will inform transport system performance monitoring
- Assist in the maintenance of a central intelligence hub and data library
- Become a specialist in the analysis of spatial and geo-referenced datasets, seeking to correlate and integrate these with other secondary and primary data sources
- Produce maps and web maps and provide regular dashboard reports to various Management Boards and Committees
- Assist in the development and application of new data management
- Obtain data to support current and future transport strategies including the Strategic Transport Plan, the Freight Strategy, Midlands Connect and West Midlands Rail
- Continually review intelligence requirements and propose actions to fill gaps in knowledge
- Actively promote the data analysis work undertaken through events, blog posts and social media
Cycling & walking play a key role in creating a sustainable transport network that meets the travel needs of local businesses and communities – connecting people to opportunities and improving choice, convenience, affordability and safety across the West Midlands for all citizens.
Our aim is to make the whole of the West Midlands better connected and more prosperous by creating attractive urban environments in city and town centres, along key transport corridors and within our suburbs, to position cycling and walking as the optimal travel choices for transport and for leisure. The West Midlands cycling and walking network will see significant investment over the next few years and will benefit from historic levels of funding, helping to create a place that is fit for the future, safe, green and connected. Our ambitious plans include improved infrastructure for cyclists and pedestrians, as well as delivering supporting activities such as training and campaigns.
You will be a data savvy individual and an intermediate Excel user who has knowledge of GIS/QGIS and is eager to get stuck into a data analysis role.
It is essential that you have experience in data capture, management of complex datasets, developing web-based mapping solutions, collecting and validating intelligence and assessing the credibility of information.
Being an analytical thinker will come naturally to you and you will have a flair for problem solving, with a strong attention to detail.
It would be desirable if you had knowledge of the BS7666 standard and knowledge of IT service management. Knowledge of Tableau desktop and familiarity with Mapbox APIs would be advantageous.
WMCA is committed to a better connected, more prosperous, fairer, greener and healthier region. This is our vision. We will achieve our vision through living our values which are central to how we work and interact with our wider partners and stakeholders.
We’re a partnership organisation. Our people feel valued and respected, have a can-do attitude and are innovators. We try new ways of doing things, we aren’t afraid to fail, learn from what went wrong and try again. Our people are empowered to be creative and explore and innovate.
We are a “Leaders in Diversity” accredited organisation, are in the Inclusive Top 50 Employers List and are one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women. As a Disability Confident Employer, we have made a positive commitment to interviewing all applicants with a disability who meet the essential role criteria. We are committed to building a team of people with varied backgrounds and experiences as we recognise that this will only benefit us as an employer, the more inclusive we are the better our work will be.
As an organisation, we will continue to adapt and develop to the opportunities and challenges ahead. We will continue to transform ourselves and our organisation into the best we can be, underpinned by our values and behaviours and everyone contributes towards achieving our vision.
Furthermore, wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance. We are very happy to discuss a flexible working pattern that suits your needs, so please do not let that be a barrier to applying. If your values align with ours and you’re committed to working towards creating a future we can all be proud of, we want to hear from you.
16 Summer Lane, Birmingham, B19 3SD. Hybrid working conditions are currently in place which means working remotely and coming to the office when required.
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