Senior Transport Economist

  • Employer: Policy, Strategy and Government Relations
  • Salary: £46,171 - £50,097
  • Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 19/05/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: P,S&GR/24/279236

We are expanding our transport analysis team to support a range of exciting projects throughout the City Region, to help deliver on our ambitions. The transport analysis team provide the evidence to support policies, strategies and investment decisions.


We’re investing hundreds of millions of pounds to deliver the Mayor’s vision for the London-style integrated transport network that our region needs and deserves. We’re delivering a new fleet of trains on our Merseyrail network, new stations, zero emission hydrogen buses, a safer 212km cycling network, and smarter tickets, meaning that we are well on the way to delivering the Mayor’s vision.


We are currently producing Local Transport Plan 4, setting policies for the City Region. We have successfully negotiated an allocation of £710m of funding from the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlements (2022-2027); this represents the biggest funding allocation in our short history to be spent on bus, rail and active travel. Work is now underway to develop the place-based pipeline for the next round of CRSTS funding.


We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Transport Economist to join LCRCA’s Evidence, Research and Intelligence Service Area. This is an exciting opportunity to support the £710m City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) programme and the development of the next Pipeline of schemes.


About the person

We are looking for an individual to provide transport modelling and economic appraisal support to the £710m CRSTS programme and the development of the next Pipeline. This role is an important part of the scheme development and assurance process - demonstrating Value for Money through economic appraisal is a core part of the LCR National Local Growth Assurance Framework and projects must satisfy this requirement before they can progress to delivery.


The successful candidate will have a strong technical background including excellent knowledge of DfT guidance and the ability to develop proportionate approaches. You will review and advise on the scope and outputs of economic cases, including transport modelling. You will over-see or undertake transport data and economic analysis for scheme development, including options assessment, which will play a particularly important role in the development of the next Pipeline of schemes.


You will have an excellent technical understanding of transport data and modelling/appraisal; and have the ability to interpret and communicate complex information in a clear and digestible format in order to support effective decisions. You will work as part of a team and on your own initiative.


Team members should be self-starting, collaborative and ambitious, offer fresh ideas, and who demonstrate a commitment to evidence-based policy and investment, and a determination to deliver for the people of the Liverpool City Region.


If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role, please contact Sarah Pierce:


About the organisation

Our vision is to create a fairer, stronger and cleaner city region. Somewhere we can all be proud of, where no one is left behind. To make our vision a reality we’re looking for people, from all walks of life, who reflect the diversity of our communities, feel connected to our vision, and who role model our three behaviours. 

We work together to make investments in areas that have a real impact on our communities, such as transport, employment, culture, digital and housing.

Our aim is to ensure that everyone benefits from the decisions we make. We want to create an environment which allows our economy to thrive for the good of everyone who lives and works in Liverpool City Region


Staff benefits

  • Local Government Pension Scheme contributions between 5.5% and 12.5%
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 29 days rising to 34 days after 5 years service, as well as bank holidays and the option to buy 10 additional days
  • Free travel around Liverpool City Region with an All-Zone Metro card worth £1,450 per year plus All Zones Off Peak Trio ticket for your spouse or partner
  • Flexible and hybrid working
  • 24/7 access to Employee Assistance Programme for you and your family and Free counselling service
  • Corporate discounts at council-owned gyms
  • Bike to Work Scheme
  • Coaching, mentoring, apprenticeships, and professional qualifications including paid membership fees and even a £1k interest free learning loan for any non-job-related learning


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for all candidates who met the essential criteria in the job description and who have declared that they: have a disability, are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic background, are a member of a reservist or have close family links to a member of the Armed Forces as we are under-represented by people from these communities.

The Liverpool City Region Combined Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, CV applications will only be accepted alongside a completed personal and monitoring information online application form.

Further information on this vacancy

This vacancy is now closed