Principal Transport Analyst

  • Employer: Policy, Strategy and Government Relations
  • Salary: £51,479 - £54,491
  • Location: No 1 Mann Island, Liverpool
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours/Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Closing Date: 19/05/2024 at 23:59
  • Reference: P,S&GR/24/279359

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 Principal Transport Analyst to join LCRCA’s Evidence, Research and Intelligence Service Area. This is an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of transport in the LCR and provide meaningful, evidence-based analysis. You will have the opportunity to contribute to and support the development of the team.


About the person

We are looking for an individual who can provide evidence and intelligence support on a range of transport projects. The successful candidate will have a strong technical background (including excellent knowledge of DfT guidance) but also be able to see the ‘bigger picture’ and provide strategic advice, particularly recognising the importance of a place-based approach and the role of transport as an enabler for economic and social change.

The role will include management and technical input to projects incorporating transport data, analysis, modelling and economics, including transport business cases. You will develop projects from initial scoping to implementation to communication of findings, working as part of a team and on your own initiative.

You will have the ability develop proportionate approaches and react quickly to a changing landscape. You will be able to interpret and communicate complex information in a clear and digestible format to support effective decision making and be comfortable presenting to senior members of the organisation.

You will work with LCRCA transport models, either managing projects run by external consultants or using in-house models. You will review and advise on the scope and outputs of transport modelling and the economic dimension of transport business cases.

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:


If you think you match the job description and our values then click on the link to apply, indicating how you meet the person specification.


If you feel you meet most but not all of the person specification set out in the role description we would still like to hear from you.


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