Modelling Analyst (12 Month FTC), London
Modelling Analyst (12 Month FTC) - £50,000 - £52,000 - London - J10148
This is a full-time, 12 month fixed term position with a salary range of GBP 50,000 - 52,000 per annum.
The Modelling Analyst is responsible for supporting the development and maintenance of a suite of models which will be the basis of NEST’s long term financial modelling and shorter-term budget forecasting.
This role will also support the wider Business Performance team’s activities and as a result the role may be accountable for other ad-hoc analytical requirements that the business may need.
Experience and technical skills
1. Model development skills and experience is essential, throughout model life cycle. We are looking for experience across a range of modelling techniques in order to challenge existing approaches used in the organisation; ideally including simulation modelling, process system modelling, statistical modelling.
2. Experience of developing understanding of large data sets and writing programmes to effectively interrogate and manipulate them to derive additional insight for use in model development.
3. Analytical software skills. Some programming skills would be highly preferable with ability to write own functions (current systems use R). Experience of Excel VBA would be useful.
4. Excellent general numerical analytical skills - data analysis including appreciation of risk/uncertainty/scenario analysis and population distribution analysis.
5. Advanced communication and customer service skills - to ensure customers specify and interpret analysis correctly it is an imperative requirement that the post holder is adept at dealing with senior colleagues, ensuring analysis, the results and conclusions are clear, accurate and meaningfully conveyed to the stakeholders and across the team.
Personal attributes required
We are looking for an employee with the following attributes:
1. A self-starter with the ability to work on their own initiative
2. Someone who can quickly gain trust and be credible with senior professionals is essential
3. An ability to take complex concepts and translate them into language understandable across the organisation
4. Flexibility to work in a dynamic and reactive environment
5. Have the capacity to identify and learn new techniques where appropriate, understand the interdependencies of your work across the team, organisation and analysts in the Department of Work and Pensions.