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Senior Data Analyst

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Recruiter: RSSB
Listed on: 7th January
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

"Senior Data Analyst", internally called "Senior Risk & Safety Intelligence Analyst"

The Risk & Safety Intelligence department within RSSB is a centre of excellence, tasked with managing, analysing and reporting on health and safety information for the GB railway

The Senior Risk & Safety Intelligence Analyst will play a leading role across all aspects of data analysis, from understanding customer needs, prioritising areas of focus, leading the production of safety performance reports and modelling underlying risk. The successful candidate will also champion the potential benefits to be gained through data analysis, both within RSSB and to our wider customer group, and inform decisions that affect the safety and health of GB rail's workforce, passengers and the wider public.


As a Senior Risk & Safety Intelligence Analyst, you will proactively build on your existing skills, knowledge and experience to carry out a range of tasks such as the following:

  • Assist and lead on monitoring and promoting understanding of railway-wide safety risk using:
    • Data from the industry's Safety Management Intelligence System (SMIS).
    • Information generated by control logging systems, accident investigations, close call systems, audits and inspections, operational data feeds and research reports.
  • Identify significant safety insights, including new or uncontrolled hazards, by analysing accident and incident reports, data and other safety intelligence.
  • Assist and lead on the production of regular and ad hoc reports summarising the position on railway risk and safety performance. Input to special topic risk reports for our members and other key stakeholders.
  • Assist and lead on developing, maintaining, promoting and providing user support for the Department's risk tools and its other member-focussed products and services.
  • Assist and lead on the development and maintenance of sections of the Safety Risk Model through which safety risk can be assessed, tracked and forecast. Analyse railway-wide safety risk and assist in ensuring that parties inside RSSB and the Railway Group are aware of the risk profile and the major risk contributors.
  • Advise on, support and lead on risk assessments as required by the Head of Risk and Safety Intelligence, including to support changes to Railway Group Standards.
  • Manage the technical aspects of risk assessments and cost benefits analysis as required. This may include scoping out of work for internal and external clients to develop methodologies and approaches appropriate to their particular problem as well as undertaking the resulting work.
  • Assist and lead on developing analytical skills within the Risk & Safety Intelligence department.


  • Experience in a similar technical role.
  • Analytical skills built on numeracy and attention to detail.
  • Knowledge of data extraction, manipulation and visualisation tools and techniques, such as SQL and relevant programming languages, and familiarity with MS Office.
  • A degree in mathematics, science, engineering or related discipline or equivalent experience.
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team as well as on your own.
  • Planning and organisational skills.
  • A communicator with the ability to work with a range of stakeholders and present information relevant to the audience.
  • A commitment to RSSB's values and customer

Early applications are encouraged, as we may close this vacancy before the advertised deadline if sufficient numbers of applications are received.

Contact Name: RSSB
Reference: TJ/7368/2021-1417
Job ID: 3027487

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