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Title Evaluation Officer
Ref HE/3839
Directorate Strategy & Planning
Preferred Location Birmingham or Guildford
Salary £28,644-£31,078
Number of Positions 1
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 09 Jan 2018

About Us

Highways England is the new government owned company responsible for driving forward our motorways and major A roads. This includes; modernising and maintaining the highways, running the network and keeping traffic moving. Over recent years, investment in our highways has increased. This has led to advances in technology, such as smart motorways; enabling traffic to flow better. However, even more is yet to be done.

Certainty of funding and greater flexibility will enable us to become a better business. In our first 5 years alone, we’ll invest £11 billion in motorways and A roads – boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety. At the same time, we’ll improve how we work. That means we will be able to; plan roadworks better to minimise disruption; clear incidents more quickly; and save more than £1 billion by working more efficiently.

For further information on Highways England, please visit our website:


Job Description

The Role

Highways England are currently recruiting an Evaluation Officer on a permanent basis to be based at either our Birmingham or Guildford offices to be part of a new in-house evaluation team. The successful Evaluation Officer will be responsible for undertaking evaluations; data gathering and analysis; and writing analytical reports.  The post will be suited to someone who is highly motivated and competent in quantitative analysis.

Please Note: there will be a requirement to travel with this role between offices and to different sites across the Country.

Day to day

  • Undertake impact and process evaluations of road investments including; retrieving records, undertaking site surveys, analysing, reporting and presenting data to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Data analysis of large-scale monitoring data and support the team in identifying new data sources (e.g. through surveys)
  • Work with a wide variety of data inputs to assess the quality and understand appropriate applications.
  • Liaise with data owners (internal and external) to improve the quality and suitability of the data for evaluation processes.
  • Responsible for recording and archiving data inputs as appropriate.
  • Undertaking Meta (overview) studies periodically, to draw wider conclusions from across the evaluation evidence base. 

About you

  • Qualification and / or experience to demonstrate good data analysis skills
  • Knowledge of evaluation and appraisal methods
  • Demonstrable experience of previous analytical work
  • Ability to plan and prioritise workload working to tight timescales
  • Experience with analytical report writing, demonstrating excellent communication skills
  • Ability to undertake analytical work accurately


All applications must be accompanied with a current CV which will be used to assess your suitability for the role. Please ensure all the skills, experience and qualifications requested are clearly demonstrated in your CV as explained in the body of the advert.

All applicants must provide their right to work documentation at interview stage, such as a valid passport.

Please note that Highways England reserve the right to close the advert before the advertised closing date should a sufficient response have been received. Therefore, please complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd January 2018.

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