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Title Senior Evaluation Officer
Ref HE/3759
Directorate Strategy & Planning
Preferred Location Birmingham or Guildford
Salary £40,188-£44,208
Number of Positions 2
Working Pattern Full Time
Closing Date 09 Jan 2018

About Us

Highways England are responsible for operating, maintaining and improving England’s motorways and major A roads. 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. Considering that a third of all traffic, two thirds of heavy goods vehicles, and 98% of UK businesses rely on them, and you can see why our roads, and what we do, matters so much.

It’s an exciting time to begin a career with Highways England as we invest £11 billion in our motorways and A Roads boosting capacity, tackling congestion and improving safety which is why we’re so grateful to our c 4,500 employees around the country. 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. When you work with us, you're helping to connect communities, sustain business and support the economy.

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Job Description

The Role

Highways England are currently recruiting a Senior Evaluation Officer on a permanent basis to be based at either of our Birmingham or Guildford offices to deal with  post-opening project evaluation studies  which have recently been brought in-house.   The successful Senior Evaluation Officer will be a key role in undertaking evaluation projects and will be responsible for developing methodologies across a variety of specialism and provide detailed technical expertise to other stakeholders and specialists within the business.  

Day to day

  • Assist the Head of Evaluation and the Principal Evaluation Officer in establishing in-house evaluation capability – developing methodologies and processes.
  • Undertaking evaluations of major schemes including; planning, analysing, reporting and presenting relevant information to internal and external stakeholders
  • Data analysis and management to include the responsibility for commissioning surveys for new data sources
  • Assist in the development of appropriate methodologies for the evaluation of Designated Funds.
  • Develop suitable evaluation methodologies and ensure they are applied consistently across the Evaluation Team

About you

  • Degree or degree-level qualification in a relevant subject.
  • Experience of in depth technical knowledge and experience of appraisal and evaluation.
  • Demonstrable experience of using data-analysis to support appraisal or evaluation.
  • Evidence of excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Knowledge and familiarity with the process and procedures outlined in applicable volumes of DMRB and WebTAG, dependant on area of specialism
  • Ideally some experience and understanding of HM Treasury’s Magenta Book.


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.

Interview will be held week commencing 22nd January 2018.

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