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Are you proficient in Python programming and searching for a role where you can actively contribute to the region's net zero objectives? If so, this may be just the role for you.

Midlands Connect have a brand-new opportunity for three Assistant Data Analysts to join their innovative Strategy and Insight team, for a period of 12 months. You will play an integral role in enhancing Midlands Connects transformational transport strategy by leveraging your technical skills to build and maintain our visual tools with python, helping us establish ourselves as a centre of excellence for modelling and analytics across the Midlands as an innovator in the industry.

Working in close collaboration with our partners, you will play a key role in facilitating the delivery of data analysis, and visualisation which will enable others to generate recommendations crucial for supporting the delivery of transport projects. This role offers a diverse array of responsibilities aimed at elevating the region's capabilities. You will contribute to the team's efforts by updating and maintaining existing apps, developing new applications, conducting geo-spatial data analysis, acquiring and storing spatial data and offering objective advice.

We are looking for individuals with a passion for programming who are innovative, creative and passionate about creating a fairer, greener and stronger Midlands.

What will you be doing?

  • Utilise python to develop, update and maintain bespoke applications.
  • Conduct geo-spatial analysis to enable evaluations and analyses of different locations.
  • Support the Data Lead with the identification and application of the right tools and techniques for data analysis.
  • Ensure data is summarised and presented in the most appropriate format for both internal and external use.
  • Assist in carrying out research, gathering data and performing analysis and calculations to support the development of intelligence and management information.
  • Assist in monitoring systems, processes and practices.
  • Ensure the technical services provided to the organisation are efficient, effective and support wider business objectives.
  • Be pro-active in your approach to learning new data analytical techniques.

About you

  • Ability to utilise scripting languages for automation and tool development.
  • Working knowledge of the development and design of databases to integrate data from various sources.
  • Working knowledge of spatial analysis with Geographical Information Systems
  • Experience of working in a team environment
  • Good attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills
  • Good communication and presentational skills
  • Logical and creative thinking

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Salary and benefits

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We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes a Local Government Pension Scheme, 28 days of paid annual leave, Cycle to Work Scheme, and discounted shopping with over 2,000 big-name retailers. For more details, please visit the benefits page on our careers site.