Senior Data Analyst

  • Location

    United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Construction, Engineering, IT

  • Salary:

    Competitive salary

  • Published:

    4 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Client:


About Costain and your project:

Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.

The HS2 Main Civils Contracts include both Lots S1 (Euston Tunnels & Approaches) and S2 (Northolt Tunnels). The first 16 months of the project will involve detailed design, pricing and building up target cost, with work on site likely to start in early 2020.

Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM driven), SCL tunnels/adits, shaft sinking, bridge demolition and reconstruction, utilities diversions, earthworks and the construction of site compounds.

Flexible working: We welcome you to ask about the flexibility you need. This might be part-time, remote working, or compressed hours for example. Anyone who applies for a role can ask about flexibility at interview. In return, we will explore what is possible for the role. 

Security Vetting: HS2 requires SCS to undertake security vetting on all staff to the UK Government Baseline Personal Security Standard. All successful candidates will be subject to this vetting procedure as part of the on-boarding process.

What will I be doing?

We are currently recruiting for a Senior Data Analyst (BI Lead) on our HS2 Main Works contract.

Skillset: IT, Data Standards, Datawarehouse design, Reporting & Dashboarding

Job location: Knowledge Worker – Remote

Accessible by public transport? N/A

Working hours: Weekdays

Contract: Permanent

About the role:

The BI Analyst will primarily be responsible for the delivery of all reporting and dashboarding across the programme utilising a variety of tools and techniques as demanded by the business needs. This role will report into the Enterprise and Data Architect.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the Project BI platform including support, utilization and administration.

  • Responsible for working with functional departments to produce reporting requirements and collaborate with digital team and related vendors to create report underlaying data structure.

  • Responsible for the timely delivery of all dashboarding and reporting requirements across the JV ensuring delivery effort is prioritised across projects and teams with frequent reporting of progress to all stakeholders. The delivery includes user training to self-maintain the reports and dashboards.

  • Develop and maintain reporting software development standards that can be adopted by other teams, ensuring alignment to best practice.

  • Develop and maintain usability and “look and feel” guidelines for adoption across the programme

  • Responsible for the development of self-training packages for the BI platform that other members of the team and other functions can use and for delivering user training.

  • Maintains awareness of technology changes within the BI software industry and uses them to inform technology roadmaps and choices

  • Supports the ongoing development and maintenance of the corporate data warehouse

  • Works with functional departments to ensure the consistent application of data standards and data quality policies across all technology projects, systems and services

  • Responsible for development of the master data management framework

  • Supports data quality awareness across the JV

  • Work with the customer HS2 to align overall data domain models and data standards.

About you

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:


  • Demonstrable experience in the development of reports and dashboards to a diverse set of stakeholders in a fast paced environment

  • Strong communicator

  • Good SQL development capability

  • Highly skilled in mainstream BI tools (including but not limited to Power BI) 

  • Self-Starter, able to plan and prioritise workloads

  • Experience in developing complex data models. 


  • Cloud Experience (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) - especially Azure

  • Data modelling

  • Leading software development – especially reporting & dashboarding solutions

  • A Proven track record in technology adoption

  • TOGAF, Zachman

You’ll be a welcomed member of the wider team, with opportunities to take on additional responsibility, join one of our networks for women, military or LGBT+ staff, and participate in cultural and social events with the local community (e.g. as a STEM ambassador). SCS Railways is a Disability Confident employer. We welcome applications from candidates with a disability.

Your personal and professional development is important to us. We welcome a discussion about how we can support you with further study, or professional membership or attainment for example.

It is expected that you will work to be a part of the wider project team, living by the programmes expected values. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

HS2 – working with Skanska, Costain and STRABAG, closely monitors job applications, to ensure an inclusive recruitment process. To ensure we are able to maintain this, and to recruit a diverse workforce, we encourage candidates to complete the diversity form as part of their application so we are able to monitor and improve our approach to diversity.  Please note, all responses are anonymous, you do not have to provide a response.

All data will be held securely, (as stated within the Data Protection Act 1998) and will be reported to HS2. We will not share any of your data with other parties. This form is not mandatory, but your response would be appreciated

Deadline for application: Applications will be assessed on a first come first served basis. We recommend you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Unsuccessful applicants: Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact unsuccessful applicants on an individual basis.


Final Statement

We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Childcare Vouchers, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  

At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.

We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.