Data Analyst - Survey Vehicles

07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Location: Wokingham

About The Role

TRL’s Infrastructure Services Group has an exciting opportunity for a talented individual with excellent data interpretation/ analysis skills – and an interest in civil engineering and technology. The successful applicant would join our industry leading team responsible for performance assessment of state-of-the-art road condition survey vehicles. The vehicles themselves incorporate a range of laser, geospatial and optical based technologies and are used to measure the condition of the nation’s road network.

Key Duties / Responsibilities

The role will involve a number of different aspects including;

  • Processing and analysing the data collected by traffic speed survey vehicles to set parameters using bespoke and standard software packages.
  • Reporting on the analysis and assessing system compliance against detailed performance specifications.
  • Organising and undertaking third party vehicle testing programmes. This will involve visiting test tracks and network survey sites.
  • Supporting the operation of TRL’s survey vehicles and equipment and the collection of reference data.
  • Ensuring Health & Safety and Environmental procedures are strictly followed

Skills & Experience

The ideal candidate will have practical experience of processing, analysing and reporting on large and complex data sets from civil engineering assessment technologies. Particular requirements include:


  • Science, maths or engineering based qualifications/education or be able to demonstrate appropriate equivalent experience/capability.
  • Experience with using data analysis and reporting tools/methods.
  • Polished report writing skills and ability to confidently present issues and observations with data
  • Attention to detail to be able to identify and investigate anomalies in data sets.
  • Good communication skills, as the role involves liaising with both clients and contractors.
  • A willingness to occasionally work in the field undertaking vehicle testing programmes.
  • A full driving licence


  • Experience or knowledge of road condition surveys, standards or engineering.
  • Experience in accreditation and/or Quality Assurance processes
  • Practical experience operating road condition assessment equipment or similar technologies


This is a multi-faceted role that would suit a capable analyst/scientist/engineer/technician, ideally with a scientific, mathematics or civil engineering qualification and with an interest in transport/technology.

Communication Requirements

Applicants must be able to demonstrate good written English and the confidence to communicate effectively with clients and team members at all levels of seniority.



At TRL we offer a competitive benefits package including:

  • Support for professional memberships and further study
  • 25 days annual leave (plus option to buy additional days)
  • Life Assurance cover and Group Income Protection
  • Flexible working hours
  • Flexible benefits package

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