Senior Executive Officer - Flexible Working Available

London (Central), London (Greater)
£37,428 to £45,747
07 Jun 2019
07 Jul 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Job description

Salary: £37,428 to £45,747 (Depending on Location, Skills and Experience) 

Are you an analytical individual looking to establish yourself within the public sector? 

Are you experienced in designing and implementing your own data management systems? 

Do you enjoy working as part of a wider team of highly skilled individuals? 

If so, we want to hear from you. 

We are looking for a Data Engineer to join our Digital Services Team. You will be responsible for delivering smart and efficient ways for our users to work as part of the Project Delivery function. This will include cleaning up sizeable amounts of data, building usable, easy-to-use data to whomever may require it. 

This role will typically suit an analytical individual that is experienced in assessing and converting large amounts of unstructured data sets. 

You will be actively involved with the Development Manager and Data Architects and have the chance to create positive working relationships across the Department for Transport. 

Role Responsibilities include but are not limited to; 

• Implementing data flows to connect operational systems. 
• Build accessible data for analysis. 
• Write ETL scripts and code to make sure the ETL process performs optimally. 
• Re-engineer manual data flows to enable scaling and repeatable use. 

Please refer to the attached Role Profile for full role responsibilities. 

About You 

The ideal person will hold a relevant academic background in computer science/mathematics/physics or related field. You will hold excellent knowledge of data landscapes, products & services and experience of working in a large-scale data development/production environment. This background will come with a demonstrable understanding of end-to-end data delivery techniques in Business Analysis, Data Modelling, ETL techniques, Data Exploitation, Quality Assurance and MI/BI solutions. You will have first class verbal and written communication skills to liaise effectively with Data Architects and other experienced professionals. Suitable individuals will have exceptional interpersonal skills, allowing you to engage effectively and develop strong, lasting working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders. 

About us 

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department. 

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future. 

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. 

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving
  • Communicating and Influencing

Benefits Pensions

Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Things you need to know Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths and Experience.

When considering applying please look at how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and Personal Statement to reflect the role and the essential skills/ criteria described in the Candidate Pack. 

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. 

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within. 

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include: 

• A Telephone Interview 
• An interview 
• An interview with one or more exercises 
• A full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises 

The interview may consist of a range of question types which could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any given situation, as well as specific examples of things you have done. You may also be asked to sit a written assessment or present on a particular topic. 

Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about: 

• What energises and motivates you 
• How you would manage situations relevant to the role 
• Your previous experience 
• Your professional skills and knowledge 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information Contact point for applicants

For more information please email Natasha Senior Digital Resourcing Partner on:

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift is due to take place the week commencing 1st July. 

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held week commencing 15th July. 

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates. 

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a security check may be carried out. 

Further information

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel. 

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies. 

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process. 

Reasonable adjustment 

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes. 
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should: 
• Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs 

• Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional 

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment. 

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact 

Government Recruitment Services via email: 

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: 
Click here to visit Civil Service Commission 

Childcare Vouchers 

Any move to the Department for Transport (DfT) will mean you will no longer be able to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

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