Thursday, March 22, 2018

[DMANET] Logistics Analyst – Eurostar KTP

We seek a qualified candidate to work on a 2-year KTP between University of Kent and Eurostar involving the development and application of simulation and optimisation techniques to tackle operational challenges and support long-term strategic aims. Eurostar is the only high-speed train operator directly linking the UK to France and Belgium via the Channel Tunnel. Thousands of passengers travel on Eurostar routes between London and Paris, Brussels, Lille, Calais, and Disneyland® Paris. It also runs seasonal trains to the South of France during the summer and ski trains to the French and Swiss Alps in the winter. In 2017 alone, Eurostar carried 10.3 million passengers. From April 2018, commercial services will start to Amsterdam.

The successful applicant will be based at Eurostar headquarters in London (across from Kings Cross London Station) and will work closely with Eurostar managers and a team of academics in the Management Science Group at Kent Business School. This is an exciting opportunity to work at a high-level position on putting cutting-edge analytics techniques into practice at a dynamic, publically visible, and economically important UK company.

The KTP Associate will be tasked with modelling passenger flows through stations and optimising train departure and maintenance schedules. Successful delivery of the project will help to identify bottlenecks, inform capital investment decisions, reduce congestion and delays, increase passenger throughput, and drive significant future revenue growth.

Applicants should ideally hold a PhD in operational research, management science, business analytics, or a close allied discipline. Strong applicants with an MSc (with Distinction) will also be considered. The Associate must have an in-depth knowledge of simulation and optimisation modelling techniques, as well as a good understanding of data analysis and statistics. Good English communication skills, both oral and written, are essential. Computer programming skills (in C/C++, Java, or similar), previous consultancy experience, a track record of publishing in academic journals, and proficiency in French are all highly desirable.

Further Information

Job Type: Industry Research
Contract Type: 24 Months, Fixed Term
Salary: £34,604 to £45,604 pa
Closing date for applications: 12 April 2018
Interviews are to be held: week commencing 23 April 2018.

Please see the links below to view the full job description and also to apply for this post.

Informal enquiries may be directed by email to:

Dr Jesse O'Hanley | Reader in Environmental Systems Management
Management Science Group | Kent Business School | University of Kent | Tel: +44 (0)1227 824286

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