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Consultant Housing Data Analyst


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Why does this role exist?

We're looking for talented individuals to join our Housing Data and Insights team here at BRE, where you will have the opportunity to get involved in some really exciting work. 

We are BRE

We are the world leading authority on all aspects of the built environment.

Can you provide the innovative analysis needed to meet the challenge of reducing CO2 emissions, monitoring the level of fuel poverty and improving the quality of our homes? Can you write influential technical reports on your findings for our Government and other clients?  

We employ the latest software and technologies to provide insights into the  performance of the UK housing stock and the impact it may have on households, and are looking for a new member to add to our team of researchers, statisticians and data scientists in the Housing team at BRE.

The Housing team has developed strong relationships with Government and a wide range of commercial and public organisations, guiding and advising them on techniques and technologies to: effectively manage energy use in dwellings; improve the quality of the existing housing stock and further understand the characteristics of households who live in poorer housing.

Our work uses data to provide insights and guidance, which are used by our customers to tackle the major challenges they face in these areas.

If you're interested in being considered, please apply and include a cover letter, outlining your career aspirations and relevant education/ work experience background. 

The value this role will add:

We are looking for highly numerate candidates to expand our team, working on national housing surveys, modelling of fuel poverty and a range of related research and consultancy projects. The role will involve:

  • Detailed analysis of data from the English Housing Survey (EHS) - England's largest and most comprehensive survey of housing and the people who live in our homes
  • Writing clear research reports and presenting findings to customers.
  • Innovative uses of data and the application of data science to provide insight for our Government and private sector customers.
  • Using new and emerging software and technologies to enhance the data we are collecting.
  • Research and numerical modelling of trends in energy efficiency, fuel poverty, housing condition and CO2 emissions.
  • Development of new surveys and specification of new data collection activities in these areas.
  • Developing indicators & methods to help identify trends in housing and other data.
  • Interpretation and validation of results.

What authority do I have in this role?

The role offers exciting opportunities with significant personal development in data analysis techniques, problem solving, housing and energy policy knowledge and customer interaction. There is also potential for increased responsibility and career progression in an industry-leading company.

What skills and experience does the role need?


  • A degree in a numerate discipline (or equivalent experience) and strong analytical ability.
  • We welcome candidates with Bachelors, Masters or PhD degrees in any numerate discipline.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong IT literacy, or a demonstrable ability to develop these.
  • Experience of data analysis / data science using spreadsheets, statistical software and/or programming.
  • Drive and determination, and the ability to work under pressure in a commercial research team.
  • A willingness to learn new skills, and to pass new and existing skills onto colleagues.
  • Enthusiasm and initiative both individually and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility, pragmatism and a willingness to be involved in a variety of different projects.


  • Formal experience using statistical software such as R, SAS, SPSS.
  • Programming skills, for example Python, C++ or Java.
  • Knowledge of housing, housing policy or sustainability.
  • Enthusiasm to better understand housing quality and the characteristics of households living in our homes.


  • Annual holidays - We have an annual holiday entitlement of 25 days, which includes three company days between Christmas and New Year.
  • Stakeholder pension - BRE operates a voluntary, contributory Pension and Life Insurance scheme. The scheme is contributory at a minimum rate of 5% of your monthly salary; BRE will match your 5% contribution. The scheme is offered on a pension salary exchange (PSE) basis whereby contributions are made at source from gross salary.
  • Onsite nursery - The House that Jack Built Nursery is a privately owned nursery open to the public at our Watford site. It caters for children aged from six months to five years, with flexible times for dropping off children and picking them up.
  • Onsite restaurant - Available at the Watford site, providing a range of hot meals, salads and snacks.
  • Sporting and social facilities - Our Watford site has a range of sporting facilities, including a football pitch, tennis courts and a small gym, and many out of hours social activities.
  • Good transport links, free parking and EV charging - You can easily reach the Watford site by train, bus, bike, car or foot. For those who need to drive there is free onsite parking. We are pleased to offer free electric vehicle charging.

We’re building a diverse and talented team at BRE because we know that different perspectives, experiences and skills will help us be more innovative and mean that we can help deliver effective solutions for our customers.

This is a non-exhaustive summary of your role and is non-contractual. In addition to the above, you may be required to undertake additional duties in order to properly execute your role. This job description is subject to variation from time to time in order to meet the changing needs and requirements of our industry, as well as customer and business demands.

The experience requirements above are provided for guidance purposes, however we would welcome applications from candidates with more or less relevant experience who can demonstrate their suitability for the role.

Whilst this advert may state a specific location or hours, we encourage flexibility and are happy to have a conversation on how this role could be fulfilled in a different way.

Please also note that should we receive a large number of applications for the role, we may close the advert sooner than the specified closing date, so please do apply at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.

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Job ID Number: 1136
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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: July 15th, 2022
  • £27,000 - £35,000 + benefits
  • Bachelors/Masters or PhD
  • Watford (Hertfordshire)/Remote
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Analytics
  • Finance
  • Maths
  • Software
  • Statistics

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