Operational Analyst

Your main responsibilities as an Operational Analyst will involve: 

  • Working within and/or leading tasks to deliver analysis projects to time, cost and quality
  • Engaging with customers, stakeholders and SMEs to understand their problem space and develop analytical approaches and outcomes
  • Working with SMEs, Military Advisors and other ‘SQEP’ to gather or generate data for analysis
  • Ensuring that the appropriate technical assurance is applied to analytical work to ensure that it is fit-for-purpose
  • Communicating and presenting findings to customers and stakeholders.
  • Delivering written reports
  • Building and maintaining relationships with customers, stakeholders and SMEs
  • Supporting business innovation


Your skills and qualifications:


  • Experience of delivering analysis projects within the defence sector
  • Experience working with customers and stakeholders on analytical tasks or projects
  • Experience of a range of ‘soft’ OA approaches and methods (e.g. Capability gap analysis, requirements capture, CONOPs assessment, concept assessment, cost benefit analysis, balance of investment, wargaming, use case development etc.)
  • Experience defining customer’s problems, scoping, developing and executing a suitable concept of analysis



  • A higher (Masters) degree in either a numerate subject or war studies or International Relations/Modern History (or relevant experience to offset)
  • Experience designing and facilitating data gathering workshops with stakeholders/SMEs/Military Advisors
  • Familiarity of wargaming and/or wargaming approaches (professional or hobby)
  • Familiarity of ‘Human In The Loop’ experimentation


Additional Skills & Experiences of Interest:

  • Familiarity of Monte Carlo / stochastic modelling
  • Experience of one or more of the following (Excel/VBA, R, Alteryx, Python, Power BI, Tableau, LUA scripting)


What we’re looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills, this will help to display your ability of working effectively in multi-organisational teams and adaptability to new challenges, whilst also being able to work independently or within a small team.

These above skills will showcase your natural inquisitiveness, to challenge the status quo, whilst building effective working relationships through working with customers and a wide range of other stakeholders of varying seniority. This will help to define customer problems and carry out a suitable concept of analysis. Naturally you will also have an interest in defence issues such as future capability and doctrine.


Flexible and hybrid

Job Category: Executive
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: UK

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