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  • Project Manager

    £60-80K

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    Project Manager

    Salary: £60-80K plus benefits, pension, 25 days holiday

    We are looking for a talented, passionate, forward-thinking and highly motivated individual to join a growing management and technical consultancy and progress based on project delivery.

    The Role: As a Project Manager you will be reporting vital project management information to clients, company directors and staff

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Managing a range of Frameworks and Projects predominantly within the Defence environment
    • Defining the project objectives and overseeing quality control throughout its lifecycle.
    • The end to end management of Technical projects according to best practice principles by planning, executing and closing projects according to strict deadlines and timescales.
    • Delivering of projects to time and cost budgets
    • Support the project teams through review of plans and proposals ensuring value for money and ensuring delivery of plans is as required.
    • Building new relationships and maintaining successful working relationships with our current customers.
    • Maintain working relationships with your project teams and third-party suppliers.
    • Identifying and winning work in line with the company business objectives.
    • Working organically in customer teams to deliver rapid turn-around projects, or to plan and deliver tasks.

    About You

    The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following essential and desirable attributes:

    Essential

    • This role requires a technically astute Project Manager who can make a real difference
      working in a dynamic, ever changing environment.
    • Possess superior Project Management skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
    • Previous experience managing multiple concurrent technical projects through the full lifecycle.
    • Good knowledge of PRINCE2 and Agile Project Management
    • Project Management Qualifications e.g. PRINCE2 and Agile Project Management
    • Be organised and ability to work under pressure with minimal supervision.
    • Strives to deliver ahead of targets.
    • Be a trusted self-motivated individual who can perform when working as part of a team or when acting independently with support from colleagues.
    • Be dependable, committed and have a genuine enthusiasm to contribute to the growth of a successful business.
    • Be articulate with good presentation skills.
    • Have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with strong stakeholder management and influencing skills.

    Desirable

    • Have a Defence operator/practitioner background
    • Be a member of an appropriate professional body (such as APM, PMI) and have a desire for further professional development.
    • The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, or have equivalent relevant experience.

    Other requirements

    • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
    • Candidates will need to undergo an internal BPSS check prior to gaining site access.
    • Candidates will also need to either hold a current SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo a Security Clearance check (SC level) upon starting their employment with the company. To gain SC clearance you will normally need at least 5 years’ UK residency.

     

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  • Systems Engineering Consultant/Defence Analyst - Space Systems

    £50-70K

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    Systems Engineering Consultant/ Defence Analyst - Space Systems

    Salary: £50-70K plus benefits, pension (7% contribution and Life insurance

    We seek an experienced Systems Engineer / Defence Analyst to undertake systems engineering consultancy on key Ministry of Defence (MOD) programmes. You will have a background preferably in Space Systems and C4ISTAR engineering, with a sound understanding of scientific and mathematical techniques and the proven ability to develop technical solutions to business problems. Candidates will require expertise in some or all of the following skills:

    • Systems Engineering Lifecycle
    • Space Systems development or Space Systems Operation
    • ITiL or eTOM
    • European Cooperation for Space Standardization (ECSS) Standards useful
    • Defining, analysing and documenting requirements (incl. use of DOORS)
    • Tools and techniques to develop concepts and architectural solutions including MODAF
    • Satellite Systems Toolkit (STK)
    • Technology and capability roadmapping
    • Stakeholder engagement and workshop facilitation

    Desirable candidates will have at least 5 years of relevant expertise to support its growing operations in the South/South West, with successful candidates able to work from home or on client sites.

    Successful candidates will have the experience or aspirations to undertake demanding consultancy assignments, with the flexibility to work for a rapidly growing company.

    The role(s) are permanent with excellent opportunities for career development.  There is a three-month probationary period.

    Other requirements

    • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
    • Candidates will need to undergo an internal BPSS check prior to gaining site access.
    • Candidates will also need to either hold a current SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo a Security Clearance check (SC level) upon starting their employment with the company. To gain SC clearance you will normally need at least 5 years’ UK residency.

     

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  • Operational Analysis Consultant

    £ Negotiable

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    Operational Analysis Consultant

    Salary: Negotiable plus benefits, pension (7% contribution), 25 days holiday & life insurance

    We are looking for consultants with a range of levels of experience. We are a small but rapidly growing consultancy, owned by four highly experienced and recognised practitioners in UK Defence consultancy.  We are looking for candidates with a mix of technical expertise and interpersonal skills, able to work independently or in small teams.  We are looking for candidates who are able to help the company grow, and can offer exciting opportunities for those with the drive to develop their own skills and those of the company.  We offer competitive salaries and packages, and the opportunity for rapid advancement for the right candidates.

    The Role: As an Operational Analysis Consultant, you will be providing the evidence to help the UK MOD and industry make better decisions.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Delivering technical consulting projects.
    • Building new relationships and maintaining current customer relationships.
    • Applying OA methods to tackle real world problems, applying tools and techniques, and developing novel approaches where required.

    Expertise required:

    We are looking for a range of experience:

    • Consultants: 2+ years’ experience, including delivering qualitative and/or quantitative analysis;
    • Senior Consultants: 5+ years’ experience, including delivering analysis programmes and, delivering innovative approaches; and
    •  Principal Consultants: 10+ years’ experience, with extensive experience of leading analysis, leading teams, delivering innovative approaches and / or winning work.

    About You

    Essential

    • Operational Analysis to support business decision making, policy development, and / or research, including both ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ techniques (problem structuring and modelling).
    • Development and use of analytical methods and models.
    • Building customer and stakeholder relationships.
    • Supporting and leading authoring of technical reports and presenting to customers.
    • Experience working with Defence Digital, DE&S, Dstl, Frontline Commands or UK Defence industry.
    • Strong background in MS Office, especially Excel, PowerPoint, Word.
    • Experience in one or more of the following technical disciplines:
    • Process and conceptual mapping (e.g. influence diagrams)
    • Benefits analysis
    • Wargaming
    • Simulation (System Dynamics or Discrete Event Simulation)
    • Designing and facilitating workshops (including MJPs)
    • Historical Analysis
    • Knowledge of data manipulation and analysis languages (VBA, SQL, R, Python),
    • Cost Effectiveness Analysis (CEA) and Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA)

    Desirable

    • Be a member of an appropriate professional body (such as APM, PMI) and have a desire for further professional development.
    • The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level, or have equivalent relevant experience.

    Other requirements

    • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
    • Candidates will need to undergo an internal BPSS check prior to gaining site access.
    • Candidates will also need to either hold a current SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo a Security Clearance check (SC level) upon starting their employment with the company. To gain SC clearance you will normally need at least 5 years’ UK residency.

     

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  • Cost Engineering Consultant

    £30-65K

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    Cost Engineering Consultant

    Salary: £30-65K plus benefits, pension (7% contribution), 25 days holiday & life insurance

    We are looking for consultants with a range of levels of experience. We are a small but rapidly growing consultancy, owned by four highly experienced and recognised practitioners in UK Defence consultancy.  We are looking for candidates with a mix of technical expertise and interpersonal skills, able to work independently or in small teams.  We are looking for candidates who can help the company grow and can offer exciting opportunities for those with the drive to develop their own skills and those of the company.  We offer competitive salaries and packages, and the opportunity for rapid advancement for the right candidates.

    The Role: As a Cost Engineering Consultant  you will be providing the cost estimates and engineering support to help the UK MOD and industry make better decisions. This may be working autonomously within customer teams to support business cases with analytical thinking and outcomes, estimating of procurement and in-service costs, or leading workshops with customers and Subject Matter Experts to improve accuracy and understanding of project costs.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Delivering technical consulting projects.
    • Assisting in identifying and winning work for a new and growing consultancy.
    • Building new relationships and maintaining the relationships we have with our current customers.
    • Using and developing problem structuring methods and a variety of tools and techniques, including novel approaches where required.
    • Support the project teams through review of plans and proposals ensuring value for money and ensuring delivery of plans is as required.
    • Working organically in customer teams to deliver rapid turn-around analysis.

    About You

    The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate the following attributes:

    Essential

    • Knowledge of Investment Appraisals, Trade Studies, Business Cases, and Cost Benefit Analysis to support stage gate approvals.
    • Good knowledge of statistics in support of parametric modelling, sampling and risk assessment.
    • Independent Cost Estimating. Experience in methods of estimating including; detailed, comparative and parametric techniques in support of both hardware and software systems acquisitions and through life support.
    • Understanding and developing cost estimates that take account of; development, manufacture and support environments; allowances; overheads; profit, Government Furnished Assets & Resources, historical costs, and Estimating Maturity Assessment levels.
    • Cost Model Development. Development of robust cost models that satisfy independent Verification & Validation scrutiny.
    • Cost / Schedule Risk Analysis. Knowledge of quantitative assessment of uncertainty, cost and schedule risk assessment.
    • Independent Verification and Validation audit against 3rd party supplied cost models.
    • Knowledge of Earned Value Management. Understand the techniques and formulas used to create EV outputs. Have experience in managing data and processing the outcomes to deliver analysis of results.
    • Using logical and analytical thinking to solve complex problems for the client. Strives to deliver ahead of targets.
    • Working in a client’s team to influence strategic decision makers whilst delivering practical solutions.
    • Be a trusted individual who can perform when working as part of a team or when acting independently with support from colleagues.
    • Be articulate with good presentation and written communication skills.
    • Be a member of an appropriate professional body (such as ICEAA, ACostE) and have a desire for further professional development.
    • Be dependable, committed and have a genuine enthusiasm to contribute to the growth of a new business.
    • The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level (or have experience that will enable them to meet ICEAA or AcostE membership criteria).

    Desirable

    • Knowledge of and application of Visual Basic.
    • Experience as a cost engineering consultant in DE&S, wider MOD or public sector project environment.
    • Application of Risk tools such as @Risk, Crystal Ball etc.
    • Be a member of an appropriate professional body (such as ICEAA, ACostE) and have a desire for further professional development.
    • The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or have equivalent experience that will enable them to meet ICEAA or ACostE membership criteria.

    Other requirements

    • Candidates must have an existing right to live and work in the UK.
    • Candidates will need to undergo an internal BPSS check prior to gaining site access.
    • Candidates will also need to either hold a current SC clearance or be willing and eligible to undergo a Security Clearance check (SC level) upon starting their employment with the company. To gain SC clearance you will normally need at least 5 years’ UK residency.

     

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