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Principal Defence and Operational Analysis Consultant

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BAE Systems UK
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Job Title: Principal Defence and Operational Analysis Consultant

Location: Farnborough, Guildford or Preston

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Up to £65,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

● Leading the delivery of analysis projects and decision support to customers in large, complex environments across Defence and Government

● Engaging and building relationships with senior stakeholders, and providing thought leadership to our customers across BAE Systems and MOD

● Applying consultancy skills and toolsets to understand strategic and operational objectives, identifying data and analysis requirements, and developing sustainable solutions to support decision-making

● Supporting capability development by coaching and mentoring more junior member of the CORDA team

● Conducting business winning activities, including proactive customer engagement and proposal writing

Your skills and experiences:

Experience in one or more of our core capabilities, which cover:

● Operational Analysis, particularly the capability analysis and evaluation within the military domain

● Simulation and Modelling, including requirement capture, model design and validation & verification

● Data Insights – all aspects of data analytics, including data science and visualisation

● Strategic insights – using analysis to underpin future strategies, road maps and business cases

Defence sector experience is highly advantageous, as is a relevant degree (or experience to offset)


You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual incentive

The BAE Systems CORDA team:

At BAE Systems CORDA, we combine analytical capabilities with consultancy skills to support our customers across the defence, security and transport sectors, and our colleagues in other parts of BAE Systems. Our high-impact insights make the difference for our customers, whether it’s enabling battle-winning capabilities, developing novel technological concepts, or driving business performance.

CORDA is part of Digital Intelligence, which is home to 4,800 digital, cyber and intelligence experts. We work collaboratively across 16 countries to collect, connect and understand complex data, so that governments, nation states, armed forces and commercial businesses can unlock digital advantage in the most demanding environments.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation