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ASTRID Technical Lead / Principal Consultant

BAE Systems UK

Location: Surrey

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: ASTRID Technical Lead

Location: Guildford

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

Salary: 55-65k per annum

What you’ll be doing:

This role will cover two core areas of activity. As a Principal Consultant, you will lead delivery of analysis undertaken by CORDA project teams applying modelling, analysis and operational research skills alongside a consultative approach and mindset to solve problems and support strategic decision making across Defence.

ASTRID is our £350M contract that provides UK Government with access to expert Defence and Security analysis and decision support capability. In the capacity of an ASTRID Technical Lead, you will undertake scoping, supplier selection, technical review and assurance activities for tasks undertaken by organisations across our 170-strong supply chain.

    Consulting with customers to understand their strategic and operational objectives, to identify analysis requirements and information needed to support their critical decisions

      Leading or working within, or challenging project teams, undertaking modelling/analysis/consultancy activities to deliver benefits to our clients

        Drawing on a broad network of experts from within CORDA and BAE Systems, as well as across industry and academia to ensure we deliver the best solutions to meet our customers’ needs

          Facilitating discussions with stakeholders to explore solutions and generate new ideas to understand complex issues

          Your skills and experiences:

          • Track record of working on Defence challenges for the MOD and the wider Defence Sector
          • Good understanding of a range of Operational Analysis and research techniques
          • Experience of acting in a technical review or technical quality role
          • Broad understanding of Information Advantage within a Defence context, and relevant technologies (e.g. AI, Machine Learning, Novel Computing, C5ISR, Cyber and CEMA) would be an advantage


          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 leave 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.