Providing technical leadership (not line management) of small teams, in order to exploit Operational Analysis techniques across a range of capabilities to meet customer requirements.
Senior Analysts lead defined tasks and packages of work within projects, to deliver in line with the requirements set out by the Project Technical Authority. Leadership of the work includes:
•Leading and influencing others to achieve project goals; including delegation of tasks by setting clear objectives, giving constructive and timely feedback, and managing resources.
•Exploiting a wide range of Operational Analysis techniques, including simulation and modelling, to meet customer requirements.
•Developing and assisting with bespoke tools and techniques to solve challenging new problems.
•Analysing and interpreting complex data in order to formulate relevant conclusions and recommendations for our customers.
•Gaining an understanding of the systems and technologies appropriate to the Land Environment.
•Identifying links across wider projects, programmes and/or domains.
•Identifying and escalating technical risks and issues to the PM and/or Project Technical Lead.
•Writing technical and customer reports and verbally presenting results to a range of audiences (technical and non-technical).
•Effective partnering with external suppliers.
Your work will involve leading small teams to deliver projects using both quantitative and qualitative techniques (e.g. running focus groups and conducting interviews with Dstl staff, military staff, customers and stakeholders) to support your analysis; presenting project results to the customer community in a form which non-scientists can understand, and writing up work into formal technical reports.
Key Performance Indicators:
Performance in this role will be assessed within the Dstl Performance and Development Agreement process. You will be expected to:
•Support the delivery of high quality outputs in a timely fashion.
•Work effectively independently and/or effectively lead small teams.
•Communicate with staff at all levels.
•Develop and use analytical techniques to support the team.
•Develop understanding of MOD policy and capability planning processes.
Main Contacts and Relationships
•Internal: Team members, Project Managers, Team Leaders, Group Leaders, other subject matter experts and internal communities of interest.
•External: Industry, Army HQ, DE&S and their Contractors, Academia.
Provide technical input and advice for studies advising MOD on evidenced based decision making during equipment procurements, as well as advising and researching operational research strategies for MOD capability management.
This role is mainly office based at Dstl Portsdown West, but will involve travel to other Dstl, MoD and industry sites and may provide opportunities for overseas and UK field trials.
Security Clearance Required:
•All posts require standard Security Clearance (SC) and all applicants must have resided in the UK for the previous 5 years.
•Open to UK Nationals only.
Delivering at Pace
Show a positive approach in keeping their own and the team’s efforts focused on the goals that really matter. Plan ahead but reassess workloads and priorities if situations change or people are facing conflicting demands.
Collaborating and Partnering
Establish relationships with a range of stakeholders to support delivery of business outcomes. Encourage collaborative team working within own team and across the Department Making Effective Decisions Identify a range of relevant and credible information sources and recognise the need to collect new data when necessary from internal and external sources. Recognise patterns and trends in a wide range of evidence/data and draw key conclusions.
Leading and Communicating
Communicate using appropriate styles, methods and timing, including digital channels, to maximise understanding and impact. Effectively lead small teams to deliver project outcomes, setting tasks and objectives, providing constructive feedback and managing resources.
•Proven ability to use a range of quantitative and qualitative analysis techniques.
•Proven ability to design and deliver analytical projects to customers.
•Ability to run bespoke models, analyse their outputs and be responsible for their outputs and maintenance.
•Ability to use technical consultancy skills to define a problem with customers using clear communication and good influencing skills.
•Proven ability to produce technical reports of findings and produce and deliver presentations. Able to provide clear explanations of complex processes to a non-technical audience.
•Competent user of MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel (Pivot charts, graphs and complex formulae).
•Excellent team working skills.
•Technical leadership of small teams
•Knowledge of Defence and the Military
•An appreciation of wider Dstl capabilities