Managing Consultant - Technology & Innovation in Defence

Location:Hertfordshire
Job Type:Full Time

About us

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we create opportunity from complexity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

Isn’t it time you joined us?

Become part of the team

Our Defence and Security sector team has an impressive track record in delivering ground breaking technical projects of national importance. We help maximise the impact of technology for customers in the government and private sectors, working across key areas of policy, strategy, and implementation of technical solutions.

In PA you’ll be working within one of the most successful UK organisations in Technology Development and Product Development, with a team who have an exceptional reputation across government and the private sector. Our team includes world class experts in data science, electronics and mechanical engineering, software development, networks/communciations, and we are seeking a commercially-minded Managing Consultant (MC) to align this resource to the needs of D&S client base.

Our D&S client base need support ensuring they leverage innovation and technology development into their programmes in the most efficient manner and you will be leading PA’s efforts to deliver on this. If you are seeking a client-facing role that rewards success, ingenuity and commercial acumen, then this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Role specifics

The candidate must have led work-streams and developed innovative propositions in the following types of business assignments:

  • Business case & strategy development
  • Developing sourcing strategies and leading procurement projects for Managed Network services
  • Network planning design and operations
  • Vendor management, network service design, development and management
  • Network delivery and operations
  • OSS and BSS strategy and implementation

Some Key Duties:

  • Develop commercially viable propositions and be confident taking them to market
  • Design, deliver and lead large scale and complex projects
  • Work within mixed consulting and client teams, planning, managing and delivering work
  • Develop strategic client relationships, working at the senior levels on high profile work to tight timescales
  • Managing project teams (2-10 people) whilst still being actively involved and taking ownership of delivery
  • Responsible for quality, profit and project planning
  • Be highly customer focused which will involve regular client visits across the South West defence community
  • Be part of the thought leadership team at PDE and attend meetings/sessions/client tours based at our Melbourn Global Technology and Innovation Centre.Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, be customer-focused and be willing to travel on business. In the majority of cases assignments will be in the UK and Europe (predominantly the South West). All candidates must be able to demonstrate successful business development skills within the professional services industry

What we're looking for

  • A strong technical background in electronics/mechanical engineering, networks and IoT
  • Proven background delivering technical projects within the defence/security industry
  • Security vetted to either SC or DV level
  • An impressive record of career progression and the potential and motivation to develop your career in this field
  • Awareness of the commercial realities associated with the delivery of major programmes
  • Ability to use your technical expertise, excellent interpersonal skills, and commercial acumen, to understand requirements, formulate and deliver creative solutions to client issues.
  • Comfortable be based in the South West with frequent travel to client sites

If you enjoy working on technically challenging projects that have real-world impact then this would be an exciting chance to get hands on with innovation in the public sector. It would suit technically strong candidates in the D&S space that want to take their career down a more technical route as opposed to pure project management or strategy career path.

About us

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network of FTSE 100 and Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we create opportunity from complexity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a lasting career.

Diversity Statement

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.