Senior Operational Analysis Lead

Last updated 19 days ago

Senior Operational Analyst

Wondering what the future might look like?Do you have ideas as to what it could or needs to be? Come and join us and help shape it.

We currently have an exciting opportunity as part of our Naval Ships business for a Senior Operational Analyst at our Frimley or Portsmouth sites.

As a Senior Operational Analyst, you will be working collaboratively with a range of key senior stakeholders to help identify, create and visualise new concepts and ideas, shape new and existing products and services, and stimulate new thinking in order to deliver battle-winning capability.

This role presents a unique opportunity to join an innovative business which operates across multiple domains (Land, Air, Sea, Space & Cyber) helping to shape its future strategic direction.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Operational Analyst will involve:

Provide subject matter expertise to key projects and campaigns

Undertaking market and trend analysis with specific focus on Maritime domain

Development of military and/or civil operational scenarios and vignettes

Assessment of system capabilities

Establishment of Customer requirements, both UK and key export countries

Development and trial of System Concepts of Operations (CONOPS)

Trade-off studies / demonstrations to evolve solution concept designs

Capture Maritime Operational Analysis using frameworks such as MODAF / DoDAF / TOGAF enterprise frameworks

Force structure / Systems of system analysis across multi domains (Land, Air, Sea, Space and Cyber)

Your skills and qualifications:


Operational knowledge of military doctrine in particular relating to the Royal Navy, from operational planning, threat detection, targeting approval processes, system concepts of Employment and Use, and effect evaluation assessment

Understanding / assessment of UK MOD Defence Lines of Development e.g. TEPIDOIL

Experience of working within Joint Force Command / Strategic Command and capability development

Knowledge multi domain operations of Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) sources, fusion and common operating picture (COP) concepts and integration processes


Recent experience within Strategic Command / Joint Forces Command / Maritime Warfare Centre

Combat Systems knowledge, in particular knowledge of the Operational interaction of individual system components.

What we're looking for in you:

Excellent communication skills (both written & verbally), proven problem solving competence and task leadership

The ability to collaborate effectively within a multi-functional team

A creative / innovative thinker who can capture new concepts and ideas in a clear and structured manner

A highly motivated, self-starter who has the ability to effectively manage competing priorities in a fast paced environment

Location: Frimley / Portsmouth Sites

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

At BAE Systems, our advanced defence technology protects people and national security, and keeps critical information and infrastructure secure. We search for new ways to provide our customers with a competitive edge across the air, maritime, land and cyber domains. We employ a skilled workforce of 85,800 people in more than 40 countries, and work closely with local partners to support economic development by transferring knowledge, skills and technology.

Our Naval Ships business

We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.

Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.