Senior Data Analyst

Last updated 12 days ago
Location:Glasgow City

Senior Data Analyst

Would you like to make your mark in a brand new Data Analytics Competency Centre? Would you like to assist in a Business that is transforming the way it delivers Naval Ships into the Royal Navy? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Data Analyst at our site in Scotstoun – Other UK wide sites considered.

As a Senior Data Analyst, you will be joining a newly formed centralised data analytics competency centre assisting with a mixture of UK and International Projects as part of the BAE Naval Ships Transformation Project. You will be responsible for delivering packages of work providing key reporting and analysis capability. You will lead these tasks from scoping and definition of solutions to routine business problems, planning the work in accordance with technical and project processes. You will also take a part in training junior team members and directing other team members as part of the delivery.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to shape and influence a newly created data analytics competency centre supporting a new digital shipbuilding journey. This role could provide you with an opportunity to bring in your industry expertise into a changing and transforming business. The role will require engagement with senior stakeholders leading to exposure and the potential for opportunities for progression within the wider BAE Systems Business.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Data Analyst will involve:

Working within or leading project teams to gather and interpret stakeholder requirements to design and create analytical solutions within the Project Management arena

Undertaking detailed analysis which will drive meaningful results

Using analytical tools and software packages to provide insights to senior stakeholder

Growing and driving the organisational data analytics strategy

Developing and implementing tools and processes that inform business decisions

Communicating and presenting your findings to stakeholders

Supporting the transfer of analytical and modelling capability into the organisation

Building stakeholder relationships and identifying opportunities to win new business

Your skills and qualifications:


Knowledge and practical experience of data analytics tools (such as Alteryx, Tableau Desktop and Server, SQL)

Practical experience of applying data & analytics techniques to business problems across a wide range of industries and sectors

Ability to structure data insights to present key findings to stakeholders, supporting customer conversations around exploitation opportunities

Degree, Masters or PhD qualified or equivalent experience in a numerate subject or relevant working experience that demonstrates a numerate and analytical mind-set.


Experience using programming languages (such as VBA, R, Python)

Experience working in a project-based environment

Experience in Project Management environment

Experience in developing junior staff through engagement on project work

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good organisational skills to manage your own workloads across a number of task as well as the contributions of others to the work packages they are responsible for. You will also have the ability to collaborate and work effectively within a team. The ability to coach and mentor junior team members will also be very useful within this role.

Location: Scotstoun – Other UK wide sites considered

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