Senior Operational Analyst

  • Job Reference: N6477-12A
  • Date Posted: 8 July 2024
  • Recruiter: Gregory-Martin International
  • Location: Winchester / Partially Remote Working
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £40,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Government & Defence, I.T. & Communications
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Senior Operational Analyst - Python, Modelling, Software Design, Advanced VBA & Excel, Power Apps, Power BI 


Salary:  £40,000 to £65,000 plus bonus and excellent benefits

Location:  Winchester, Hampshire / Hybrid Role


Our client has an exciting opportunity to join our growing management consultancy, with an enviable reputation and senior level client base. They have a strong track record in UK MOD and government.


They value their people and believe in building everyone’s capabilities and strengths to help them reach their full potential.


The Opportunity – Operational Analyst/Consultant

Our client is looking for a positive, flexible self-starter to join their team as a Senior Analyst. This is an exciting opportunity to play a leading role in delivering operational analysis capability as an integral part of a small, agile, and growing business.


Their team of analysts, consultants and Defence SMEs work closely with their customers to deliver high-impact services and solutions. Data science and operational analysis are a key part of the Company’s capability. They are growing this capability and are looking for a highly motivated and capable Senior Analyst. 


As Senior Operational Analyst your role will include:

  • Designing, developing, and running analysis models.
  • Using agile approaches to develop models and tools, including requirements capture, design, development, testing and management.
  • Collating, managing, structuring, analysing and visualising data.
  • Deriving unique insights from data to inform senior-level decision making.
  • Taking a leading role in the day-to-day delivery of projects, working closely with our clients and our team of consultants and analysts.
  • Taking a consultative approach to your work, understanding how your work contributes to delivering a great result for our clients.
  • Developing strong relationships with the wider company’s team.
  • Our UK office is based just outside Winchester. The role will require a blend of working from our office, occasional travel to client sites, and working from home.
  • The company’s main clients will be based around key UK Defence establishments in the South of England.


Skills/Qualifications – Senior Operational Analyst/Consultant:

  • Software development using Python.
  • Operational Analysis (OA) approaches and techniques
  • Strong mathematical skills
  • Requirements gathering
  • Software design
  • Strong data analysis skills
  • Highly numerate
  • A self-starter and team player.
  • Good communication skills, enabling you to work confidently with team members and clients.
  • Strong organisational and time management skills, with the ability to multi-task and prioritise your work.
  • Attention to detail and the drive to see work through to completion.
  • A positive and flexible approach to your work.
  • Educated to Degree level, MSc or equivalent.


Knowledge and experience of the following is desirable:

  • Experience working within UK MoD
  • UI/UX design
  • Discrete event simulation
  • Data science techniques
  • Advanced data analysis in Excel
  • Advanced VBA
  • Knowledge of current software development approaches, platforms, and best practice.
  • Experience of designing and deploying Microsoft365, SharePoint, PowerBI, Dataverse and PowerApps solutions.


Experience working with Defence Digital, DE&S, Dstl, Frontline Commands or UK Defence industry would be ideal.


Recent UK Defence Security Clearance SC or DV would be of interest.


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Senior Operational Analyst   – Operational Analysis, Python, Modelling, Software Design , Power Apps, Power BI