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Operational Analyst

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Adelaide, South Australia, AU

Company: QinetiQ

QinetiQ employs more than 6000 people in 51 locations around the world, offering our customers premier expertise in advice, services and creative technology-based products.


QinetiQ Australia, part of the global QinetiQ group, provides technological and scientific expertise to help customers protect and advance their vital interests. As an innovative science and technology company, we help solve some of our customers' most challenging problems. Our determination to deliver and improve today and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.

QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down!


This is an exciting phase in our history and we are looking for experienced Operational Analyst to join us at our office in Adelaide  as we embark on our next phase of growth.



The Submarine Enterprise requires Operational Analysts to undertake Operational Analyses (OA) as applied to CCSM sustainment, CCSM LOTE and NPS TF aligned with the respective program objectives, in order to translate between technical systems performance measures and terms relating to operational effectiveness.
Submarine OA involves the modelling of Mission and Support System operational Mission-scenarios, through collaborations with the Defence Science and Technology (DST) Group and industry.

The Operational Analyst's efforts will be mainly directed at the development of modelling concepts, the operation of OA models and the post-analysis and presentation of results, with the programming of models mainly directed to DST Group and industry.
The Operational Analyst will work under the support and direction of the Operational Analysis Manager.


Under limited supervision, the Operational Analyst is responsible for providing the following functions and outputs:

  • Develop high levels of familiarity with the relevant Operational Concept Document (OCD's) operational Mission scenarios, and provide expert advice to the Operational Analysis Manager on scenarios and excursions to drive Mission/ Support System performance measures;
  • Develop thorough and valid concepts of analysis for modelling through close liaison with the Capability Sponsor's operational experts and Technical Managers;
  • Researching Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO) threat projections and / or international developments in novel concepts of employment for emerging technologies, into the development of concepts of analysis;
  • Through a highly-developed proficiency in the operation of OA models, build scenarios for OA studies, undertake post-analyses and present results;
  • Capture OA studies' concepts and results in documentation for record-keeping; and
  • Collaborate with / assist the Capability System Architect in the capture of OA concepts into the Mission and Support System Architecture models.


Key Success Factors for Excelling in the Position:

  • Should have a technical Bachelor's degree and either possess a postgraduate qualification in, or have commensurate experience in, OA or a closely related field.
  • The Operational Analyst will have highly-developed analytic skills, with experience and / or qualifications in a scientific or technical field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and have a strong attention to detail.
  • Experience in Modelling and Simulation will be greatly beneficial to the Operational Analyst



Applicants MUST be eligible to obtain an Australian Government security clearance. QinetiQ conducts pre-employment screening, including but not limited to identity verification and police checks, for all preferred candidates


About QinetiQ


In Australia we employ more than 600 people across all States and Territories. QinetiQ is a unique company to be a part of. This uniqueness comes not just from our skills and experience, but through our people first culture and collective commitment to helping our customers protect assets and save lives. Our determination to deliver and improve today, and anticipate and shape tomorrow, makes QinetiQ a very exciting, rewarding and respected place to work and learn.


Looking for an Employer with Benefits?


On the hunt for an employer that values loyalty and rewards performance? At QinetiQ, our competitive remuneration and benefits package supports your evolving needs throughout your career.   You’ll share in the company’s success, and be rewarded for your own. We’ll invest in your professional development and provide an inclusive environment for you to succeed.

Some of our benefits include:


  • Individual Professional development allowance
  • Flexible work
  • Leave purchase
  • Loyalty leave
  • Individual and company performance bonuses
  • Complimentary salary continuance insurance
  • Annual volunteering leave with Operation Give Back


A full list of our employee benefits can be found here:




As the defence industry in Australia grows, it is an exciting time to join QinetiQ. What the company looks like today will be different to that of tomorrow as we navigate an ever changing world. To innovate for our customers advantage we value the need for diversity of thought in everything we do. We provide a flexible and inclusive environment where our people can bring their whole selves to work,  meaningfully contribute and have equal opportunity to succeed. We actively seek applications from people who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Aligned with our Gender Equality Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan we also encourage applications from women, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.