Operational Analyst / Wargamer

Date: 1 Feb 2024

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Job Title:        Senior Wargamer / Senior Operational Analyst 
Location:        Farnborough, Hampshire 
Package:        Highly Competitive Salary + Benefits Package
Role Type:      Full time / Permanent 
Role ID:          SF13518


QinetiQ Training & Simulation Ltd (QTSL) specialises in training, simulation and consultancy services in the defence domain. We combine ex-military expertise with strong simulation and analysis teams to provide innovative solutions tailored to the needs of each customer and deliver beyond expectation.

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Wargamer / Senior Operational Analyst  to support our OA & Wargaming team in the Training & Experimentation area of the business.  This part of QTSL deals in Analysis, Experimentation, Service Delivery, Training, Operational Analysis and Wargaming. 


Successful applicants will be team players and be able to work on a diverse range of projects, usually under their own initiative. You will have a mature track record of leading teams and managing projects whilst maintaining a hand-on approach to wargaming and operational analysis.  Working in a fast-paced environment, your role will be varied and challenging.

The Role
As a Senior Wargamer / Senior Operational Analyst Successful you will work in, lead and mentor small project teams, both in our own offices and on customer sites in the UK and overseas, delivering specialised analysis support to a range of clients. Building on your current experience you will be able to support the team in the design of study or wargame activities.


The role would suit an analytically minded military veteran or someone with a commercial track record in military wargaming.

Essential Experience of the Senior Wargamer / Senior Operational Analyst 


  • A track record of leading teams, mentoring junior members of staff and managing projects
  • Experienced in one or more areas of Military Operational Analysis and/or Wargaming
  • A broad knowledge of OA methods and techniques encompassing both quantitative and qualitative techniques
  • Experience in the set-up and use of a variety of defence domain focused computer models and wargames
  • Excellent customer facing, problem solving, time management and communication skills.
  • Self-starter, with the drive and motivation to succeed
  • Ability to work alone or as part of a team
  • Management of a team of junior Wargamers/Operational Analysts
  • An interest in technology, gaming and modelling.


Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Our Benefits

  • Adaptive and flexible working
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee discount portal: Personal Accident Insurance, Travel Insurance, Restaurants, Cinema Tickets and much more
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows most employees to buy up to 5 days’ additional leave
  • We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant
  • Payroll Giving and Volunteering - helping charities and local community


Our volunteering programme enables our people to use their professional skills to make a positive difference in our local communities, for example STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) ambassador days in schools. We support a number of charities that are important to our people, including those which help the defence community. 


Why Join QinetiQ?
As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.


You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in a diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Visit our website to read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture.


About QinetiQ
As a company of thousands of dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.


Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants who already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information, which mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may affect the roles that you can be employed in.


Application Guidance
If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please contact your regional recruiting team in strictest confidence. We’re committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone’s free to thrive.