Opportunities in Operational Analyst Team

Date: 21 May 2024

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

It’s an exciting time to be part of QinetiQ. We are always looking for great people to join us as we continue to grow into new markets around the world. We currently have many opportunities and would love to hear from candidates who are interested in joining us now or in the future.

If there is alignment between your skills and the opportunities currently available, we will be contact.  Should there not be anything suitable at present, with your permission, we will keep your CV on file for consideration as future roles become available.

Opportunities in Operational Analyst Teams
Locations: Farnborough, Portsmouth, Bristol

QinetiQ is developing at an incredible pace year on year and we’re not slowing down. This is an exciting phase in our history. We are on the lookout for talented individuals to join our Operational Analysis Team as an Operational Analyst at various levels. Our work is innovative, varied, often unique, exciting and critical.


What we are looking for from the Operational Analyst:

We are seeking a highly-motivated, self-starting Operational Analysts who are interested in working on a range of interesting and diverse projects such as war gaming. We are looking for individuals with proven experience of working to a high standard within the Defence Sector, spanning research activities and procurement advice within the MOD Acquisition Lifecycle, on complex capability projects.


What do the Operational Analyst Team do?


  • Developing and presenting analytical approaches and subsequent Operational Analyst evidence to scrutiny and assurance bodies
  • Leading multi-disciplinary teams in delivering complex projects and programmes
  • Conducting options analysis using approaches such as, but not limited to, Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA)
  • Conducting Balance of Investment cases that inform problems and business cases
  • Facilitating workshops and eliciting data and information from different stakeholders
  • Presenting project outcomes to a range of decision makers
  • Engaging clients and stakeholders
  • Business development and winning work
  • Collaborating with colleagues to develop technical approaches to problems for submission in proposals to clients
  • Writing technical reports (including white papers, research papers, project reports and business cases)
  • Mentoring less experienced members of staff


Our offering to you  

  • You’ll be joining a diverse and inclusive employer whose people are at the heart of our business. Our development pathways for our employees provides hugely diverse opportunities in terms of role, specialisation or location
  • You’ll share our values of Performance, Collaboration and integrity and our purpose to protect the safety, security, values and interest of our nation
  • You’ll also be part of a business that was named the Most Admired Aerospace & Defence Company in the Britain’s Most Admired Companies 2021 study
  • QinetiQ offers varied, rewarding and interesting careers across a range of locations in the UK and overseas
  • We have a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more
  • We explore multiple domains of application - Air, Space, Land and Maritime throughout the life cycle - from concept through development and operation to disposal
  • We have practitioners at all levels up to and including internationally recognised individuals. Our blended approach to learning means you’ll have access to formal training, mentoring, and assisted self-development and on the job training
  • Excel, and your potential will be spotted. Our continuing professional development covers all career stages and levels of seniority
  • With our Adaptive approach, you can work the way you want – flexibly, on-site, remotely or via hybrid working


Why we’re different

Our people. Our employees make the critical difference to customers by providing unique answers which combine technical expertise, deep domain knowledge and rigorous independent thinking.

Our independence. QinetiQ is not a manufacturer, and we stand apart from the supply chain. It’s our rigorous independent thinking that helps our customers achieve their goals.

Our breadth of capability. Our customers face challenges that define the modern world. They know we are uniquely placed to understand these issues and work with them to ensure the success of their mission or reach their objectives.

Our relationships with customers. Our prized possession is trust. Customers around the world rely on the drive and dedication of our people to help them meet their goals – often in environments where there is no second chance for failure.

Our partnerships. We use partnerships and alliances to accelerate compelling business development strategies and sustainable earnings growth. By licensing our intellectual property we reduce implementation and sales risk, and speed up time-to-market by using third party sales channels.


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

Please be aware that many roles within QinetiQ will be subject to both security and export control restrictions so candidate should be prepared to go through the Government Vetting process.  For further information, please review: UKSV National Security Vetting Solution: guidance for applicants - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)


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.