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about 1 year ago
Boeing UK
Location: Fleet
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Defence
Category: Supportability Jobs

Boeing Defence UK Ltd. (BDUK) is a subsidiary of The Boeing Company and a business unit of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. It currently has employees at 20+ locations in the UK, supporting Ministry of Defence and U.S. military programmes. The Boeing Portal in Fleet, Hampshire houses the Advanced Programmes team whose role is to conduct Operations Analysis, Simulation and Modelling in support of both BDUK and more recently under the terms of the BDS direction to achieve 4X growth, through growth in UK.

The purpose of the role is to work within an established team of Boeing Operational Analysts to deliver independent, focussed and defensible analysis on behalf of UK governments and National Defence Requirements. This role is for a senior Operations Analyst to deliver work with specific relevance to expertise in the Defence and Security domains.

The analysis work undertaken within The Boeing Portal focusses on the provision of hard quantitative evidence that can be used by UK government and Boeing to support business cases for procurement decisions. Candidates must therefore have a mathematical background and be comfortable with the provision of empirical evidence in the Defence and Security domain. In addition, the successful candidate should have a broad background in Operational Analysis or Statistics techniques and tools (including Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis, Discrete Event Simulation, Gap Analysis, Regression Analysis and Forecasting) and to have the motivation and confidence to work directly with customers and other Boeing colleagues.


The successful candidate will be required to conduct operations analysis and experimentation for decision support on behalf of the UK government. Typical focus areas are:

• Market Analysis. Reviewing potential Concepts of Operations (CONOPS) or Concepts of Employment (CONEMP) in a pan-Defence and Security environment.

• Force Structures Analysis. Using the full spectrum of Operational Research techniques (soft and hard) to develop UK government customers’ understanding of their future defence requirements, identification of gaps and the analysis of potential solutions.

• Logistics Support Modelling. Constructing appropriate fidelity models in order to compare the suitability of sustainment options, measured against key performance metrics and objectives.

• Platform Level Assessment. This includes applying a broad range of quantitative techniques to support customers in down-selecting platform options through identifying suitable measures of effectiveness. This analysis must be robust and independent with the expectation that it will be used in support of external Customer Reports and Business Cases.

• Cost Analysis. High level cost analysis of capability solutions to provide an empirical measure of comparison enabling cost-capability trade studies in support of UK governments’ prioritisation in increasingly constrained budgetary environments.

• Use of Operational Research, Statistics and Management Science techniques to provide qualitative and quantitative insights to enable decision support.

• Use of forecasting and optimisation tools to provide Decision Support directly to UK customers or to integrate them into Discrete Event Simulations as part of an Experimental Campaign.

• Operational Research report writing and the incorporation of Operational Analysis Data into Customer Business Cases.

The Operations Analyst is also required to:

• Facilitate stakeholder management meetings and seminars, including the exploitation of OR concepts like Multi-Criteria Decision Analysis to capture decision support data.

• Prepare, and participate in, briefings to internal and external customers.

• Represent analysis outcomes (in areas of domain expertise) at various internal and external events/conferences.

• Work within a Quality Management System, ensuring First Time Quality and demonstrating auditable best practice through endorsed processes.


The role of Operations Analyst in BDUK requires the individual to be self-motivated, and able to undertake self-directed learning in new areas (that they can then rapidly apply) to achieve success. Primary expectations are:

• A willingness and natural tendency to be a team player.

• To be “a finisher” and demonstrate tenacity in the desire to see every task to fruition, on time.

• A focus on effective communication of ideas, knowledge and capability, i.e. a tendency to show rather than tell).

• The ability to multi-task and to manage deadlines effectively.

• The ability to progress /develop new capabilities, outside of everyday tasking and deadlines in conjunction with the above point.

Key relationships (as appropriate)

• Reports to Senior Manager ADVANCED PROGRAMMES UK.

• Works closely with ADVANCED PROGRAMMES Analysis Team members during analysis tasks.

• Works closely with the ADVANCED PROGRAMMES Technical Team to provide requirements guidance during solution development and implementation.

• Works with UK Defence customer as required to determine detailed requirements during a project and to successfully execute a project.

• Works with other BDUK and Boeing staff when required.

All information provided will be checked and may be verified.

Please apply ASAP for this role as recruitment may commence before the end date.

Important information regarding this requisition: This requisition is for a locally hired position in the UK. Benefits and pay are determined at the local level.

BDS Global Operations
Relocation Assistance Available
No. Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit.

Must have a good first degree in a mathematical or science subject and a Master’s Degree in a similar related topic.

The ideal candidate will have significant experience as either former serving military or work experience within Defence and Security – particularly in the Air domain.

Experience as ISO 9001 practitioner highly desirable.

Experience Level
Individual Contributor
Job Type
Yes, 25 % of the Time
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