Decision Support Analyst

Ref: ZR_DSA_JOB  ·  Posted on 04 May 2022


You will work 3 days at home and 2 days in the office.

Leading engineering and technology consultancy

Are you analytical and able to think outside of the box? 

Do you enjoy breaking down and understanding a problem?

Get in touch now if this sounds like the perfect role for you!

Our client is looking for someone who possesses an ability to consider a wide range of potential solutions to complex and exciting problems and to conduct the analysis required to advise our customers. As a Decision Support Analyst, you will work closely alongside our Defence clients to ensure that innovative and effective evidence-based solutions are developed for the UK armed forces.

What will your role look like?

You will have a key role in gathering high quality evidence to support decision making within defence. This could range from quantitative modelling through to qualitative research, including facilitated workshops with stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts.

Key responsibilities
  • Solving a variety of 'hands on' technical challenges, using a range of analytical techniques.
  • Working autonomously, or with teammates, to deliver consultancy and analytical projects to enable better, evidence-based decision-making.
  • Presenting your analysis to customers and contributing to the writing of customer and technical reports.
  • Building client relationships and supporting bidding activities to win new business.
  • Skills/experience
Skills & experience
  • A minimum of 2:1 bachelor's degree, preferably in a STEM related subject or equivalent experience in an analytical role.
  • A proven track record in developing and maintaining stakeholder and customer relationships, both internal and external.
  • A proven ability to break down complex problems into a clear structure and formulate specific questions that can be tackled through the analysis of available data (quantitative or qualitative) and modelling.
  • A proven ability to conduct robust analysis and to explain insights and conclusions to non-technical partners and customers in a clear and concise manner.
  • A proven ability to understand the limitations or uncertainties in your analysis and to clearly explain the implications.
  • Strong verbal and written communications skills, including the ability to summarise, write and technical documents and deliver presentations.
  • Knowledge and previous use of analytical techniques, including one or more of the following:

Modelling and simulation including the exploration of “what-if?” scenarios.

  • Benefits analysis.
  • Morphological analysis.
  • Problem structuring.
  • Historical analysis.
  • Data analysis and visualisation.
  • Facilitation of workshops.
  • Multi Criteria Decision Analysis (MCDA).

The following skills and experience are desirable:

  • Having some knowledge of the UK Armed Forces.
Additional benefits
  • Flexi Leave and Flexi Time Scheme
  • Annual Holiday
  • Flexible Benefits
  • Sickness Benefit
  • Business Performance Related Bonus
  • Share Save Plan
  • Pension scheme


  • Free car parking
  • Minibus from client to the train station
  • Subsidized restaurant serving hot and cold food
  • Membership of the sports and social club for just £1 per month
  • Membership of the onsite gym/ tennis courts for only £7 a month

Note: Benefits may vary by business unit and location.

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