Contract Length: 200 days over 12 months
The Mine Countermeasures and Hydrographic Capability (MHC) Project is a DE&S Category A programme conducting the initial assessment phase for the future Royal Navy Mine Countermeasures and Hydrographic (MHC) capability to ensure maritime freedom of movement.
The project is in assessment phase and has delivered the Combined Operational Effectiveness and Investment Appraisal (COEIA) and Operational Analysis Support Paper (OASP) to the MHC Project Team to inform the MHC Review Note (RevN) submission to the Investment Approvals Committee (IAC) Q2/2019. Dstl are now required to continue to provide expert analysis necessary to inform the Customer’s (DE&S) Programme to down-select to a single systems option (ship and mission systems) by Sep 2020.
Senior Analyst tasking
Provide technical support to the Project Technical Authority (PTA) and Military Advisors (MA’s) involved with the MHC project
Support MHC related Working Groups (WG)
Report progress at Stakeholder Meetings
Deputise for the PTA and provide the expert analysis necessary to inform the Customer’s (DE&S) Programme to down-select to a single systems option (ship and mission systems) by Sep 2020. Subsequent to this there will be an ongoing requirement to support the remainder of the Assessment Phase. The CTW role will support the PTA in the collection and organisation of data on the Ship Types and Mission Systems (primarily sourced from contractors separately tasked by DE&S), conduct analysis of the capability of the system options and capture the evidence in a single concise report.
• Lead and contribute to MHC Analysis studies that provide timely, impartial, evidence-based advice to customers (e.g. Navy Command Headquarter (NCHQ) and Defence, Equipment and Support (DE&S)) to enable them to make informed decisions
• Obtain and draw together information required to support maritime underwater studies
• Prepare customer reports and briefings
• Work within a multi-disciplinary team of civilian analysts and serving military officers.
• Guide and assist more junior members of staff within your study team
Performance in the role will be measured by:
• Successful delivery of studies that satisfies the customers’ and stakeholders’ requirements
• Successful mentoring of junior staff.
Technical /Professional Knowledge and Skills
Successful applicants will have strong analytical and communication skills, be highly organised and motivated with excellent interpersonal skills and able to work well under pressure. They will be able to:
• Applying an analytical approach to solving difficult problems
• Provide technical leadership and advice to study team
• Experience of maritime platforms (e.g. submarines and surface vessels)
• Knowledge of Mine warfare doctrine, tactics, techniques and procedures
• Communicate appropriately and work effectively to support customers and key stakeholders
• Communicate openly and honestly with colleagues
• Provide constructive feedback to study team
• Mentoring skills
• Knowledge and awareness of the underwater environment and associated technologies
• Managing studies and delivering milestones in a timely manner and customers satisfaction
• Stakeholder engagement and partnership working
• Working in mixed military/civilian teams
• People management
• Working with the wider ST&A community (industry, academia) building external relationships which achieve results
• Understanding of research and capability management
• Some experience of the breadth of Dstl’s business
Security Clearance: DV clearance
CV Deadline: 5pm Monday 12th August