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Warfare Operational Analyst

BAE Systems
Hampshire, England, Portsmouth
Closing date
15 Jan 2021

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Senior Warfare Analyst

Wonder what the future of Naval Warfare and operations might look like? We currently have an exciting opportunity as part of the Naval Ships Combat Systems team, for a Senior Warfare Analyst at our Frimley or Portsmouth sites.

As a Senior Warfare Analyst, you will be working collaboratively with a range of key senior stakeholders to help identify, create and visualise new concepts and ideas, shape new and existing products and services, and stimulate new thinking in order to deliver battle-winning capability.

This role presents an opportunity to play a key role in helping influence and define the Combat Systems future business strategy.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Warfare Analyst will involve:

Providing subject matter expertise to key projects and campaigns

Undertaking market and trend analysis with specific focus on the Maritime domain

Developing military and/or civil operational scenarios and vignettes

Assessing system capabilities

Establishing customer requirements, both within the UK and with key export countries

Developing and trialling System Concepts of Operations (CONOPS)

Conducting Trade-off studies / demonstrations to evolve solution concept designs

Capturing Maritime Operational Analysis using frameworks such as MODAF / DoDAF / TOGAF enterprise frameworks

Conducting system analysis across multi domains (Land, Air, Sea, Space and Cyber)

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Warfare Analyst:


Operational knowledge of military doctrine in particular relating to the Royal Navy, from operational planning, threat detection, targeting approval processes, system concepts of Employment and Use, and Effect Evaluation assessment

Understanding of UK MOD Defence Lines of Development e.g. TEPIDOIL

Experience of working within Joint Force Command / Strategic Command/Maritime Warfare Centre creating battle-winning tactics for the Royal Navy

Knowledge of multi domain operations of Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR) sources, fusion and Common Operating Picture (COP) concepts and integration processes

Experience of working within Joint Force Command, Strategic Command or The Maritime Warfare Centre creating battle-winning tactics for the Royal Navy as either, a civilian or uniformed member of staff (Warrant Officer or Commission Rank)


Knowledge of Combat Systems, in particular knowledge of the operational interaction of individual system components

What we're looking for in you:

You will be a creative and innovative thinker with excellent communication skills and an ability to engage and manage a broad range of key stakeholders, collaborating effectively within a multi-functional team. You will be highly motivated with the ability to effectively manage competing priorities in a fast-paced environment.

Location: Frimley/Portsmouth

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries

Combat Systems

We design, develop, integrate and provide through-life support to naval combat systems that enable navies to protect nations. Vital information from ship sensors such as radar and sonar, are captured through our core product, the Combat Management System. This advanced technological capability allows ships crews to rapidly respond to potentially life-threatening situations.

In using this cutting-edge technology, we are at the forefront of defence system integration. Our products feature across the Royal Navy's surface fleet aboard Type 23 frigates, Type 45 destroyers and Queen Elizabeth Class aircraft carriers. The new Type 26 Global Combat Ships, under construction by BAE Systems in Glasgow, will also use the next generation of our combat systems.

We pride ourselves on being the combat systems integrator of choice, not only integrating our own products, but those of other defence companies too in delivering combat systems for both the Royal Navy and international customers.

We offer significant opportunities for committed employees to learn and develop with us. The health and well-being of our employees matters to us and that's why we offer the flexibility for you to do what's important to you, whether that's job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.


At BAE Systems, we provide some of the world's most advanced, technology-led defence, aerospace and security solutions. We employ a skilled workforce of more than 83,000 people in 40 countries. Working with customers and local partners, we develop, engineer, manufacture, and support products and systems to deliver military capability, protect national security and people, and keep critical information and infrastructure secure.

We’re pleased to launch a BAE Systems first; an interactive video. If you are interested in learning more about working with submarines, click the link below to experience, in your own way, a day in the life at the BAE Systems submarine shipyard.

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