Senior Consultant

know.space

Graduate Position Permanent Not stated, UK

Uploaded 18 Nov 2020

Job Description

The successful applicant will lead state of the art and high-profile analyses of the UK, European, and global space economy. Typically, you will be working to manage the delivery of analytical projects such as market studies, business cases, evaluations, and horizon scanning studies.

Work topics are wide ranging, with recent projects including examinations of emerging satellite technology markets, reviews of the effectiveness of public space programmes, exploration of the potential for Artificial Intelligence applications in space, industry surveys, and helping innovative companies find venture capital funding.

As the space sector is continuously evolving, we also often need to develop novel and innovative methodological solutions for our clients, which requires creative thinking as well as having a strong grasp of analytical fundamentals. Our analysis is built on excellence in primary and secondary research, statistical analysis, data science and economic modelling.

We offer:

A competitive benefits package, including a performance-related bonus scheme, workplace pension and opportunity (subject to tenure and performance) for employee share ownership

Flexible working practices, including opportunities for remote working and a good work-life balance, with occasional domestic / international travel

The opportunity to specialise in a fast-growing and intellectually stimulating area

Direct working with and mentoring by the co-founders, with a focus on development opportunities

The opportunity to work closely with senior officials in leading space agencies & companies

Person Specification

About you

You need to have (essential):

Experience working as a consultant or on consultancy-style projects

Experience with the space industry

An undergraduate (2:1 minimum) or postgraduate degree in economics or another analytical subject such as data science, social research, or statistics

Excellent project management and organisational skills

An analytical mindset and good quantitative skills

Good qualitative skills, and the ability to gain insight from ‘softer’ analytical evidence

The creative, solution-orientated ability to work with imperfect and incomplete data

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English, and strong people skills

A high proficiency with Microsoft programmes, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint

The right to live and work in the UK

 

You may also have (desirable):

Additional relevant professional experience

Experience in wider science and innovation matters

Proficiency with programming languages, such as R and Python

Fluency in European or other languages