Complex Systems - Business Wargaming Managing Consultant

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  • Eland House, 10 Bressenden Pl, London SW1E 5DH, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

Job Description

Exciting new opportunities to lead in our growing Complex Systems team, in London/ Bristol/ Cambridge/ Manchester, UK. Full or Part Time. Permanent.

With a global network ranging from tech start-ups to Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you fascinating work, unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to realise your potential excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a successful and rewarding career.

Complex Systems is one of PA’s capability teams and works with organisations to help them simplify complexity and better understand, manage and exploit interdependencies. As the world becomes more complex, dynamic and interconnected, we help our clients to deliver change at the scale and pace required to remain competitive. This includes better enabling organisations to integrate business, technical and commercial disciplines.

Within the Complex Systems capability, our Business Wargaming sub-capability develops and provides business leaders with experiential initiatives that enable them to explore, test or practice the future impact of different strategic approaches on their organisation in varying scenarios. The new sub-capability is one of PA’s important growth areas for 2021 and beyond and our diverse team of strategic systems thinking and social science practitioners help individuals and organisations make more informed decisions which is becoming more critical in this volatile, uncertain and complex environment.

As a Managing Consultant at PA, you will be given the opportunity to help develop and take our world-class expertise in disciplines such as strategic systems thinking, business wargaming, scenario planning and analysis to help our clients address the challenges that keep them awake at night and in so doing enhance their planning and decision-making capabilities. You will have the opportunity to lead on diverse projects across different industries including Health and Life Sciences, Transport, Defence and Security, Public Services, Energy and Utilities and Consumer and Manufacturing, offering a rare opportunity to build unrivalled expertise and experience.

Isn’t it time you joined us?

Become part of the Team:

  • Are you an established leader with a proven track record of building strong client relationships and winning cutting-edge work in one or more industries?
  • Do you enjoy tackling complex problems and helping organisations make more informed decisions using your experience, creativity and insights?
  • Do you enjoy engaging with, and being a trusted adviser to, clients across all levels of seniority?
  • Is being able to shape your own career pathway and support the development of others through leading teams important to you?
  • Would you be motivated by working collaboratively with diverse teams of experts and bringing your own unique strengths to develop planning and decision support insights that help a wide variety of global organisations?

We are looking for candidates with skills and experience in developing and leading work in two or more of the following areas:

  • Knowledge and keen interest in one, or more, front-of-mind cross-sector topical areas of challenge for our times (examples include, but are not limited to, environmental, economic and social, political, health & Life sciences, security, geopolitical, legal, etc…)
  • Prior experience or understanding of incident simulations/ business wargaming/ testing organisational readiness and business resilience and scenario analysis and planning
  • Strategic systems thinking and complex problem solving
  • Strong commercial acumen and management experience. You should be able to manage P&L’s and costs for complex projects
  • Prior experience in a management consultancy environment
  • Social Sciences and/ or Business Studies background
  • Excellent business development, self-starter skills, and an entrepreneurial mindset; you should already have ideas/concepts for growing the innovative Business Wargaming proposition to meet client planning and decision support needs and be keen to build on PA’s reputation and resources to deliver.
  • A drive for personal and professional progression
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills in multi-cultural environments

*Please note you must have the unconditional right to live and work in the UK*


Degree educated, or qualified by experience, in a relevant subject area.

Additional Information


Private medical insurance
• Travel allowance
• 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
• Company pension scheme
• Annual performance-based bonus
• Life and Income protection insurance
• Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
• Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us:

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.


We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on [email protected]

Job information

Firm: PA Consulting

Location: London


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