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Senior/Principal Consultant - Service Architecture

  • Job reference: AD-000940
  • Sector: Management Consultancy
  • Location: Bristol, Cheltenham
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About Atkins and ADS&T

Atkins, a member of the SNC Lavalin Group, is a world recognised global, multidisciplinary consultancy business. Within our UK regional business, we have a division dedicated to providing consultancy services to the Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) markets, serving key accounts across Central and Local Government, Public Services, Regulated Industries, blue light services as well as the Private Sector.

Within ADS&T, Atkins has built a team of consultants that deliver management consultancy and client-side consulting in the business and digital transformation space. Their focus is primarily digital programme and project delivery, technology enabled transformation, strategy, architecture development and business change integration.

About our Business & Digital Consulting practice

This team is in great demand and consequently we are experiencing rapid growth, with particularly strong demand in our defence, security and government markets. This success is built on a track record of excellence in consultancy and delivery to a wide range of clients, which includes some of the largest public and private sector clients in the UK.

On the back of significant new business recently won, we are substantially growing our architecture consulting capability and skills portfolio, and in particular, we are looking to significantly expand the scope and scale of our capability in Service Architecture, Service Design & Services Integration. 

The ideal candidate will demonstrate deep understanding of IT centric Service Architecture, Service Design and Service Integration methods, tools and frameworks.  You will have a drive to succeed and deliver excellence, honing your skills and calling upon previous experience as you support our customers.  Additionally, you will have excellent soft-skills, strong stakeholder communication & influencing ability with drive, integrity and openness as your core values.


In return for your skill and dedication, you will be rewarded by working on some of the most exciting and complex problems our client face. And, through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your desires and abilities, you will have the opportunity to grow, develop and explore a wide range of assignments.


The key qualities we are looking for are:

  • Able to translate business visions, goals, objectives and high-level requirements into Service Architectures & developing cost & service models for large and complex programmes; managing performance and coherent service integration across multi-vendor ecosystems.
  • Information systems design, delivery & continual improvement, applying Service Architecture & engineering development methods and tools; calling upon a range of architecture approaches, industry standards and practices (including one or more of: ITIL & SIAM; TOGAF, Zachman, MODAF, NAF, UML, BPMN, ArchiMate; ITSM & Architecture tooling)
  • Experience of working within traditional & Agile delivery vehicles
  • Ideally, experience working with Central Government, particularly in the Defence or Security and Intelligence sectors and experience across Base/Fixed systems, working to Defence ICT policies, including JSP 604 is highly desirable but not essential

You are required to be flexible in terms of work location and travel. If deployed at client site you should be geographically mobile and be prepared to work on-site anywhere in the UK.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview. 
If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Rewards and Benefits

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