Consultant / Senior Consultant – Service Architect
1d ago

Leading the edge of transformation.

Are you ready to take up a vital role in shaping some of our exciting projects? How about joining our talented team, where everyone has a voice, and together we face our clients' problems head-on.

It's a diverse and inclusive work environment where world-class talent knows no distinctions.

We know that different people have different priorities, which is why we're here to support you.

Flexible and remote working is a central part of our culture. So, talk to us about what's ideal for you from reduced weeks to buying more leave over school holidays.

And if you're returning from a career break, ask us how we can help you transition back into work with us.

Our clients need our help to move into the future whilst keeping business as usual and wider change programmes running efficiently.

To succeed, our customers require expert advisors who listen actively and advise clearly, exercising experience and mature methods.

In this role, soft-skills, strong stakeholder communication and influencing ability is as equally important as technical knowledge and architecture skills.

Your purpose :

  • Working closely with clients to figure out where we can help.
  • Identifying and engaging with appropriate stakeholders to assess requirements and understand the complete service lifecycle including concept through to sourcing, design, build, test, and deployment.
  • Requirement's definition and management, calling out options, considerations & priorities which require a business decision.
  • Developing service models for large programmes, managing performance and coherent integration across multi-vendor ecosystems.
  • Undertaking reviews of as-is services or in-flight projects.
  • Capturing of full life costs across the enterprise landscape and understanding the value chain.
  • Influencing stakeholders to introduce appropriate best practice.
  • Collaborating across Atkins to gather thought leadership for integration into client facing work and white papers.
  • Working with markets and bid teams to shape tender responses and produce high quality content and documentation.
  • Developing your own knowledge and understanding of consulting skills and client markets, whilst supporting the development of others in the team around you.
  • What you can bring?

    A good mix of the following

  • Highly developed soft skills; collaboration, inclusion, diversity, equality and a people first attitude.
  • Articulate with a passion for supporting and driving digital change.
  • Persuasive and politically astute; able to collaborate with and positively influence stakeholders.
  • A background in Service Design, Service Operations or Service Delivery.
  • Team leadership with a strong focus on diversity and inclusion.
  • Business awareness : able to identify a client’s strategic intent and create enabling service architectures.
  • Analytical ability to collate, structure and organise data to find the best service solution to ensure manageability and maintainability.
  • Good general consulting skills (structured thinking, effective report writing and presentations, and strong stakeholder engagement).
  • Additional experience that would be beneficial -

  • Experience of continual service improvement strategies.
  • Familiarity with any key frameworks or standards related to subject matter area (, ITIL, ISO 2000, VeriSM, COBIT, TOGAF, IT4IT & SIAM models with complex support infrastructure and supply chain).
  • Any Architectural modelling skills using UML, BPMN, ArchiMate and Enterprise Architecture tooling such as Archi, BiZZDesign Enterprise Studio, Sparx Enterprise Architect and MooD.
  • Thought leadership.
  • Why work for Atkins?

    People join us because they share a desire to be at the forefront of the ADS&T Business Unit and deliver outstanding projects.

    We empower our people to be the professional individuals they want to be, working on projects they feel proud of, making a difference to the world they live in and the legacy they leave behind.

    We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves to thrive, without exception. We have signed the MoD's "Women in Defence" and "Women in Aviation and Aerospace" charters.

    These pledges include providing opportunities for women to succeed at all levels. We're also committed to being a Military friendly employer and have been recognised with the Ministry of Defence's (MoD) Gold Employer Recognition Award.

    We develop individuals through a portfolio of training and development courses designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.

    We encourage participation in all forms of training and have an active programme of in-house as well as external training for all our staff.

    Meeting your needs :

    When you start with us, you'll enjoy "Total Reward" , a package that can be tailored to your lifestyle, career and personal needs.

    From flexible holidays to life assurance, health & wellbeing benefits, and career planning for the senior stage of your career.

    Making sure you're supported is important to us. So, if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview.

    And let's talk about any adjustments you might need.

    More about us :

    Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy with over 80 years of design and engineering expertise.

    With us, you'll be surrounded by the skills, knowledge and support to help you succeed. Together, we can deliver projects which have a positive, sustainable impact on the world.

    Atkins, ranked as one of LinkedIn’s Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join. We're also a Silver Rating holder in the Aerospace & Defence sector, as per the Financial Times rating of the UK’s leading management consultants.

    Training :

    Atkins is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents.

    We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

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