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Complex Systems - Business Wargaming Consultant

3 Sep 2022

Company Description

Bringing Ingenuity to Life

By blending PA's rich history in consulting with our dynamic culture and capabilities, we mix disciplines, deliver faster, iterate smarter and constantly learn - challenging the status quo to seek the best solution for our clients.

At PA Consulting, we're Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

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 2022 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.

We are growing our Business Wargaming team and are looking for talented people with an outcome-focused mindset and a proven professional track record to join us at all levels. 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. 

Isn't it time you joined us?

Become part of the Team:

  • Do you enjoy tackling complex problems using your experience, creativity and insights?
  • Would you be motivated by working collaboratively with diverse teams of experts and bringing your own unique strengths to help global organisations?
  • Are you keen to help organisations make more informed decisions by using innovative means to bring their ecosystems to life?
  • Are you comfortable engaging with, and becoming 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 important to you?


You'll also need excellent interpersonal skills, the drive to succeed and progress within PA and, ideally, previous experience in one of the following areas: Health and Life Sciences, Transport, Defence and Security, Public Services or Energy and Utilities.

We are looking for candidates with skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Knowledge and keen interest in one, or more, front-of-mind cross-sectors topical areas of challenges of our times (examples include, but are not limited to, environmental, economic and social, political, health & life sciences, security, geopolitical, legal )
  • Proven experience in one or more industries such Health and Life Sciences, Transport, Defence and Security, Public Services, Energy and Utilities and Consumer and Manufacturing
  • 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
  • Social Sciences and/ or Business Studies background
  • A self-starter and founder mindset willing to be part of growing this new and innovative business wargaming to support decisions proposition
  • A drive for personal and professional progression
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills in multi-cultural environments

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

Additional Information

The Offer

      Private medical insurance and flexible healthcare plans for you and your family

      Opportunities for flexible working

      The opportunity to buy 5 additional days of annual leave

      Company pension scheme and travel allowance

      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)

Diversity Enables Ingenuity

Our diversity strengthens us and stimulates a rich, creative environment where our people feel empowered to be themselves. We're committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA's goals, no matter their background. Together, we are PA - Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

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  • Job Reference: 703463600-2
  • Date Posted: 3 September 2022
  • Recruiter: PA Consulting
  • Location: London
  • Salary: On Application