Executive Operations Research Analyst

Grant Thornton 2/16/2018 7:47:30 AM
JOB ID: 039480 Specialty:
Alexandria, Virginia




Grant Thornton is seeking a Manager to join its Technology Solutions service line and take an active role in engagement execution, project management and key business development activities.

Grant Thornton Public Sector helps executives and managers at all levels of government maximize their performance and efficiency in the face of ever tightening budgets and increased demand for services. We give clients creative, cost-effective solutions that enhance their acquisition, financial, human capital, information technology, data analytics, and performance management. For more information, visit grantthornton.com/publicsector.

At Grant Thornton, our professional staff applies traditional, cutting-edge approaches and methods to a variety of analyses. As part of our team, the Manager will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

Analyzes actual and predictable, interacting, operational activities of a military, governmental, or business system to obtain a quantitative, rational basis for decision-making through the application of logic and scientific or economic disciplines and techniques. Devises modeling and measuring techniques; utilizes mathematics, statistical methods, engineering methods, operational mathematics techniques (linear programming, game theory, probability theory, symbolic language, etc.) and other principles and laws of scientific and economic disciplines.
Exhibits an exceptional degree of ingenuity, creativity, and resourcefulness.
Applies and/or develops highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories, and concepts.
Viewed as expert within the analytical field.
Develops information that extends knowledge in a given field. Information may form the basis of newly developed concepts, theories and products.
Often acts independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of operational programs.
Plans R&D programs and recommends technological application programs to accomplish long-range objectives.
Work is checked only to the effectiveness of results obtained, typically requiring a long-term perspective. Virtually self-supervisory.
Designs research study plans and develops highly advanced new applications resulting in new product/business opportunities for the company and in support of clients.
May also serve in management capacity supporting one or more Call Orders at a specified location.
Directs/supervises other analysts/game support personnel. Demonstrated ability to simultaneously plan, schedule, and coordinate all analytical process phases or possess the ability to take an exercise/game event from inception through completion, or work any selection of subcomponents of the exercise/gaming activity.
Supervise, train, and mentor staff throughout the engagement lifecycle and assess performance of staff for engagement reviews.
Assist partners and senior management on proposals and business development calls.
Gain comprehensive understanding of client operations, processes, and business objectives and utilize that knowledge on engagements.
Perform engagement management responsibilities, including performance reviews, task delegation, project scheduling, project financials, quality review and client management.
Meet or exceed sales targets for new and follow-on work.
Manage business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.
Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).
Act as performance manager (coach) for up to four coachees outside of engagement responsibilities.
Interview campus and/or experienced candidates.


Secret Clearance required.
BA/BS in a technical discipline.
Able to analyze actual and predictable, interacting, operational activities of a military, Governmental, or business system.
Applies and/or develops highly advanced technologies, scientific principles, theories, and concepts.
Ability to obtain and maintain certain job-related certifications if no job-related advanced degrees.
U.S. citizenship may be required. Ability to work in the United States indefinitely required.
Travel may be required.
Coach and mentor junior staff members.
Ability to work overtime required on occasion.
Ability to sit in an office environment for long periods of time.
Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance.
Ability to communicate clearly in writing and verbally.
Ability to obtain and maintain firm independence and abide by firm ethics requirements.
Meet or exceed continuing professional education (CPE) requirements.

Grant Thornton LLP is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, one of the six global accounting, tax and business advisory organizations. Grant Thornton’s Public Sector, based in Alexandria, VA, is a global management consulting business with the mission of providing responsive and innovative financial, performance management and systems solutions to governments and international organizations. Visit Grant Thornton’s Public Sector at www.grantthornton.com/publicsector.

It is Grant Thornton’s policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Requisition ID: 039480

Alexandria, VA
Alexandria, Virginia