Business Change Consultant - Defense and Security - Bristol

  • Competitive
  • Bristol, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • EY.
  • 29 Sep 16

Business Change Consultant - Defense and Security - Bristol

About The Role

No two client projects are likely to be the same. A lot of our work involves helping client's effect business transformation although we also support on a variety of other initiatives such as: operating model design, cost optimisation and delivery of large IT Programmes.

You can expect to spend most of your time working with mixed EY and client teams based at our client's offices.

You will have responsibility for:

  • Managing and leading project teams or workstreams as part of larger projects
  • Being responsible for high quality delivery on a client assignment
  • Demonstrating knowledge and experience in one or more market areas and technical skills
  • Building long term trusted advisor relationships with our clients
  • Identifying and pursuing opportunities for new business
  • Aiding proposals and bid teams
  • Assisting in developing EY solutions and supporting tools and methods
  • Liaising with service line teams, account teams and functional specialists

Role Requirements

To be successful in these roles, you will be required to demonstrate a number of the following skills and experience:

Typical Industry Experience:

  • Previous experiencing working with UK Government agencies and organisations would be beneficial
  • Experience in managing small to medium sized teams as part of a blended effort working alongside other organisations
  • Experience of delivering lasting business transformation within large organisations (FTSE 100 size or equivalent in the public sector)
  • Development of target operating models (TOM) and/or strategic roadmaps; working with senior client staff to present options and achieve consensus on direction
  • Developing communication plans and (stakeholder) engagement methodologies as part of a long-term change effort
  • Previous experience of 'IT enabled' business change projects would be beneficial

Profile and Skills:

  • Ambition to develop a career within EY specialising within the Defence and Security sector
  • Strong interpersonal skills, comfortable working with a diverse range of personalities across clients and partner organisations
  • Ability to engage with stakeholders and manage cross functional projects
  • Ability to manage multiple stakeholder communities with varying levels of experience
  • Intellectual strength / flexibility to rapidly understand complex problems and rationalise these into a workable solution which can then be delivered
  • Experience of developing propositions that are current and relevant to our clients
  • Ability to develop and deliver high quality output against stated project objectives and meet tight deadlines
  • High level of drive, commitment to achieving solutions, and ability to work under pressure


  • Project management certification is advantageous (PMI/CAPM or PMP, PRINCE2)
  • Programme management certification is advantageous (MSP or similar)
  • Process improvement qualifications would be advantageous (e.g. Lean or Six Sigma)

EY is committed to being an inclusive employer and we are happy to consider flexible working arrangements. We strive to achieve the right balance for our people, enabling us to deliver excellent client service whilst allowing you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities. While our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, our flexible working arrangements can help you to achieve a lifestyle balance.