Operations Research Specialist

Grant Thornton LLP Alexandria , VA 22313

Posted 1 week ago

Grant Thornton is seeking a Senior Associate to join its Decision Analytics 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 Senior Associate will utilize various methodologies and models to execute client projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Provide quantitative analysis and reporting of client frontline hiring process.

  • Analysis and reporting revolves around identifying and planning for process improvements and projecting frontline staffing levels considering new hires and attrition.

  • Projections require probability analysis of a multi-step process in which each step has unique distribution parameters.

  • In addition, the team provides ad hoc analysis to answer leadership's questions regarding hiring process.

  • Current products are developed using a variety of tools to include Excel, R, Access, Stata, and Tableau.

  • The Operational Research Analyst will support modifications to the current model and develop new models to answer ad hoc questions.

  • The analyst will be a SME on analysis methods and will be required to research and apply advanced analysis to improve the team's analysis capabilities.

  • Additionally, the analyst will be required to provide support to develop monthly reporting and ad hoc inquires.

  • Lead data exploration, survey analysis, and/or data mining projects.

  • Workforce staffing planning, hiring analytics

  • Meet or exceed targeted billing hours (utilization).

  • Assist with business development activities, such as proposals, capture, account teams, whitepapers, conferences, and/or other thought leadership materials.

  • Min. of 3 yrs in performing complex analysis.

  • Advanced Excel; Intermediate R and SQL; coding experience.

  • Intermediate data visualization: Tableau, Microstrategy, PowerBI, etc.

  • Probability and projection experience.

  • Bachelor's in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, Stats, Math, or Econ.

  • Ideal - Master's in Industrial Engineering, Ops. Research, Stats, Math, or Econ.

  • 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.

  • 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.


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