Polaris have successfully completed their first day of a planned series of Sea Trials for their Autonomous Surface Vessel route planning system. Polaris’ project (sponsored by the Defence Security Accelerator) is supported by ASV Ltd, who are providing the ASV (one of their C-Worker 5 fleet) and operations support for the trials.
Employee Nick Rose features on the front cover of the INSIDE OR publication for May 2017. This follows on from Polaris Consulting successfully sponsoring and running a competitive workshop at the recent Young To OR 20 Biennial Conference in London.
Polaris Consulting are sponsoring the Team Challenge at this week’s Young to OR 20 Annual Conference in London. Polaris Consulting are running a competitive workshop where delegate teams run the chance of winning £500 of prizes by developing the best technical approach to an OR problem. This requires technical skill, good consulting practice, and wide-ranging systems thinking to deal with the challenges in a typical bid engagement.
Polaris is looking for an experienced defence analyst to support its growing operations in ISS Corsham. The Company has secured a number of long term contracts in ISS and the successful candidate will play a key role in establishing and expanding Polaris’ presence in ISS. The candidate will be based at Polaris’ Bristol office but can be deployed at DE&S, ISS or at other sites in Southern England. See Careers page for full details.
Andy Nye of Polaris Consulting jointly presented at SCAF at the Royal Institute of Naval Architects in London with Dstl on 7th Feb on the subject of ‘Strategic Cost Analysis in an Uncertain Future’.
David Bangert & John Shimell attended the Defence and Security Accelerator competition opening event in London today.
Nick joined Polaris in October 2016 with four years’ experience of Defence modelling and analysis. He has a mix of OA and cost modelling experience, with a strong background in spreadsheet model development (scoping, design, implementation, and V&V). He has experience of WLC modelling in the maritime domain, and qualitative studies and modelling of energy and logistics.
Nick has worked with a variety of customers including BAE Systems, Dstl, the NATO Communication and Information Agency, and the Aircraft Carrier Alliance. His experience also includes lecturing on risk analysis at the Defence Logistics Staff Course, delivering training on effective modelling lifecycles and V&V, and providing performance measurement and KPI expertise to a major (£1Bn+) industry bid.
James graduated with a BA (Hons) in Business and Management. A capable data analyst with accomplished skills in the Microsoft Office suite in particular Excel and Project. James joined Polaris at the end of August 2016 after spending 18 months working on the MCOCs programme at Army Headquarters, Andover. James provided support to the programme as a data analyst exploiting the cost models at his disposal to prepare reports to Joint Helicopter Command and for the Army Training Review.
Since joining Polaris, James has been involved in various cost analysis projects; these include supporting Sea Ceptor Integration to T23 platforms, a study into future Anti-Vehicle (AV) Counter Mobility capability and some research to support the continuation of the Rotary Wing Future Concepts (RWFC) study.