Senior Research Consultant within Digital & Data Transformation

Who we are

ENGINE Transformation (ET) creates, accelerates, designs and builds the future for our clients. We combine the creativity of an agency with the robustness of a consultancy and the technical agility of a start-up. Built on Research. Driven by Design. Fuelled by Data. Powered by Technology.

We Transform organisations through a world class research, design, data and technology culture, delivering better digital and multichannel experiences. We combine depth of expertise with a breadth of experience, working across both public and private sector to deliver tangible outcomes in partnership with our clients, built on a philosophy of transparency, collaboration and agility.

Our services include strategy & innovation, market & customer research, change & delivery, service design, data driven transformation and solutions, technology strategy and data and software engineering.

We are proud to work for clients as diverse as Sky, Dominos, Santander, Holland & Barrett, BMW, Ministry of Justice, Department for International Trade, Defra and Home Office. We have offices in London, Manchester, Sydney & Melbourne.

We are a part of the ENGINE Group’s UK operations and form one of three business pillars, alongside our colleagues in Creative (advertising and marketing) and Communications (PR). In total, ENGINE UK has over 800 staff in our London and Manchester offices.

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The role – Senior Research Consultant 

As a Senior Research Consultant you will be responsible for driving forward the Engine Transformation research approach, demonstrating best practice qualitative and quantitative techniques and providing clients with answers to critical strategic and business questions.


Key responsibilities:


  • Lead consultant on client projects, working independently and as part of a bigger delivery team for research programmes
  • Lead management of all aspects of the projects from client and supplier partner engagement to development and delivery of insights
  • Oversee internal Technical and Data Science teams to ensure smooth running at each stage
  • Collaborate with client local market teams to onboard and implement fieldwork
  • Working with senior client decision makers to ensure our work helps deliver their ambitions
  • Ensure smooth delivery of projects, including risk management, project reporting, budget management, meeting deadlines etc.
  • Setting standards for delivery and embedding quality within the team
  • Working across complex methodologies and techniques
  • Creating positive, collaborative relationships with other Engine and Engine Transformation delivery teams

Research & Insight 

  • Delivering leading research solutions across Customer Experience, Market Research, User Research, Inclusive Design, Government/Social Research and Business Insights
  • Working with complex data sets to create compelling stories, aligning insights with client context and making valuable recommendations 
  • Delivering strategic insight across a range of topics and research methodologies
  • Developing thought leadership 
  • Providing research expertise to wider-Engine propositions
  • Delivering client debrief / Client presentations


  • Strong knowledge and experience of latest qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, tools, and techniques
  • Ability to build collaborative relationships remotely and manage proactively whilst following robust plans
  • Strong project management skills and experience, detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects/tasks simultaneously
  • Excellent written and verbal communication - can express ideas clearly and simply
  • Excellent business acumen, understanding of business goals, strategies and priorities while being aware of industry trends
  • Client facing role with expectation of travel to meet with clients


  • Supporting new and existing sales through inputting into proposals and pitch presentation
  • Supporting account development within existing projects/accounts, identifying new opportunities for ET Research and wider ET propositions
  • Helping drive positive change including areas where Engine Transformation could add value to wider Engine business
  • Providing research expertise to wider Engine new business efforts

Essential Experience 

  • Research skills, techniques and methodologies, including ability to draft and script surveys, interviewing techniques, ethnographic research etc.
  • Experience conducting research globally, across culture and languages and engaging with local market teams
  • Knowledge and understanding of research tools including (but not limited to) Survey Gizmo, Dapresy, SSPS, Q
  • Excellent client relationship management skills
  • Experience in presenting research, reports and project deliverables to clients
  • Excellent analytical and insight skills
  • Growth mentality 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Ability to work positively and collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders
  • A passion for customer-centred delivery
  • Experience in managing project budgets and commercials
  • Desire to continue to improve and evolve skills and understanding in this space

Desirable Skills & Experience

  • 5+ years experience in research industry
  • Previous research experience in the Retail and Financial Services sectors would be beneficial
  • Understanding of employee research and business insights
  • A passion for mentoring others
  • Awareness of Agile project management methodology

We like people who are:

  • Enthusiastic about what they do, and a delight to work with
  • Motivated and full of ideas
  • Data and technology fanatics, who can show an interest in and understanding of recent trends and the benefits they could bring
  • Passionate about working within data, digital and technology and with the drive and determination to continually improve
  • Able to build successful relationships to establish credibility

Our culture is built on:

  • Being one team; we work for and with each other with respect and positive intent; when the going is tough, we support not blame each other
  • We aim high and are ambitious; we bring the energy and positivity
  • We are curious and embrace new ideas and different perspectives, generous with our time and with each other
  • We are not afraid to fail, we learn from our failures, turning them into our future successes
  • We deliver quality in everything we do; we are open and honest with each other and our clients

Our benefits include:

  • Holiday entitlement, 28 days with the option to buy/sell up to 5 days
  • Day off (on or in the week of) your birthday
  • Pension eligibility, up to 5% matched contributions
  • Healthcare eligibility, private healthcare with Vitality, option to buy discounted family cover
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Gym discounts
  • Regular social events/activities
  • Life Insurance

If this sounds like you please get in touch to discuss in more detail.