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Recruiter: PwC
Listed on: 2nd August
Location: Birmingham
Salary Notes: Excellent
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

A career within Forensics Technology services, will provide you with the opportunity to help our clients protect their business in today's evolving landscape by applying advanced and strategic approaches to information management. We focus on assisting organisations manage vast amounts of electronic data and navigate the legal and business processes demanded by critical events which includes litigation, regulatory requests and internal investigations.

Forensic Technology

We are seeking forensic technology specialists with existing experience in data capture to progress their career in forensic technology with us.

We focus on assisting organisations manage vast amounts of electronic data and navigate the legal and business processes demanded by critical events which includes litigation, regulatory requests and internal investigations.

About the team

PwC Senior Associates in the Digital Forensics & eDiscovery team have experience of helping clients in crisis. They apply cutting edge techniques to solve complex problems and apply smart data-driven solutions to our client's issues. As part of our team, you could be detecting fraud, insider trading or employee misconduct, or working alongside lawyers on litigations and regulatory matters.

We are ready to respond to crisis events all over the world. We specialise in forensically capturing and understanding huge volumes of unstructured data such as e-mails, Office documents and instant chat messages which can be collected from computers, servers, the Cloud and smartphones or tablets. We rely on these data sources to answer questions like who spoke to whom? How well did these people know each other? What did a person know, and when?

You will work on multiple concurrent and high profile projects and work alongside recognised industry specialists in computer forensics, data analytics, information management, electronic discovery, and disclosure. You will develop your network and build strong relationships with clients and senior members of the team.

In the UK alone we have more than 65 technology practitioners working from dedicated secure forensic laboratories in Belfast, Birmingham, Leeds and London.

PwC UK is also home to one of three PwC & Google Innovation Labs. Along with New York and Sydney, we are now acknowledged as a global location where organisations can access the PwC and Google collaborative experience to co-create solutions to their digital and business challenges.

About the Role

In this role, you will be responsible for

  • Leading the data scoping and capture parts of engagements, utilising your experience, applying best practice methodology and working directly with clients, their IT contacts / teams and third parties as necessary.

  • Completing the necessary documentation to the appropriate standards.

  • Updating and liaising with more senior team members appropriately.

  • Coaching junior team members on data acquisition tools and techniques.

  • Assisting with evidence and lab management.

  • Remaining abreast of the latest developments affecting our work and researching and testing new tools and techniques.

Once a member of the Digital Forensics & eDiscovery team, you will also gain exposure to, and receive training in, other aspects of the EDRM such as data processing in Nuix, and data review in tools such as Relativity and Brainspace.


If you are naturally inquisitive, confident in unexpected situations and enjoy solving problems, we would be interested in talking to you. Candidates should also be prepared to travel, as many of our opportunities will require team members to work at client sites across the UK or overseas. You will need

  • A 2.1 degree or above in a Technology related discipline e.g. Computer Science, Software Engineering, Maths, Physics, Computer Forensics or Artificial Intelligence, or demonstrate that you have relevant work experience.

  • Strong logical reasoning, attention to detail and problem-solving skills.

  • To be technically minded, with knowledge of PC hardware (e.g. components, networks) and software (e.g. various operating systems).

In addition to the above, you will also need to have relevant work experience in Computer Forensics or eDiscovery, which could include experience of a number of the following

  • Performing data scoping exercises to work with clients and their IT teams to discover and document the data landscape.

  • Imaging desktop and laptop computers using one or more data collection tools, e.g. EnCase, FTK, and X-Ways, or using live imaging tools and techniques.

  • Extraction of data from Cloud-based systems such as Microsoft Exchange Online, Microsoft Office 365, or Google Mail.

  • Imaging servers, virtual servers, RAID arrays, NAS devices.

  • Imaging mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets.

  • Backup systems, including tape, virtual tape and virtual server backups.

  • The eDiscovery process and in particular the skills to consult with clients on the data collection stage of the EDRM life cycle.

  • Data query and programming languages, such as SQL, C#, VBA and/or Python.


  • EnCase Certified Examiner (EnCE), FTK ACE certification, Cellebrite Certified Mobile Examiner (CCME), or equivalent certifications.

  • Wider experience of the eDiscovery process and EDRM would be advantageous.

About PwC

We're one of the world's leading professional services organisations. From 158 countries, we help our clients, some of the most successful organisations on the globe, as well as its most dynamic entrepreneurs and thriving private businesses, to create the value they want. We help to measure, protect and enhance the things that matter most to them.

The skills we look for in future employees

All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, ‘The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.


We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Contact Name: PwC
Reference: TJ/2347/39169BR
Job ID: 2843409

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