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Business Analyst

Job Title: Business Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: UK - England - West Midlands, West Midlands - Coventry
Industry:
Salary: 450 per day
REF: 57206
Job Published: 11 months ago

 

Business Analyst

Great contract opportunity for a massive utilities company based in the Midlands. Looking for a technical expert, happy being in a hybrid role of Business Analysis and Information Architecture. With a focus on Smart Metering and Asset Management, it doesn’t get much more interesting than this! Competitive day rate, 6month contract.

 

 

Role Objective:

To provide business analysis services for IT-related programmes and projects. Engagement throughout the project lifecycle from feasibility through to benefits realisation.

Typically this may include:

  1. The methodical investigation, analysis and documentation of all or part of a business in terms of business functions, processes and the information they use.
  2. The definition of requirements to improve any aspect of a process or system.
  3. The creation of viable specifications in preparation for the construction of information systems.

 

 

Key Accountabilities:

 

  • Identification of business requirements, consideration and development of business strategies and feasibility reports - through the conduct of investigations at levels.
  • The detailed specification and modelling of recommended solutions (including Businesses Processes, Procedures, Data and Organisation), using appropriate tools and techniques consistent with company standards and best practice.
  • Support solution development; be it an IT based solution and / or a business-based solution (organisational change, process change etc.)
  • Support the implementation (including testing, training and implementation) of solutions.
  • Support the business change activities in delivery of solutions.
  • Provision of support in the area of Business Analysis, providing advice to contract analysts and members of the Business on relevant aspects of IT policy, standards and methods
  • Provide support and advice to programme and project risk management
  • To challenge where projects may not be viable, in terms of technical feasibility or benefits case, with business sponsors
  • To understand the technology needed to supplement and deliver AMP6 business plans and architectural roadmaps

 

 

 

Experience:

 

In order to succeed in this role it is expected that you will have:

  • A good level of knowledge of relevant standards and methods (e.g. SSADM, UML, business change tools and methods)
  • Good systems analysis skill set with experience across multiple methodologies and technology platforms 
  • Experience of credibly interfacing with business stakeholders
  • Must have a thorough understanding of how to interpret business needs and translate them into IT Solutions
  • Understands the business issues and challenges specific to each project (experience of Utilities industry desirable)
  • Change management experience
  • Knowledge of Risk Management processes and principles in a fast changing and challenging environment
  • SAP experience and knowledge is desirable

 

 

Capabilities:

 

  • In order to succeed in this role it is expected that you will have:
  • Strong Project & Programme experience
  • Good exposure to IT architecture and data strategies
  • Ability to understand workflow and turn into a business process map
  • Have sound knowledge and experience of formal project methodologies and Project or Programme management experience (experience of Agile approaches like SCRUM would be beneficial)
  • Happy to stretch into aspects of project management if required (e.g. task planning, resource co-ordination, test management, etc)
  • Independent, self-directing and delivery focused working style
  • Qualifications:
  • Have sound knowledge of Business Analysis methodologies and ideally an appropriate Business Analysis qualification. 
  • Exposure to project methodologies (For example Prince 2), or agile/lean approaches for managing and controlling the delivery of IT systems is also desirable.
  • Ideally educated to degree level
We look forward to receiving your application

For more information please contact Toby Condie 01202 888 986
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