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Business Analyst (utilities)

  • Salary: £350 - £400 per day
  • Job type: Contract
  • Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
  • Sector: IT
  • Date posted: 03/10/2016
  • Job reference: J353914A
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Our client is a large utility and energy company and they are currently recruiting an experienced Business Analyst for a 3-6 months contract based in Nottingham starting as soon as possible.

Summary:

  • Strong Stakeholder Management experience
  • Requirement gathering, able to write functional specs
  • Based in Nottingham

Main responsibilities:

  • Act as a primary interface with end users to produce business and functional requirements
  • Undertake pre-study feasibility activity, taking an outline idea and developing to sufficient detail to enable a decision to be made on whether to proceed
  • Prepare Business Requirements documentation for change projects
  • Analyse requirements through user interviews and data collection and transform those requirements into solutions for implementation
  • Work with users to balance cost to implement/ complexity of requirement with projected benefit of a change, reaching agreement on the scope of any development
  • Prepare cost estimates and project timelines for business analysis activity required on projects
  • Work with Finance colleagues and operational stakeholders to build the benefits case for investment
  • Provide input into training and implementation plans
  • Work with System Designers to translate requirements into technical deliverables
  • Work with System Developers throughout the development phase to resolve any areas of change and ensure that the delivered solution meets the requirements of the business
  • Participate in the User Acceptance Testing phase of a project to resolve business queries and aid the smooth transition of projects towards implementation

Essential

  • Previous experience within Utilities, financial services or retail background essential
  • Strong academic record, most likely with graduate level education
  • Strong written and verbal communication ability
  • Consultancy skills (e.g. workshop facilitation, presentation skills, driving business effectiveness, change management, strategic thinking, leveraging IT solutions to deliver business benefit)
  • Influencing skills (e.g. stakeholder management, negotiation skills, assertiveness)
  • Ability to identify, communicate and solve complex problems
  • Ability to establish, develop and maintain effective relationships with both technical and non-technical stakeholders up to Senior Manager level
  • Experience of having direct responsibility for all business analysis activities on large scale
  • Experience of IT software development projects through the full life cycle
  • Experience of working in a business analysis position using some or all of the following techniques and varying methodologies: Requirements analysis, Process modelling or Logical data modelling.
  • Production of business cases
  • Ability to translate technical details into language easily understood by the business
  • Ability to plan and organise effectively and take the initiative within agreed parameters
  • Experience of project delivery in Retail, Financial Services or the Energy Sector
  • Experience of both traditional IT projects and Agile development using SCRUM, Extreme Programming and/ or similar methodologies
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