Working within the Design and Delivery Department of a dynamic business; The Senior Business Analyst will work with business owners and relevant subject matter experts to capture and manage requirements so that new ways of working and implications for process, data and systems are understood and successfully implemented.
The Senior Business Analyst will lead on the business analysis of larger projects and programmes, but also be comfortable working on smaller projects. They will work with the business sponsors to identify, challenge and document the business need and drivers for a proposed change, and ensure that the proposal is in line with business strategy and has a clear objective, and work with stakeholders to clarify the business impact and benefits of a proposed change, and contribute to the cost/benefit analysis and business case.
They will capture, document and communicate the business and detailed requirements for changes and projects at the required level of detail; In conjunction with architects, identify and evaluate the options for addressing the business requirements, and make a recommendation taking account of benefits, costs, risks, and strategic/architectural alignment; Work with team members (internal or from service providers) during requirements capture, design, testing, and deployment to ensure the solution meets requirements, and undertake quality reviews of analysis, design and testing deliverables; Help communicate the business impact of the proposal or change, and ensure that everyone involved in the change proposal or project understands the requirements and how the solution addresses them
The Senior Business Analyst will be expected to work in a proactive, collaborative and approachable manner that builds positive relationships with stakeholders. They will be flexible and adaptable and will be comfortable with working on changes and projects with varying levels of detail. They will provide advice and guidance to business analysts in the Design Authority team, and others engaged in analysis work, to ensure that experience and best practice are shared.
The successful candidate will require: Solid business analysis experience in the electricity industry; Strong problem-solving and analytical skills, allied with creativity and lateral thinking; The ability to build relationships and work with stakeholders at all levels of the organisation, and externally. Strong influencing skills, the ability to listen, challenge, persuade, and encourage the contribution of others. Proficiency in a range of techniques for benefits identification, business process improvement, requirements elicitation (e.g. interviews, workshops), requirements management and business modelling; Experience of constructing business cases and options evaluations, including requirements, options, costs, benefits and risks. Be self-motivated, willing to take ownership of the planning and execution of analysis tasks, with the flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities, demands and timelines, and ability to deliver under pressure. Be pro-active and willing to contribute to projects and team activities. They will be able to demonstrate the values of respect, teamwork, excellence, curiosity and innovation and have the ability to monitor internal and external best practice through effective use of information sources such as networking, conferences, industry groups and expert advice.
The successful candidate is likely to have: Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint; Experience of modelling standards such as UML and BPMN; Recognised business analysis qualification such as the BCS Business Analysis Diploma or IIBA CBAP; A familiarity with the software development life cycle and different approaches such as waterfall, Agile and DSDM; Experience in working with IS/IT service providers, and knowledge about current trends in the IS/IT market; Proficiency in using CASE tools for creating and managing business and design models; Familiarity with Microsoft Visio and Microsoft Project; Familiarity with project management principles, and in particular with PRINCE2.
The successful candidate will have a university degree or an equivalent professional qualification.