Business Analyst

12/4/16
National Grid (https:\\careers.nationalgridus.com)
Other

/yr

  Full Time   Employee


Hicksville
New York
United States

Description
About the Position:
The business analyst will support key activities to develop investment proposals and support sanctioning and key hand offs with program delivery in response to specific business requirements. The analyst will maximize common processes, common off the shelf solutions and existing architectures of National Grid. The role holders will take direction from relationship managers and business consultants and work closely with business units, IS Strategy and Architecture, Program Delivery and Service Delivery partners to ensure the investment and resulting solution meets the client’s needs. This role will align to a primary business function, but analysts will shift between areas to align with investment demand.
Position Responsibilities (including but not limited to):
As part of matrix resource pool that will move between projects, solutions, Line of Business and relationships to meet with the work load of the production plan, your responsibilities will include:
Providing leadership utilising business and consultancy skills, as subject matter expertise in a given business area as the work load requires.
Professional in developing sound relationships with key business representatives
Working with BRM, Strategy and Architecture, Service Delivery and project teams across IS to ensure:
Adherence to common processes and solutions
Supporting pre sanction work as requested.
Guide business managers to solutions that maximise National Grid investment in technology, and one way of working processes.
Offering a range of options which achieves the objectives that have been set and that the business benefits are realised.
Accountable for identifying options that minimise overheads to opex budgets.
Responsible for ensure that any investment paper your involved with deliver the business cases for all investment to the business.
Responsible for ensuring investments are compliant we procurement regulations and process
Working with Solution Delivery Centre partners in a QA role focused on maintaining common process and procedures, maximising reuse of solutions in the production of deliverable business processes that meet the business requirements and conform to the National Grid Governance and standards
Working closely with project delivery teams as projects are launched, and take a QA role through project delivery to ensure the focus of the original solution concept is maintained or modified where appropriate.
Has a depth of knowledge to ensure the solution and investments are right for National Grid and its businesses.
Make use of full methodology and techniques autonomously for self and to supervise and advise others on appropriate approach.
Qualifications
Knowledge & Experience Required:
College Degree or equivalent experience.
Must have experience in Infrastructure, Networking or Cyber Security
Working toward relevant industry certification (e.g. CEng, CITP, TOGAF, IIBA, ISEB diploma) desirable but not essential as part of career progression.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills – ability to articulate complex ideas.
Professional in applying Business Analyst and consultancy approaches and techniques.
Ability to translate customer needs into business requirements and inform technology options.
Experience with IS strategic, investment and programme planning.
Experience with the sanctioning process: jurisdictional, regulatory and costing requirements.
Experience supporting BRM relationship managers.
Experience of project / programme delivery requirements.
Strong commercial focus – good understanding of the cost and value drives of IS and business.
Good stakeholder management and influencing skills with colleagues, partners / vendors &.project sponsors. Demonstrated ability to influence and resolve problems with limited support.
Ability to support multiple projects and complete deliverables efficiently with little or no rework.
Demonstrate the application of National Grid values in all interactions.
*This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across the bands as an employee develops and evolves in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. The selected candidate will move laterally at their same band and market reference point. This applies to candidates moving within the same career path (e.g., analyst, supervisor, engineer) or to a different career path (e.g., analyst to engineer, supervisor to analyst). The selected candidate will have an opportunity to be promoted within the career path only during the annual salary planning review and will not be eligible for a promotion at the time of accepting this position.
National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise.We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve.National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.
Job
:IS Solution Delivery
Primary Location
:NY-Hicksville
Other Locations
:NY-Syracuse
Organisation
:IS Solution Delivery
Schedule
:Full-time
Job Posting
:Aug 24, 2016, 10:01:42 AM
Unposting Date
:Ongoing

To apply for this job, contact:
Kathy Gangarossa

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