Senior Business Analyst
Based in Coventry
Up to £52,000 plus bonus
Here at Cadent we’re at the start of a really exciting journey of transformation, growth and evolution. We’re new but we’re 200 years old. (You might have known us as part of National Grid but now we’ve transformed ourselves to Cadent). We’re the UK’s largest gas network connecting and keeping energy flowing to our customer’s 12 million homes and businesses across the UK. That’s half the UK, Not bad going really.
We’re proud of our story so far and we’re super powered up about what our future holds. That’s where you come in! Join us as we build our Solution Delivery team and play a key part in driving the future of our organisation through technology innovation.
About The Role
As our Senior Business Analyst you`ll assume a standalone role and you`ll operate throughout the lifecycle of change projects, provide SME knowledge and work within the SD programme portfolio (projects capex range from Delivery budget in the range of £30k-£20m). This position is a key role in providing analytical techniques, requirements management and modelling expertise within IS Solution Delivery. You`ll work on multiple projects & programmes (concurrently) and through the entire project lifecycle of a project from initial project feasibility, through design and delivery through to Project completion. Alongside you`ll actively improve the skillset of colleagues in this department by mentoring when required to do so and be the expert ‘go to’ person to improve analytical techniques and modelling expertise.
Key accountabilities of the Senior Business Analyst will include:
•Leading or participating business analysis activities in multiple projects by completing and updating project documentation; managing project scope; adjusting schedules when necessary; determining daily priorities; ensuring efficient and on-time delivery of project tasks and milestones; following proper escalation paths; and managing customer and supplier relationships
•Accountable for providing analytical modelling and techniques expertise to the team, be the key mentor for (to BA Department) upskilling team members to improve overall department capability where identified, to – apply in depth knowledge and experience to improve the overall department resource capability.
•Identifying, creating and facilitating process modelling and process design during the solution delivery process where appropriate by conducting business and systems process analysis at a complex level in a standalone expert capacity
•Ensuring smooth transition from requirements to design and be involved in solution definition in alignment with the business objectives
•Managing the implementation of business solutions by building relationships and partnerships with key stakeholders; identifying business needs; determining and carrying out necessary processes and practices; monitoring progress and results; recognizing and capitalizing on improvement opportunities; and adapting to competing demands
•Contributing to business case and feasibility study and transitioning the output to requirements
•Providing project level analysis – producing required project analysis documentation (business requirements, scope matrix, use cases, sequence diagrams, future state proposals, etc.)
•Collaborating closely with fulfilling teams e.g. developers to implement the requirements, provide necessary guidance to testers during QA process
•Creating all documentation at the correct level of detail & standard to endure future phases of each project is correctly directed to deliver fit for purpose solutions i.e. analysis documents are used by technical teams from which to commence solution design work, test teams use both tech design & BA requirements docs to test from
You’ll possess the following qualifications, skills and experience:
•Graduate or equivalent experience
•Experience in Utilities business or equivalent
•Proven experience of business analysis
•Practical application of expertise and experience of working on large scale projects as well as handling day-to-day operational requests from the business - previous experience of leading business analysis activities across change programmes, projects, nonstandard requests - valued from £30K to £20m (at least 3 years). The senior BA will be involved in projects of all sizes and financial scales.
•Experience of coaching and development of business analysts – with measurable capability improvements as outcomes.
•Experience of working within a programme/project management delivery framework
•Experience of deploying & employing a broad and diverse range of business analysis best practices, methodologies and tools including complex business modelling and customer scenario driven analysis.
•Good understanding and experience of BPMN2, other BA tools and techniques
•Experience of working in both waterfall and agile environment
•Demonstrable knowledge, capability, skills and experience of Business Analysis processes and procedures including business requirements elicitation, processing mapping, analysis and critical thinking and workshop facilitation
•Detailed understanding of project and program management principles including various methods and techniques,
•Experience of supporting Senior Management Teams in establishing practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the business
•Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
•Excellent organizational skills
•Self-starter able to work with ambiguity
At Cadent we’ve got a whole host of standard and flexible benefits. a generous pension plan as well as the opportunity to earn bonus. Flexible benefits include: cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car, insurance and healthcare packages plus access to our Occupational Health services.
Diversity and Inclusion
Cadent has a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, the more diverse our organisation is, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our communities in all their diversity. We therefore encourage and welcome applications from people with a diverse variety of backgrounds; age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.
We want our employees to achieve a work life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it.
If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process, please let us know. We’re committed to be Disability Confident in line with the department of work and pensions scheme.
Be part of something big. Join us and help shape the future of gas for generations to come.
Please note: Cadent will not support any applications for visa sponsorship for this role. All applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.