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Senior Business Analyst

Job details

No. of posts: 1
Vacancy Reference Number: OGA 086
Grade SEO
Salary: £44,676
Location: Aberdeen
Travel to other locations with UK? Yes
Some occasional travel within the UK
Appointment Type Permanent
Appointment Term Full time
Level of Security clearance BPSS
Medical required? No

Unless otherwise stated consideration will be given to requests to work on a part time or job share basis. Flexible working hours can also be considered.

Application details

Closing date for applications: 31 Jan 2019
Anticipated interview date: 6 March 2019

Brief overview of role

This Senior Business Analyst will provide business analysis services to Directorates within the OGA. The focus of this position is to work closely with Directorates to gain in-depth understanding of business priorities, workflows, services, roadmap and the context in which directorates operate. This role will be key to understanding and documenting capabilities needed to address business challenges.

The OGA Senior Business Analyst will engage with OGA Directorates to understand and document new IT demands and enhancements and deliver quality IT solutions. The role requires excellent communication, business analysis, workflow modelling, and formal documentation skills. The successful applicant will be able to evidence a strong track record of specifying and delivering quality IT solutions and using IT solutions to drive business efficiency.   

Detailed job description and key responsibilities

The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for:

  • Capture new demands and requirements from business stakeholders for IS solutions.  Define objectives, benefits and costs, scope, secure business support and funding, and initiate projects accordingly.
  • Formally document new directorate business requirements and enhancements including business cases for change
  • Deliver high quality, effective IT solutions, in collaboration with other IT disciplines as required.
  • Conducts business workflow mapping and improvement activities to contribute towards OGA Regulatory Excellence
  • Carry out project management of service requests and smaller projects under the remit of the OGA IT Manager
  • Communicate effectively with all key stakeholders. Build and maintain effective relationships with internal stakeholders. Establish credibility by demonstrating an understanding of the core strategic and operational priorities for the organization that require IT support and development
  • Build and maintain a strong understanding of OGA organisational responsibilities and workflows. Make sure appropriate information and data assets, applications and tools are available and maintained to support these workflows effectively and are formally documented
  • Assisting project managers on larger more complex projects
  • Work with stakeholders to identify areas for potential enhancement and associated priorities
  • Adhere to the IS change management, project delivery, data protection and security policies and procedures.
  • Horizon scan and evaluate new technologies that may be deployed within the IS team to help fulfil directorate requirements

Person specification

  • Competence 1: Delivering at Pace - • Be pragmatic and results-focussed; Act as a role model for delivery by injecting enthusiasm and energy to achieve results; Maintain a strong focus on priorities, holding others to account for priorities and swiftly respond to changing requirements
  • Competence 2: Leading and Communicating - • Communicate with conviction and clarity in the face of tough negotiations or challenges, surface tensions and resolve ambiguities; Influence external partners, stakeholders and customers successfully – secure mutually beneficial outcomes; Have exceptional inter-personal skills, enabling constructive engagement at all levels
  • Competence 3: Changing and Improving - • Encourage a culture of imaginative thinking, learning from experience and expanding mindsets and genuinely listen to ideas from employees and stakeholders; Challenge the status quo in own and related areas to achieve value-adding improvements and change; Lead the transformation of services to users, moving to a digital approach whenever possible
  • Competence 4: Building Capability for All - • Be visible to staff and stakeholders and regularly undertake activities to engage and build trust with people involved in their area of work; Be open and inviting to the views of others and respond despite pressure to ignore, revert or concede; Confidently engage with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels to generate commitment to goals.

Specialist Skills, Qualifications, Experience, Licenses, Memberships or Language

Essential Desirable
• Excellent business analysis and technical analysis skills
• Bachelor’s Degree in a business or information systems related subject (or equivalent experience – of a least 5 years)
• Strong track record as a business analyst delivering quality solutions
• Excellent documentation and communication skills – written and oral
• Ability to quickly understand complex IT systems, processes and data models
• Ability to influence others and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the business
• Oil and gas experience

Application Process and Further Information

Unfortunately you do not meet minimum nationality and educational requirements of this position.

Completed applications will only be accepted via the online application process below, however, if you do require the application form in a different format please contact us at quoting the recruitment reference number and job title.

You should provide examples in your covering letter that best demonstrate your skills and abilities against the competencies and specialist skills. The maximum word count against each competence example is 250 words. The information you provide will be assessed during the short listing stage and if you are invited to attend an interview, the indicated competence areas will discussed further.

When completing your application, you should use the STAR format (Situation, Task, Action and Result) methodology for each competence. All appointments are subject to successful completion of pre-employment checks

For further information please see the Information to Candidates pack (PDF)

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Equality and diversity statement

The OGA is committed to embedding equality and diversity into all our policies and processes. We will aim to recruit, retain and promote staff on the basis of competence and regardless of characteristics including those listed under the Equality Act 2010. These protected characteristics are; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.

The OGA is an accredited Disability Confident Committed employer.