Job ID: 39738

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Business System Analyst

Our client is seeking a Business System Analyst to join their team in Vancouver, WA This position will focus on a combination of Business Analysis and Business Systems Analysis in support of the maturation of the Project Management Office.

The Business System Analyst will facilitate the analysis and definition of new portfolio management, project management and resource management processes, plus systems. This position will support optimizing the Transmission planning and execution of capital programs. This Business Systems Analyst will conduct stakeholder interviews, evaluate current-state processes, develop solutions and implement the “to be defined” best practices. This position will support both large transformational initiatives as well as desk-level improvement initiatives. The Business System Analyst must possess strong communication and facilitation skills, as well as a proven record for navigating amidst ambiguity. A valid U.S. driver’s license is required and up to 15% local travel for meeting/training is anticipated. Up to 5% overtime anticipated.

Responsibilities of the Business System Analyst
Supporting Requirements Development:
Conduct interviews and facilitate workshops to elicit business requirements.
Plan, organize and facilitate process improvement and business process documentation sessions in support of the maturation of the Project Management Office (PMO) and implementing Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) based project management methods.
Research, analyze, model and organize information for developing requirements.
Decompose high-level information into details and abstract up from low-level information to distinguish between solution ideas and business needs.
Facilitate requirements validation sessions and present findings.
Work with the manager/internal personnel to facilitate resolution of requirement conflicts between stakeholders.

Solution Development and Proposal:
Design, architect, build and recommend solutions based on requirements and best practices.
Facilitate/assist in technical process improvement initiatives
Research and develop methods to automate repetitive manual data manipulations.
Use Rapid System Development methods to build prototypes.
Develop solutions that integrate the various Portfolio, Project, GIS and Asset Management systems.
Complete all documentation in support of the solution, including use cases, requirements, test plans, process maps, and desk procedures.
Assist in the development of Business Cases/Justifications for the identified improvement opportunities and present the proposed solutions in both verbal and written formats to key stakeholders and sponsors.

Solution Build:
Prepare functional and technical documentation for hand-off to IT workgroups.
Work closely with corporate IT development teams to encourage a smooth build.
Draft documentation for user and operational manuals.
Design, build and implement desktop tools and systems to support portfolio and project management, project scheduling and project financial analysis.
Build business intelligence objects and reports from various source systems.
Create user interfaces in both Project Web Access (PWA) and SharePoint.
Draft and build electronic forms to support business processes.
Create queries and reports in MS Access for extracting, manipulating, and reporting of business architecture-related information.

Implementation and Change Management:
Support development and implementation of change management plans that reduce employee resistance and empower management as change sponsors.
Focus on the people side of change, including changes to business processes, systems and technology, job roles and skills, and organization structures.
Facilitate various system verification activities such as systems and user testing.
Develop and deliver process and systems training to impacted employees.
Facilitate system and data integration efforts to connect disparate systems that have various levels of System Life Cycle (SLC) maturity.

Solution Maintenance:
Provide first line technical support to business users of the developed solutions.
Complete and improve user manuals, onboarding and training documentation.
Analyze solutions and business practices for efficiency and effectiveness. Based on the analyses, initiate continuous improvement initiatives.
Promote the adherence to SLC processes.
Help the project meet business, schedule, and budget objectives.

Qualifications of the Business System Analyst
Master’s Degree in Information Technology, Business Systems or a directly-related technical discipline is preferred.
Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Business Systems, or a directly related technical discipline is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree can substitute for 4 years of experience.
This is a Level 3 position: 12 years of project management and/or business analysis and/or systems analysis experience is required without a degree. 8 years of experience is required with a related degree.

Required Technical Skills & Experience 
Advanced or Expert level knowledge of Microsoft Project Server and PWA.
Advanced knowledge of MS Access database design and administration.
Advanced knowledge of Visio and/or other flowchart tools.
Advanced knowledge of and practical experience in SSRS and/or SQL.
Experience in automating with Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
Advanced knowledge and mastery of SharePoint.
Expert proficiency in Excel, including pivot tables, charting and reporting.
Experience in Lean and Six Sigma process analysis.

Preferred Skills & Experience 
Experience in Project Management roles.
Knowledge of GIS and Asset Management Systems.
Experience in Jama Contour or HPQuality Center.
Energy/utility industry experience.
Experience with Power BI (Microsoft Business Intelligence).

Benefits are available to eligible VanderHouwen contractors and include coverage for medical, dental, vision, life insurance, short and long term disability, and matching 401k.

About VanderHouwen 
VanderHouwen is an award-winning, Women-Owned, WBENC certified professional staffing firm. Founded in 1987, VanderHouwen has been successfully placing experienced professionals throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationwide.  Our recruitment teams are highly specialized in either Technology and IT, Engineering, or Accounting and Finance career markets. Our recruiters value building meaningful, professional relationships with each candidate as well as developing honed knowledge of companies' staffing needs and workplaces. Partner with us to land your next exciting career.

VanderHouwen is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify. VanderHouwen does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable local, state or federal civil rights laws.”


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