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Brion Energy Strategic Business Analyst (Contract) Contract in Calgary, AB

Brion Energy

Branch Calgary AB CA

Position:
Strategic Business Analyst (Contract)
Location:
Calgary, AB

In Business Analysis tools and techniques. Support, business systems analysis, and systems project leadership/management….

Reporting to the Lead, IS
Solution Delivery, the Strategic Business Analyst (SBA) will act as a key contact point between Brion
business partners, CNPC Affiliate business partners and the IS organization
regarding planning of information technology usage in the context of business
needs. The SBA will champion the technology planning efforts within an assigned
area while ensuring alignment with enterprise-wide strategic objectives and
standards.

This position is based in our
Calgary office and is a contract until December 31, 2017.

Responsibilities

Project delivery that results in the
timely, robust initiation and delivery of business-driven IS projects by:


Initiating
and obtaining approval for business-driven IS projects;

Gathering

and managing business requirements:

Eliciting,
clarifying, prioritizing and managing requirements applying best practices and
methodologies; and

Critically
analyzing information gathered, reconciling conflicts, negotiating priorities,
decomposing high-level information into details, categorizing information to
improve understanding, distinguishing user requests from the underlying true
needs, analyzing tradeoffs between usability and performance needs and challenge
assumptions when necessary;

Leading

project test activities:

Developing
and implementing the testing strategy which may include system, interface and
UAT testing;

Leading
the creation of test cases; and

Leading
and managing test execution with required stakeholders, facilitating defect
resolution and reporting on test status;

Stewarding
delivery of business-driven work, including effective prioritization and
business satisfaction with delivered solutions;

Defining,
scoping and managing projects;

Developing
plans, executing projects, communicating progress and managing issues in a
timely manner to ensure project success;

Adhering
to Enterprise Project Management Office established guidelines, processes and
standards;

Balancing
independent work with collaboration to achieve objectives; and

Managing
vendors to ensure deliverables are completed within budget and agreed upon
timelines.

Solution support – ensure

successful implementations and business adoption by:

Supporting
solution implementations, including testing, and training;

Providing
application support for business systems;

Engaging
software vendors appropriately to ensure timely issue resolution; and

  • Managing

all software contract administration related to the business areas that are
being supported including software license and maintenance / support renewals
and associated budget updates.

Portfolio Management – completing
business solution “roadmaps” that describe medium and long-term plans for

systems in each business area through:

Defining
the “as is” and “to be” states for business solutions/applications; and

  • Completing

“roadmaps” that describe medium (12 months) and long-term plans (3 to 5 years)
for systems in each business area. Include the financial and resourcing
implications and business justification for the proposed technology
initiatives.

Relationship Management –
develop and maintain strong relationships between IS and business functions,
enabling IS solution delivery, as well as business awareness and commitment to

IS goals by:

Being
the key point of contact between the business partners (including Brion and
CNPC Affiliates) and the IS team ensuring business opportunities are identified,
requirements are understood, expectations are managed and solutions are
designed and delivered to realize benefits;

Managing
relationship with business departments to ensure IS goals align to business
objectives and the relationship is collaborative and effective;

Conducting
regular discussions with Business Leadership and IS Leadership regarding new
opportunities, business challenges and technology solutions;

Capturing
and assessing opportunities by conducting feasibility analysis, consulting
Subject Matter Expert’s (business and IS), determining business/technology
value and cost-benefit, developing business process models, documenting
findings/recommendations. This includes the building/overseeing of solid
business cases for proposed solutions;

Establishing
and developing effective business relationships between Business and IS staff
that are cordial, professional and productive;

Participating
in the business function’s management activities and planning sessions;

Ensuring
business partners are aware of and buy into corporate IS initiatives that require
their participation;

Identifying
areas in which improved organizational communication is needed and partner with
other SBAs to implement those changes;

Managing
the business component of technology planning efforts for assigned area.
Participating in all relevant planning activities. Developing an Information
Technology plan for assigned area;

Analyzing
technology trends with respect to the business unit/domains value and helping
to drive improvement; and

  • Demonstrating

a positive, proactive attitude, with the ability to manage business change and
the challenge of engaging business units and IS personnel collaboratively.

Qualifications


University degree or equivalent (Business Administration, Engineering or
Computer Science)

Business
Analyst Certification an asset

12-15
years’ related experience, including systems/application development and
support, business systems analysis, and systems project leadership/management

Experience
or knowledge of oil sands operations (including production/regulatory/corporate
reporting) an asset

Working
experience with SAP, SharePoint, corporate applications and dashboards an
asset.

Working
experience with Information Management an asset

Experience
in a line management and/or customer relationship management role in an IS
organization

Experience
with systems/application/business process modeling and solution architecture

Experience
planning, managing and monitoring IS and/or business projects

Experience
in the effective management of budget and prioritization planning and
expectations with business partners

Knowledge
of general IS processes/practices including SDLC, PMO, and ITIL

Demonstrated
continuous efforts to improve project performances, streamline business
processes, and work co-operatively to provide quality seamless client service

Proficient
in Business Analysis tools and techniques

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well with
diverse personalities and work force

Ability to forge, grow and maintain positive
relationships with multiple groups

Strong written and oral communication skills

Able to manage multiple priorities simultaneously and meet the time
demands of unpredictable activities; capable of handling pressure and
challenges in a dynamic business environment

Ability to work within tight deadlines and
prioritization of work to achieve them

Strong negotiation, analytical, critical thinking,
troubleshooting, problem-solving skills, and a high degree of accuracy and
attention to detail


Adoption and demonstration of
Brion Values (Honorable, Unified, Passionate, Accountable)

or proceed with Standard Application Form.

Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Calgary, AB, CA
Posted on: 2017-02-11
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