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Senior Business Analyst

NSW, Other
Posted on 01.09.2018
750.00 -> 900.00 per day

Our Client, NSW Government is seeking to appoint a Senior Business Analyst on a 12 month contract basis with possibility of extension based on performance and business requirements.

The Senior Business Analyst will liaise with stakeholders and report progress to the Project Manager and ensure that information security, information management, privacy, auditing, procurement, probity and other relevant procedures and requirements are captured in accordance to Department policies and standards.

The Senior Business Analyst reports to the Business Analysis Practice Manager with no direct reports.


  • Business Analysis - Across a portfolio of complex initiatives, take responsibility for investigative work to determine business requirements and specify effective business processes through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures, and organisational change. Apply and monitor the use of required modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards, giving special consideration to business perspectives.
  • Design and Development of Systems and Processes - Identify, develop and implement business improvement opportunities on proposed and completed projects across a portfolio of complex initiatives. Also identify and develop opportunities for improving investment planning and delivery processes, developing proposals to senior management to address high priority issues.
  • Maturity of Business Analysis Capability - Bring to bear extensive experience in the application of industry standard frameworks and methodologies to drive increased maturity in ICTs internal processes in the areas of Business Analysis and Business Process Management.
  • Stakeholder/Relationship Management - . Assist the Business Analysis Practice Manager, Principal Manager Business Solutions, Project Managers and Solution Architects to build positive working relationships with stakeholders. Be able to work directly with senior management in understanding their strategic objectives.
  • Business Case Development - Prepare business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits through development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks. Identify stakeholders and their business needs.
  • Monitoring and Reporting - Lead the development, implementation and improvement of efficient and comprehensive monitoring and reporting systems required to support the management of projects.
  • Benefits Realisation - As required undertake or support post implementation benefits realisation reviews of projects.
  • Change Leadership - Contribute to change across the portfolio to support both the vision for IT and the development of customer focused strategies, programs and initiatives.KEY

  • Driving improvements in the internal processes of an organisation with varying levels of technical and process maturity
  • Keeping abreast of current and emerging best practice in business analysis and driving improvements on internal processes based on these developments.
  • Developing, maintaining and managing relationships and communications with senior stakeholders, meeting the challenges with confidence, and dealing with frequently conflicting and/or competing agendas of stakeholders.
  • Identifying and reconciling inconsistent or conflicting objectives and drivers between senior stakeholders
  • Reducing technical complexity where significant technical interdependencies exist
  • Designing effective solutions that simultaneously meet business and IT objectives

  • Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency essential
  • Experience with Digital Engineering would be advantageous.
  • Extensive and demonstrated experience conducting analysis of business needs across a complex portfolio of initiatives in a federated or multi-sourced environment.
  • Strong knowledge of and extensive experience in the application of; contemporary business analysis best-practice methodologies and processes such as BABOK and UML. This includes leading and mentoring other business analysts in the application of these methodologies and processes.
  • Experience in defining strategies for delivering business intelligence solutions to deliver exceptional business value.
  • Experience in the development and delivery of visual analytics solutions which make use of technologies such as such as Tableau with a strong understanding of best practice design principles.
  • Previous experience in dashboard development.
  • Has a background in the rapid delivery of business intelligence initiatives that make use of diverse and complex data sources.
  • Previous exposure to road/maritime safety data centric projects.
  • Comfortable playing a lead change management role, specifically being able to communicate confidently and effectively to large groups of diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including, a strong ability to communicate and influence effectively across the most senior levels of the organisation.
  • Proven experience interpreting and translating analysis results into insightful, clear and succinct technical specifications and requirement documentation with tangible examples of where insights from best-practice analysis methodologies have resulted in value adding business outcomes.
  • Superior analytical, conceptual and problem solving skills and excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including report writing and presentation skills with emphasis on developing quality technical specifications.
  • Proven experience working independently and/or with multidisciplinary teams including the management and mentoring of other business analysts.
  • Relevant Tertiary qualification or equivalent experience with at least 5 years' experience in business analysis. CBAP or equivalent certification preferred

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