Business Analyst

LondonSouth East
08 Nov 2016
28 Mar 2017
Oil and Gas
Contract Type
Full Time
Role synopsis

The Business Analyst will be part of the Business Analysis Team in European Gas & Power, International Gas. The role will provide capability and knowledge to support the Business Analysis Team in all activities relating to both operational activity and solution enhancement.

You will be a self starter with a demonstrable track record in business analysis, partner management and conflict resolution who is willing to learn new skills in an expanding team.
He or she is used to dealing with a diverse business community, and has a proven track record as part of a project delivery team in a complex environment.
BP is a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are proud of our fairness, equal opportunity and meritocracy which allows our employees to reach their full potential.

Key accountabilities
Requirements Engineering:

  • Elicit requirements at all stakeholder levels.
  • Lead requirements workshops.
  • Manage conflict resolution.
  • Refine requirements to eliminate ambiguity, conflict and duplication.
  • Model requirements using a structured approach.
  • Produce high quality analysis, including collecting precise and accurate user story acceptance criteria to be used by developers and test automation frameworks.
  • Understand system constraints and opportunities to inform design.
  • Work with design and architecture on design options and potential systems and process solutions.
  • Prepare business cases for prioritisation.
  • Use tools to manage requirements and traceability.
  • Manage cross-team consensus and acceptance of requirements, ensuring "meaningful" sign offs
  • Use tools to manage requirements and traceability.
  • Manage cross-team consensus and acceptance of requirements, ensuring "meaningful" sign offs
  • Relationship and Stakeholder Management:

  • Build strong business intimacy with commercial partners
  • Work closely with our part-located off-shore and with a European user community
  • DevOps:
  • Provide excellent customer support of applications against agreed SLAs.
  • Provide diagnosis, workaround options and resolution for Business As Usual issues.
  • Identify underlying root causes for reoccurring problems, and actively suggest improvements and simplifications to improve the overall service offering.
  • Analyse and clearly document defects, minor improvements and change requests.
  • Use tools to handle incidents and defects from initial response to prioritisation and resolution.
  • Collaborate and share knowledge with other DevOps teams.

Project Delivery:
  • Support the full project lifecycle including delivery and Early Life Support.
  • Support other workstreams as directed by the team lead.
  • Co-ordinate dependencies with other IT&S delivery work streams.
  • Provide quality assurance on analysis through peer review.
  • Deliver clear user communications.
  • Handle user expectations.

  • Testing:
  • Collaborate well with offshore test team.
  • Write test scenarios for both automated and manual testing.
  • Perform regression and End to End testing.
  • Conduct User Acceptance Testing.

  • Business Process Change:
  • Lead business process workshops.
  • Analyse and map business processes.
  • Find opportunities for process improvements.

  • Data:
  • Analyse data flows.
  • Model data requirements.

  • Technical Understanding:
  • Use SQL to interrogate data.
  • Understand complex spreadsheets.

Essential Education

Essential experience and job requirements
  • Soft Skills:
    Be a good communicator able to deliver a message effectively and concisely at all levels including to senior management, and on both a technical and a business level. Have excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrable ability to communicate effectively with technology staff and commercial partners

    Be self-motivated and self-starting - able to pick up new or unfamiliar concepts quickly with little supervision. Be confident and demonstrate good judgement. Be able to work in a demanding development environment.

    Build team capability - identify standards, build knowledge transfer artefacts and perform knowledge transfer. Be an excellent teammate, with the ability to influence others to achieve success.

    Domain Knowledge
    A good understanding of Energy trading (including the full deal lifecycle and all physical movements of gas and power operations)

    Systems Knowledge
    Deep understanding of systems functionality core to the gas & power application set.

Other Requirements (e.g. Travel, Location)
There are no additional requirements.

Desirable criteria & qualifications
Knowledge of Commodity Transaction Pipes
Practical experience of working in an iterative/Agile development environment (including sprint planning, daily scrums, reviews and retrospectives)
Experience in toolsets for managing requirements, for example, Microsoft TFS, SharePoint, etc.
Professional accreditation e.g. Foundation in Business Analysis or ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis

Relocation available

Travel required
Negligible travel

Is this a part time position?

About BP
Our business is the exploration, production, refining, trading and distribution of energy. This is what we do, and we do it on a truly global scale. BP operates with business activities and customers in more than 80 countries across six continents. Every day, we serve millions of customers around the world. We are continually looking for talented, committed and ambitious people to help us shape the face of energy for the future.

Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) is BP's face to the traded markets for BP in oil, gas, power, chemicals and finance. IST's role is to enhance Group value through distinctive supply, commodity trading, risk management and information technology skills underpinned by a world class finance, control and compliance infrastructure. IST has a dynamic and highly skilled workforce, which creates value by combining analysis and commercial innovation with the material asset base of BP.

IST fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace for all employees. We are proud of our stance on fairness, equal opportunity and meritocracy, which focuses on all of our employees reaching their full potential.

IST Information Technology & Services (IT&S) is the progressive global IT arm of BP. The expertise IT&S provides is central to the operation and development of Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) - one of the world's largest energy trading businesses. Delivering innovative solutions for supply and commodity trading activity across IST's Global Gas and Oil Strategic Performance Units is at the heart of what IT&S does.

Our people and culture are diverse, reflecting the truly global nature of our business - in excess of 500 employees provide a presence in over 50 countries, with key hubs in London, Chicago, Houston, Calgary and Singapore. We support our people by offering an exciting variety of professions and provide excellent training opportunities to help them progress their careers.

Integrated Supply & Trading

Closing Date
[ "25-Mar-2017" ]