Job Details
  • Reference384318A_1638432678
  • LocationCanberra
  • Job TypeContract
  • Postedabout 2 months ago
  • ConsultantSharrane Martin

As one of the Australia's largest providers of human resources solutions, Chandler Macleod has a proven track record of unleashing potential in people and companies. For over 40 years Chandler Macleod's recruitment business has connected leading-edge projects and employers with outstanding business professionals.

Our Federal Government client is seeking to engage an APS6 Senior Business Analyst on a contract until 30/06/2021.

About the Role:

Business Analyst professionals articulate and document business requirements and elicit high level requirements and capture business needs. Business Analyst professionals articulate and document business requirements and elicit high level requirements and capture business needs. ICT/Business Change/Business Process Analyst Design 150101 incorporated into this role.

Senior Business Analysts work to understand how the agency functions in order to achieve its purpose and goals. This involves understanding the agency's capabilities required to deliver its services to customers and stakeholders.

They develop an understanding of the current state of the agency or identifying future business needs in order to meet the agency's purpose. Business analyst staff seek to define and validate solutions that meet business needs, goals, or objectives.

Senior Business Analysts analyse and integrate information provided by a large number of customers, staff, IT professionals, executives, customers and external stakeholders. They are responsible for understanding the core needs and requirements of stakeholders and the agency.

They may also work to facilitate communication between business units. They often play a central role in aligning the needs of business units with the capabilities delivered by information technology or business activities and may serve as a translator between different stakeholder groups. Working under the limited direction of senior staff, they exercise initiative and judgment in the interpretation of policy and in the application of practices and procedures.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Duties may include some or all the following:

  • assist in defining and clarifying business needs to contribute to the creation of action plans, solution reports or business cases for consideration of senior staff
  • liaise with stakeholders to understand, gather and analyse their requirements and concerns in line with the agency's business objectives
  • conduct business analysis approach that may include specifying team roles, deliverables, analysis techniques or stakeholder communication
  • identify potential business needs to recommend improvements for consideration by senior staff and provide analysis, verification and validation on the recommended improvements
  • conduct stakeholder analysis to assist in engaging with stakeholders to effectively understand cross business functions
  • facilitate communication across business units with a range of stakeholders and represent the agency by promoting its interests at a range of forums
  • assist with managing requirements and communication through scope, traceability and maintenance
  • produce business analyst artefacts and documents that may include risk analysis, scope modelling, problem tracking and sequence diagrams
  • prepare or contribute to change management plans and/or communication plans
  • participate and perform elicitation requirement techniques such as brainstorming, workshops, prototyping, observation or interviews, and confirm or report on results
  • prepare and contribute to clear business and stakeholder requirement documentation including prioritising, organising and verifying the requirements
  • examine and organise requirements to record and identify dependencies, relationships and logical sequences
  • review project documentation and agency processes to assist with determining deliverables
  • contribute to risk analysis, identify issues and problem tracking to assist senior staff with the mitigation of potential issues
  • contribute towards the requirements management plan, including testing and quality checking activities
  • contribute towards or manage performance reporting activities and/or variance analysis
  • prepare textual statements, matrices, diagrams and formal models to contribute to the analysis of requirements
  • manage workloads for self and others, including setting work direction and priorities
  • manage, support and mentor staff including coaching and training to build knowledge and capability.

Key skills/personal attributes:

Ability to:

  • communicate effectively and adapt communication style appropriate to the audience
  • perform strong research, analysis, apply creativity and problem solve
  • build and develop internal and external stakeholder relationships
  • collaborate with other staff in immediate work area and in other areas of the agency
  • negotiate with and influence others to achieve optimal outcomes
  • facilitate groups, workshops and meetings
  • manage conflict using appropriate strategies and determine issues for escalation
  • demonstrate system and lateral thinking with a cognitive view
  • make decisions using good judgement, expertise and knowledge
  • establish clear work plans, as well as prioritise workload and timeframes for self and others.

Knowledge required:

Knowledge and understanding of:

  • Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)
  • business analysis techniques and tools
  • relevant business principles and practices
  • legislation, policies, procedures and information management requirements relevant to the work area
  • the agency's privacy, ethics, workplace health and safety and security protocols
  • relevant business systems and tools.

Mandatory Requirements:

  • The successful candidate will be required to have a Baseline security clearance.

If you feel you are a suitable candidate submit your application by hitting "Apply for this job". Alternatively, you can call Sharrane Martin on 02 6268 9726 or email for further discussion.