Business Analyst

PA Consulting

Location: Greater London

Job Type: Full time


Company Description

Bringing Ingenuity to Life

By blending PA’s rich history in consulting with our dynamic culture and capabilities, we mix disciplines, deliver faster, iterate smarter and constantly learn — challenging the status quo to seek the best solution for our clients.

At PA Consulting, we’re Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Systems Insight & Solutions at PA

Our Systems Insight and Solutions team combine deep industry insights with innovative systems approaches and methods to help organisations achieve exceptional results that have a lasting impact on businesses, communities, and people worldwide. Our Business Analysts play a key role in delivering practical solutions which help to achieve these results. We are looking for Business Analysts across a variety of levels who wish to develop their career. You will be a part of a team providing direction, guidance, and support to both clients and PA's wider business.

Business Analysts at PA work on some of the most exciting and diverse projects across dozens of clients. We have been crucial in the delivery of large-scale defence platforms, the development of cutting-edge transport solutions which are shaped by the requirements of modern societies, and helped to deliver the Ventilator Challenge in 2020. These are just a few examples of some of the inspiring and ground-breaking work we do.

The scope of your involvement with projects will be vast and varied, helping organisations to define their needs and optimise their business. You will have the opportunity to:

  • Work with our clients to define and steer business analysis workstreams across programmes and projects
  • Tailor PA's business analysis framework to meet the specific needs of a client environment
  • Work with clients to ensure processes are defined and requirements are captured and managed effectively
  • Help clients build a compelling case for change and manage transformation in a controlled and effective way
  • Provide support to programme and project implementation
  • Perform assurance reviews of client's capabilities, drawing on PA's business analysis assurance framework and supported by your own business analysis experience
  • Develop personal knowledge and skills by attending and delivering training


About You

Ideally, you will have:

  • A minimum of two years' experience of working as a Business Analyst, or in relevant areas in:
  • Defence and Security,
  • Transport
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Energy and Utilities
  • Public Services
  • The ability to articulate the approaches, tools, and responsibilities of a business analyst
  • Exceptional stakeholder management skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills to build strong relationships with top-level stakeholders
  • Strong problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Excellent written skills
  • A desire to support PA's internal capabilities and develop PA's Business Analysis expertise

Desirable experience includes:

  • Process modelling, capturing business requirements, performing gap analyses, and devising strategies to tackle complex challenges
  • Practical know-how and knowledge in business analysis and industry recognised tools and techniques
  • Ability to mediate between low-level technical detail and higher-level objectives
  • Working as a BA in a scrum team and supporting product owners to articulate business needs across epics, features and user stories
  • Facilitating workshops and interviews with key stakeholders to elicit requirements and key information
  • Thorough understanding of different delivery models including Waterfall and Agile
  • Understanding of test approaches and experience in supporting testing activities, including development and execution of test scripts
  • Certifications in Business Analysis (e.g., BCS)
  • Defining the business analysis approach for large scale programmes and complex procurements
  • Leading teams of business analysts to deliver programme outcomes
  • Experience of coaching and developing teams to adopt business analysis approaches and frameworks

This is a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop yourself and your career at PA, so we are also looking for excellent interpersonal skills and the drive to succeed.

You must already possess the unconditional right to live and work in the UK

Additional Information

The Offer

● Private medical insurance and flexible healthcare plans for you and your family

● Opportunities for flexible working

● The opportunity to buy 5 additional days of annual leave

● Company pension scheme and travel allowance

● Annual performance-based bonus

● Life and Income protection insurance

● Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)

● Additional optional benefits (dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

Diversity Enables Ingenuity

Our diversity strengthens us and stimulates a rich, creative environment where our people feel empowered to be themselves. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, no matter their background. Together, we are PA — Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

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