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Job description

No Of Position:5

Seniority Level:Experienced (Non Manager)

Job Role:Project Manager

Functional Area: System Programming

Industry:Information Technology/ IT-Software / Software Services /IT-Hardware & Networking

We are looking for a Business Analyst (IT Infrastructure) for a long term contract with one of our biggest client (Among the top 3 biggest IT consultancy).

Here is the Job Spec:

  • Job Location: London, UK
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Rate: Negotiable
  • Start: Immediate
  • Mandatory Skills: Business Analysis experience for IT projects with a focus on hardware and 3rd party vendor implementations in a large, cross-organizational corporate structure

Key Skills/Knowledge:

  • Understanding of IT infrastructure technologies such as Azure Cloud, Citrix, Networks, Firewalls, Servers, Distributed Storage (essential)
  • Experience of end to end deployment of systems into datacenters and cloud solutions (minimum 5 years - essential)
  • Understanding or experience of deploying eDiscovery applications into datacenters (preferred but not essential)
  • UK Security Cleared (to SC level). (preferred but not essential)
  • Quickly understands the business issues and data challenges of client's organization and industry
  • Identifies client organization’s strengths and weaknesses and suggests areas of improvement
  • Reviews and edits requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to proposed solution
  • Develops functional specifications and system design specifications for client engagements
  • Confirms requirements are met as per baseline prior to project closure
  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor's Degree, Post Graduate Diploma, Professional Degree, Computer Science/Information Technology, Engineering (Computer/Telecommunication), Business Studies/Administration/Management, Science & Technology, Commerce or equivalent in industry experience with an emphasis on Infrastructure and third party vendor product implementations
  • Knowledge of eDiscovery applications preferred
  • Required language(s): English
  • Expert in Microsoft Project Server and Microsoft Project
  • Expert with industry standard Business Analysis tools, standards and techniques
  • Expert in Microsoft Office applications
  • Familiar with managing content on Microsoft SharePoint
  • Ability to be flexible in your overall commitment to speed-to-market while aligning yourself with effective project delivery
  • Ability to collect detail in support of ROI, calculate the ROI and enumerate support statements for the ROI as it relates to business and IT Service Delivery benefit
  • · Establish respective budget numbers as it relates to all areas of costs under the Business Case, including but not limited to direct revenue impacts, operational and cost avoidance numbers versus project execution costs
  • Work effectively with stakeholders to determine project objectives, map proper requirements to the objectives
  • Gather appropriate project success factors and document them
  • Conduct stakeholder analysis and document them in the appropriate deliverables and align them to the project’s communication plan
  • Project management certification is preferred but not required (ITIL, PMI/CAPM, PMP, or PRINCE2)

Experience required:

  • At least 10 year(s) of working experience in a corporate IT environment
  • At least 5-7 years of Business Analysis experience for IT projects with a focus on hardware and 3rd party vendor implementations in a large, cross-organizational corporate structure
  • At least 5-7 years of project management experience for cross-organizational IT projects (This position is heavy Infrastructure planning, implementation and deployment / minimal application development experience is required for this position)
  • Preferably Managers specializing in IT/Computer – Hardware/Cloud solutions or equivalent
  • Business Analysis certification is preferred but not required (ECBA, CCBA, CBAP, CBATL)
  • Proven working experience in global/regional IT environment/consultancy is required

Key responsibilities:

  • You will be responsible for engaging with internal clients to advise and shape projects to meet their needs by properly defining the stakeholder’s project objectives and mapping requirements appropriately
  • The Project Manager/Business Analyst will work to create properly aligned business cases for project concepts and gain stakeholder approval to submit for Leadership approval to begin project work
  • You will map baselined requirements to their respective project objectives, gain stakeholder agreement and align tasks into a manageable work breakdown structure and lead a team to deliver those projects so that they meet and/or exceed customer expectations
  • The PM/BA will create value-added project deliverables based on review and agreement with stakeholders, FIDS Leadership and the Assurance Project Management Office
  • In the Project Manager/Business Analyst role you are responsible for the end-to-end delivery of projects. You will work with teams that are geographically dispersed and comprised of all disciplines required to deliver IT solutions for our customers, including architects, business analysts, application engineers, quality assurance & testers.
  • Successfully executing projects to agreed time, scope, budget and quality including developing objectives and plans to deliver on the business case benefits, budget and timescales
  • Performing the project management processes - i.e. initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control and close, and the supporting processes e.g. scope, cost, time, issue, risk, resource, communication, stakeholder management ensuring that the required artifacts (e.g. project charter) are delivered and approved appropriately based upon IT project management methodology
  • Planning for, monitoring and managing change through formal change management processes and stakeholder/customer relationship management including reporting on variances to the approved project baseline and managing the approval or mitigation of these as appropriate
  • Managing project work and resources to enable successful and timely completion of the project including performing gate reviews and quality assurance reviews with all aspects of IT organization and business sponsors
  • Closing the project and formalizing acceptance of the project results ensuring that the benefits realization have been achieved or a formal plan is in place to manage these
  • Communicating with project teams, management, customers and stakeholders including implementing and working through defined governance processes
  • Coaching and mentoring both customers, vendors and project team members in delivery fundamentals and the benefits to successful requirements gathering and delivery
  • Provide accurate and consistent weekly status reporting for key IT initiatives, deliverables, risk, issues and program financials
  • Manage external contracts and suppliers related to a given project
  • Monitor and manage project baseline to ensure activities are occurring as planned - scope, budget and schedule and managing variances
  • Proactively identify risks and issues on projects - leading team to develop risk management and issue management plans