Role Overview

Powerex Corp., the wholly owned energy marketing subsidiary of BC Hydro, currently has a 12-month contract to hire position for a Business Systems Analyst to join our IT team with a focus on project delivery for Powerex’s Mid and Back Office teams. We are looking for a person who has experience managing IT projects as well as technical expertise to support existing applications ranging from in-house custom built to vendor-based solutions.  The successful candidate, as part of a team of Business Analysts, will play an integral role in helping to establish and maintain business analysis process standards and best practices.  We offer a high-energy atmosphere, a fun, talented team, competitive compensation package, which are only a few of the many great things that help make Powerex an exciting and enjoyable place to work. We offer that “something different” to fulfill your sense of drive and exercise your intellect.  We are looking for people who enjoy achieving business results in a very dynamic, complex, and challenging industry. If you are self-motivated and “able to make things happen,” and demonstrate strong interpersonal, technical, and analytical abilities, we want to hear from you!

 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead small to medium sized projects (3–5 business and IT resources) and proactively manage issues to resolution, escalate issues as needed
  • Required to understand business priorities, prioritize your team’s development work accordingly, and managing user expectations.
  • Collect, analyze, document, and manage business requirements.
  • Maintain operational health of existing IT solutions.
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of business processes in order to identify business requirements and develop well-aligned business solutions.
  • Perform quality assurance activities, including test planning, test scenarios/scripts and manual testing.
  • Collaborate with our Enterprise Architects to maintain effective technology architectures.
  • Lead deployment of IT solutions from inception through transition to the IT Operations team.

 

Skills:

  • 3+ years of business analyst or system analyst experience with a proven track record participating in software development projects and end-to-end project management lifecycle experience.
  • Minimum requirement of a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer/Software Engineering, Management Information Systems, or equivalent combination of education/experience.
  • Strong business acumen and understanding of IT processes are required.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills are a must including a focus on the customer and the ability to think on your feet and interact with senior business stakeholders
  • Experience in a Business/Systems Analyst role applying technical expertise in maintaining application health.
  • Strong SQL skills (PSQL/T-SQL) for data querying, data mining and data validation/testing.
  • Experience in vendor management activities (leading or participating under a Manager’s guidance).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to stay organized with minimal supervision in an environment where you will have multiple tasks, tight deadlines, and changing priorities.
  • Self-starter who thrives in a dynamic work environment and has a demonstrated attitude of customer service, accountability, integrity and teamwork.
  • Ability to have fun and inspire the team

 

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with tools such as Tableau, SSRS, Power BI or other visualization and analysis tools is desirable but not essential.
  • Experience with Python and/or PowerShell is not a requirement for the job but we’d be delighted if you’ve worked with these technologies
  • Experience with Agile project delivery is desirable.
  • IIBA and/or a Project Management certification are an asset.
  • Experience and/or courses related to the energy markets are desirable but not essential.

 

Other:

  • Must be allowed to work in Canada
  • Core business hours are 9 am to 3 pm

Application for Intermediate Business Systems Analyst


We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
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