Business Analyst

Portland, OR 97204

Employment Type: Contract Category: IT/Business Analysis Job Number: 13172

Job Description


Meridian Technology Group is seeking a Business Analyst.

Working Job Title:

  • Technical Business Analysis
Job Description:
  • This specific work effort is to gather detailed requirements needed for a Project Portfolio Management System. We have high level requirements gathered already. We need a BA to review them and then gather further detailed project/program, portfolio, and reporting requirements so that we can include them with our RFP.
General Senior Business Systems Analyst Expectations
  • Summary
    • Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise
    • Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices
    • Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions
    • Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations
    • May lead functional teams or projects.
  • Takes responsibility for investigative work to determine business requirements and specify effective business processes, through improvements in information systems, information management, practices, procedures, and organization change. Applies and monitors the use of modelling and analysis tools, methods and standards, giving special consideration to business perspectives. Collaborates with stakeholders at all levels, in the conduct of investigations for strategy studies, business requirements specifications and feasibility studies. Prepares business cases which define potential benefits, options for achieving these benefits through development of new or changed processes, and associated business risks.
  • Facilitates scoping and business priority setting for large or complex changes, engaging senior stakeholders as required. Selects the most appropriate means of representing business requirements in the context of a specific change initiative. Drives the requirements elicitation process where necessary, identifying what stakeholder input is required. Obtains formal agreement from a large and diverse range of potentially senior stakeholders and recipients to the scope and requirements, plus the establishment of a baseline on which delivery of a solution can commence. Takes responsibility for the investigation and application of changes to program scope. Identifies the impact on business requirements of external impacts affecting a program or project.
  • Manages provision of consultancy services and/or management of a team of consultants. In own areas of expertise, provides advice and guidance to consultants and/or the client through involvement in the delivery of consultancy services. Engages with clients and maintains client relationships. Establishes agreements/contracts and manages completion and disengagement.
  • Analyzes business processes; identifies alternative solutions, assesses feasibility, and recommends new approaches, typically seeking to exploit technology components. Evaluates the financial, cultural, technological, organizational and environmental factors which must be addressed in the change program. Establishes client requirements for the implementation of significant changes in organizational mission, business functions and process, organizational roles and responsibilities, and scope or nature of service delivery.
  • Identifies specific measures and mechanisms by which benefits can be measured and plans to activate these mechanisms at the required time. Monitors benefits against what was predicted in the business case and ensures that all participants are informed and involved throughout the change program and fully prepared to exploit the new operational business environment once it is in place. Supports senior management to ensure that all plans, work packages and deliverables are aligned to the expected benefits and leads activities required in the realization of the benefits of each part of the change program.
  • Functional Competencies
    • Advanced knowledge of business analysis framework
    • Expert knowledge of discovery techniques and requirements definition
    • Expert knowledge of requirements documentation
    • Advanced knowledge of client relationship management techniques and client service models
    • Advanced knowledge of business process improvement frameworks
  • General Competencies
    • Advanced customer focus skills
    • Advanced oral and written communication skills
    • Advanced organization and prioritization skills
    • Advanced meeting facilitation skills
    • Intermediate team building skills
    • Intermediate developing others skills
  • Cognitive Level
    • Substantial: Consistent use of logic or scientific thinking to define problems, collect information, establish facts and draw valid conclusions (for example, engineer, HR director, plant manager, etc.).
  • Cognitive Demands
    • Ability to adhere to set response times, deadlines and time-sensitive tasks
    • Ability to follow accuracy standards
    • Ability to follow through on decision-making tasks
    • Ability to interact effectively and collaboratively within a team environment
    • Ability to communicate and problem solve when under stress
    • Ability to respond and adapt to frequent change
    • Ability to accept and demonstrate self-awareness when provided constructive feedback
    • Ability to discern feedback and acknowledge ownership of areas of improvement
    • Ability to avoid future mistakes by applying reasonable skills to new but similar work situations or tasks
    • Ability to successfully collaborate with peers, managers and others within the organization
    • Demonstrates sound memory
    • Ability to process new information to be applied consistently to work tasks
  • Schedule/ Attendance
    • Ability to adhere to pre-established schedule, including start/stop time and break/lunch schedule [typically for nonexempt positions, although some exempt positions may have an established start/stop time]
    • Ability to work long hours [typically for exempt positions; if included in nonexempt positions, overtime applies]
    • Ability to work a variable schedule
    • Ability to report to work and perform work during periods of severe inclement weather
    • Ability to consistently meet attendance standards for regular, reliable, predictable, full-time attendance [for part-time positions, change to part-time attendance]
    • Ability to work shift schedule
    • Ability to work on-call schedule
Required Skills/Years of experience : Preferred 8+ of experience in or knowledge of specific line of business and/or IT environment

Utilities experience preferred.

Top 3 Must-Haves (Hard and/or Soft Skills):
  • 1. Requirements gathering background with IT integrations and IT application implementations.
  • 2. Someone proficient in conflict management and prioritization of requirements (Someone who can say no.)
  • 3. High proficiency with Microsoft Products. And the ability to create data visualizations and communicate highly technical processes to business professionals.
Top 3 Nice-To-Haves (Hard and/or Soft Skills)
  • 1. Intermediate knowledge of the International Institute of Business Analysis - BABOK processes.
  • 2. Adaptability in a team environment.
  • 3. Creativity and critical thinking.
Education Requirements (Experience in Lieu of Degree):
  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in business, computer science, engineering, management or other related field or equivalent experience.
Certification Requirements (Any Preferences):
  • Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP) certification preferred

Team and Work Environment
  • Team size: 10 direct team members, 30 individual contributors
  • Project initiatives: Primarily gathering requirements to streamline and standardize project and portfolio management through consolidating tools and implementing a new software application.
  • Applications used: QuickBase, P6, Oracle ERP, Coupa, Maximo, Microsoft Products, WinEst, DevonWay.
  • “A day in the life” of this role look like: Candidate would be meeting with various team members to gather Project Portfolio Management System application requirements needed to support the management of projects. The gathered requirements will need to be put into a finalized document to be included in the RFP.  This would include attending project team meetings and initiating 1:1 meetings with individual contributors to report back to the project manager.
  • Interaction level this role will have the team members and hiring manager: Full project team member role.
  • The top priority for the worker over the first few weeks/months: Gather high value detailed requirements for the implementation of a Project Portfolio Management System software application. Candidate should be self-driven and highly organized.
    Working with individual contributors to identify software needs and how integrations can be developed to implement this new project application.
  • The biggest challenge in this role: Competing priorities for individual contributors.

 Location is Portland, OR with Work from Home Flexibility. Consultants should reside in the area.

Any offer of employment will be conditional, based on successfully passing a Criminal Background Check.

Meridian Technology Group is committed to equal employment opportunity (EEO) and non-discrimination for all employees in all job classifications and for prospective employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, physical or mental disability, national origin, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal or state law. All hiring is contingent on eligibility to work in the United States. We are unable to sponsor applicants for work visas therefore, please do not apply if you are not  eligible to work without sponsorship, as sponsorship is not available at this time. No 3rd party companies/candidates.


Please apply with your resume now or
contact us for more details:
Meridian Technology Group Recruiting Team
(503)697-1600 in Oregon
(800)755-1038 outside Oregon

Learn how to earn up to $1,000 with Meridian’s Referral Program.  


Send an email reminder to:

Share This Job:

Related Jobs:

Login to save this search and get notified of similar positions.

About Portland, OR

Discover your next career opportunity in the vibrant city of Portland, Oregon! Known for its lush greenery, hipster culture, and thriving job market, Portland offers a plethora of growth prospects for job seekers. With a booming tech industry, picturesque parks like Forest Park and the iconic Portland Japanese Garden, a diverse culinary scene, and renowned art galleries like the Portland Art Museum, this city has something for everyone. Explore our job listings and consider joining the community that cherishes sustainability, creativity, and innovation. Let's find your perfect match in the City of Roses!