Project Business Analyst
- Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
*12 month contract to start (potential to extend*
*January 2022 start date*
Position Details: remote primarily due to COVID-19 restrictions, after these are lifted contractors are expected to return on site. Little to no travel expectations; just monthly site visits.
- paired with a PM to support projects that arise.
- Operational management; action tracking, project coordation, administrative work.
- Be able to work collaboratively and individually
- projects will be high volume, fast paced but not sporadic, they do have a routine
- Advanced Excel; Power Users (test and results required for submittal)
- Asset Suite 8 is heavily preferred
About the team: Project Management team; looking for a support person for each of the project managers. They've found that the most successful folks they have gotten are those that have been under BA title; not looking for people that can sit there and crunch through spreadsheets, that's a skillset they should have just in case but really looking for the #2 on the project. Strong Excel, strong acumen, utilize tools and software, look at data and understand data but a lot of what they will be asked to do - action tracking, processing invoices, entering materials, meeting minutes, miscellaneous professional business assignments.
Don't need to be a SME in the projects they're handling.
Well rounded business person; if they have utility experience thats good, project experience is good. Both is ideal.
NOT strong IT background or someone really strong at data entry / data process - if they want this kind of work this is not the position for them.
- A lot of work is done in Excel; this is also an indicator that they can learn software, are comfortable with computers and can learn other software. Their full job is not in Excel.
Travel: not a lot of travel, group is partly in DE and partly in DC. These folks will all be in DC. Team meetings once a month in DE, get around the DC area; office is in Chinatown but there are other locations they go to.
Questions from when we met with the hiring manager:
Q: Types of projects?
A: They have a series of projects - a lot is distribution automation. They have smart-grid reclosures, reconnecting wires on the pole. pole replacement program. cable replacement program (underground cables), and a few inspection/preventative maintenance programs. His group is not the big large projects like big substations or transmission projects, they do more of the programmatic work like pole replacements; more high volume repetitive than big single project type of layout.
Q: What background aside from utility?
A: Utility is preferred, other folks that have been successful are building construction, facilities projects. Projects where people are building physical things. NOT IT, usually not manufacturing. Energy is good, construction is good, telecomm can be a fit.
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