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Senior Business Analyst

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, West Berkshire, England
£42000 - £55000 per annum
Closing date
12 Oct 2021

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We are recruiting for a Senior Business Analyst. The IS Business Analysis team provide cross-enterprise business analysis services to AWE. Alongside the Delivery teams, the Senior Business Analyst enables the definition of business needs and delivery of work packages to programmes and projects across the organisation, throughout the Demand and Delivery lifecycles from Strategy through handover and in-life service

Salary from £42,000 to £55,000 per annum DOE

Location - Based on site near Reading

AWE offer a competitive salary, market leading contributory pension scheme, generous holiday entitlement, excellent work/life balance including a 9-day working fortnight in the UK and flexible working hours (role dependent). A salary sacrifice scheme is also available. We welcome applications from candidates looking for full and part time hours for this role.

Experience leading the delivery of BA artefacts on multiple, concurrent and/ or complex programmes of work:

  • Work Package and Problem Statement definition
  • Impact Analysis
  • Definition of Scope and Objectives, Stakeholder mapping
  • RAID development
  • Requirements Management: elicitation, documentation, validation, prioritisation, review and sign-off
  • Workshop facilitation, stakeholder 121s, questionnaire creation, focus groups
  • Gap analysis, Root cause Analysis
  • Functional and Non-Functional Requirements definition: Functional Breakdown Structure, High and Low-level Requirements definition, User stories and Acceptance criteria; Requirements Catalogue, Business Rules, Wireframing, Business Context Diagrams, Business Process Modelling and Mapping; Business Process Re-engineering
  • Definition of Acceptance Criteria
  • Solution assessment and validation
  • Input to Release and Launch planning; User Training and Education strategies
  • Definition of MVPs, KPIs and metrics for Financial and Operational Benefits Realisation
  • Expert Stakeholder Management and Communication skills
  • Mentoring and coaching less experienced members of the team

Desirable skills

  • Familiarity with Waterfall and Agile Delivery methodologies

Qualifications, tools and methodologies:

  • BCS International Diploma is Business Analysis; IIBA CBAP
  • MSOffice; Visio, Sharepoint, DevOps, Jira


  • Comfortable delivering multiple work-packages at pace in a secure and highly regulated, change-focussed environment
  • SC minimum, DV preferred


We’re looking for talented and ambitious people to join us in our work at the forefront of nuclear defence engineering, science and technology.

To work at AWE is to play a valuable part in keeping our country safe and secure.

Working at AWE gives you access to exceptional technologies, facilities and projects no ordinary company can provide – and the support of world-class professionals at every stage of your career.

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