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Senior Business Analyst

Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE)
Berkshire, England, West Berkshire
£42000 - £65000 per annum
Closing date
17 Nov 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

Location - Reading / Basingstoke Area

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Salary up to £60,000 per annum

Location - Based on site near Reading

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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