Lead Business Analyst

  • location: Washington, DC
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $60 per hour

job description

Lead Business Analyst

job summary:
The Lead Analyst will support IT Capital Planning (Project Portfolio Management), project management governance, and reporting. A successful candidate must have expert level of data analysis and communication skills, great attention to details, and a can-do attitude. Process mapping and automation experience using Microsoft suite of tools, such as Teams and Power Automate is strongly preferred. 
location: Washington, Washington, D.C.
job type: Contract
work hours: 8am to 4pm
education: Bachelors
 
responsibilities:
The Lead Analyst will support IT Capital Planning (Project Portfolio Management), project management governance, and reporting. A successful candidate must have expert level of data analysis and communication skills, great attention to details, and a can-do attitude. Process mapping and automation experience using Microsoft suite of tools, such as Teams and Power Automate is strongly preferred.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Perform portfolio trending analysis, project financial, project status and executive reporting
  • Conduct expert level data analysis working with large amount of data sets to quickly extract insights
  • Provide project management standard, governance, audit, and training support
  • Collaborate with all levels of stakeholders within IT and with peer organizations such as Finance and the Enterprise Project Management Office
  • Maintain SharePoint sites, tools, templates, and identify process automation opportunities
Essential Functions

  • Collect, consolidate, and cleanse project performance data from various sources
  • Perform quantitative analysis to understand project / service performance
  • Develop and maintain various systems of records, lists, reports, and presentations
  • Develop project management templates, tools, job aids and other knowledgebase documentations
  • Support project delivery teams on project stage gating, governance, and other processes to ensure compliance with audit requirements
  • Identify continuous process improvement and automation opportunities to increase accuracy and efficiency
  • Document current and future state business processes
  • Support project capital planning and business case development and prioritization
  • May need to run reports from SAP / BPC financial system to facilitate monthly reporting and project spend tracking
  • Translate business objectives into various reporting views and presentations to facilitate project tracking and monitoring
  • Support the creation and maintenance of project management best practices, tools, and ways for Amtrak to drive efficiency in order to reduce costs and add value.
Minimum Qualifications

  • BA or BS degree in a relevant field
  • 3-5 years of experience as a Business Analyst, Market Research Analyst, or in a PMO support role. Experience with business analysis, business process mapping, project management, and financial reporting preferred
  • Must be an expert user in Excel and comfortable working with large data sets. Experience with Macro strongly preferred
  • Proficiency with Word, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Visio, MS Project
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint and Teams administration and design a plus
  • Excellent writing skills. Experience with Standard Operating Procedure or knowledge base documentation development a plus
  • Must have excellent independent research skills and ability to draw actionable insights from raw data
  • Basic understanding of Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), including project scope, schedule, and budget management
  • Basic understanding of Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) and Agile methodologies
  • CAMP or PMP certification a plus
Other Requirements

The successful candidate will have:

  • strong attention to detail
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter, ability to execute on high level direction with minimal supervision
  • Excellent follow through skills and be responsive to stakeholder requests
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and multiple workstreams in a fast paced environment
 
qualifications:
  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 7 years of experience
  • Education: Bachelors
 
skills:
  • Business Analysis
  • Data Analysis
  • Process mapping
  • Automation Tester
  • Excel

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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