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Senior Business Analyst

Southwest Gas
Las Vegas, Nevada 89113
  • Job Code
  • Payrate
    $85,103 To $106,379 Yearly
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

The Senior Business Analyst is responsible for managing business analysis efforts at an enterprise level. This includes managing business analysts as well as working independently as a lead to gather historical system information, evaluate business objectives, and the developing software application requirements related to company-sponsored business technology projects and the company as a whole. This position may provide task direction for others on assigned projects of any complexity and scope.


There are broad precedents and practices that the incumbent uses as guidelines to determine how this job is performed. This position requires seven or more years of relevant work experienceA bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Information Systems or a related field from an accredited university is required. A professional certification such as a Certified Business Analyst Professional (IIBA CBAP) or a Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA) or working toward certification is preferred. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Project, and Visio.  

A master’s degree in Business Administration, Information Systems or a related field from an accredited university is preferred.

Other required skills:

  • Leadership skills that include experience in managing, facilitating, developing, planning, directing, controlling and organizing projects and people
  • Ability to motivate project teams
  • Organize and manage time effectively while handling multiple priorities
  • Ability to handle multiple diverse tasks and deliverables simultaneously while maintaining flexibility within stressful environments
  • Analytical and results oriented with ability to work within a fast paced, flexible environment
  • Proven interpersonal relations with excellent verbal, listening and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand existing system architecture and data flows, and recommend improvements as needed for future state development.  
  • Ability to quickly understand new and complex business processes and needs, and to translate those needs into actionable requirements.
  • Must have high level business analysis techniques

This position may have up to four exempt direct reports and may be responsible for the direct or indirect supervision of project team members and associated subject matter experts.  The incumbent may be directly or indirectly responsible for a project budget and associated development hours based on complexity or management approval.  The incumbent must be able to influence and interact with all levels of Company management and appropriate outside service providers. The incumbent frequently exchanges information with senior management, non-exempt and professional level personnel from all departments and outside consultants and vendors.  This individual should be able to effectively communicate in both a technical and non-technical manner with employees from all levels and departments.


Project Portfolio Reporting

  • Monitor the overall enterprise project portfolio and report on the status of the Business Analysts
  • Develop and maintain policies and procedures for the business analyst workflows associated with the enterprise project portfolio
  • Evaluate and implement portfolio project management tools to enhance timeliness and effectiveness of reporting on the status and risks associated with the technology project portfolio
  • Ensure consistent standard practices across the enterprise project portfolio

Application Planning

  • Lead and organize business objectives through internal investigations
  • Lead efforts to identify key stakeholders and contacts, and define their roles and responsibilities
  • Lead efforts and mentor other analysts in developing, maintaining, and modifying methodologies for requirements development
  • Gather requirements by conducting interviews or workshop sessions, including process analysis and modeling, use cases and scenarios, data flow diagrams, prototyping, and others as needed
  • Develop business cases with application stakeholders
  • Develop and distribute vendor-facing documentation, such as Requests for Information (RFI), Proposal (RFP), and Quote (RFQ)
  • Assure that Company standard practices are clearly understood and accounted for in the development plans
  • Work with developers to recommend system controls and best practices for application development
  • Provide reference material and documentation for users on the subject application
  • Maintain project management protocols and procedures
  • Coordinate with application stakeholders to identify post-completion business owner
  • Develop preliminary responsibility support matrix
  • Identify project milestones, phases, and delivery timelines

Assignment Execution

  • Lead and manage activities of assigned tasks within projects to ensure that functional requirements remain in scope of assignment and are completed within prescribed time frame and budget parameters
  • Lead and manage factors identified in the requirements analysis
  • Monitor and report application requirements development progress
  • Coordinate subject matter experts for assigned activities
  • Lead others to: 1) be aware of changes in business considerations, 2) escalate issues as needed and 3) assure stakeholder satisfaction with processes and results
  • Assess and request assistance as needed to resolve technical, business and other issues
  • Transition application requirements to development and maintenance/support mode
  • Facilitate business process change management as required
  • Monitor project progress by tracking activities, resolving problems, and recommending actions
  • Create, execute, and manage test scripts and testing activities prior to go-live production dates
  • Manage and create user documentation, including user guides and training materials
  • Manage project update meetings and training sessions

Assignment Conclusion

  • Obtain agreement among stakeholders that all requirements and expectations have been delivered
  • Direct the project team regarding retention of documentation in accordance with Company standards
  • Lead lessons learned session(s) and manage efforts in finalizing corresponding documentation
  • Ensure the repository of requirements to be included in future phases is maintained as needed
  • Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned
  • Regular and predictable attendance is a condition of employment and is an essential function of the job


About Us

Our History

Southwest Gas Corporation was founded in 1931 and is a subsidiary of Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. We provide natural gas service to Arizona, Nevada, and portions of California. Our communities, and the more than 2 million customers we serve, are the reasons why we've been heating things up for decades. So, whether you’re enjoying a backyard barbeque with friends, getting cozy indoors during the winter, or preparing an epicurean delight in your new restaurant, Southwest Gas is here to support your comfort  and your lifestyle.


Posted: 2022-08-04 Expires: 2022-09-18

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