Senior Business Analyst

  • Company:
    Govt NZ Jobs
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  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
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  • Posted:
    4 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Govt Jobs
  • Job Type:
  • Category: Analysis
  • Location: Wellington
  • Date Advertised: 24-FEB-20
  • Job Reference: NZTA/1447088
  • Job Title: Senior Business Analyst
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  • Summary:
  • Newly created BA practice within Enterprise Change
  • Lead by example to help define what good business analysis looks like
  • Exciting business change projects that impact the lives of New Zealanders

About us | Ko wai mātou

At Waka Kotahi, the NZ Transport Agency, it all starts with our people. The organisation’s performance and success depends on the people who choose to make this a great place to work and make a difference for Aotearoa. The Transport Agency has a strong future focus, understanding that new technologies and changing customer expectations mean the transport system we know today will not be the one we deliver in ten years time.

The Corporate Support group has recently under taken several changes, and as a result we now have a Business Analysis Practice sitting within the Enterprise Change team. The focus of this team will be to build BA capability within Enterprise Change, define what good business analysis looks like, and deliver quality business analysis services.

The opportunity | Te Whiwhinga mahi

Reporting to the Manager, Business Analysis, the purpose of this role is to help design and implement business change that matters by defining the operational capability required to achieve the outcomes and goals of our change initiatives.

Some of the responsibilities will include:

  • Provide fit-for-purpose Business Analysis services to projects and initiatives, tailoring what you deliver and how you deliver it to business needs, by using a variety of tools, techniques, processes and documentation.
  • Ensure relevant stakeholders are identified and consulted about their needs and concerns, by conducting interviews and workshops. This includes identifying issues and understanding challenges.
  • Select and use appropriate Business Analysis tools and techniques to elicit, validate and prioritise requirements and in the creation of artefacts, documents and models used in work assignments.
  • Identify and evaluate solution options that are cost effective, customer-centred and will deliver the expected outcomes and benefits, leveraging Transport Agency and sector technology and platforms.
  • Write high calibre business cases, adopting the NZ Treasury’s Better Business Cases approach where appropriate.
  • Help develop and maintain a reputable BA practice within the Transport Agency, coaching BA colleagues in the skills required to become Senior BAs and actively supporting a community of practice.

 About you | Ko koe tēnei

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Significant and proven experience in Business Analysis with a strong understanding of and experience with a wide variety of analytical techniques and tools
  • Well-developed analytical skills and the ability to evaluate and resolve complex issues
  • The ability to translate complex ideas into audience appropriate language, including via the use of diagrams, models and prototypes
  • Knowledge of Service Design tools and techniques, such as customer experience maps
  • Knowledge of and experience with agile delivery methods, preferably Scrum
  • Knowledge of change management frameworks, such as Prosci ADKAR

Exposure to regulatory functions and government information management practices and standards would be an advantage.


Please note, this is a business change focused BA. NZTA have an IT team who also provide a business analysis function for any of our technical changes.

Applications close | Rā Katinga Thursday 5 March, 2020

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To be considered for this position you must have a legal right to live and work in New Zealand.

NZ Transport Agency is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). At the Agency we recognise the importance of diversity and inclusion and are committed to providing a working environment that embraces these values. Please let us know if you need any support or have any access requirements that will help you through the recruitment process.