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IS Business Analyst - Subsurface

Cammach Bryant
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Technology & New Media
Contract Type
Full Time
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Our client is looking for a IS Business Analyst-Subsurface for a contract position, located in Aberdeen.


The Information Services Department sits within the Corporate Services division. The Corporate Services division sets the key strategies with the MD and ExCom for the delivery of a safe and cost-efficient organisation through directing the support departments (Information Services, Human Resources, Audit, Facilities Management, Communications) of the company to achieve this goal. In directing the representative parts, Corporate Services ensures compliance with the Company procedures, effective budgeting of its resources and positive management of the challenges that face a large operating oil and gas company in the UKCS.

Information Services provides the company with information solutions that are aligned with the Company Strategy. We work in partnership with the Business to introduce, innovate and apply digital technology to deliver productivity gains and competitive advantage to the Company, ensuring all solutions provided are fit for purpose. We assist the business with all its information and digital requirements, providing a reliable, efficient and cost-effective service in order to ensure that our customers can manage their information and collaborate effectively.

The job holder belongs organically in Corporate Services Information Services and reports to the Subsurface Applications Support Team Lead

Internally, the job holder has interfaces with all departments in the affiliate, the company's Global Service IT Services, (TGIT) and Business Information Services (ISB) contacts.

Externally, the job holder is responsible for representing the company with vendors and suppliers and amongst industry peers.

The job holder manages the full software lifecycle: Business analysis and consultancy, application development, implementation and support, project management and translate business requirements/processes into structured, supportable solutions. It is the job-holders responsibility to ensure that resources are deployed in the manner that satisfies user requirements within given SLA and budgetary constraints.


·Provide IS business analysis, solution design/architecture & consultancy services to customers.
·Provide a quality, cost effective support service to business-specific application users and encourage consistency across the assets to reduce costs/effort where possible.
·Review change/enhancements requests to ensure there is a business justification and that they are cost effective and technically sound; approve requests when this is the case.
·Analyse and define detailed business/ IS requirements to ensure that third party suppliers deliver exactly what is required and that solutions are implemented that will improve efficiency and/or reduce costs.
·Take responsibility for significant IS/Business related projects throughout the year, handling the functional analysis as well as the technical implementation (coordinating resources from other IS Teams), ensuring implementation on time and on budget and realising the benefits envisaged.
·Translate between user/business requirements and technical suppliers/colleagues.
·Liaise closely with the business to maximise the Company's investment in IS.
·Make recommendations on IS expenditure for enhancements and projects.
·Provide service to customers in a manner that will meet set targets of cost, time, quality & performance.
·Satisfy requirements of team SLA's & KPI's.
·Ensure that system integrity is maintained by following and ensuring compliance with agreed standards and procedures.
·Acts as single point of contact for business applications ensuring that the roadmap for system evolution and the necessary support and maintenance agreements are in place.
·Add value to the business by implementing/developing solutions and/or enhancements that will improve efficiency and/or reduce costs.
·Identify and promote ways in which processes, procedures and IS can be changed or adapted to achieve improvements in the cost effectiveness and quality of its operation.
·Actively identify best practices (industry, technical, professional, etc.) and encourage an environment in which this is willing and openly shared.
·Identify and adopt creative and alternative approaches to problem-solving and encourage others to do the same


·Previous professional experience
·High level of company/business knowledge and ability to understand and analyse a wide range of business processes in the subsurface domains. This knowledge will also allow efficient decisions to be taken.
·Experience in Linux operating system and programming advantageous
·Experience in database systems.
·Knowledge of IS processes
·Knowledge of other parts of IS and how they impact upon delivery of application service to the customer
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