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  • Job reference: RMS0226140

Business analyst

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Houston, Texas
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/07/2020
  • Duration: 6 months
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (02/09/20)
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The Role:
We are seeking a driven Business Analyst who has strong analytical and computer skills to work in the Operations Planning group for several U.S. based natural gas pipeline & storage companies. The individual would support our Power Desk and Outage Planning functions.
The Power Desk position works with external power plant operators and their agents to ensure smooth, reliable natural gas deliveries to power plants. The Desk also works with Gas Control, Operations Planning, Marketing, and various other internal stakeholders to ensure efficient operations of the pipelines and to effect changes where necessary to adapt to this growing market.
The Outage Planning position works with Project Management teams, Marketing, Field Operations to gather, track and plan outages to minimize customer impacts.
What you'll do
* Support Power Desk Personnel:
o Support monitoring of power plant activity through their nominations, burn sheets, and physical takes
o Support efforts to enact regulatory and operational changes to ensure that power plants are utilizing the correct service types and that customers receive the gas that they scheduled
o Establish good working relationships with power plant stakeholders to facilitate communication between the pipeline and the plants
* General Duties to Support Power Desk and Outage Planning Personnel:
o Generate daily reports in support of various internal and external stakeholders
o Perform advanced data analyses and generate reports in support of business operations
o Develop intelligent, insightful reporting on the key drivers of our business
o Provide analytical support, maintaining dashboards and reports to various departments to identify improvement opportunities
o Retrieve and transform data using Power BI / AWS Quicksight (or similar BI tool) software and MS Excel into actionable intelligence
o Prepare and present findings with clear storylines to communicate key conclusions and recommendations
o Collect, analyze and support the presentation of operational data to management
o Create and manage support tools and metrics for improving system efficiency
o Ad hoc project work supporting the re-invention of how we manage our business
Minimum Qualifications
* Bachelor's degree in Business or Information Technology or related field
* Excellent written, verbal, listening, communicating, and negotiating skills
* Proficiency Microsoft Excel
* Intermediate proficient with Power BI and/or AWS Quicksight, Microsoft Access
* Strong analytical and computer skills. Will be required to quickly and effectively use tools in the Microsoft Office suite to manipulate and report information mined from various data sources
* Ability to organize and complete activities on multiple projects concurrently and in a timely manner.
* Ability to analyze results and identify areas for improvement.

Preferred Qualifications
* Some natural gas pipeline industry experience and knowledge of pipeline operations is a plus
* 1+ years of professional experience in business intelligence or data analysis
* Creative in finding new solutions / designing innovative methods, systems and processes
* Excellent organization skills to work across functions and upwards
* Ability to use data to back up assumptions, develop business cases, and complete root cause analyses
* Advanced Proficiency with Power BI and/or AWS Quciksight, Microsoft Access
* Intermediate proficiency with SQL and VBA

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for over 50 years, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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