Functional Analyst

Job Description

Functional Analyst
Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth
Starting Salary: £36,525

About the role

We're looking for a Functional Analyst within Business Solutions, Marine & Technology division to join us at HMNB Devonport, one of the largest naval bases in Western Europe. We're a key strategic partner to our customers; the MOD and the Royal Navy. We ensure that the UK Royal Navy goes to sea safely by supporting them in Devonport and around the world, delivering complex ship and submarine sustainment programmes and applying our core strengths of technology and expertise to sustain critical and complex assets to help maintain national security.

You will work with a team of Developers, Testers, Analysts, Project Managers, Solution Managers and Product Owners throughout the product life cycle and where appropriate follow Agile principles.

The Business Solutions Team support the delivery and maintenance of a variety of COTS and internally developed applications, which support a variety of business functions. As a Functional Analyst, you will be joining a wider team of Functional Analysts providing solution consultancy and contributing to the delivery of work packages being managed by Business Solutions.

What do I need to do the role?

You will have a Diploma in Business Analysis or equivalent qualification and/or proven experience as well as experience with Supply Chain focused IT/Business Applications. You will need knowledge of Structured Query Language (SQL) and of Agile SCRUM methodology

We would also like you to have experience in the following areas:

* Experience of working within/alongside the Supply Chain Function and an awareness of the IT tools that support it
* Capability to expand this awareness and gain a holistic understanding of the solutions that support the Supply Chain function
* Experience of using ERP tools
* Able to take high level project requirements and break them down into functional requirements to communicate to a delivery team

Lastly you will identify new ideas, solutions and areas for improvement within the FA team (and the organisation) and understand the importance of adhering to internal processes and procedures consistent with the rest of the department

What else do I need to know?

The successful candidate will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements. This may require you to hold or be eligible/capable of achieving 'Security Check' (SC) clearance.

We are happy to talk about flexible working. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

About Babcock International and Devonport

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.

We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.

Application Guidance
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to ensure that our recruitment processes are regularly reviewed and adapted, as required, to ensure we're compliant with the latest government advice. We are striving to protect both our current and future employees by acting in a responsible way which reflects the restrictions we face.
Please follow the link to find out more about how COVID-19 is impacting Recruitment and On-boarding for applicants.
Babcock are continuing with essential recruitment activity but implementing relevant recommendations to ensure that this is done in a responsible way with consideration of the unprecedented circumstances we are facing.
It is unlikely that shortlisted candidates will be asked to attend a face-to-face interview in the first instance. Interviews will be held by phone, or you may be asked to complete an online interview. More information will be provided regarding the format by the recruitment team.


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Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week's special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please visit our website.

Closing date: 26th October 2020