Business Analyst

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Work Location
Department / Discipline
Information Technology
Position Type
Staff / Permanent
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Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is recruiting for a Business Analyst to ideally be based in our Aberdeen office. This permanent staff position involves being the focal point for product and domain knowledge, whilst also acting as the lynchpin between the business and the development teams. It requires an awareness of market trends, competition, customer needs and technology developments. Working with business and/or customer stakeholders, the successful candidate will capture and translate business requirements into detailed functional specifications.


With a demonstrable understanding of Scrum and Agile principles, the Business Analyst writes user stories for the development team, works closely with them and provides swift clarity on user requirements and their acceptance criteria. It involves close interaction with external customers and with the broader business, and it requires both imagination and attention to detail.


  • Works with Product Owners, SMEs and clients to define and capture requirements and articulate them through User Stories
  • Helps Product Owners clarify their vision by clearly articulating the as-is and to-be states in a concise language and translates technical issues for external stakeholders
  • Undertakes the product owner role in Scrum teams and works closely with the teams providing guidance and clarification on requirements
  • Continually seeks a “fit for purpose” approach to identify the Minimum Viable Product that meets the key requirements and will deliver the required business value
  • Assesses and prioritizes features/stories to determine the minimum set of requirements that can be delivered to satisfy the business need in the shortest time
  • Writes, scopes and plans user stories and their acceptance criteria
  • Provides visuals to communicate scope, priorities and sequence of stories
  • Contributes to product roadmaps and manages the product roadmap with the support of Product Owners and SMEs
  • Networks within the business and customers to define and shape requirements
  • Continuously improves the business analysis process as well as the velocity of the development team

Skills / Qualifications

  • Tertiary education to degree/recognised certification level in a relevant subject, or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience as a business analyst for technical software with a service-oriented attitude and strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven working experience of business analysis and requirement gathering techniques
  • Broad awareness and understanding of software and technology infrastructure including web applications, databases, understanding of system integration, web services and networks
  • Experience of using issue tracking tools (e.g. JIRA, DevOps)
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Organised and methodical, ability to manage own workload and prioritise effectively
  • Flexible, visionary, yet pragmatic and with the ability to pay attention to detail
  • Excellent networker who relishes meeting new people and build and leverage personal and professional networks
  • Uses initiative and proactively considers new opportunities
  • Team player, capable of working effectively in a geographically dispersed team
  • Disciplined, organised, self-motivated and focused on the delivery of results
  • Confident communicator with colleagues and customers

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world’s most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 45,000 people.


Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.


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