Principal Business Analyst

Location:United Kingdom

IM&T Principal Business Analyst


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Principal Business Analyst to join our growing UK business. This role provides a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the future of IT within Naval Ships. BAE Systems are currently working on one of the biggest projects in the UK defence market right now. You have the opportunity to make your mark on the Type 26 Global Combat Ship programme where we are proudly constructing the next generation of frigate for the Royal Navy.

We are also demonstrating our export capability through the Hunter Class Frigate Programme in Australia and the Canadian Surface Combatant Programme. The successful candidate in this role will have extensive experience in Business Analysis with a proven track record ideally within complex engineering and manufacturing projects.


The Naval Ships business offers truly flexible working arrangements to appropriately support a healthy work life balance. If this sounds like the type of role that will challenge you and you have the hunger to shape the future of IT within Naval Ships we would love to hear from you.


As an IM&T Principle Business Analyst your main responsibilities will involve:

  • Business Analysis of internal processes, tools and data flows.
  • Requirements engineering and management of clear specification documentation
  • Process modelling
  • Experience/knowledge of Agile methodology and Scrum process
  • Experience/knowledge of product quality, change and release management.
  • End to end digital data transformation into clear production artifacts.
  • Knowledge of data quality and governance

As an IM&T Principle Business Analyst your skills and qualifications must include:

  • Subject matter expert in the design of complex solutions across enterprise applications and how those solutions can support the shipbuilding business processes.
  • Several years’ experience of business analysis of complex tools and processes.
  • Experience of delivering a requirement and solution specification to the development team.

It would be advantageous to have some of the following skills and experience:

  • Responsible for delivery of manufacturing data into the operational environment.
  • Responsible for ensuring the capability delivered, is installed and adopted as working practices and process alignment is understood.
  • Responsible for ensuring the business quality values are evident through any capability released to Operations.

What we're looking for in you

You will have a positive attitude, professional demeanour and strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. Excellent organisational and time-management skills will be required for this role. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) with an attention to detail and ability to work concurrently on multiple tasks. In this role it is key you can communicate effectively with both business and technical teams.


Location: Glasgow with potential for occasional travel between other UK sites to meet customer needs.


Salary: Competitive


Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.


About Maritime Naval Ships


We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That’s work that inspires us. That’s BAE Systems.


You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and export opportunities, the projects you’ll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.


Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what’s important to you, whether that’s part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we’ll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.


We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.


We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.


Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.