Allied Consultants Business Analyst in Austin, Texas

Allied Consultants, Inc. is an Austin-based firm which has for 25 years been a premier provider of technical and business professionals to clients in Texas. We are currently seeking an experienced Business Analyst to be a key resource on a technical services team.

Allied Consultants offers its family of consultants excellent rates, a local support staff, and an attractive benefits package which includes medical insurance (Allied shares a percentage of the cost), life insurance, a matching 401(k) plan and a cafeteria plan.

Candidates selected for interview will be required to undergo criminal background checks and may be required to complete a drug screen in accordance with Federal and State Law. Offers of Employment are contingent on a successful background check

Allied Consultants is an equal opportunities employer.

  • Meet with decision makers, system owners and end users to define business, financial and operations requirements and systems goals.

  • Assist with requirements gathering sessions to elicit requirements, specifications, business processes and recommendations related to potential system integration solutions.

  • Create models, use cases, process flows, specifications, diagrams and charts to provide direction to developers, designers, and vendors.

  • Assist with converting requirements into developing business cases, project charters and statements of work for use in requests for proposals.

  • Evaluate compatibility and interoperability of commercial off-the-shelf or in-house technology systems.

  • Review and analyze the effectiveness and efficiency of existing systems and assist with developing strategies for improving or further leveraging these systems.

  • Perform cost-benefit and return-on-investment analyses to aid in making business decisions.

  • Conduct research on software and hardware products and technology services to justify recommendations and to support purchasing efforts.

  • Write and deliver reports, recommendations, or alternatives that address existing and potential trouble areas in IT applications across the organization.

  • Coordinate and perform tests, including end-user reviews for modified and new systems, training and another post-implementation support.

  • Assist in the development of a forecast/project timeline and project plan for achieving utility Grid Modernization.

  • Conduct weekly and ad hoc meetings on program and program initiatives; track issues through resolution lifecycle

  • Develop and deliver presentations for use in Executive Steering Committee and related program meetings.

Required Skills/Experience:




Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in Business or Management, Engineering, computer science, computer information systems, or management information systems


Demonstrated experience in business process development and redesign


Experience in IT/OT systems integration projects


Experience in Change Management


Expert level skillset using SharePoint and MS Visio; Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, Power Point

Preferred Skills/Experience:




Experience with Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) technologies including head end systems and meter data management systems


Experience Coordinating System Acceptance Testing andUser Acceptance Testing


Familiarity with utility business practices and relevant business needs


Experience working with large data sets and data visualization tools


Familiarity with Software/Firmware Release Management


Experience in Electric Meter Engineering


Familiarity with electric meter programs

ID: 2018-3676

Response Deadline: 3/22/2018

Duration (Hours): 1016

Visa Restrictions: No Restrictions

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