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Business Analyst

Buckeye Partners L.P.
United States, Texas, Houston
4200 Westheimer Road (Show on map)
August 29, 2022

Business Analyst

Founded in 1886, Buckeye Partners, L.P. has a proven track record of stability and success. We pride ourselves on the laser focus we apply to safely providing service and value to our customers, operating under a strong set of values, and empowering our employees to make decisions. We have a tenacious commitment to environmental responsibility and regulatory compliance in all that we do.

It is our internal culture that sets us apart from other companies. Our goal is to provide our employees with a greater span of responsibility, the ability to make decisions, and access to experts to help you build your skills and experiences. Each of our career tracks provides employees with the ability to innovate, and be a significant contributor from their first day on the job.

Buckeye Partners is currently seeking a Business Analyst with experience in the business requirements gathering and the overall project management process.

Role Summary:

The Business Analyst role is responsible for the requirements development process through elicitation, analysis, specification, and verification of requirements from an end-to-end perspective and supports the ongoing management of the requirements.

Responsibilities & Essential Functions include:

  • Requirements/Documentation & Elicitation. Partner with other stakeholder teams across business units (i.e., finance, security, compliance, operations) to develop necessary analysis and documentation in a collaborative way, communicating effectively and efficiently with IT Business Partners and Delivery teams. Evaluate, analyze, and communicate systems requirements. Author and update internal documentation.
  • Project Administration. Tracking and updating status on key project milestones, activities, and schedules, preparing project documentation and conduct project kick-off, maintaining project artifacts and project information in required automation tools. Communicating project status to project team, stakeholders, sponsors, and IT management.
  • Project Management. Documenting project requirements, assisting project initiation deliverables, assisting with project planning deliverables, conducting project kickoff, completing the execution phase of the project which may include managing the project tasks, issues tracking, test planning and execution.
  • Project/Task Administration. Tracking and updating status on project milestones as it relates to delivering key artifacts for review and approval. Maintaining a repository of developed documentation and materials supporting those key initiatives.
  • Training and Communication. Providing training on software developed from delivered requirements.
  • Assisting with development of functional test plans and user acceptance test plans. Coordinating functional and user acceptance testing by executing the testing strategy with support of key business resources and tracking test performance. Performing data analysis to support evaluation of system defects or to develop requirements for new functionality. Triaging and troubleshooting complex user-reported system defects as required.
  • And other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 1-3 years of business analysis or project management experience
  • Demonstrated strong written and oral communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results
  • Ability to travel up to 25% domestically and internationally

Certificates & Licenses:

  • Any IIBA or PMI certificates are desired

Other Skills, Attributes and Abilities:

  • This position requires a detailed approach to task completion, strong communication and organization skills, positive relationship and collaboration/problem solving skills, and a general understanding of IT project dynamics.
  • Project Management skills to ensure assigned projects are managed, controlled, and closed appropriately.
  • Listening skills, to understand what is said and to detect/confirm what is meant.
  • Analytical skills, to critically evaluate the information gathered from multiple sources, reconcile conflicts, decompose high-level information into details, abstract up from low-level information to a more general understanding, distinguish presented user requests from the underlying true needs, and distinguish solution ideas from requirements
  • Technical Writing skills, to communicate information effectively to customers, managers, and IT teams
  • Modeling skills, to represent requirements information in graphical forms that augment textual representations.

Essential Functions:

  • This position requires the ability to safely and successfully perform essential job functions consistent with ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards, including meeting qualitative and or/quantitative productivity standards.
  • This role requires the ability to maintain regular, punctual attendance consistent with the ADA, FMLA and other federal, state and local standards.
  • This position requires compliance with all personnel policies.

Physical & Safety Requirements:

  • The person in this position needs to occasionally move inside the office to access file cabinets, office equipment, etc.
  • This role continuously operates a computer and other office productivity equipment (i.e. a calculator, copy machine and computer printer).

About You:

To be successful in the Buckeye culture, our employees must Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. You must be able to work independently. You must also be able to exercise tact, discretion, and professionalism when dealing with internal clients and external counterparties (customers, vendors, etc.), as well as when handling sensitive and confidential information.

Buckeye Partners wants to create and reward an organizational focus that stimulates the creative and entrepreneurial actions of our employees and results in innovative ways of reducing costs, generating revenues, improving productivity, or improving processes.

About Us:

Buckeye Partners, L.P. is the logistical solutions partner of choice for the global energy business and one of the nation's largest independent petroleum products pipeline transportation and terminalling service provider; our strength is to create centers of expertise around our products, technologies and client needs.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. We are also an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans. Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP on the following website: http://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)