5+ years of experience
Concerned about your lack of experience? Learn More...
Employment Type:
Full time
Job Category:
Business Analyst
(This job is no longer available)
Westar Energy | Topeka, KS
Grad Date

Not sure what types of jobs you are interested in?

Explore Jobs
Based on Your Education

Follow This Company

Job Description


JOB TITLE: Business Analyst


DEPARTMENT: Customer Systems Support- Kansas City Headquarters or Topeka General Office

LOCATION: Kansas City, MO or Topeka, KS

PAY RANGE: $47,200- $83,500

Scheduled Work Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Additional hours as required.

Summary of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The Business Analyst will primarily be working with the Customer and Meter Operations and Experience business units to outline project requirements and clearly communicate those requirements to all stakeholders. The Business Analyst will serve as an integral member of the I.T. team by defining, analyzing, and documenting business requirements at the project level, communicate and collaborate with the business and developers, and translate the business needs to the team. The Business Analyst creates key design documents to include end-to-end current and future business process flows and use case analysis. The Business Analyst requires strong communication skills including the ability to facilitate Business and technical requirement meetings and reviews, keep stakeholders focused on a common goal, and the ability to effectively document the Business and technical requirements.

Education and Experience Requirements:

The preferred candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree in Computer / Management Information Systems, Information Technology or related field. The ideal candidate will have 5 years' experience of hands-on design and implementation of IT solutions, preferably in the Energy/Utility sector and the Customer Care / Meter Operations domains. Experience working in an Agile environment with SCRUM teams preferred. Entry- level candidates will be considered.

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities Required:

* Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) and presentation skills.
* Excellent time management and organizational skills including ability to multi-task on various projects and priorities under fixed schedule.
* Understanding of software development lifecycles (e.g. Agile, Waterfall) with an emphasis on Agile development with SCRUM teams.
* Experience with utility operational systems such as:

o Customer Information System (CIS)

o Outage/Network Management System (OMS/NMS

o Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI)

o Meter Data Management System (MDM)

o Enterprise Asset Management (EAM)

* Lead and direct the work of others outside of formal authority.
* Ability to conceptualize the complex ERP systems that have a combination of delivered and custom product.
* Gathering, documenting, and designing functional, non-functional and data requirements.
* Knowledge of the programming languages .Net, Java, SQL/PL SQL
* Advanced ability to analyze business requirements quickly to determine and assess feasibility
* Proficient in writing business and technically oriented documents.
* Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
* Lead various stakeholders and develop consensus around the best solutions for the business.

Licenses, Certifications, Bonding, and/or Testing:

Valid driver's license required.

Working Conditions:

Normal office working conditions. Some travel to other locations may be required. Must have a satisfactory work record including good attendance.

Evergy has a clear mission - To empower a better future. Evergy chooses to live this mission by valuing People First. We know to accomplish becoming the most innovative and reliable energy company, we need a team with a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills. So, our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative of the communities we serve. We are committed to celebrating diversity and building a team where everyone - regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status - has a voice and can bring their best every day. We know that the more diverse and inclusive we are, the better we will be. Evergy is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer.

About Westar Energy

Westar Energy, Inc. (Westar Energy) is an electric utility in Kansas. The Company is engaged in providing electric generation, transmission and distribution services to approximately 679,000 customers in Kansas. Westar Energy provides these services in central and north-eastern Kansas, including the cities of Topeka, Lawrence, Manhattan, Salina and Hutchinson. Kansas Gas and Electric Company (KGE), Westar Energy's wholly owned subsidiary, provides these services in south-central and south-eastern Kansas, including the city of Wichita. KGE owns a 47% interest in the Wolf Creek Generating Station (Wolf Creek), a nuclear power plant located near Burlington, Kansas. Both Westar Energy and KGE conduct business using the name Westar Energy. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company completed the first phase of the Emporia Energy Center, a new natural gas-fired peaking power plant consisting of seven combustion turbines, comprising approximately 350 megawatt (MW) of capacity. (Source: 10-K)