Business Analyst

<p>Opus One Solutions is looking for a Business Analyst who wants to be a key player on our Consulting team. Reporting to the Director of Consulting this is a client-facing role with some travel throughout North America and the potential to work with clients globally moving forward.</p>

Richmond Hill, ON

Opus One Solutions

Opus One is a software engineering company that brings real-time energy management to the smart grid. Through its leading edge offering GridOS&trade;, Opus One delivers a new level of visibility and control to electricity distribution through sophisticated engineering analytics designed to solve and optimize complex power flows. Seamlessly integrating with utility data systems, GridOS&trade; provides powerful grid management capabilities and unlocks greater potential for distributed energy resources including renewable generation, energy storage and responsive demand. GridOS&trade; further facilitates the implementation and management of microgrids from homes to communities for unparalleled grid resiliency and value to the electricity customer.

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Mid Level

Overview: <p><strong>Who we are</strong></p> <p>Creating a planet fueled by reliable, clean energy isn&rsquo;t what keeps us up at night; it&rsquo;s what gets us out of bed. At Opus One Solutions, we pursue solutions that will change how countries access and distribute electrical energy. From microgrids that keep things running in the event of an outage to how Tesla's latest batteries can help accelerate the integration of renewable energy. From how electric utilities can optimize their operations and reduce their carbon footprint to how every homeowner will feed energy into a power grid fueling the electrical sharing economy.</p> <p>At Opus One Solutions, we believe some of the best talent in the tech industry share our passion for delivering technology that matters and that will make a difference, in our lifetime and beyond. We want to work with people who love the complexities of software; who believe in its power to transform the world to a better place.</p> <p>Good people know that great ideas are everywhere and what matters most is practical execution. Turning vision into reality is the hard part. But, when it&rsquo;s creating technical solutions that support access to renewable energy, it&rsquo;s an engineering feat worth contributing to.</p> <p><strong>The opportunity</strong></p> <p>Opus One Solutions is looking for a Business Analyst who wants to be a key player on our Consulting team. Reporting to the Director of Consulting this is a client-facing role with some travel throughout North America and the potential to work with clients globally moving forward.</p> <p><strong>Who are you?</strong></p> <p>You have a passion for solving complex problems using a shared vision with the client and strong technical skills. You want to join a rapidly scaling company working on technology solutions that matter. A team that will allow you the freedom to take risks, learn as you do so and drive your own deliverables.</p> <p><strong>What&rsquo;s in it for you?</strong></p> <ul> <li>Challenges. The electrical power grid is a lifeline to millions of people. Quite literally, this is a system that cannot go down when it comes to hospitals, traffic controls and more. Your challenge is to help implement a product that reaches that level of quality and reliability.</li> <li>Personal and professional satisfaction. You want to do meaningful work on global projects that are some of the first of their kind, directly contributing to technology solutions that matter.</li> <li>Career growth. You will gain exposure to all aspects of the company and the product, opening up new opportunities within the consulting team or across other areas of the business.</li> </ul>
Responsibilities: <p><strong>What will our new Business Analyst work on? You will:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Develop gap analyses between client documents and internal documents, and get buy-in based on analysis to use internal documentation.</li> <li>Work with clients to aid in defining the user acceptance testing process and follow-up on progress metrics.</li> <li>Work with the Project Managers to develop, document and standardize new internal and external processes, expectations, and deliverables across multiple projects.</li> <li>Act as Lead Business Analyst, filling out project documents by researching product related concepts, as well as asking internal experts for key concepts or coordinating assigning of sections.</li> <li>Work with the Consulting team to expand our consulting practice through the development of innovative solution offerings for clients.</li> <li>Use internal software demonstrations to develop user acceptance documentation, training powerpoint modules, training video modules.</li> <li>Facilitate meetings with clients and product demos.</li> </ul>
Requirements: <p><strong>Here&rsquo;s what you bring:</strong></p> <ul> <li>An ideal combination of education and experience. You have a degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on power systems or relevant experience as a Business Analyst or Consultant. <ul> <li>Bonus points if you have: <ul> <li>An MSc in Electrical Engineering with a focus on Power Systems.</li> <li>Experience with generation modeling languages like Matlab and GAMS an asset.</li> </ul> </li> </ul> </li> <li>The knowledge. You have a strong background in Excel analysis, Powerpoint, and Visio. Experience with power system analysis software (E.g. CYME, powerfactory, openDSS, etc.) would be a strong asset.</li> <li>A genuine interest in new tools and technology. You learn new software quickly without extensive documentation or hand holding.</li> <li>A true sense of obligation and responsibility. You are invested in satisfying the needs of our clients &ndash; your clients- and you work hard to do it well, on spec and on time. You are motivated to find answers and innovate solutions.</li> <li>A team oriented personality Your commitment and focus influence those around you to do better. You gain satisfaction when the team wins.</li> <li>An analytical mindset. You can quickly understand and analyze various approaches and processes instantly. You have the ability to drill down to the details, obtaining the right level of specificity for your development team. You can creatively solve complex problems.</li> <li>A natural sense of curiosity. You are an information-seeker who digs deeper and asks a series of probing questions to get at the root of a problem. You can create powerful user stories detailing the needs of your clients.</li> <li>The relationship building focus. You enjoy being in front of clients (internal and external) and listening to their needs. You are willing and able to travel across North America to meet with them as needed.</li> <li>A winning communication style. You are concise, on point and effective. You can communicate complex requirements and technical details clearly across the team.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Why join Opus One Solutions?</strong></p> <p>Opus One is growing! After spending the last four years under the radar focused on research and pilot projects we&rsquo;re ready to shine as one of Canada&rsquo;s top 10 game-changers named by CIX Cleantech! We are deploying exciting microgrid projects in North America and have partnerships with leading energy players such as Tesla and Advanced Microgrid Solutions.</p> <p>Collectively, we are fanatical about the work we do. Our leadership has assembled carefully selected teams with some of the best strategic visionaries - and executors - in technology and the clean energy space. From the newest team member to the company founders, we are all driven by one common goal: to accelerate the integration of clean and sustainable energy in North America and the world.</p> <p>As a team and a company, we are committed to working with like-minded people, with opinions and thoughts of their own that will contribute to our innovation and evolution. We equally want to work with people who like to get outside and spend time together on team outings, special events, to grab lunch or take part in off-site brainstorming retreats. There&rsquo;s a lot of humility at Opus One Solutions. No one person is going to know it all &ndash; it&rsquo;s too complicated. We must work and innovate together to get the job done.</p> <p>At Opus One Solutions we understand that not everyone develops their talent and hones their skills in a traditional way. Different paths and experiences are part of the diversity we know we need to succeed. If you feel you meet all or most of the qualifications we are seeking; and you are excited by the possibility of growing our company, take a chance and express your interest here.</p> <p>Opus One Solutions welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.</p>