Principal Business Analyst

Houston, Texas, United States
USD 54.32 - 61.05 per hour
23 Feb 2021
27 Feb 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Job title: Principal Business Analyst
Reporting to: VP of IT

EDF Trading North America, LLC

EDF Trading North America, LLC is a major participant in wholesale energy markets, and our retail business delivers customized energy solutions for large commercial and industrial consumers, power generation and retail energy providers.

We operate in every market and provide coast to coast coverage of financial and physical products in power, natural gas and NGLs, environmental products and financial crude oil products. We provide our customers with products and services that deliver access to markets, optimize their energy portfolio, hedge risk and manage assets. Our Wholesale Business operates throughout the value chain in the North American wholesale power markets and we are one of the leading wholesale natural gas marketers. Additionally, we provide environmental, congestion management and value added derivative products. With extensive pipeline agreements, we can manage natural gas offtakes, deliveries, capacities and supply anywhere across the continent. For Our Retail Business we provide wholesale fuel supply and structured products for its extensive base of electricity and natural gas customers including gas-fired power plants, large scale commercial and industrial retail consumers and retail energy aggregators.

Our Retail Business is our customer-facing operation providing integrated energy management services to commercial and industrial, power generation, and retail supply customers. Taking into account a customer's entire energy portfolio, solutions are structured to provide competitive market pricing and to optimize energy usage and generation assets. We offer a complete suite of services to energy-intensive retail customers, from energy supply and hedging to on-site generation management and demand response. And we provide wholesale market access and ISO interface services to a broad network of retail energy providers with footprints across the deregulated markets. For power generation customers, we provide energy management services that encompass fuel supply, scheduling, dispatch, market analysis and risk management all within a single contract. Focused on service, we created a digital integrated platform and customer interface that allows transparent views into energy portfolios and invoices, market prices, analytics and weather.

EDF Trading North America, LLC is part of the EDF Group, a global leader in low-carbon energies.


  • Develop project scope, resource needs, schedule, and development approach
  • Develop and present comprehensive business cases with cost/benefit component for proposed application development projects as required
  • Partner with key users, business leads, and project sponsors to understand the needs of the business, document them (via requirements documents, use cases and process diagrams), and determine the appropriate, most cost effective short and long term solutions to meet them
  • Evaluate user requirements and implement working solutions through system design, analysis, testing, training, and documentation
  • Interface with technology team during development to validate the solution against the requirements
  • Perform post deployment evaluation of solution to determine necessary adjustments and enhancement to solution
  • Liaison with business users and development/support teams to resolve issues that arise during development
  • Influence the decision making process through effectively presenting concepts and project overviews to vendors, technologist, and local management
  • Deliver documented business requirements in enough detail for the development team to be able to construct solution with minimal interaction with business users
  • Prepare recommendations and proposed IT solutions
  • Serve as an internal point of contact for the IT team whenever requirements need to be clarified
  • Interface with IT teams during development to validate the solution against the requirements
  • Develop and implement test plans based on business requirements
  • Acquire and/or create test data and business process scenarios
  • Review/QA applications prior to submission for acceptance
  • Train user's during system acceptance testing

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Business, Engineering or related field; Master's Degree preferred
  • Over 10 years' experience in IT business analysis, and/or technical development
  • Minimum 7 years' hands-on experience implementing and/or upgrading systems for the utility industry
  • PMP or Project Management certification is preferred
  • Experience working with business users to determine overall future state business processes and creating an achievable delivery approach
  • Evidence of successful complex, high profile projects to ensure all streams of work, interdependencies, and requirements for each are understood by all stakeholders
  • Experience managing external vendors and/or business partners
  • Able to meet deadlines with limited supervision and work well under pressure
  • The ability to work independently or on a team exhibiting excellent multi-tasking skills
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, as well as oral and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of energy commodities trading is strongly preferred
  • Experience in supporting a 7 X 24 hour environment.
  • Must have advanced knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project
  • Competency in Visio or other process diagramming tools

Note: EDF is an EEO employer

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified candidates will receive consideration for all positions without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

EDF participates in the E-Verify Employment Verification Program.

EDF is not currently accepting unsolicited resumes from search firms. Regardless of past practice, all resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at EDF via-email, the Internet or directly to hiring managers at EDF in any form without a valid written agreement in place for that specific position will be deemed the sole property of EDF. As a result, no fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by EDF.

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Sponsorship eligible: Yes
Relocation eligible: Yes
Non-compete eligible: No

Approved salary range: $113,000 to $127,000

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