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Business Analyst

421.98 - 483.30
Milton Keynes


Job Title - Business Analyst

Location - Milton Keynes (Home based for foreseeable)

Rates - £483.30 LTD/Umbrella £421.98 PAYE

In Scope of IR35

About the role / project:

Network Rail are looking for a Business Analyst to come in and join the team that is usually based in Milton Keynes. You will be working as part of the Industry Timetable Performance Modelling team. Network Rail are looking for someone with very strong people and process skills, you will be expected to support by producing E-Learning material for the requesters, help the requesters with process mapping and ultimately guiding requesters in the right direction.

What you will do:

  • Develop unambiguous, complete and consistent requirements specifications, compliant with Network Rail requirements standards, to support delivery of and transition to new ways of working.
  • Engage with senior leaders, relevant subject matter experts and other relevant stakeholders to identify, collate and understand the detailed business requirements behind an identified business problem or opportunity.
  • Analyse and document current processes, workflows and information exchanges to identify opportunities to improve efficiency and/or effectiveness of service.
  • Analyse and interpret the impact new requirements will have on business operations and design and document the new business processes needed.
  • Analyse and interpret data to identify improvements, risks and opportunities that drive programme delivery.
  • Contribute to the development of business change plans and benefits profiles.
  • Contribute to the production of high-level project plans and identify, assess and escalate project risks and issues as appropriate.
  • Create and maintain the library of functional documentation related to key processes and the services they enable.

Your experience will include:


  • Demonstrable experience with business analysis tools and techniques in a complex business or project environment
  • Thorough and up to date understanding of analysis approaches, tools and techniques commonly applied in the consulting field
  • Strong stakeholder management
  • Strong analytical thinker
  • Ability to produce clear and concise written documentation
  • Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong inter-personal skills; ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels
  • Business process and data modelling experience
  • ISEB Diploma in Business Analysis


  • Knowledge of the rail industry
  • Understanding of Capacity Planning systems and processes
  • Knowledge of Network Rail requirements standards

What you'll get in return

Network Rail (powered by Capita), understand what it is like to work as a contractor and do everything they can to make it a simple process for you - this includes a dedicated Onboarding and extension teams and access to a web based timesheet portal giving you an ability to access and submit your timesheets wherever you are.

About our client - Network Rail

Network Rail is at the operational centre of the railway and playing a key role in a rapidly evolving industry. We are responsible for rebuilding Britain's railway infrastructure and are managing some of the biggest and most complex engineering programmes in Europe. Over the next five years we will be spending around £23 billion to maintain and upgrade every aspect of an infrastructure that comprises 21,000 miles of track, 2,500 stations, 9,000 level crossings, 40,000 bridges and tunnels, and signalling and power for the movement of 25,000 trains every day.

What we hope you will do next

Help us find out more about you by completing our short application process - Click apply now. You will then be directed to a Capita owned microsite that will assist you with your application. Once completed you will then be contacted by the relevant recruiter.

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.