Business Analyst/ Project Manager - The BESA

Project Manager

Manager: Head of Corporate Projects

Office Location: Penrith

Region: UK



The Building and Engineering Services Association (BESA) is a UK-based trade and employers’ association that provides services to and represents the interests of 1,200 organisations.

BESA members are UK firms active in the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of building and engineering services, products and equipment.


the chAnge management department

The Change Management Office is responsible for establishing and leading the Group’s Change Management Strategy.  The principle objective of the department is to ensure projects are delivered using a ‘best-practice’ project delivery approach and are realised within the agreed scope, time, cost, quality and benefits.

The department oversees the Group’s portfolio of projects, provides expert knowledge and support to departmental teams delivering projects, and provides a directive role in managing major, capex projects.



The Business Analyst/Project Manager translates corporate business requirements into actionable project plans and coordinates implementation efforts.  The project manager directs projects that support the company's strategic business plan and coordinates this effort across the organisation.  The types of project can be summarised as product development (software solutions), operational improvement, or compliance projects.



These will include all aspects of Project Management:


Analysing – understanding business requirements, identifying areas for improvement, investigating issues and solving problems.

Planning – defining and clarifying project scope, developing the project plan, scheduling, producing policies and procedures to support the project objectives.

Organising – organising project delivery, project resource and finances, while ensuring project documents are complete, current, and appropriately stored.

Leading – identify resources, assigning work and managing day-to-day operational aspects of the project(s).

Controlling – keeping the project on track, managing risks, taking corrective actions, and reporting.

Collaborating – working closely with stakeholders across the organisation, especially IT.



Project management qualification/training, or equivalent relevant experience.

Demonstrable experience of working as a project manager in a business-change environment.

Experience of successfully applying change management methodologies.

Proven experience of delivering projects to desired outcomes and within quality, time and cost limits.

Experience of successfully working on multiple projects at the same time.

Experience of embedding new processes, functions and systems within the organisation.

Proven experience of working with internal and external customers, partners and suppliers to deliver outcomes.

Experience using IT tools to support project management.


Degree or equivalent experience.

Demonstrable experience of delivering projects using PRINCE2 and Agile.

Demonstrable experience of delivering software development projects.

Previous experience in a business analyst role.



  • Experience using project management software including Microsoft Office, Project and Visio.
  • Ability to use appropriate project management tools, skills and techniques to ensure successful delivery outcomes though effective use of resources.
  • Excellent analytical skills with experience of relevant business analysis tools, skills and techniques.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral, written and presentational).
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with strong negotiating / influencing skills and the ability to build constructive business relationships.
  • Ability to deal with senior management and stakeholders displaying confidence and gaining trust.
  • Ability to deal effectively with issues and adapt approach to enable projects to move forward in a constructive and positive manner.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other project managers and teams.
  • Commercially aware.
  • Flexible, self-motivated and a positive attitude.
  • Innovative in approach to planning and problem solving.
  • Ability to travel to project meetings as and when needed.
  • Holds a full UK driving licence and is able to travel within the UK.


  • Ability to understand how own projects fit into the wider programme of organisational objectives.
  • Ability to train others in approved project management methodologies.

To apply for the position please email a covering letter and CV with current salary/salary expectation to

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