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Business Case Manager (Sellafield Digital Asset Management) - Cumbria (hybrid working)

Cumbria, .
Business Case Manager (Sellafield Digital Asset Management)
6 month contract with a Ltd Co. target rate £500 per day (£62.5 ph) negotiable

Based 3 days in Cumbria and 2 remote working, with travel to Warrington Office potentially once per month
The role is likely to be outside IR35 but the final decision will be made after a Qdos assessment
Job Description
The role is part of the PPP support to the Digital Asset Management (DAM) programme within Sellafield. The PPP support to DAM is an integrated project team with members from PPP and Sellafield’s asset management capability.

The DAM programme is a site wide delivery improvement programme supporting Sellafield’s improvement requirements, the programme aims to address a number of issues with Sellafield’s asset management arrangements with a targeted outcome of: “An integrated information line of sight from the asset through to the enterprise that integrates activities across the asset lifecycle, removes the burden of paper-based work processes from our teams and engages everyone in the use of modern digital technologies to inform decision making”

Role Responsibilities:

Main duties include:
The Business Case Manager will be responsible for:
•    Engage with the stakeholder community to understand requirements and build consensus on the business case, drawing on SME expertise where possible
•    Undertake analysis to create models that underpin the financial and economic cases
•    Shape the structure of the Business Case in line with Green Book guidelines
•    Resolving, and where appropriate escalating, key issues.

The post holder will be responsible for: 
•    Generating modelling analysis and creating support material to allow the project to make informed decisions and develop Business Cases, and specifically the Financial and Economic Cases
•    Working with stakeholders to establish ‘as is’ baseline and the ‘to be’ position; the deltas and key options for consideration capturing benefits, risks, and key sensitivities.
o    Influence, inspire and effect change in the way projects and programmes are delivered and governed
o    Produce insightful analysis to inform change: focus on ‘value add’ areas
o    Drive savings through proactively identifying opportunities for efficiencies and managing benefits
o    Capture Sustainability and Social Value, and the measurement/reporting thereof
o    Critically assess and make informed recommendations, identifying the main options and rationale 
o    Responsible for (establishing) and managing the options appraisal process
•    Drive the management of all reporting relating to Options, an reporting with clarity and confidence through either written or verbal presentations 
o    Prepare reports on outcomes from the Return on Investment and options appraisal outputs, ensuring that management reports routinely inform and support a wide range of strategic and operational investment decisions 
o    Assist in fully implementing, utilising and maintaining a Return on Investment view, including links to the Benefits Realisation process
•    Work with the wider team to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of resources
•    Supporting the development of other colleagues, through informal training and skills transfer sessions

Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

•    Proven analytical and sceptical mindset with an ability to model solutions to complex problems. 
•    Experience of delivering the Business Case analysis for complex projects and programmes including:
•     Ability to challenge and influence to ensure that requirements align to scope to deliver planned strategic programme outcomes
•     Understanding of Green Book, and experience in business case development to justify investment and make the case for change
•     Undertake Group wide options appraisals valuations and financial modelling at all levels of P3M based on validated data outputs, making reasonable judgements to inform decisions over and above pure data outputs. 
•     Critically assess and make informed recommendations, identifying the main options and rationale 
•     Implement the decision and monitoring the performance of the decision outcome. 
•     Responsible for (establishing) and managing the options appraisal process.
•    The gravitas to ‘hold their own’ when challenged on recommendations and direction of travel To inform decisions of key stakeholders, particularly driving value for money
•     Strong facilitation skills and excellent interpersonal skills
•     Excellent communication skills with technical and non-technical colleagues. Ability to present ideas in business-friendly ‘plain English' way. 
•     Ability to ask insightful questions to retrieve information from key stakeholders.
•    Proven ability to integrate well into a team and build relationships well with senior stakeholders 
•    Proactive approach, a strong, pragmatic and determined individual. Highly self-motivated. 
•    Consultancy soft skills, to enable building of great relationships with clients, facilitate workshops, chair working groups, and influence outcomes
•    The ability to work as part of a diverse and geographically dispersed team
•    A wider understanding of non-financial benefits, specifically sustainability and social value
•    Ability to have an innovative approach when there is a lack of data, and/or a lack of buy in from stakeholders
•    Ability to work at pace and under pressure to deliver trusted analysis and insights
•    Good knowledge of the MS Office Suite, strong practical knowledge of Excel
•     Excel skills to scope, specify and build a model in line with Best Practice Modelling 
•     PowerPoint and Word skills to clearly make the case and communicate to stakeholders

•    Analysing data and the ability to provide efficiency insights and bring data to life through different presentational outputs – eg business reporting in Tableau or PowerBI
•    Experience of using collaborative software such as Skype, Confluence, Sococo etc. 
•    Understanding of the MODs (or similar organisation) CADMID cycle and gated approvals process 
•    Previous experience of working with Policing, National Security or Defence, and/or a regulatory driven environment
•    Previous experience of delivering within a change management / transformation programme
•    Knowledge of key financial indicators like RoI, IRR, NPV and how a P&L and Cashflow operate
•    Strategic-level thinking, able to define and influence strategic decisions
•    Assist in fully implementing, utilising and maintaining a Return on Investment view, including links to the Benefits Realisation process
•    Understanding of Business Analysis frameworks, value cycles, business processes and business requirements, and applying these appropriately

Core Competencies:
•    Communication skills – be articulate and engaging.  Demonstrate ability across different styles for example, passionate, empathetic, assertive, reflective etc.
•    Building Relationships – able to engage with and maintain productive relationships with a wide range of people with differing skills and experience.
•    Influencing – establishes communication channels, actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiates with others.
•    People Management – fosters team/individual performance, achieves results, sets targets and reviews against them, leads, motivates and empowers others, coaches and encourages.
•    Organisational skills – plans well in advance, sets clear objectives, manages time/delegates, reviews progress against plan, ensures sufficient resources, encourages improvements. 
•    Drive – has the energy, enthusiasm, and flexibility to transform Sellafield;
•    Flexibility – adaptable in responding to change and uncertainty to deliver and add value;


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