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Business Intelligence Specialist

Posting Number: 5863
Company Description:
Department Description:
Number of Open Positions: 1
Location: CA - Halifax, Nova Scotia


Department:     Information Technology  
Halifax, NS  
Type of Employment: 
Regular, FT

Nova Scotia Power’s greatest source of energy is our people. In a culture focused on safety and our customers, we’re committed to providing exceptional electricity service to Nova Scotians and rewarding careers for our employees. We’re hiring solution-minded people excited to help us grow into the future. Therefore we are currently looking to fill the position of Business Intelligence Specialist to join us in developing NSPs Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) solution.

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) is a secure communication network system that involves installation of advanced new technology and new meters. The meters used in AMI systems are commonly referred to as “smart meters” as they allow for remote two-way communication capability which enables a wide variety of benefits including operational efficiencies that translate into customer savings; modernization of NS Power’s grid to become more responsive and improve reliability; and it provides customers with access to tools to better manage their electricity use and stay on budget.

As a member of the AMI Project team, you will join a dynamic group of responsive professionals leading cross-divisional and enterprise-wide business transformation during this multi-year project. You will interact extensively with internal customers to help define exciting new business initiatives and provide enterprise business process and integration analysis, business requirements gathering and analytics, functional design, and preparation of documentation associated with process change.  

The Business Intelligence Specialist is an integral member of the AMI project team and provides technical leadership, supports the strategic direction and provides oversight for the activities related to the implementation of our AMI Solution.  If you excel in the areas of technical leadership, collaboration, problem solving, and you have the right experience, you are a strong candidate for this position.


Under the direction of AMI Data Lead, the Business Intelligence Specialist is accountable for analyzing and implementing BI reports as per the AMI project business requirements.The successful candidate is able to anticipate the end-to-end scope of analytical needs and design and build valuable BI solutions. The incumbent maintains a close working relationship with: business analysts and business leaders, application vendors, and IT technical and support staff, and participate in industry application user groups to leverage advancements and learnings for the application solutions.

Specific responsibilities for the Business Intelligence Specialist include:

  • Setup and maintains BI report development tools
  • Develop architecture related to BI functionality, usability, security and performance
  • Identify and support the design and build of data integrations, including data mapping (ETL)
  • Model facts and dimensions in a star or snow-flake schema
  • Configure BI physical, logical and presentation metadata (semantic layer)
  • Configuring application security including application roles and users
  • Build reports, analysis, dashboards, scorecards and visual analysis from transactional and analytical sources.
  • Develop data reconciliation processes to ensure high levels of data quality
  • Configure the Oracle Utility Analytics (OUA) Meter Data application
  • Interact with vendors to resolve application problems and research information

Skills, Capabilities and Experience:

  • B.S. degree/diploma in Computer Science, Software Engineering, MIS or equivalent preferred;
  • 3+ years of relevant techno-functional experience with business intelligence and analytics design, implementation and supportfor complex solutions;
  • Advanced Meter Infrastructure experience in operational or analytical report development
  • Ability to understand business requirements and translate them into solution designs;
  • Expertise in some of the following: Oracle Business Intelligence Foundation Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, BI Publisher, Crystal Reports, BIRT, Cognos, MS Power BI, SAP Business Objects, MS SSRS, MS SSAS, Tableau, PL/SQL, Oracle RDMS, T-SQL, MS-SQL Server, Oracle Data Integrator, Informatica PowerCenter, or MS SSIS
  • Strong presentation and communication skills;

The successful candidate must be willing to complete a Criminal Background Check.

Reports to:  AMI Data Lead

Salary: Commensurable with qualifications and experience.

Form of Application: To apply please click on the 'Apply' button at the end of the online posting, complete all required fields and send us your resume and cover letter.

Must be Received by: All interested candidates should apply no later than May 30, 2019. Late applications may not receive consideration.

Recruitment & Promotion Policy:  When filling vacant positions, we are determined to hire the best candidates available.  We're committed to providing employees with a fair and equal opportunity to compete for jobs.  Hiring and promotion of employees is based on skills, capabilities, knowledge and demonstrated abilities.

We value diversity in the workplace and strongly encourage applications from all qualified candidates including African Nova Scotians and other members of the visible minority community, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and women in non-traditional roles.  Applicants from these designated groups wishing to self-identify may do so through a series of questions in the on-line application process.

Normally, unless otherwise requested in advance, the supervisors of internal candidates selected for an interview will be contacted in order to facilitate scheduling of the interviews.  The supervisor will maintain the confidentiality of the employee's application.


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