Birmingham City University /Malthouse Engineering
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Business Analyst

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Malthouse Engineering Ltd and The Business School at Birmingham City University (BCU) are looking to appoint a high calibre Associate as a Business Analyst, with specialist expertise in data analysis, business strategy, business operations and systems, and business research methods.

This position forms part of the Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) programme co-funding by a grant through Innovate UK. KTPs provide 1000+ high calibre jobs working with business across the UK and offer a wide range of benefits including access to a £4,000 Personal Development budget to upskill during the project - more information visit KTP

The successful graduate will be employed by the University and will be based at Malthouse Engineering Ltd., Hainge Road, Oldbury, West Midlands, B69 2NL where they will lead on the data analytics of the project and be supported by academics from BCU’s Centre for Enterprise, Innovation and Growth. The position is for 24 months. The expected start is as soon as practical.

The role will explore Malthouse Engineering’s business strategy, evaluating decision-making and performance. The Associate will be responsible for collating and analysing data to inform future strategy. Different aspects of the strategy will be explored — including Malthouse’s production and marketing strategy — with the intention of supporting long-term sustainable growth though diversification. The project will use a combination of methods to research market opportunities in the developing fields of sustainable energy (nuclear, wind and wave power) and service components (potentially in maintenance, measurement, calibration, stockholding, and design services). The KTP will use the Business School’s growth diagnostic to initially assess management priorities. The ambition, ultimately, is a refined business strategy.

What we are looking for

The ideal candidate will have excellent business analysis skills. They should also have excellent interpersonal skills, and should be willing to work as part of a tightly knit, innovative group of highly motivated individuals, both at Malthouse Engineering and BCU’s Centre for Enterprise, Innovation and Growth. The candidate must be adept at applying their knowledge to commercial opportunities, driving value and making an impact.

Essential skills

  • Practical working experience of working with businesses to solve complex real-world problems;
  • Completion of a substantial business research project, demonstrating quantitative skills, in either university or industry;
  • Understanding of the complex relationship between people, information, processes and technology;
  • Keen interest in developing enabling strategies to facilitate business growth through aligning organisational change with market opportunities;
  • Analysing and redesigning business processes to improve performance and productivity;
  • Effective interpersonal skills to establish good working relationships with colleagues, stakeholders and industrial partners will be essential. Excellent verbal, written and analytical communication skills;
  • Project and time management skills commensurate with the role of KTP Associate.
  • The Associate must be a proficient communicator and engage fully with all stakeholders, in seminars, workshops and events, to highlight the work of the project.


The Associate will hold a relevant business degree. This might be a first degree (equivalent to a first class or 2:1 honours) in business, management, business information systems, or business economics. Alternatively, a Master's degree in a business discipline is acceptable, especially if supplementing an engineering-based undergraduate degree.

Accepted degree subjects

  • business and management studies
  • economics

Additional job details

£28,000 - £30,000

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Interview date: Tuesday 29 June 2021

The University is committed to internationalism and diversity and welcomes applications from all countries, faiths and backgrounds.

It is each individual successful applicants responsibility to ensure that they have permission to work in the UK. Some applicants may require sponsorship from the University and a visa from UKVI to take up the role if successful. More information on this can be found here:

Some roles are not capable of sponsorship because they do not meet the UKVI criteria relating to skill and salary level. If you are unsure as to whether you would require sponsorship if successful, or whether the role is capable of sponsorship, please contact us

Please note on occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. If this does happen, we will contact all candidates via email who have started but not yet completed their application, giving 48 hours’ notice. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

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Closing date:  15 June 2021

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