Environment Agency

Asset Data Store

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Important dates
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Published Monday 15 January 2018
Deadline for asking questions Monday 22 January 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 29 January 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Business analyst
Summary of the work 1. Map and analysis of existing asset handover approach, and to be
2. Requirements management plan
3. User stories
4. Use cases
5. Requirement traceability matrix
6. Specify business, functional and system requirements for the automated verification, validation and transfer of asset data
7. Options analysis
Latest start date Monday 5 February 2018
Expected contract length 3 months
Location No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for Environment Agency
Maximum day rate £430 (excluding expenses)

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The Creating Asset Management Capacity (CAMC) programme supports future ways of working in asset management in the EA. CAMC is establishing improved business process, supported by improved IT systems and improved data to manage the whole life cycle of our assets more effectively.

Digital Assets Data and Information (DADI) is part of the CAMC programme, focussing on determining and delivering a whole-life approach to digital data and information to enable a coherent digital and data driven approach to asset management.

The specialist will work with technical specialists delivering the DADI programme of work and other members of the project team.
What the specialist will work on To date, capture of asset data is a manual process to capture data and enter it into our asset management system. Through the new process implemented with Building Information Modelling (BIM), consultants and contractors must provide asset data to the EA in an open structured format (BS1192-4). The missing link is getting the data from this flat file format into a data store accessible to current and future asset management systems, in an automated process covering verification, validation and transfer of asset data. The specialist will assist the DADI project team in specifying business requirements for this data store.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Remotely, with visits to Bristol (BS1), central London (SW1P), Reading (RG1) and Birmingham (B91).
Working arrangements The work will be delivered over 3 months (c.3 to 4 days/week) during which time the outputs will be completed and outputs delivered. The requirement is to work remotely, and attend meetings in Bristol, London, Reading or Birmingham as required.
Security clearance None needed.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Proven business analyst experience; from business requirement gathering, delivering functional specifications, traceability through to involvement in implementation
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of process mapping
  • Demonstrate a working knowledge of developing, updating and quality assuring detailed data flow maps and other UML techniques
  • Using Sparks enterprise software package (EA standard)
  • Wide knowledge of data-related issues
  • Collaborating closely with the organisation and wider project teams
  • Requirements gathering and workshop facilitation
  • Developing and applying data standards
  • Structured open data management
  • Virtual team working
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Understand asset management processes in the Flood Risk Management sector, or a closely aligned asset management organisation
  • Experience of linked data solutions in the public sector
  • Knowledge of Building Information Modelling (BIM), in particular use of BS1192:4 for data and information exchange
  • Demonstrate previous experience of working within an infrastructure asset management organisation

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Have experience working as part of multi-disciplinary teams
  • Be transparent and collaborating when making decisions
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Capable of influencing and persuading others
  • Care about the detail and getting things right first time
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is this role inside or outside of IR35 regulations? This role is outside IR35.
2. Will the successful applicant have to attend meets in all four locations (London, Reading, Bristol, Birmingham), or just one site depending on where they are based? The successful applicant will need to be available to meet at all 4 locations for meetings with the rest of the project team.