Business Analyst - Ameren Bright Return Program

Job Locations US-MO-St. Louis
Return-to-Work Program


reacHIRE is proud to partner with Ameren for a paid 6 month return-to-work program starting in October 2022 designed for individuals who are returning to the workforce after a 2+ year career break. 


Candidates who have worked in part-time roles or have done independent contracting will be considered for this opportunity. It is a cohort-based model that allows individuals to re-enter the workforce in a supported way with a group of fellow returning professionals. We provide a one-week intensive onboarding specially designed to build the skills needed to successfully re-enter the workforce. This proven approach fosters camaraderie among colleagues, builds confidence and upgrades technology and professional skills that will be invaluable throughout this next phase of their career.


Please note: Some of the responsibilities and areas of expertise listed below represent performance expectations to be met by the end of the 6-month program. Ameren's Bright Return program is designed to get you back to work with a supported onramp. We encourage all candidates with prior relevant experience in a similar role to apply!


About the Position

  • Acts as a liaison between development groups and business units for the development and implementation of new systems and enhancement of existing systems
  • Evaluates new applications and identifies systems requirements
  • Evaluates new digital developments and evolving business requirements and recommends appropriate systems alternatives and/or enhancements to current systems

Key responsibilities include:

  • Works with other teams to interview stakeholders and elicit basic to moderate business requirements
  • Assists facilitation of meetings to build deep understanding of functional business and Digital areas (e.g., customer, field operations) to understand business requirements
  • Analyzes process/system changes, with supervision, to ensure design changes meet business requirements
  • Develops experience with drawing process maps and using business process modeling techniques
  • Manages overall catalogue of process flows for small to medium complexity projects
  • Analyzes fairly complex data for projects with little to no supervision
  • Performs QA against specifications
  • Identifies issues with the quality and performance of products, services, solutions or processes and proposes improvements
  • Supports small to medium complexity projects with some degree of supervision, including tracking issues and managing action items
  • Appropriately documents knowledge and shares lessons learned for medium complexity projects
  • Assists with BA activities needed on agile scrum teams; displays understanding of agile methodology
  • Analyzes, identifies, and directs solutions to eliminate problems, improve user effectiveness, and improve system accuracy
  • Comes up with ideas and insights to share with senior business analysts that will optimize business results
  • Acts as a liaison between business stakeholders and vendors to ensure successful implementation and support of project efforts
  • Works closely with the business and software engineers to gain understanding of client’s technical requirements, provide feedback and communicate changes
  • Understands the Digital organization’s objectives, and the impact on own project; contributes to development of new technology integration and enablement plans
  • Works in an agile environment and engages in development practices such as XP and test-driven development


  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in mathematics, computer science, or business
  • Will consider candidates without a degree if they have shown/demonstrated having 2+ additional years of equivalent, relevant experience.
  • 3+ years of experience working with digital related systems/projects required. Business Analyst experience is required
  • One or more years of experience in a customer service oriented and/or IT related field required

In addition to the above qualifications, the successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Creative self-starter with strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Proven analytical skills, ability to synthesize unstructured information to support decision-making, well- organized and applies robust time-management skills

About reacHIRE

reacHIRE is changing the trajectory for individuals in the workplace by partnering with forward-thinking companies. Through customized programs tailored to a company's unique business needs and culture, reacHIRE carefully selects under-the-radar, top talent who voluntarily off-ramped and are ready to on-ramp back into their career. At the end of the program, you may be eligible for full-time or extended contracting work, but it is not guaranteed. reacHIRE will provide 360 degree support along with a dedicated Program Manager to ensure your success every step of the way!


Our Returnship Program participants come from all walks of life, and so do we. At reacHIRE, the sum of our individual differences, life experiences, innovative thinking and self-expression is what makes us great. We hire exceptional talent from a wide variety of backgrounds, not just because it is the right thing to do, but because it makes us, our programs, and the forward-thinking companies we partner with stronger, better and more innovative.  Be you and reach higher!


reacHIRE will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments in order to complete the application or interview process.  For assistance with your application please contact Sarah White at


About Ameren:

We're Ameren Corporation (AEE), a St. Louis-based, Fortune 500 company that powers the quality of life for millions of people throughout Illinois and Missouri.


Ameren Illinois provides electric distribution and transmission service, as well as natural gas distribution service, while Ameren Missouri provides vertically integrated electric service, with generating capacity of over 10,200 megawatts, and natural gas distribution service. Combined, we serve 2.4 million electric and more than 900,000 natural gas customers in a 64,000 square mile area. We're the largest electric utility in Missouri and the second largest in Illinois, and we're among the nation's largest investor-owned electric or gas utility.


Our workforce is dedicated to keeping the lights on and the gas flowing – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. That same kind of dedication and longstanding commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion has helped us build an "All-In" supportive and accepting diverse culture where opinions are shared in an environment where all are respected, and the best solutions are put into action.


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