The BES Group are the leading end to end solution provider in the Testing, Inspection, Certification and Compliance sector. Our team of experts (hand-picked by our Careers Team) cover an extensive range of engineering services.

We’ve gone from strength to strength over recent years, welcoming the very best risk management businesses to our Group. As a result, we’ve grown both our team of experts and our suite of solutions in line with our customer’s needs. We’re private equity backed, which means we have the flexibility and support to move quickly and grow faster than any other company in our industry. We’re innovative and forward thinking and have the awards to prove it, but most of all we’re focused on helping make sure our customers leave nothing to chance.

Our head office is based in central Manchester and is the home to many of our central functions. To support our continued ambitious growth plans, we are delighted to be recruiting for a Junior Data Engineer to join our fantastic IS team.

What are we looking for?

For over 160 years, our highly skilled surveyors and engineering consultants have inspected, tested and reported on all types of industrial machinery. As a leader in our field in the UK and Ireland our services cover anything from large plant and pipelines to escalators and retail coffee machines to ensure industry, businesses and the public are safe and that will never change.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our growing Data Engineering and BI team, in a role that will allow you to both apply and grow your skills through the delivery of data and insights to help drive change in all areas of our business. You will form a key part of the team to continually improve our Microsoft Azure based strategic data platform, from wrangling data from Dynamics 365 and other key sources to producing dashboards for key business decisions and supporting predictive analysis projects.

We are looking for a candidate with some commercial experience in a BI, Data Analysis or experience in an existing Junior Data Engineering role, or a graduate with a computer science degree with time served, who are vested in Microsoft technology, with proactive improvement and customer orientated mindset looking to grow their business and technical experience.

What will I be doing?

  • Reporting into the Head of Data Engineering you will own the development and implementation of data and reporting solutions using the latest Microsoft technologies: SQL Server Integration Services Azure Synapse Analytics, Azure Analysis Services, Azure Data Lake, Azure SQL Database, Azure Data Factory and Power BI (both dashboards and paginated reports)
  • Take responsibility for delivery of our BAU processes to agreed SLA, including suggesting and undertaking approved high-quality improvements to those processes for monitoring and quality purposes. Where required, working with key stakeholders to undertake root cause analysis and take ownership of issues through to resolution, managing communication regarding status.
  • Maintain documentation relating to production BI processes, ensuring core documentation is relevant for current processes and collateral regarding identification and resolution of frequent issues is matured
  • Work with other members of the team or directly with our business users to understand and document business requirements, evaluate options, research and propose suitable solutions. Using your stakeholder management skills to translate business requirements into design specifications
  • Ensure that all work is carried through the environments, source controlled with regularity and deployments packages are robust and well organised.
  • Take an active role in ensuring the highest quality of our processes and the data we provide, working with system and business owners to ensure a proactive approach.

Success in this role will require

  • Increased business confidence in and usage of management information as the “single version of the truth” for supporting our business operations
  • A continued focus on resolution of issue tickets to agreed timescales and implementation of solutions which resolve first time and avoid repeat issues
  • The timely achievement of objectives and success criteria set at the beginning of each project/development activity, bringing innovative solutions whilst maintaining principles
  • Reduction in the size of the backlog of MI and data quality requests
  • Contribution of ideas and thinking to our innovation pipeline

What makes BES Group a great place to work?

We genuinely care. It’s basic, human instinct that runs through every person that works at BES Group. Knowing we always do the best job we can with absolutely no compromise means everything.

If you work for us, you will get the below and, so much more:

  • A competitive salary of £35,000 (negotiable, depending on experience)
  • A flexible hybrid working approach, the role will be in our Manchester office with home based working available (you must have suitable Wi-Fi, and provide your own office set up).
  • Amazing head offices in the heart of Manchester city centre
  • Development opportunities across the business
  • Discretionary annual company bonus and yearly salary review
  • 25 days leave per year plus bank holidays (and an extra day off on your birthday to celebrate you!)
  • Access to lots of discounts and benefits via our company benefits portal including; retail, fitness, holiday and cinema discounts
  • The support of a superb employee assistance programme
  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme
  • Opportunities to attend volunteer days
  • Company contribution to charity fundraising you participate in; we want to support charities you are passionate about!
  • Employee Suggestion programme, because we value input from everyone in the BES Group
  • Up to 10% pension

What experience do I need?

To work for us you must have the right attitude, aptitude and appetite for what we do.  As a minimum, you will have:

  • Demonstrable experience of meeting requirements using key aspects of the Microsoft stack.
  • Strong knowledge of T-SQL including stored procedures, ideally with performance tuning understanding.
  • Ideally experience of development using SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Azure Data Factory, and Azure Analysis Services.
  • Proficient in developing reports using SQL Server Reporting Services and/or dataset and reporting delivery in Microsoft Power BI
  • Understanding of modern data warehouse concepts
  • Strong Customer focus, both internal and external with experience in gathering low level requirements
  • Proficient in root cause analysis and working with users to understand issues through to resolution.
  • Experience of monitoring, tuning and troubleshooting BI solutions.
  • Experience of interpreting and analysing data
  • Knowledge and a proven track record of identifying and supporting improvements in data / data quality.
  • Degree (or equivalent Level 6 qualification) in Computer Science, Maths, Physics or other technical subject (desirable but not essential)

Ideal but not essential

  • Ideally experience of Microsoft Dynamics 365 (CE or F&O)
  • Experience of using Data Bricks or Azure Synapse or an object orientated language
  • Ability to work in a matrix environment

Your background

  • Ideally 1-2 years of development experience
  • Successful delivery of Business Intelligence solutions
  • Strong communication skills; both written and oral
  • An analytical mindset and an automation first philosophy
  • Highly effective and able to take ownership for executing broad range of tasks
  • A self-starter and a completer finisher

To apply for this role, simply click “Apply”. We ask for some basic contact information and a CV or your LinkedIn profile, it’s that easy! Please keep in mind, successful candidates will be required to complete the relevant background checks as part of the recruitment process.

We want to inspire everyone to see how important safety is and we expect the same from our people. And if you’re on the same page as us about that and you’ve got the right skills, experience and attitude, you’ll fit right in. Simple. We’re all about diversity and inclusion and that means we want our people to be themselves. We’re delighted to be an equal opportunities employer and that will never change!

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