Business and Operations Analyst

NOC #11201

  • Environment Primarily indoor/office work
  • Education Post-secondary degree
  • Average salary $77,000 to $130,000

Career profile

Business operations analysts use math and statistical analysis to find efficiencies and measure risks within energy organizations.

They help decision-makers within a company use and understand data to make decisions and implement policies and actions to meet business objectives.

They can work in teams dedicated to providing measurable information to company leaders or they can work within business units on issues such as:

  • operational, financial and environmental performance
  • project budgeting and corporate resources
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • logistics and supply-chain
  • marketing
Exploration and production, Oil and gas services, Offshore, Oil sands, Pipelines, Carbon capture, utilization and storage, Emissions reduction, Wellsite decommissioning, Engineering, design and procurement, Contracted and turnaround maintenance, Modular fabrication, Construction, Start-up and commissioning, Geothermal, Solar, Wind

In this occupation activities may include:

  • Meeting with decision makers to identify problems to be analysed and clarify management objectives.
  • Observing the current system in operation.
  • Defining the problem (scope, requirements), measuring the problem, analyzing the problem, implementing a solution to the problem, and controlling the solution once in place.
  • Using computers to develop and run models, investigating the merits of alternate courses of action.
  • Assisting decision-makers by providing analysis and evaluation of the most efficient or optimized options.


  • A bachelor’s degree specializing in business administration, commerce is typically required. Degrees in disciplines such as engineering, management science, computer science or quantitative analysis may also be required depending on the business unit.

Additional requirements

  • Specific health and safety certifications may be required, determined by location of work and company requirements


  • Travel likely required
  • Primarily indoor/office work
  • Work not physically demanding

You are analytical and a logical problem solver. You also have strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. You are an excellent researcher.

  • Computers and electronics
  • Customer and personal service
  • Public speaking
  • Writing, technical writing and document production
  • Operations design analysis
  • Quality control analysis
  • Systems evaluation and analysis
  • Complex problem solving
  • Cost benefit analysis
  • Planning and organizing
  • Troubleshooting
  • Attention to detail