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Keolis Transit Business Analyst in Boston, Massachusetts

KEOLIS is hiring a Business Analyst in Boston, MA. Come grow your career with us!

Role Title

Business Analyst


Boston, MA

Role Purpose

The Pricing Analyst will conduct cost modeling, pricing and perform analysis (strategic, operational, and financial) for business development opportunities. Pricing projects will include renewals of existing contracts, development of new bids and subsequent budget analysis / review. This position will be required to work with multiple departments including business development, operations, finance, IT, HR, consultants, and vendors to develop cost data suitable for pricing and validation of bid models.


  • Highly organized with demonstrated excellence in written and oral communications; high degree of professionalism

  • Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively collaborate across all levels of the organization

  • Advanced MS Excel skills

  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite programs such as PowerPoint and Word

  • Extremely organized with strong attention to detail

  • Desire to work in a demanding, fast-paced environment

  • Self-starter; highly proactive; ability to work independently with minimal guidance

Knowledge and Experience

  • 2-3 years of professional experience in a Big Four or comparable professional services firm, with preference given to experience in fast-paced practice areas (transaction services, forensics, crisis management, etc.)

  • Experience writing and/or interpreting complex excel formulas, macros, and reporting tools

  • Experience with cost modeling and analysis of financial and/or operational data. Data mining experience preferred

  • Experience with interpreting contract documents to isolate key project deliverables, including the mitigation of operational and financial risks

  • CPA or other professional designation a plus

  • Transit experience a plus

  • Salesforce experience a plus

Key Accountabilities

Strategy & Governance

  • Interact daily with proposal team to ensure consistency between the pricing and the technical proposal; Ensure data integrity and inclusion of all necessary components for the proposal/bid.

  • Coordinate with proposal team to confirm compliance with RFP terms, including accuracy and completeness of all required pricing forms

  • Ensure all models receive a thorough quality check, are reviewed by subject matter experts, and approved prior to submittal.

Business Processes

  • Coordinate and maintain a pricing work plan & timeline, in response to RFPs

  • Lead development of pricing review materials/presentations and provides input to governance review presentations, as a service to the BD leadership team

  • Prepare project cost checklist from RFP and draft contracts to identify risks and ensure pricing model completeness

  • Thoroughly review RFPs, Collective Bargaining Agreements, client data (service, maintenance, operating, etc.), and identification of all relevant cost drivers / risks for each new business opportunity.

  • Ensure that the basic operating and financial information used in pricing model templates are reasonable and current. Data and model architecture must be fully applicable to the project assignment, which may include deviations by geographic area and project/transit mode type. Ensure efficiency and competitiveness in pricing, utilizing historical operating cost data and standard industry operating ratios / KPIs.

  • Work directly with the department heads in determining key pricing inputs, such as service hours and miles, staffing, labor rates, fringe rates, maintenance expenses, insurance rates, and other administrative/operating costs; receive vendor quotes and determine other costs required for the services provided. A key responsibility will be to ensure all costs are considered in each pricing model.

  • Collaborates with Proposal Manager on the delivery of proposal/bid deliverables, promoting adherence to BD processes, agreed-upon schedules, and international governance milestones

  • Perform ad hoc analysis related to development opportunities on an as requested basis

  • Work with BD Administrator to identify scope of work subject to local subcontractor requirements; ensure participation meets RFP requirements

  • Cross-train with other departments by participating in special projects such as operational efficiency reviews, business feasibility studies, performance management, and business intelligence

Additional Statements

Drug and alcohol screening: Employment contingent upon passing pre-employment drug and alcohol screen. Also, contingent upon receiving a favorable background check. If applying for a safety sensitive position, it may require a physical examination.

Safety commitment: Safety is a way of life at Keolis. By placing safety first, we ensure the wellbeing of our employees, customers, and communities. Together we can become the most successful transportation company in the world.

Environmental commitment: Keolis is committed to protecting the environment by minimizing the impact of operations to our people and the communities in which we operate.

EEO statement: Our policy is to afford Equal Employment Opportunity to qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, sex, religion, age, creed, marital status, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, or gender identification. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Disclaimer and closing statement: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees assigned to this job. Keolis is committed to offering our employees competitive compensation and benefits, opportunities for development and growth throughout an exciting and rewarding career, and the safest work environment possible.