Principal IT SAP WM Functional Analyst


$123,000 - $197,000
Full Time
No Travel Required


Asset management
Computer Science
Electric utility industry
Information Systems
SOX compliance
Scaled Agile
business analysis
business process
business processes
business requirements
business requirements document
business solution
business solutions
enterprise resource planning
functional design
project management
regulatory compliance
total cost of ownership ( TCO

Job Details

Job Title: Principal IT SAP WM Functional Analyst Job ID: 23- 06205 Duration: ****STRAIGHT FTE/ Client's DIRECT HIRE**** Location: Oakland, CA (Hybrid)

Job Description


ACTUAL TITLE: Principal IT SAP WM Functional Analyst

****This position requires the new teammate to be onsite 3 days per week at our Headquarters in Oakland, CA. The candidate should be willing to do this.

Position Summary

The role of the Principal IT SAP Work Management Functional Analyst is to configure, implement, maintain, and upgrade SAP Enterprise Resources Planning Plant Maintenance and Project Systems application modules.

The Functional Analyst analyzes business requirements, creates functional design documents and performs ERP system configuration and customization to provide system solutions for the Line of Business and IT organizations. The principal FA is viewed as an integral strategic partner and business liaison in technology decisions and provides ongoing ERP system support. This includes analyzing business requirements and developing integrated IT and complex business solutions.

Client is providing the salary range that the company in good faith believes it might pay for this position at the time of the job posting. This compensation range is specific to the locality of the job. The actual salary paid to an individual will be based on multiple factors, including, but not limited to, specific skills, education, licenses or certifications, experience, market value, geographic location, and internal equity. We would not anticipate that the individual hired into this role would land at or near the top half of the range described below, but the decision will be dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case.

This position is hybrid, working from your remote office and your assigned work location based on business need. The assigned work location will be within the Client Service Territory.


Business Support and Consulting:

  • Define standards and drive adaption in enterprise work management area and document and maintain standard for all use cases.
  • Analyze end-to-end complex business processes and information needs of the across business functional areas and potentially external entities.
  • Understand in detail the current and future business environment of the business organizations; effectively anticipate, identify, and fully meet the business needs using an integrated approach leveraging existing and new ERP capabilities.
  • Identify, propose and influence IT solutions to complex cross- organizational business problems utilizing ERP capabilities; negotiate requirements and deliverables across multiple business and IT customers and organizations.
  • Evaluate current customizations in the system to help business and IT partners understand risks and costs of customizing vs. using standard functionalities, advocating for using standard functionalities to lower future implementation cost and total cost of ownership (TCO) for solutions.

Functional Analysis:

  • Automate/optimize work management processes through a third-party enterprise resource planning system (e.g., SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle).
  • Map business requirements to ERP system capabilities and configure ERP to meet requirements.
  • Review design and technical specification documents for alignment with business solution.
  • Perform complex configuration of ERP system and do quality review and testing activities.
  • Responsible for application architecture design for large project or multi module and applications.

Additional Distinguishing Characteristics of this Level:

  • Able to analyze and design solutions independently even on the most complex projects in SAP work management and plant maintenance module.
  • Develop a community that drives standard business process in Enterprise work management.
  • Demonstrates the highest level of expertise and is recognized as the most senior expert on business analysis methods and processes.
  • Demonstrates mastery of ERP concepts, principles or practices in a multiple business areas and multiple ERP modules
  • Demonstrates broad knowledge of industry best practices for ERP projects. This position also requires knowledge of business processes for all corresponding business functional areas and ERP modules.
  • Coordinates business analysis efforts for multiple projects across different organizations.
  • Directs and coaches other team members, guide Experts/Seniors to follow standard business processes and configuration.
  • Maintains industry knowledge of ERP systems and understand future capabilities/roadmap of ERP system in work management and project system area.
  • Demonstrates a high level of expertise in a few the following areas: testing, project management, related Lines of Business, development, SOX compliance, regulatory compliance, operational/disaster recovery, operations, maintenance, etc.



  • 10 years of job-related experience in Information Technology
  • 8 years of experience as a Functional Analyst in Enterprise Asset management and plant maintenance
  • 8 years of experience implementing or supporting an ERP system (e.g., SAP, PeopleSoft, Oracle)
  • Extensive participation in projects of high complexity or simultaneous participation in multiple projects of medium to high complexity in a leading role
  • Expert-level knowledge and working experience with multiple ERP modules and their dependencies.


  • MA/MS in Computer Science/ Information Systems, Business, Engineering, etc. or equivalent work experience.
  • Proficiency and hands-on experience on SAP S4Hana, Plant Maintenance, EAM (enterprise asset management module), Intelligent Asset Manager, Oracle P6/Primavera, or similar tools such as Infor EAM, Maximo.
  • Gas and / or Electric utility industry experience.
  • Exposure to Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) or equivalent Agile methodology.
  • Exposure to writing business requirements document, software specifications or preparing business process flows.
  • Exposure to ERP design and development, especially in SAP either in college or in previous jobs.

Department Overview

Information Systems Technology Services is a unified organization comprised of various departments which collaborate effectively to deliver high quality technology solutions. The SAP Electric Ops Work Management Delivery organization provides SAP IT services to Electric line of business. The organization is responsible for strategic technology planning, roadmap development, solution design, solution delivery and solution support.

The annual starting salary for this position is between Bay Area Minimum: $129,000.00 Bay Area Maximum: $207,000.00 &/OR California Minimum: $123,000.00 California Maximum: $197,000.00 annually.


Factors which may affect starting pay within this range may include [geography/market, skills, education, experience and other qualifications of the successful candidate].