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Works with client companies to evaluate business plans and optimise long-term costs and production.


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Development Analyst  

John Traynor works as a Development Analyst at CRH in Belgard Castle in Dublin. He holds a B.Eng in Electronic Engineering from DCU and a M.Sc Electronic Engineering from Trinity College. He did an MBA in the Smurfit Business School in 2007, which allowed him to change roles completely and move away from a purely engineering role and get more involved in the business functions of new company in a new industry.

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Develop disaster recovery plans for physical locations with critical assets such as data centers.

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Test documented disaster recovery strategies and plans.

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Analyze impact on, and risk to, essential business functions or information systems to identify acceptable recovery time periods and resource requirements.

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Develop emergency management plans for recovery decision making and communications, continuity of critical departmental processes, or temporary shut-down of non-critical departments to ensure continuity of operation and governance.

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Review existing disaster recovery, crisis management, or business continuity plans.

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Establish, maintain, or test call trees to ensure appropriate communication during disaster.

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Interpret government regulations and applicable codes to ensure compliance.

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Conduct or oversee contingency plan integration and operation.

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Write reports to summarize testing activities, including descriptions of goals, planning, scheduling, execution, results, analysis, conclusions, and recommendations.

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Identify opportunities for strategic improvement or mitigation of business interruption and other risks caused by business, regulatory, or industry-specific change initiatives.

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Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work:  Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

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Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates:  Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

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Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships:  Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

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Provide Consultation and Advice to Others:  Providing guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems-, or process-related topics.

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Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others:  Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.

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Scheduling Work and Activities:  Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

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Getting Information:  Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge:  Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

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Communicating with Persons Outside Organization:  Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

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Analyzing Data or Information:  Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.


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English Language:  Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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Administration and Management:  Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

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Public Safety and Security:  Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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Communications and Media:  Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

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Customer and Personal Service:  Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.


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Complex Problem Solving:   Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

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Critical Thinking:   Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

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Reading Comprehension:   Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

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Judgment and Decision Making:   Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

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Writing:   Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

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Monitoring:   Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

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Systems Analysis:   Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes.

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Coordination:   Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

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Speaking:   Talking to others to convey information effectively.

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Active Learning:   Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Organisation: Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators
  Address: ICSA Irish Region, P.O. Box 7568, Foxrock, Dublin 18
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Organisation: Institute of Management Consultants and Advisers (IMCA)
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