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SDX Engineer

  • Sector: IT
  • Location: Belgium
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 13/01/2020
  • Duration: perm
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The Role:

Purpose of the Job:
The primary responsibility of the the SDx Engineer will be to develop, implement and administer the SDx application from HEXAGON for the EPC and O&M-phase of Project ONE and to support the Engineering team as follows:

Duties and Responsibilities

Setup interfaces between SDx and HEXAGON SmartPlant as well 3rd party solutions, e.g. SAP;
Application Administrator Duties;
Create and manage SDx User Accounts;
Field SmartPlant User calls and requests;
Monitor server performance and implement approved recommendations;
Ensure server administration tools and maintenance activities are functioning properly and modify as necessary;
Perform reporting duties as required to the Integrated Project Management Team (IPMT), Engineering and O&M teams;
Identify and implement administrative tools to improve monitoring and maintenance duties;
Assist Engineering and O&M team to perform server upgrades (SDx Core releases, Site releases, Oracle required upgrades, configuration changes, etc.) per established change control processes;
Perform development activities as directed by Engineering and O&M teams.

Problem analysis and resolution

Fixes causes, not just symptoms and work to eliminate recurring problems;
Watch for trends that indicate potential problems and then eliminates the problems before they occur.


Keep IPMT, Engineering and O&M teams informed of trends, significant problems, unexpected delays and anything new in the environment;
Keep project team and users informed of problems, scheduled downtime or anything that affects the environment;
Keep IPMT informed of progress on problems that cannot be resolved immediately.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities
The job holder will have the following key accountabilities:

To support the Project ONE Program IT Manager and Project Information Manager in the performance of their duties, deputising as required.
To provide technical and engineering information to IPMT and Engineering teams to support the project and answer routine queries.
Work on teams to improve project processes or resolve issues, especially in relation to the interface between SDx and applications (SmartPlant as well as 3rd party).

Role in SDx:
Support the Project ONE IT Manager and Project Information Manager to ensure that all technical information required for Data Exchange and Data Management is delivered in a clear and concise format to the required schedule.
Own the SDx software and interfaces to other applications, ensure that software and interfaces are kept up to date as the project progresses.
Develop new interfaces properly as required. Work with INEOS contacts for different software solutions, or work with software vendors directly to setup new interfaces.
Provide support for users of SDx and SmartPlant modules as per requirement.
Cover training of the Operations team once the configuration is complete, populated and ready for delivery. This would be customisation focused user training on SDx.

Requires the following skills:
Excellent team player;
Honesty and very strong personal integrity - clear on the need to do the right thing in the long-term interests of the company and society as a whole;
Strong interpersonal, communication and influencing skills;
Strong planning and organizing ability;
Highly motivated, achievement oriented;
Ability to interface effectively with people of all levels, both internal and third parties, and with wide ranging cultural backgrounds;
Able to define and prioritize issues and then solve the problems through networking with other team members or external sources;
Innovative, with an eye for identifying opportunities to reduce costs and challenge the status quo;
Good understanding of business drivers and ability to align design philosophies;
Broad software skills and practical understanding of the use;
Willing and flexibility to travel. The role is likely to be split 50% in Belgium and 50% in UK with occasional travel to US and other

Background work experience:
Major project experience with strong design engineering background and a broad understanding of multiple disciplines and their interfaces.

Specific Role Requirements:
Degree qualified or equivalent in appropriate engineering discipline;
5+ years' experience with SmartPlant engineering and data management solutions;
Experience with SDx;
Programming experience;
5+ years' experience in an engineering, projects or operational role;
Fluent written and spoken in Dutch;
Good verbal and written communication skills in English.

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