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Field Telecom Functional Excellence Manager

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: The Hague
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/07/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies with around 93,000 employees in more than 90 countries and territories. Their innovative approach ensures they are ready to help tackle the challenges of the new energy future.

The Role:
General Position Definition
This is a specialist position that will lead a globally dispersed team of Field Telecom specialists for input to Architecture and standards work on Field Telecommunications solutions.
The position will also drive compliance with the standards, architecture and legal/regulatory requirements.
It will be the nucleus for Field Telecom design and design reviews in IT Services and Operations.

The purpose of this position is to influence the right standards for Client’s Field Telecoms and drive adoption and consistent application of such standards throughout IT Services and Operations. It will also ensure understanding and compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements.

Standards & Compliance -
- Manage details of ITSO inputs to Architecture and standards development and conduct reviews and sign-offs as applicable.
- Initiate events to promote common understanding of critical standards, road maps, architecture, policies and procedures throughout ITSO.
- Ensure understanding of and compliance with critical Legal and Regulatory requirements and provide content support for exception negotiations where applicable.

Design Office -
- Effect global governance of Field Telecom design offices and ensure proper resourcing of same
- Drive design sign-offs at appropriate levels and maintain a global view of design load and output.
- Contribute Field Telecom strategy specifics to Capital Projects IM/IT strategies.
- Contribute Field Telecom standard specifications to Capital projects ITT documents.
- Discharge Field Telecoms Technical Authority responsibilities

New Service Development -
- Prepare detailed functional requirements for Field Telecom New Service Development to realise standard solutions.
- Explore external sources for strategy-aligned new services.

Capability Management -
- Own the Field Telecoms competence framework in IT Services and Operations and initiate improvements and assessments as needed.
- Conduct cross-business Field Telecoms capability health checks and initiate/lead learning interventions as appropriate to close identified skill gaps.

Direct responsibility for spend of about 3M$ p.a. and high influence over annual spend of over 200M$

5 direct report and functional control over 10 business design office staff.

All Capital Projects (CP IM/IT Managers); IT Services and Operations Management Projects Portfolio Management teams.

Internal: Various
External: Telelcom Consulting Companies (Various).

In-Field Telecoms Systems (Access: Wireless Canopy, Cables, etc.; End Points Phones, tablets, PCs);
Field Backhaul Telecoms (Cables, Radio, Satellite and associated termination equipment):

Other Telecoms (CCTV, Emergency Response Comms, Emergency Shutdown Comms, 2-way radio, etc.)
Network Operating Systems;

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Minimum Bachelors Degree or equivalent in relevant Technical/Engineering discipline
Minimum of 10 years of relevant experience in the Oil & Gas business, including at least five years in roles that have substantial IT infrastructure planning and delivery content.
Hands-on experience in Field Telecoms planning, design and delivery would be an advantage.
Prior experience in IT Architecture and planning would be critical.
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