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IT Lead Production

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Rijswijk
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 31/01/2014
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The Company:
Our clients is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies with an aim to meet the energy needs of society, in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally viable, now and in the future.

The Role:
Purpose: The role of the IT Lead – Production within the project will be to :
• Initiate and coordinate a set of related IT projects to deploy the full suite of Shell Production applications
Ensure timely delivery of high quality Production applications by the various IT delivery teams (for example UI Production DV, Engineering & Smart deployment team, the EPC and his sub-contractors,)
• Ensure all Production IT projects are run according to relevant standards and controls (PDF, IRM, SOX…)
• Ensure all deployed Production applications are handed over to global IT support organizations to ensure operational continuity and integrity of all Production applications
• Responsible for Prelude Production portfolio planning and delivery
The successful candidate will plan, execute and control a set of related projects to meet identified business needs and deliver business value, acquiring and utilising the necessary resources and skills, within agreed parameters of cost, timescales and quality.

• Lead the planning processes to identify and define the end-to-end IT solutions required to support Prelude Production operations.
• Lead and coordinate the implementation of the full portfolio of Production applications for Prelude. Actual delivery will be by the client's Production and Eng&Smart IT Delivery verticals or in some cases the EPCI.
• Ensure appropriate support models are resourced and implemented for the Production portfolio in time for Production operations. Support could be arrange on global/regional/local level as appropriate.
• Ensure all application deployment projects for the Production portfolio comply with relevant standards and controls (PDF, IRM)
• Contribute to the regular review and update of the Prelude IT Plan and Solutions Architecture and other relevant business documents, with particular emphasis on Production applications

Special challenges:
Delivery of IT solution architectures and the IT projects will be via client's central IT architecture and IT delivery organizations and global programmes, therefore an in depth knowledge of the complex IT matrix organization and its supporting processes and governance is obligatory. It will be necessary to engage and influence the IT architecture and IT delivery verticals to ensure Preludes requirements and timelines are realized.
Delivery of some critical applications are within the scope of the EPCI contractor, who in-turn has let multiple sub-contracts to deliver this scope. In addition the EPCI has appointed an “IT Integrator”. A key challenge will be to manage and coordinate the execution of this scope in such a way that the applications can be handed over to standard client support organizations. This is a complex, non-standard set-up with multiple stakeholders, suppliers and vendors to manage.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
. Extensive experience in the Production application portfolio.
. Strong personal network and credibility within the IT organization
• Broad understanding of the Capital Project business, particularly in an EPCI contract.
• Ability to establish and manage relationships with peers, Contractor, vendors and delivery teams; managing conflicting priorities and agendas when necessary.
• Proficiency in IT project management methodology (PDF). Demonstrable experience of effective team leadership and delivery through the planning, control and formal review of IT projects, including demonstrable success in managing multiple projects.
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