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Solution Architect (Maintenance Management)

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Reading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 10/09/2014
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The Company:
Our client is a major international operator in the oil and gas sector.

The Role:
Job Title Process, Data & Technology Lead / Solution Architect (Maintenance Management)

Position Summary

The Process, Data & Technology Lead / Solution Architect (Maintenance Management) role is to guide and support the design, delivery and operation of an integrated maintenance management portfolio across the Group. The role brings expertise in the Maintenance Management business domain including work management, materials management, planning and scheduling and associated enterprise class technologies such as IBM Maximo, SAP, Meridium APM, Oracle Primavera P6, to the Global IT Project & Programme Delivery Team.

The position reports to the PDT Manager / Solution Architecture Manager – E&P, is a peer to the relevant business process owners and represents the IT point of view in the Design Authority Group (where global functional and architectural design issues are discussed and decisions made and approved).

Key Accountabilities

The position is accountable for ensuring that architectures, designs and service definitions within the domain meet the requirements of business sponsors whilst ensuring that said solutions benefit from and comply with Global IT architecture artefacts, policies and standards. Key accountabilities for this position shall include:
• Representing IT, interfacing with business sponsors and business support groups
• Ensuring that functional and non-function requirements and captured effectively
• Ensuring that proposed solutions fully address requirements and align to Global IT policies and standards
• Ensuring that solutions are designed and fully documented for supportability and sustainability and that they transitioned into support effectively
• Ensuring that architectures and designs follow internal and external (industry) best practice
• Ensuring that solutions are selected to integrate well both internally and externally, to contribute to a globally optimized application portfolio
• Assuring that deployed solutions comply with approved designs
• Providing expert assistance and guidance in the resolution of issues (covering all aspects of a solution from business process, through to design and solution / technology)
• Participating in project governance, readiness reviews, stakeholder updates and quality gates as required
• Serving as advisor to the domain, working with peers to maintain technology direction and communicating the impact of solution design options
• Serving as the IT authority for the domain, providing authoritative direction, assurance and approval of solutions and recommendations service design
• Ensuring technology roadmap alignment and optimisation, driving cost-effectiveness and seeking efficiencies through technology rationalisation and simplification
• Staying abreast of technology product developments affecting the domain, to support innovation and modernisation across the domain
• Every individual has a duty to both themselves and those around them to ensure that safe practice is adhered to at all times. In addition to any specific accountabilities for HSSE, all employees are accountable for ensuring that they take care of themselves and adopt exemplary safe behaviours

Candidates should have the following experience:
• History as a strong business analyst and / or architecting IT solutions and / or IT technical design
• Expert level of experience in ensuring business analysis services are successfully delivered in a corporate setting ideally covering all aspects of project lifecycle from concept to execution and operation
• Experience in the definition and delivery of the maintenance management solutions in the Oil and Gas industry
• Experience delivering technology and solutions into an operational environment and supporting technology solutions
• Strong experience of an Enterprise Asset Management System with a strong preference for IBM Maximo experience; experience of related technologies such as Oracle Primavera P6, Meridium, Document/Engineering Data Management systems and SAP Business Objects is desired.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Candidates should be educated to degree, or equivalent, level in a relevant subject and possess:
• Strong understanding of key process and technologies relevant to the maintenance domain and other architecture domains as required, both in depth across the breadth of their domain and the skills to evaluate new technology
• General understanding of business processes in upstream and midstream Oil and Gas production operations environments, including automation systems integration, maintenance systems, facility operations systems and particularly maintenance management systems
• Understanding of industry best practice for solutions within the domain
• Professional knowledge in Solution Architecture, supported by professional accreditation (ideally TOGAF) is preferred

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Skills and attributes required:
Candidates should have the following professional skills and attributes:
• Ability to determine the detailed benefits of a business/IT change
• Ability to think strategically, conceptually and flexibly to optimise use of technology to meet business needs
• Good communications, influencing , negotiation and mediation skills
• Ability to positively and sensitively work with senior stakeholders
• Questioning and challenging mind-set with good problem solving and analytical skills
• Sound decision-making skills
• Must be able to travel internationally as required
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