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Job Ref:  204607577
Employer:  cv-library.co.uk
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  London
City:  London
Post Code:  WC1A
Salary:  £NEG
24/10/2016 10:43
The purpose of the role is to ensure that the requirements placed on the Smart Metering system are translated into practical implementations that are effective and efficient. The Solution Architect owns the Smart Metering system vision and ensures that, as the project passes from inception to delivery, the principles underlying the design remain consistent and that problems identified in the transition to live operation are resolved without compromising that original vision.

*MUST HAVE working experience with energy/utilities companies.

Key accountabilities

* With specific responsibilities for the 'motorway' components of the solution, including Self Service Interface, Key Infrastructure, User Interface / gateway, and Codes of Connection
* Ensure that system requirements are translated effectively into solutions, including review and assurance of Service Provider design documentation
* Ensure that the solutions are implemented in a way that meets the original requirement
* Resolve issues that lay behind the system requirements
* Ensure that change request to requirements are coherent and that they integrate correctly with wider company systems
* Ensure service providers meet the needs identified in the Change Requests in an effective and cost-efficient manner
* Work with service providers to ensure that their solutions are correctly designed and implemented
* The handover of application process material and knowledge transfer to Design and Assurance function
* Providing continuity of solution design and knowledge transfer
* Supporting the design and development of operational processes, aligned to Service Provider contract requirements, Smart Energy Code and Licence Conditions

Key Relationships

* Subject Matter Experts
* A number of Communications service providers (CSPs), Data service providers (DSPs) and an IT service provider
* Test Assurance Leads

Skills & Experience Essential

* Ensures adherence to Standards
* Strong technology experience
* Data management experience
* Understands key technology risks
* Experienced in applying architectural tools and methods
* A self-starting individual with a strong work ethic capable of planning and managing own time effectively. Ability to perform under pressure and to work using own initiative as well as part of a team
* Creative problem solving and analysis skills with an ability to identify develop and implement solutions to gaps to meet the needs of the business
* Excellent verbal and written (including presentation) communication, influencing and interpersonal skills
* Able to build relationships and network at all levels
* Able to demonstrate attention to detail and accuracy

Skills and experience Desirable

* Existing / established relationships with Service Providers, DECC and Industry representatives
* Good knowledge of Smart Energy Code and Licence Conditions, and solution compliance requirements
* Previous systems architecture experience in telecoms and/or utilities
* Knowledge of Smart Metering Implementation Programme and associated working group

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