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Enterprise Architect

Posted: 20 Oct 2020 Closes: 19 Dec 2020
Berkshire-Maidenhead, UK Competitive
Permanent & Full-time 1492294317

About Costain and your project.

Costain helps to improve people's lives with integrated, leading edge, smart infrastructure solutions across the UK's energy, water, transportation and defence markets. We help our clients improve their business performance by increasing capacity, improving customer service, safeguarding security, enhancing resilience, decarbonising and delivering increased efficiency. Our vision is to be the UK's leading smart infrastructure solutions company. We will achieve this by focusing on blue chip clients whose major spending plans are underpinned by strategic national needs, regulatory commitments, legislation or essential performance requirements. We offer our clients leading edge solutions that are digitally optimised through the following five services which cover the whole lifecycle of their assets: future-shaping strategic consultancy; consultancy and advisory; digital technology solutions; asset optimisation and complex programme delivery. Our culture and values underpin everything we do.

We are looking for experienced Enterprise Architects to support with ongoing and new project wins across a number of our infrastructure clients within Water, Rail, Transportation - helping to digitally transform our Critical National Infrastructure.

These roles can be based anywhere in the UK either remotely or from one of our offices however, travel to client site or team meetings will be expected in the future.

What will I be doing?

What will I be doing?
  • Responsible for working with customers and senior stakeholders to define and agree roadmaps that align business capabilities with technology solutions
  • Responsible for ensuring that the technology strategy and the roadmaps support the customer's business strategy
  • Act as a trusted advisor across our customers and Costain to drive technology-enabled change programmes.
  • Responsible for documenting the Enterprise Architecture for our customers and Costain in Architecture tooling.
  • Responsible for keeping Architecture Models up to date for both customer projects and for Costain.
  • Work alongside the other disciplines in the Architecture Group to provide costed options to address challenges or capability gaps.
  • Work alongside other teams internally to document Costain's Enterprise Architecture
  • Work alongside other teams internally to help shape the initiatives required to support the Leading Edge Strategy.
  • Work alongside project teams working on customer initiatives to provide Enterprise Architecture support
  • Contribute to the definition of the IT Strategy and ensure it is aligned with specific business strategy areas, capabilities and roadmaps.
  • Work alongside PMO team to assist with forward capacity planning for initiatives based on early triage and indicative sizing of initiatives.
  • Assist bid teams by providing the Enterprise Architecture models to support the bid process to address the customers requirements.
  • Leading virtual, cross functional teams in business led initiatives.
  • Responsible for ensuing strong business partnering with a strong customer focus
About you

About You
  • Strong Enterprise Architecture Background
  • Experience of major business transformation programmes, including Digital Transformation
  • Previously led change programmes in the region of £5m-£20m
  • Experience of operating at an Enterprise Level
  • Strong Stakeholder Management Skills
  • Driven individual who is captivated by business challenges
  • Experience of using Architecture Tooling for Enterprise Architecture Models e.g Archi, Sparx
  • Experience of using TOGAF, ideally certified
  • Experience of Architectural Governance on a large transformation programme
  • Experience of Strategic Planning, Portfolio Management and developing business roadmaps.
  • Experience of documenting as-is architectures, target architectures and the transition states at and Enterprise Level
  • Experience of major business transformation programmes, including Digital Transformation.
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Strong Emotional Intelligence
  • Sound Business and Commercial understanding
  • Change Advocate

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