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BG GROUP UK HOTTEST OFFER

REFERENCE NUMBER ADV0238
JOB TITLE: ENTERPRISE ARCHITECT
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS :’ 21 NOVEMBER 2010
COUNTRY: UNITED KINGDOM
CITY : READING
FUNCTION/DISCIPLINE: GLOBAL IT
EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: THIS IS A PERMANENT ROLE
THIS ROLE IS OFFERED ON LOCAL CONDITIONS
WORKING HOURS : STANDARD HOURS APPLY
FULL/PART-TIME FULL TIME
NUMBER OF ROLES AVAILABLE : 2
SALARY: UP TO £70K (DEPENDENT ON EXPERIENCE) PLUS BONUS, CAR, SHARES AND EXCEPTIONAL BENEFITS

THE ORGANISATION
BG Advance is one of the major business divisions of BG Group providing the functional and technical excellence that supports all our activities. With a firm emphasis on developing best practice and improved standards and capabilities, BG Advance keeps us at the cutting edge of industry performance as we focus on our business objectives and long-term plans.

POSITION SUMMARY
We’re looking for several people who want to play a key role in our Global IT organisation, translating business needs into architecture direction for BG and playing a key role in shaping the IT landscape for the Global IT&T organisation.

The Enterprise Architects are responsible for interpreting the business requirements for an architecture domain, the impact on overall architecture direction and designing architectures for the formulation of new business solutions.

The Enterprise Architects will help define value creation opportunities for the business and shape the Enterprise Architecture to leverage those opportunities. They will do this by developing architecture blueprints, delivering roadmaps to realise the blueprints and recommending initiatives to meet business imperatives. They will develop and implement the principles and standards needed to ensure alignment to business goals.

The Enterprise Architects will contribute to the evaluation of blueprints produced by peers and solutions architects.
Working closely with Business Solutions Managers and Solution Architects, the Enterprise Architect will provide inputs to programme design and help ensure compliance with architecture blueprints within Global IT&T.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES
Collect and translate Business priorities and strategies into Enterprise Architecture requirements:
Understand BG’s business strategy, operating vision, business imperatives, and capabilities, and how they affect technology imperatives
Translate business priorities and strategies into Enterprise Architecture requirements
Translate Enterprise Architecture requirements into enterprise IT initiatives
Contribute to the development of integrated Enterprise Architecture roadmap
Ensure that domain architectures and blueprints apply relevant Enterprise Architecture principles and standards
Validate the Enterprise Architecture is relevant & achievable with Key Stakeholders
Provide input to the investment decision and Governance processes
Communicate Enterprise Architecture
Coordinate and contribute to Enterprise Architecture reviews
Establish a position within the wider architecture community as a credible authority , building relationships with key stakeholders
Ensure HSSE for all Enterprise Architecture activities is managed effectively per the BG policies and standards
Makes authoritative recommendations in the domain of expertise
Makes recommendations for additional resources
Efficient use of personal time
Makes contributions to management and functional reviews in Enterprise Architecture
Makes contributions to improve best practice and tools in Enterprise Architecture
Makes contributions to improve current projects and processes in Enterprise Architecture

INTERNALLY
Enterprise Architecture Lead
Other Enterprise Architects
Business Solutions Managers and Programme teams
Business stakeholders, as required

EXTERNALLY
Makes external relationships as required by individual situations

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 managers are accountable for HSSE within their area of the Business and are responsible for ensuring that their team adopt exemplary HSSE behaviours.

UNIQUE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE AND ATTRIBUTE
Candidates should have the following attributes:
Experience in developing Enterprise Architectures, particularly in respect of Data Architecture.
Experience of architecture design for solutions in Oil and Gas industry

EDUCATION:
Degree or equivalent in a related subject

Candidates should have the following specific skills for this role:
Clear Understanding of architecture principles and standards
Good understanding of domain architectures (business, information, application, technology) and relevant design concepts and principles
Ability to depict the enterprise information conceptually, logically and physically
Facilitation experience for conducting requirements gathering and stakeholder agreement meetings

CANDIDATES SHOULD ALSO HAVE THE FOLLOWING PROFESSIONAL SKILLS:
Good problem-solving and analytical skills, able to determine the approximate impact of each issue quickly to prioritise further work
Strong influencing skills and ability to positively and sensitively work with stakeholders
Relationship Management skills, ability to build and create a strong internal network across levels and disciplines in BG
Sound decision-making skills
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral)
Highly effective planning and prioritisation skills

PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ATTRIBUTES:
Professional knowledge in Enterprise Architecture, supported by professional accreditation is preferred such as TOGAF.
Drive and enthusiasm

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR EXTERNAL CANDIDATES
We are looking to fill multiple positions – 4 x Enterprise Architects are now required.

BG Group values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities; applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates.

Please note that after the closing date you will no longer be able to apply for the vacancy. The specific time of closing is midnight UK time on the date displayed. BG Group also reserves the right to close vacancies before the advertised closing date without prior notice.

CLICK LINK TO APPLY
http://www.bg-group.com/Careers/Apply/Pages/Vacancies.aspx?agency=global&newms=jj&id=60006&aid=12661



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