- Company Name:
SCADA - Solution Architect
Purpose of this role:
The jobholder will work in bid and project environments.
In a bid environment the jobholder will prepare solution and system designs for SCADA-based systems, prepare estimates, write technical aspects of the proposal and provide Design Authority technical leadership within a bid team. The jobholder will lead customer technical discussions and presentations.
In a project environment the jobholder will prepare solution and system specifications, system architectural designs and provide Design Authority technical leadership to teams specifying, designing, implementing, verifying and validating SCADA-based systems.
The jobholder will have in-depth familiarity with one or more COTS SCADA systems.
The jobholder will be experienced in dealing with subcontractors and suppliers and the integration of their scope within bid and project environments.
Thales provides SCADA-based systems into a wide range of industries including transportation, Utilities, oil and gas, power generation.
The SCADA-based systems involve a range of equipment including PLCs, RTUs and a wide range of other types of equipment depending upon the domain in which they are deployed eg CCTV, Public Address, information displays, security equipment.
Thales uses in-house and other SCADA packages eg Wonderware Intouch/Archestra. Training will be provided for the in-house SCADA package where appropriate.
Main Duties and Responsibilities;
Main duties within a bid environment comprise:
Solution and system design
Assessment of compliance against customer requirements
Preparation of subcontractor/supplier requirements specifications.
Integration of scope from third party subcontractors and suppliers and partners
Leading presentations and technical discussions with customers
Guiding the bid team in the role of Design Authority
Main duties within a project environment comprise:
Preparation of System Requirements Specifications (Functional Specifications)
Preparation of System Designs
Integration of analyses within the design (RAMS, Performance, EMC, etc)
Preparation Of lower level designs (if appropriate)
Leading of a design team (where appropriate)
Guiding the project team in the role of Design Authority
General duties comprise:
Reporting to the bid or project manager (as appropriate to the role)
Responsibility for other designers when operating as part of a bid or project team.
Providing management information as and when requested
Adherence to THALES procedures, working practices and site specific processes
To undertake all other reasonable tasks as and when requested
Levels of Authority:
Responsible to the bid or project management.
Responsible to the Department System engineering
Responsible for other designers when operating as part of a bid or project team.
Internal Company Contacts:
Bid or Project Manager
Department System Engineering Manager
Bid or Project Designers and other bid/project team members
Business development (sales)
External Company Contacts:
Third Party Subcontractors/Suppliers
Features of the job:
May have to occasionally work outside of normal working hours.
While the role is essentially based in Cheadle Heath there may be a requirement for occasional off-site meetings at client premises.
Qualifications and Training:
Experience in the respective technical area
Degree qualified or equivalent experience
Work Experience, Skills and Knowledge:
Experience, skill and knowledge of working in a bid environment:
Working in a bid environment (essential)
Solution and system design (essential)
Assessment of compliance against customer requirements (essential)
Proposal preparation (essential)
Preparation of subcontractor/supplier requirements specifications (essential)
Leading customer presentations (essential)
Leading customer technical discussion (essential)
Experience and knowledge of working in a project environment:
Working in a project environment (essential)
Guiding a bid team in the role of Design Authority (desirable)
Preparation of System Requirements Specifications/Functional Specifications (essential)
Preparation of System Designs (essential)
Integration of analysis within the design (RAMS, EMC, Performance etc) (desirable)
Preparation Of lower level designs (where appropriate) (essential)
Leading of a design team (where appropriate) (essential)
Guide the project team in the role of Design Authority (desirable)
Experience and knowledge in the following areas:
Experience of one or more COTS SCADA products (essential)
Experience of Wonderware Intouch/Archestra SCADA (desirable)
Experience of peripheral equipment used within System Designs eg PLCs/RTUs/CCTV,PA, process instrumentation etc (desirable)
Experience in the use of a requirements management tool (desirable)
Experience of System Lifecycle Phases, processes and Products (desirable)
Experience of providing systems into transportation, utility, oil and gas, electricity generation domains (desirable)
Experienced in a customer facing role (desirable)
Qualities, Abilities and Aptitudes:
To demonstrate in-depth technical knowledge.
To be self motivated with willingness to exercise initiative.
To work successfully as part of team
To be open and honest
To be able to influence and communicate effectively at all levels and have good networking skills.
To demonstrate a flexible approach to work
A confident self-starter with a can do attitude
The ability to multi-task, prioritise workloads effectively and be able to deal with a variety of tasks.
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