Director - UK Domain Architecture

  • Job Reference: 16960
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2021
  • Employer: National Grid
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  • Location: Warwick (CV34 6DA), United Kingdom
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Undefined
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role


We have a fabulous new role for a Director of Domain Architecture to take responsibility for establishing the current and future architecture landscapes and roadmaps across the UK Business, ensuring there is alignment to business strategies and outcomes through comprehensive consultation with senior business stakeholders and IT Leadership.

As a core member of the Architecture Team and a member of the UK IT Extended Leadership team, the role will align desired business outcomes and technology thought leadership within the organization, providing input and approval to the prioritisation of investments and business cases.

The role will work in partnership with the Solution Engineering Directors to ensure the architecture and designs support the most efficient and secure IT solutions and services, whilst meeting business objectives and creating long term value for National Grid.

The Director of Domain Architecture will ensure that the organisation remains at the forefront of business and technology change using proven solutions combined with the adoption of innovative and disruptive technologies, whilst analysing and evaluating business outcomes and benefits, implications of new technology, digital initiatives and service improvement opportunities.


About you


We are seeking a business focused, adaptable, agile Director of Domain Architecture and IT Leader to:

Build long term relationships with senior leaders and managers within IT and across UK business domains, influencing the direction of IT strategy in support of your UK business entity outcomes

Influence, develop, support and endorse significant architecture direction and decisions across major change programs ranging from £1M - £100M

Horizon scan for new technology, vendors and services, working with your team to assess their potential and value across UK Business Entities

Be a technology and change evangelist who continually develops their skills and knowledge and looking for new ways to improve technology value delivery and adoption

Manage the budget and financial approvals for the UK Enterprise Architecture organization


You will have experience of the business functions and processes of a large global organisation, with the ability to translate complex technical concepts in to simple business terms and clearly articulate benefits




About us


National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.


In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.


The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come.


Our values and principles


At National Grid, through listening to what our customers need, every day we do the right thing and find a better way.


As a National Grid employee, you’ll treat our customers as a priority, taking time to listen and work with them to help give them the best experience we possibly can. You’ll need to be proactive and flexible in your approach and continually look for ways to exceed their expectations – sometimes in unexpected and helpful ways. You’ll provide accessible information when our customers need it and make things simple by using your expertise to guide them. Above all, you’ll follow through on your promises to deliver value, drive efficiency and give them a great customer experience.


We offer inclusion and diversity training for everyone here at National Grid, with a view to building an inclusive working environment and developing all our employees. Training opportunities range from unconscious bias and reverse mentoring to targeted training initiatives which are tailored to support our diverse and innovative work force.


What you'll get


As well as a base salary of £75,000 - £90,000, you will receive a company car or allowance, a bonus of up to 20% of your salary for stretch performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, a salary sacrifice technology scheme, support via the employee assistance line and matched charity giving to name a few.