Enterprise Architect

  • Job Reference: 227862
  • Date Posted: 6 June 2024
  • Employer: E.ON UK PLC
  • Location: Solihull (B91 3ES), United Kingdom
  • Salary: £69,033 to £82,382
  • Sector: Digital
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

nPower Business Solutions (nBS) is the E.ON UK Industrial and Commercial (I&C) pillar and a market leader in the B2B energy retail sector.  I&C is a £6 billion revenue business serving c20,000 customers and approximately 200,000 meter points with a view to becoming the number one B2B energy supplier in the UK.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Enterprise Architect to join our team. For this role you will provide a collaborative enterprise architecture expert service across nBS and E.ON UK. You will have an overall responsibility for the nBS architectural landscape design, target architecture and top-level roadmap, ensuring business growth and change in business capabilities are delivered by innovative technologies, information systems and infrastructure. This role is based in Solihull, with hybrid working.

Key responsibilities

  • Own the ongoing development and refinement of the nBS target architectural landscape, providing direction to ensure that I&C Architecture roadmap is correctly aligned with the I&C business mission, strategic objectives, transformation roadmap and wider E.ON policies and governance. 
  • Provide thought leadership and senior level engagement on the nBS architectural vision, business capabilities, our technologies and information systems architecture, whilst ensuring the highest standards in architectural change management.
  • Provide architectural direction to implementation teams and third parties to validate solution recommendations and design.
  • Build and maintain relationships with all the UK Digital Technology functions and E.ON UK pillars in order to understand, impact asses and collaborate on UK-wide architecture change based upon future strategic and target architecture needs.
  • Own the nBS Technical Authority and drive action orientated decision making to support the definition of technical change across nBS.
  • Work with nBS change management to provide a continuous view of architecture demands including timelines and resource requirements.
What we need from you
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of Enterprise Architecture with proven track record and experience of working to certified architectural standards (TOGAF or equivalent)
  • In-depth technical knowledge of a wide range of IT systems, networks, infrastructures and technologies.
  • Ability to understand the sensitivities of a complex business and how to navigate these to ensure suitable outcomes for the organisation.
  • Strong business stakeholder management skill, with ability to communicate effectively at board level.
  • Ability to think strategically and understand business challenges.

It would be great if you had

  • Experience in vendor selection and management.
  • Strong financial and commercial awareness.
  • Experience within the energy industry.
Here’s what you need to know
  • Our market-leading benefits package includes 26 days holiday + bank holidays, a generous pension scheme, life cover, bonus and the chance to choose from 20 flexible benefits with tax and/or NI savings. In fact, our benefits package recently won the Personnel Today Reward, Recognition and Benefits Award 2022! As the only energy company to feature in The Inclusive Top 50 UK Employers (our current ranking is 8th) we’ve proven that we’re committed to equal opportunities and actively promote a diverse and inclusive working environment, and fairness for everyone.
  • We realise the best people bring their energy at different times, so we’re happy to talk flexible working and offer a range of flexible working options, including full time, part time and job share.
  • As a Disability Confident Employer we interview every disabled applicant who meet the minimum criteria for the role.
  • We’ve exciting opportunities for everyone to develop their talent at E.ON. Our open access, inclusive talent networks provide networking, learning and development for all, building your skills, qualifications, and capabilities throughout your career.