Enterprise Modelling Specialist

  • Job Reference: 13216
  • Date Posted: 13 January 2021
  • Employer: Pertemps
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £29,000 to £40,000
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

About the role:
As Enterprise Modelling Specialist you will be responsible, along with the Enterprise Applications Architect, for developing Thames Water’s Enterprise Architecture modelling capability. Thames Water are capturing current and future state architectures in an Enterprise Architecture modelling tool (BiZZdesign). This is a crucial enabler in the large-scale transformation of the IT estate, enabling the CTO function to make informed choices about the future direction of our technology.

Thames Water is investing in a unified capability to model business, data and applications architecture on the same platform, supporting reporting and analytics on that platform, and disseminate the information in various formats to the stakeholders that need it.

Key Accountabilities:
  • Training – to enable others to understand how to use the software
  • Coaching – to assist others in its use on specific initiatives
  • Data Management – keeping the information up to date and in synchronisation with a number of other key systems of record
  • Support – providing technical support to the users of the software
  • Tailoring – adjusting the architecture repository (its structure, content and presentation) to meet the needs of the various types of users
  • Modelling – working with various stakeholders to record and manage models of various kinds
  • Reporting – generating outputs from the modelling tool for use in communication with others (including reporting on quality and conformance), possibly in an automated repeatable fashion
  • System Administration – a limited amount of administration, related to the use of the tool on specific initiatives
The Architecture Modelling Specialist roles will play a key part in providing these services.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
Candidates do not necessarily need to have every one of the skills that we are seeking. What is more important to us is that candidates are willing to do all of the above activities as required, contribute their ideas to help drive the initiative forward, and are open to learning in areas where they lack experience. A ‘can-do’ attitude and transferable skills is more important that complete experience in all the above areas. We will provide the required training; but need candidates to be willing to take on any of the tasks as required.

It is important however that candidates possess a certain amount of analytic ability, as the team is dealing with structured information. A degree of conceptual thinking is also important. Experience of programming will be an advantage (the language is immaterial) as some of the customisations that we use are implemented in a scripting language. Some experience of user interface design, or tailoring presentations to meet the needs of different kinds of stakeholders, would also be helpful.

What’s in it for you?
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our referral scheme, where you can receive £750 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering everyone two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

About Us
Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes.  

As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, at Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.

We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.

Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you’ll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with award-winning mental health and well-being strategy.