Senior Applications Consultant (Workday Payroll)



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2nd April




£45,100 - £65,000



What if you could work with remarkable people on extraordinary things? What if the result was something a little bit special? What if your role was mission critical?

For nearly 70 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK's ultimate deterrent - Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions.

The AWE Security team has a vital role in support of the most important mission - to protect AWE's information and assets providing greater education and awareness, application of procedures and assurance. This is a role where you can directly contribute to building the future of national security, support the programme to maintain the highest levels of security.

The Enterprise Applications team at AWE are looking to hire a Senior Applications Consultant who will be responsible for the delivery and support of the existing Workday Payroll solution.

Location - Reading area

Salary - £45,100 - £65,000 per annum

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement (270 hours a year including bank holidays, plus every other Friday off)
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

Key Accountabilities:

  • Understand from the business (working with Directors, Programme Managers, Resource Managers and Process Owners etc.) what information they require to deliver their requirements.
  • Using expertise in the Application Platform and in how it supports business process, proposes technical solutions (seeking to exploit existing tools and technologies).
  • To provide business analysis services (requirements gathering, process design and improvement) and business change services in support of CIO projects, tasks and services.
  • Produces effective work plans and documentation to support the team through development and upgrades.
  • Maintain a full understanding of the functional configuration of the application to be able to provide business support and troubleshooting of errors.
  • Acts as the leading functional expert for business capability within their specific functional area.
  • Providing practical assistance and expert advice in all aspects of Application Functionality.
  • Maintain an understanding of the data flows within and between applications to provide support to end to end business processes.
  • Assessing safety and security implications of the information delivered through the application across the business and ensuring appropriate action is taken.
  • Proactive identification of opportunities for developing application capability across the business.
  • Maintain and promote high personal standards in environment, safety, health, security and quality and be a great team player.
  • Additional accountabilities for this job profile may be defined and appointed through the Chief Engineer Management Arrangements, with appointees listed within the Company Design Authorities and Technical Authorities, as held in the company management system.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work with the business sponsors and key users to understand and develop business processes and produce plans for implementation of changes to Workday.
  • Provide problem diagnosis for the Workday Payroll module.
  • Work effectively with Workday and support partners to resolve issues.
  • Participate in scoping and testing activities for changes and upgrades, particularly the bi-annual feature releases.
  • Liaise with Helpdesk, suppliers and other consultants.
  • Support the business in the design of new processes and changes to existing processes.
  • Maintain configuration baseline documentation.
  • Support end user activities at key times e.g. Year end.
  • To ensure that adequate assurance procedures are applied to the work undertaken so that the high standards of safety appropriate to a nuclear licensed site are achieved during the project period and that the required standards of reliability and safety performance of the constituent systems are achieved in the deliverables.
  • Take an active role in the implementation of Company/Local Procedures and Systems of Work to safeguard People, Quality, Security and the Environment including compliance with the requirements of current legislation.
  • Ensuring the understanding and application of responsibilities with regard to the Company's Environment, Health, Safety, Security and Quality Standards.
  • The Company may require you to fulfil any other reasonable duties aligned to your position from time to time in line with business needs.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good business knowledge of the Workday Payroll & HCM functional area and role.
  • Proven experience configuring within Workday Payroll.
  • Strong understanding of the Payroll business environment and constraints to add value through the definition and delivery of information available from the Workday Payroll module.
  • Good understanding of Data Protection Act requirements.
  • Able to build knowledge and train internal team on Workday Payroll capabilities.

All Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.

Contact Name: AWE

Reference: TJ/10458/R21537_1712051272

Job ID: 3316419

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