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Data Architect
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Recruiter: National Grid
Listed on: 18th December 2017
Location: CV34 6DA
Salary/Rate: £50000 - £70000
Salary Notes: Competitive
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: TJ15710_expired
Contact Name: National Grid

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Due to our current phase of exciting growth and transformation we currently have an opportunity for a Data Architect to develop and lead the data architecture function.

You will design and implement data structures to meet the operational needs of National Grid - Gas Transmission

This is your exciting opportunity to shape the future of our Data Strategies, to drive robust and effective approaches to data and reporting to help National Grid meet all the challenges ahead and provide the foundation on which sound business decision making can be made.

National Grid, one of the largest FTSE 20 listed utilities, connects Britain with the electricity and gas that keeps homes warm and businesses powered.

We are driving the agenda to provide secure and sustainable energy both now and in the future. To meet this challenge we’re always looking for bright ideas and innovative ways of working. And you can be part of it!

Key Responsibilities:

           Data architecture for Gas Transmission - which involves strategically assessing and creating the data structures in the relevant systems according to enable the business to pick up, store and report on data at the correct level of granularity
           Creating the correct structures, governance and processes for Gas Transmission to use the data lake for reporting and analytics
           Set the principles, policies and standards and for data design, ensuring a consistent approach is adopted across BAU and business change
           Work to ensure the requirements of National Grid’s Data Management Standards are met while developing data architecture solutions

What we’re looking for

Good communicators that can influence and build relationships across all levels of the organisation. Experience in the Utility, Gas & Oil industry or any other complex organisation will be beneficial.

You will also need to demonstrate the following characteristics:

           Highly technically literate in the area of systems and data
           Have an in-depth understanding of leading practice for structuring data, and be able to identify the appropriate technologies and solutions to use in a given scenario.
           Extensive experience of the analysis and design of Data Warehouse, BI, Data Analytics or complex Data Migration solutions, including: analysing source systems, designing ETL routines, resolving DQ issues, designing relational and dimensional models (conceptual and logical), developing reporting and analytical layers
           Knowledge of reporting tools, such as Business Objects or data discovery tools such as QlikView and Tableau
           An analytical approach, with demonstrable ability to understand complex processes, to identify and extract key information from systems and individuals, identify deficiencies and recommend actions for correction and improvement
           Proven consulting expertise with knowledge of data management and data lifecycle best practices;

This is an exceptional opportunity to display and develop your skills with a high profile company, as well as the chance to take advantage of long term opportunities in the future as we continue to grow and develop. If you can rise to the challenge and responsibility of making sure the GB gas transmission pipeline system runs smoothly, then this is the role for you.


           Salary range from £50-70k dependant on your experience
           Salary reviewed each year based on your skills and knowledge for your role and your performance
           25 days’ holiday, plus 8 statutory days and an option to buy extra holiday days
           An Annual Performance Bonus of up to 15% of your salary
           A generous pension scheme
           Flexible benefits scheme

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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