Distribution Solution Architect

Job Title: Distribution Solution Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Scotland, Scotland
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 72134-ITENG-JNB_1533134116
Contact Name: Janne Bate
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 01, 2018 15:35

Job Description

We are looking for a Distribution Solution Architect who will be able to:
*Quickly build a solid technical knowledge of software products for distribution utilities, specialising in SCADA, Distribution Management and Distributed Energy Resource Management solutions
*Establish a deep understanding of our customers' business and technical needs
*Evangelise customers in face to face or remote meetings or exhibitions on the new product capabilities to drive demand and continued interest
*Develop and present pitches and demonstrations of software solutions
*Translate customer requirements to existing building blocks and / or roadmap, and fill the gap
*Design and produce competitive offers for new systems, or to address new business case or regulatory changes, with a strong focus on UK market. Limit or supress risks of deviations (technical or financial) during project
*Offers typically include hardware, third party software and software. These are assembled to provide a winning offer to the customer
*Convince both internally and externally of the design choices for a wide range of audience (managers, operators, developers, IT people.)
*Defend the commercial value of the offers, in relation with the initial customer business / use case
*Demonstrate innovation, curiosity, adaptation to rapidly evolving technology, IT architecture (Cloud, etc.), cyber security threats, and new distribution applications (Low Voltage modeling, Voltage regulation, Active networks, Impact of distributed renewable sources, etc.)
*Develop evolution path and migration plans for key customers from their current state to the target Digital Strategy
Educational Requirements:
*Hons Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or equivalent knowledge or experience
*Experience in electrical grids, or electrical engineering background
*Good knowledge or experience with real time, mission critical IT systems
*Availability to travel both within UK and Europe as required
*Significant experience working with utility software
It would be highly desirable to have the following skills:
*Experience working with Distribution Management Systems (DMS)
*Experience using, installing or managing software systems
*Demonstrable experience of designing complex and secured IT system
*Knowledge of the UK utility market