Enterprise Data Architect

Job Title: Enterprise Data Architect
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading
Salary: £59200 - £88000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-07-16
Reference: 4540
Contact Name: Robyn Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 16, 2019 13:42

Job Description

About the role:

This role will be responsible for leading the definition and implementation of strategies, principles and standards for data modelling, data quality and data management.

The role will include but not be refined to:

Define and manage the Enterprise Data Architecture principles, blueprints, Enterprise Data patterns and technology standards.

Identify important potential technologies and approaches to address current and future Enterprise Data needs, evaluating their applicability and fit, as well as leading the definition of standards and best-practices for their use.

Provide hands-on application of Enterprise Data technologies and processes to support proof-of-concept development, review of critical systems and training to other teams within the wider organisation.

Support Head of Information Management & CTO in defining and managing the Architecture and Technology governance processes for the Enterprise Data landscape.

Coach and mentor members of the Technology team to provide technical oversight.

Defining & delivering a clear & strategic Data Architecture roadmap in alignment with the wider IT organisation and business.

Being responsible for identifying how Information & Data can be better used to forward the aims of Thames Water.

Identifying opportunities to generate revenue and improve business performance using both internal & external data content.

Engaging and influencing all activities that manage customer, business & personal data e.g. Customer Services, Call Centres etc.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience: 
  • Preferred Educated to degree level, BSc or equivalent.
  • Significant experience in the capacity of Enterprise Architect or Data Architect, with extensive experience leading Information/ Data Architecture across an organisation.
  • Strong knowledge of architecture methodologies, principles and frameworks, ideally TOGAF.
  • Practical experience of defining technology domain roadmaps.
  • Experience in working with 3rd party delivery partners and vendors.
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills and is fully experienced at dealing with stakeholders.
  • Proficient and effective communicator.
  • Preferred previous experience within the utility industry or large, complex enterprises.
What’s in it for you:

Data is key to Thames Water's digital transformation, and the Enterprise Data Architect will play a lead role in defining and driving the Enterprise Architecture strategy for Information & Data ensuring that it aligns with the wider Digital roadmap & business strategies.

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 refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams 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 largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water company in the UK.

Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer, welcoming applications from all walks of life to join our diverse team. We’re also leading the way with our award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy.