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Technical Architect, Smart Hub (2 Year FTC)

Apply now Job no: 495889
Work type: Fixed Term / Secondment
Location: South Wales, Cardiff
Categories: Information Technology, Project Management

Salary: Band 9 (£45,412 - £55,630)

Location: Linea, Cardiff


What you will do

Job Purpose

When you think about it, water is the most basic human need. So what we do at Welsh Water is incredibly important – we give three million customers safe, clean water, take away their dirty water and help to protect our beautiful environment.

It’s an awesome responsibility, and we have to earn our customers’ trust every single day. Being the only not-for-profit company in the utilities sector is certainly a good start. Every single penny we make goes back into looking after their water and environment, rather than going to the pockets of shareholders.

Welsh Water operates a complex technology environment across our Clean Water and Waste Water estate, with over 2000 users and 5,000 assets supported and monitored 24/7 by our Smart Hub team. We need to harness our ability to extract maximum benefit from investments in operational technology and ensure our systems, processes and supporting architecture are resilient. The Smart OT Programme is charged with facilitating and supporting the delivery of a defined programme of work to ensure the continued operation and enhancement of the operating technology estate in line with the company wide vision to ‘earn the trust of our customers every day’.  


The Technical Design Architect is responsible for ensuring agreed design principles are adopted and maintained across all new technologies. Candidates will have to have experience of managing and maintaining sound architectural principles.


Post holders must demonstrate capability in one or a number of the following areas:

  • Hosting Platforms & Security
  • Network
  • Enterprise Services (Email, Identity, End User Compute)
  • Application Platforms & SMART Data
  • Secure Cloud & Digital Services
  • Digital Workplace
  • Operational Technologies
  • Telemetry Networks


Working with the wider Enterprise Architecture and Programme Architecture capabilities to gain commitment for all technical roadmaps, as well as evaluate and select all technologies required to complete those plans. In addition, the Technical Design Architect provides technical leadership across the organization, from strategic decision making down to the project planning level. You will be responsible for the development and delivery of technology roadmaps and the development and delivery of the Smart OT strategy in support of the corporate plans for the current AMP period and beyond.


What we offer

We know that if our employees are happy, our customers are happy. That’s why we offer a great benefits package. As one of the biggest companies in Wales, our reward and benefits package includes:

  • Generous Pension Plan
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays
  • Annual Variable Pay Scheme (Bonus) 
  • Onsite restaurant and car park


Applications to be received by: 23:55 on 16 December 2019.

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