Enterprise Architect Capability – Northern Ireland Water (TA)

Closing date for applications: 01/02/2021
Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
NI Water requires a specialist Enterprise Architect to develop and implement an optimum Enterprise Architecture which will align its business strategy with a technology systems architecture to support that strategy.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
It is anticipated that the contract period will be less than 18 months.
Northern Ireland
Organisation the work is for
Northern Ireland Water
Maximum day rate
Please specify required rate
Early market engagement
No market engagement has been undertaken.
Who the specialist will work with
Specialist will be working with NI Water's Information Services Directorate including (but not limited to) ICT Service Management, ICT Operations, ICT Telecoms, ICT Information Security Teams and ICT Programme Management.A jointly agreed plan and delivery dates will be established at the commencement of the contract. It is accepted that the full plan will be developed as the investigation progresses.
What the specialist will work on
The Partner Enterprise Architect will lead NI Water project teams across two streams:Stream-1 undertake the assessment of the current technology systems, reviewing business plans for technology change and developing and applying actionable plans to establish enterprise architecture within NI Water. This will include Discovery, Architecture and Review.Stream-2 provide parallel support for business projects owners to use the EA to lead and design workstreams and to develop technology architecture to meet new business project requirements. NB. each new project will be agreed via SOR with outputs and costs agreed before work commences.
Address where the work will take place
During the continued COVID epidemic it is anticipated that the primary communication service will be MS Teams. It is anticipated that Westland House, Head Office, 40 Old Westland Road, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland BT146TE will be the workplace when safe to do so.
Working arrangements
Meeting with key stakeholders using MS Teams until such times as NI Water staff return to Office environment at which stage the specialist will be required to be on-site. The specialist will also be required onsite to present and discuss the report if NI Water staff have returned to office, otherwise via MS Teams. Specialist costs are deemed to be onboarded with expenses, such as travel & subsistence, will be borne by contractor and not NI Water.
Security clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
Additional terms and conditions
Shortlisted suppliers will be invited to make a presentation on how they will provide enterprise architectural services to meet NI Water's requirements. NI Water sees this role as sitting outside of IR35, as the candidates would not hold a fixed office position and will not have direct day to day direction or supervision.
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
-Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers -Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions -Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes -Take responsibility for their work -Share knowledge and experience with other team members -Challenge the status quo -Be comfortable standing up for their discipline -Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 60% Cultural fit 15% Price 25%
Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrate 4 years experience in providing technical assurance, successful implementation and support of EA solution for a company of similar size and function to NIW
  • Demonstrate 4 years experience of operating in a mixed estate hybrid cloud environment
  • Demonstrate 4 years experience of supplying an EA service, and successfully influencing a complex stakeholder environment, including senior stakeholder management
  • Demonstrate 4 years experience of supplying EA service and ensuring proper governance for enterprise technology for a company of similar size and function to NI Water
  • Demonstrate experience of supplying multi-discipline, multi-specialist EA service, including conforming to architectural frameworks, such as TOGAF
  • Demonstrate experience of providing an Enterprise Architect familiar with managing and leading programme governance
  • Demonstrate 4 years experience of supplying an EA service able to develop various architecture models (application, integration, data, technology and security
  • Demonstrate 4 years experience of supplying an EA service to develop policies, practices and roadmaps consistent with best practice
  • Demonstrate 4 years experience of supplying a leading, guiding and influencing EA service capable of taking ownership and decision making
  • Demonstrate 4 years experience of provision of an EA service working on a public cloud, including Microsoft Azure/365
  • Demonstrate how you plan to retain key resources for the duration of the contract and how you can commit to meet NIW's continuous need for architecture services
  • Provide CV’s to demonstrate the typical resource quality that will be provided to meet the requirements
  • Provide up to three referenceable client-focussed case studies where your organisation has provided this service capability
  • Describe how you intend to measure and manage quality and speed of the architecture team and individuals to ensure continuous improvement
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of the impact of GDPR and Data Protection Law on digital architecture
  • Experience of the impact of GDPR and Data Protection Law on digital architecture
  • Demonstrate experience of analysing technical risks, and identifying mitigations to risks when migrating from legacy platforms to new target architectures

Closing date for applications: 01/02/2021

Enterprise Architect Capability – Northern Ireland Water (TA)

Closing date for applications: 01/02/2021

Specialist role:

Technical Architect


Northern Ireland


Northern Ireland Water

Maximum day rate:

Please specify required rate

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