Microsoft BI Consultancy (TA)

Closing date for applications: 20/12/2019
Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
We are looking for an experienced MS accredited BI technical architect to undertake a review of the data architecture and development lifecycle within our Adult Social Care service with a view to simplifying and improving delivery time, with an option to support the council implementing the recommendations.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
3-4 weeks (Discovery Phase)
Yorkshire and the Humber
Organisation the work is for
Leeds City Council
Maximum day rate
Please specify required day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist would work with the Business Intelligence manager, their team, the data warehousing team, DBAs, solutions architect and service development team within the Digital information service directorate
What the specialist will work on
Review of Business Intelligence processes (acquisition and modelling, analysis and visualisation) and approach within Adult Social Care Directorate. Discovery Phase: Review business requirements Review current development processes for delivering the requirement Review implementation of BI technologies against requirements Propose recommendations for improvements to design, process and technology use. Implementation Phase: (optional subject to council accepting the recommendations). Support high level / detailed solution design work Support production of a BI roadmap for client Support production of an action plan (short, mid, long term actions). Key outcomes are to reduce the duration of and simplify the production cycle of BI Assets.
Address where the work will take place
Two locations in Leeds City Centre. Merrion House and St Georges House
Working arrangements
The role will involve on site face to face meetings and / or workshops with key stakeholders across our two locations during the discovery phase. It is expected that the individual will work Monday to Friday and be on site at least two days per week, specific days will be dependent on availability of council staff. Work that doesn't require onsite presence can be done remotely, such as research, analysis, writing up the recommendations etc. Should access to council systems be required, laptops and logins will be provided. Expenses will not be paid.
Security clearance
Compliance with council's computer use policy. DBS may be required if access to adult social care databases is required
Additional terms and conditions
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Be able to work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions Take responsibility for their work and be proactive in engaging with council staff Share knowledge and experience with Council staff Challenge the status quo Can work with clients with low technical expertise Understand Constraints and Challenges of public sector Have good communication skills
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 50% Cultural fit 20% Price 30%
Essential skills and experience
  • Have Specialist Knowledge of Microsoft BI Technologies (SSDB, SSIS, SSAS, SSRS, Power BI) on premise deployment
  • Proven track record of reviewing Requirements and making recommendations
  • Experience of Data Warehouse design using SSAS cubes
  • Proven track record of implementing BI platforms in complex organisations
  • Ability to produce clear, concise and understandable report detailing the recommendations and steps required to implement them
  • Have proven experience with agile data warehousing
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Able to provide advice around future road map for BI and AI in the organisation
  • Domain knowledge of Adult Social Care in local government
  • Have experience of Kimball design principles

Closing date for applications: 20/12/2019

Microsoft BI Consultancy (TA)

Closing date for applications: 20/12/2019

Specialist role:

Technical Architect


Yorkshire and the Humber


Leeds City Council

Maximum day rate:

Please specify required day rate

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