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Architecture Lead

United Kingdom - South East - Sunbury, United States - Illinois - Naperville
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Job ID 102799BR Job category IT&S Group Segment Corporate & Functions Relocation availableNo CitySunbury CountryUnited Kingdom Travel required Yes - up to 25%

Job profile summary:

BP has embarked on an ambitious plan to modernise and transform using digital technologies to drive efficiency and new business models.

You are the architecture lead for our most critical projects or services. A technologist at heart, you are passionate about planning and building compelling services and products. You will motivate and inspire a project delivery team to deliver robust and cost-effective IT solutions. You will stay ahead of innovative technologies and demonstrate your understanding through effective and rapid delivery. The choices you make will define the fitness for purpose of our IT capabilities and ultimately the success of our business.

You believe that delivering an effective solution depends on several key factors: a deep understanding of business need; rigorous project planning (with a bias for short-term action); and fostering strong relationships. You will operate in a dynamic and delivery-focused environment, with the resources of one of the world's most forward-thinking IT departments and leading IT vendors at your fingertips. You are confident working across cultures and can help make sure the voice of each team member is heard.

Key Accountabilites:

Team:
You lead a delivery team directly or by influence. You will play an integral role in building the team’s skillset while demonstrating your leadership values through delegation, motivation and trust. You will not just lead, but "do". Our culture is exploring, thinking and doing, and you will live this every single day. Developing the capability of your teams to deliver the most agile and commercially cost-effective solutions is one of your top priorities.

Relationships: You will build strong relationships across the business and IT. You will understand the long-term needs of the solution you are developing, and enable delivery by building a rapport with team members both inside and outside of BP.

Architecture: You rigorously develop solution architectures, seeking practical solutions that optimize and re-use capabilities. You will care passionately about the integrity of the IT capabilities you develop. You will be responsible for designing and building solutions that best meet the business needs and are aligned with the IT strategy and roadmaps.

Technology: You are an excellent technologist, you have a passion for understanding and learning. You will bring good hands-on skills in key technologies, and an ability to rapidly assess new technologies with a commercial mindset.

Safety and Compliance: The safety of our people and our customers is our highest priority. You will advocate and help ensure our architectures, designs and processes enhance a culture of operational safety and improve our digital security.



Job Advert:

The Intelligent Operations (IO) program is committed to advance the digital strategy in BP’s downstream manufacturing facilities. This program is led through the Refining Technology & Engineering organization in partnership with IT. The IO program has global reach across refineries and chemical plants. Our vision is to be the leading downstream digital manufacturer; our mandate is to deliver a step-change in manufacturing capability in the areas of Productivity, Availability and Optimization through deployment of digital solutions through 2025.


Essential Experience
  • Experience in manufacturing, refineries, and/or chemical plants preferred.
  • Experience in operations systems architecture preferred
  • An understanding of physical asset information management, including engineering and real time operations data management preferred
  • Ability to deliver a step change in manufacturing capability in the areas of Productivity, Availability, and Optimization through deployment of digital solutions.
  • A confirmed background in architecture with real-world experience of architecting, designing, and delivering large IT projects. You love envisaging the art of the possible and making that a reality.
  • Deep-seated functional knowledge of key technology sets. You are comfortable rolling up your sleeves, getting involved, and diving into delivery challenges.
  • Experience in building and leading a tight-knit delivery team. You accomplish exceptional project outcomes in a respectful and supportive culture.
  • A proven grasp of architecture development and design thinking in an agile environment. You adapt delivery techniques to drive outstanding project delivery.
  • Experience developing others to build architecture capability across an organization

PLUS
  • You have had exposure to adjacent technology domains such as other platforms, networks, and cyber security.
  • You have good interpersonal skills including the ability to relate complex topics in simple and accessible language.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%

Leadership and EQ:
  • You notice morale within your team and work to positively influence this.
  • You embrace a culture of change and agility, evolving continuously, adapting to our changing world.
  • You are an effective team player, naturally looking beyond your own area/organizational boundaries to consider the bigger picture and/or perspective of others and build trust-based relationships with leaders and employees across IT&S and BP, applying cultural sensitivity.
  • You are self-aware and actively seek input from others on impact and effectiveness.
  • You apply judgment and common sense at scale – you’re able to use insight and good judgment to deliver commercially sound, efficient and pragmatic decisions and solutions, and to respond to situations as they arise.
  • You comply with BP's Code of Conduct and demonstrate strong leadership of BP's Leadership Expectations and Values & Behaviours.

About BP:

We are a global energy business involved in every aspect of the energy system. We have 75,000 employees in 80 countries, working towards delivering light, heat and mobility to millions of people, every day. We are one of the very few companies equipped to solve some of the big complex challenges that matter for the future. We have a real contribution to make to the world's ambition of a low carbon future. Join us, and be part of what we can accomplish together.

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