• Solution Architect - Electrical & SCADA

    Posted Date 4 months ago(12/08/2019 13:58)
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  • About Costain and your project.

    Costain helps to improve people’s lives by deploying technology-based engineering solutions to meet urgent national needs across the UK’s energy, water and transportation infrastructures.


    Costain Integrated Technology Solutions provide integrated hardware and software based solutions across a broad spectrum of traffic monitoring and management requirements. 


    The role of Solution Architect - Electrical & SCADA will work as part of the Solutions Team within the Technology Capability group based in Worle where you will provide technology solution to address customer’s challenges.  This role requires a technically (in the Electrical & SCADA field) skilled and experienced individual with a strong business and commercial acumen.


    What will I be doing?

    • Responsible for liaising with both internal and external customer to identify and understand their technical challenges.
    • Responsible for designing the technology solution architecture to address customer challenges
    • Responsible for accessing customer’s challenges and performing initial estimation on the resource, skills, capabilities required to address customer’s challenges.
    • Responsible for generating Technical Proposal document to address customer’s challenges. This typically includes the Business Case, Proposed Solution Architecture, High level programme for implementing solution, Cost of solution, and Risk/Mitigation of Solution.
    • Work with the software, hardware & service department to design technology solution.
    • Work with suppliers to design technology solution.
    • Work with Commercial and Project Management team to scope the technology solution programme, costing and risk/mitigation.
    • Assist bid teams by providing technology solution and technical write up
    • Assist bid teams with costing and programme for technology solution
    • Support project delivery team in delivery technology solution
    • Report on progress of addressing customer challenges or bid
    • Responsible for keeping yourself and team abreast with technology development within the Electrical & SCADA technology field
    • Travelling to sites will be required

    About you

    • Electrical & Electronics Engineering Degree or equivalent
    • Previous experience in electrical & SCADA design and development
    • Sound Business and Commercial understanding
    • Experience with technology (Electrical & SCADA field) development Project Management
    • Good customer relationship skill
    • Good written (technical/business) skill
    • Self-motivated
    • Innovative problem solving skill
    • Good business acumen skill

    Final Statement

    We listened to our employees so our Core Benefits are funded by us and include a Group Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Life Assurance, Income Protection and funded membership to a Professional Institute. In addition to this we also offer a Private Healthcare Scheme, Private Dental Scheme, Cycle to Work, Volunteering Days and Save as You Earn Scheme.  


    At Costain we aim to be an accessible, diverse and inclusive organisation to continue to meet our customers’ needs. We will be industry leading in our approach and people from all backgrounds will be proud to work for Costain. Our goal is to have a workforce that is representative of society.


    We actively encourage applications from candidates who have a relationship with the armed forces community whether as a currently serving member or reservist, ex-military or wounded personnel or as a member of a service family.



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