Job descriptionTogether we are Trusted to Serve Scotland. Do you want to be part of a growing team that helps look after our corporate data and information? Do you want to make sure that the business has access to the right data and information it needs to do the job? Permanent & Fixed Term Data Designers required at Scottish Water. Do you love data as much as we do? We currently have some fantastic opportunities for you to help shape Scottish Waters data driven future. At Scottish Water we are trusted to provide essential water and wastewater services to the people of Scotland 24/7 365 days a year. Across all parts of the business, everything we do is underpinned by great data and information. Working with Scottish Water you will be involved in rewarding projects which are making a real difference for customers and communities across Scotland. Our Corporate Data Compliance Team design, protect and govern our data, thus ensuring that we keep our data healthy and our business watertight. We work to deliver our commitments with an agile approach. We currently have vacancies for several roles across our wider CDC teams for Data Designers. If you love data as much as we do, then we see a future for you here with us. What you will be doing: The Corporate Data and Compliance team is focused on helping the business overcome its data and information challenges, making sure data quality is maintained, ensuring that privacy is protected and that the data and information is accessible to those who need it. This is a priority for us as we need to ensure that the business can make the right decisions based on the corporate data available, to deliver our ambitions and to maintain the high standard of service our customers expect. It also supports our employees by making their lives easier by ensuring they have the right data and information to do their roles. We also need to understand more about the data journey and how it flows through the business which supports our teams to make critical business improvements. As a Data Designer, you will be applying data and information design competencies that increase the value data and information will bring to Scottish Water. You will be viewed as an expert on all things data and information. Your Role Responsibilities may include: Deliver and assure data architecture, data design and data modelling to embed quality by design Have ownership of data management products (data catalogues, entity relationship diagrams, integration catalogues) and relevant data models Oversee data model evolution so data structures are fit for purpose for Scottish Water's growing data demands Lead on initiatives within Scottish Water to identify best data practice, share learning and define/agree consistent data model standards Understand, assess, and mitigate relevant risk; ensuring a joined up and aligned enterprise data approach across business functions and delivery partners that is focussed on cross organisational data and information value Be an expert for enterprise data solutions & business data rules Learn and understand the organisations current and future data needs to identify, plan & execute the best methods to optimise data and information across the enterprise Identify data and information quality improvement opportunities Use of data management tools Partner with business stakeholders to ensure data and information is trusted by undertaking quality improvement, automation, fixing and preventing issues What you’ll need: Essential Skills and Knowledge Thorough understanding of data architecture and enterprise data modelling Proven familiarity with data management products Experience of enterprise data design across a wide range of systems Working knowledge of data modelling design principles Skills in project management methodologies covering waterfall and agile Desirable Skills and Knowledge Awareness of the data models that underpin at least one of the following: Oracle ERP, Oracle HCM/ELM, Microsoft Dynamics, Ellipse, ESRI/ArcGIS, Oracle Primavera, Salesforce, Workday Understanding of how to integrate data in cloud platforms such as Microsoft Dynamics, Salesforce, Workday etc Knowledge of enterprise integration technologies such as Dell Boomi, Azure Data Factory etc Knowledge of TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) Experience of policy, process, or procedure development Knowledge of BIM (Building information modelling) Knowledge of GIS (Geospatial Information Systems) Knowledge on the Legal Frameworks surrounding data and information in particular GDPR and PRSA Looking out for you While the work we do is important, we know it’s not the only thing that matters. That’s why we make sure you have everything you need to find a good work-life balance. But you’ll get plenty of time to recharge with 38 days of holiday every year (including public holidays). And you can even buy five more if you need a little extra time. You can also take paid time off to volunteer in your community. When it comes to major life events we have family-friendly policies around adoption, maternity, and parental leave. And for the everyday? We embrace flexible working. For your future, there’s our pension (the ‘know-what-you’ll-get-when-you-retire’ kind), as well as life assurance. As for some nice extras? You can expect an annual company bonus. Not to mention access to SW Splash – handy rewards that can save you money on holidays, bills, and shopping. The not-so-small print The salary range for these positions is £35,384- £47,924 depending on experience. All new Scottish Water employees are required to complete pre-employment security checks before they can start work. If you’re interested in this role – or know someone else who might be - we’ll be accepting applications until midnight on 22nd Sept 2023 Do you have any support needs? Please let us know if there are any changes we can make to our application and selection process to make it easier and more comfortable for you. Email us here with the vacancy reference number in the subject line so we can work with you to support you throughout your application. Working at Scottish Water Scottish Water is one of the UK's leading water companies, the quality of drinking water and satisfaction with the service we provide our customers has never been higher - but we want to be even better – and you could help play an important part! We take employee engagement very seriously and have an inclusive and collaborative work environment where we respect people’s differences. We are committed to creating an engaging environment and a positive experience for our employees. We were recently recognised as a Top 10 Flexible Employer in Scotland at the Flexibility Works Awards 2021 and by The Times as a Top 50 Employer for Women in 2019. In 2019 we also won the Age Inclusive Award at The Herald and GenAnalytics Diversity Awards and were winners of the Best Public Sector Employer at the Family Friendly Working Scotland Awards 2020. We have Carers Positive Exemplary Status and were Silver Award 2019 & Gold Award winners 2020 of the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme (DERS). We aim for work to be an energising and fulfilling experience and everyone plays their part to ensure that Scottish Water is trusted to serve our customers and communities. We are passionate about creating opportunities for young people and are proud to have achieved the Gold standard in the Investors in Young People accreditation, demonstrating our commitment to creating rewarding opportunities for young people. You will have access to a host of benefits which include 38 days holiday a year, a defined benefit pension scheme, a discounted medical cash plan and cycle to work, plus a variety of agile working arrangements and family-friendly policies designed to support your wellbeing. Next Steps Any offer of employment with Scottish Water will be subject to the successful completion of a mandatory pre-employment screening process, including Disclosure Scotland and eligibility to work in the UK. Details can be found on our website. For more information about this role or if you require any additional support throughout the application process please contact the recruitment team: [email protected] As part of our commitment to developing a flourishing Scotland, it is important that Scottish Water employees are resident in Scotland and contribute to the Scottish economy by paying Scottish income tax on their earnings. As a result we ask all potential employees to confirm that they are resident in Scotland, or to confirm their intentions to move to Scotland within 3 months of their start date. Please note that candidates who have not submitted an application in the last 12 months will be automatically removed from our system records.
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