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Digital Solutions Architect

Dhahran Saudi Arabia

a month ago


Years of Experience

10 - 15 years

Workplace Type

On-site

Seniority Type

Senior

Industry

Oil & Energy


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Skills

Cloud ComputingDigital SolutionsSolution ArchitectureArtificial IntelligenceIOT

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Description

About our client

Our Client operates in the Oil and Energy industry, with its headquarters rooted strongly in Saudi Arabia. It has its branches spread to more than 50 countries, providing employment to more than 68,500 people all over the world. They fall under the Fortune 500 Companies. They are one of the world’s largest oil producers. They are constantly growing by creating new technologies through its Research and Development efforts and branch into new business lines through Investments and Acquisitions.


Job description

Role Description:


  • We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Digital Solution Architect to join our team in Global Manufacturing Excellence (GME), our client Center of Excellence for the global downstream portfolio.As a Digital Solutions Architect your key responsibilities include leading the Global Manufacturing Excellence Digital Transformation programs ideating, introducing, deploying and sustaining novel and innovative digital transformation solutions across Global Manufacturing Portfolio.
  • A critical success factor is digital technology value realization, utilization and benefits realization.


Responsibilities:


  • Lead the end to end implementation of digital solutions and technologies across Saudi our client downstream portfolio including operations analytics, process automation, artificial intelligence, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and other innovative manufacturing solutions.
  • Work collaboratively with downstream teams to understand their specific needs and challenges, ensuring that digital solutions are tailored to address their operational pain points.
  • Accelerate digitalization working closely with key stakeholders to develop the digital strategy and roadmaps.
  • Define and develop a comprehensive digital transformation roadmap for downstream portfolio focusing on top priority value adding technologies and use cases.
  • Conduct thorough feasibility analysis including techno economic and cost-benefit studies to evaluate the potential impact of digital solutions on performance and present outcomes. Present the summary and recommendations to executive management.
  • Conduct technical evaluation of solutions, platforms and new technologies. 
  • Partner with implementation teams to ensure the successful delivery of the digital platforms.
  • Prepare reports and presentations to communicate the progress and benefits of digital initiatives to peers, relevant stakeholders and senior management. 
  • Develop and implement change management strategies to ensure successful adoption of digital solutions by end-users.
  • Collaborate with technology providers in developing and conducting tailored training content and programs to support the implementation as well as correct utilization of digital technologies by end-users.
  • Stay abreast of global and regional Oil and Gas industry trends, market conditions, and regulatory changes that may impact digital implementations.
  • Ensure compliance with corporate governance and standards, and evaluating solution implementations. Identify introduce necessary changes to standards and governance. 
  • Provide technical leadership to solution design, development and support teams.
  • Analyze user requirements, recommend and develop solution proposals to meet customer’s requirements ensuring the alignment with enterprise wide digital strategy
  • Perform digital and solution architecture reviews to ensure alignment with the overall corporate strategy.


Requirements:


  • As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelors degree in Engineering or related field (Chemical, Industrial, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering). A Masters’ degree is preferred.
  • You will have a minimum of ten to fifteen years of experience as a solution architect in refining or gas plants with strong knowledge in designing, implementing, commissioning and supporting digital solutions for refinery and downstream manufacturing facilities.
  • You will have good to expert understanding of process plants in the energy and hydrocarbon industry including Refineries, Petrochemical, Terminal, bulk plant in addition to pipelines, GOSPs and Gas Plants. 
  • You will have experience in developing business case and benefit/cost analysis for digital and 4IR solutions.
  • You will demonstrate a solid understanding of the latest digital technologies including Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, IoT, data science and analytics, cloud computing, Integration, database technologies (relational, timeseries) etc.
  • You will have excellent communications and interpersonal, collaboration, leadership and presentation skills.
  • You have the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and stakeholders at all levels 
  • You will be able to demonstrate excellent understanding of manufacturing digital solutions enabling the key process areas including production, reliability, environmental, safety and sustainability
  • You will have strong project management skills with a proven track record of successfully leading and delivering complex digital implementation projects in the O&G business
  • You will have experience in change management, including developing and implementing change management strategies and driving user adoption of digital solutions
  • You will have excellent understanding of Enterprise Architecture frameworks such as TOGAF, Zachman and manufacturing and automation standards such as ISA Series. 

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