Oracle Utilities Principal Consultant - Utilities Global Business Unit in United Kingdom
Utilities Principal Consultant - Utilities Global Business Unit
Oracle Utilities Overview
Oracle Utilities delivers proven software applications that help utility companies of all types and sizes achieve competitive advantage, business performance excellence and a lower total cost of technology ownership. Oracle Utilities integrates industry-specific Customer Care & Billing, Customer Cloud Service, Network Management, Work and Asset management, and Meter Data Management applications with the capabilities of Oracle's industry-leading enterprise applications, business intelligence tools, middleware, database technologies, as well as servers and storage. The software enables customers to adapt more nimbly to market deregulation, meet ever-evolving customer demands and deliver on environmental conservation commitments.
The Oracle Utilities Global Business Unit (UGBU) enhances the Oracle brand by delivering best of breed business solutions and professional services to the Utility industries around the world. Our customers value us above all other competitors because of our thought leadership, understanding of their needs, talents and superior ability to provide world-class solutions for the challenges they face. Our customer relationships can be leveraged by all of Oracle to grow Oracle's relevance in our industries.
An experienced consulting professional who has a broad understanding of Oracle Utilities products (CC&B, MDM, SGG, or others), industry best practices, and multiple business processes and technology designs within the Oracle Utilities product/technology family.
This resource will work directly with client’s core business team to ensure focus on business case objectives, leveraging best practice processes across the solution set, and scope management. This role also involves developing practical and creative solutions in a way that solves business problem. Facilitates workshops with clients to deliver a clear specification of the customer’s business requirements and a business-justified solution. Applies Oracle methodology, company procedures, and leading practices.
Demonstrates expertise to deliver detailed functional and technical solutions on moderately complex customer engagements. May lead the solution design and implementation aspects of engagement(s) ensuring high quality, integrated software solutions within constraints of time and budget. May act as the team lead on projects, providing coaching, guidance and feedback to develop skills of less experienced team members. Effectively consults with management of customer organizations.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
o Mentor junior resources on product and best practice
o Contribute to reusable collateral/accelerators
o Knowledge sharing across peer group
o Active support to Business Development / Sales opportunities
- Project engagements
o Apply professional mastery and industry-wide understanding of technology, tools and methodologies to develop solutions in leading edge or critical situations.
o Guide clients towards solutions that leverage Oracle base system functionality and best practices in the industry.
o Guide and facilitate system configuration.
o Develop functional design specifications independently for moderate to complex requirements, and develop functional designs for very complex requirements with some support from a senior designer
o Anticipate future customer, industry and information technology trends.
o Business process modelling (experience with Oracle Utilities Reference model is a plus).
o Ability to review and understand multiple designs and ensure formation of a creative and cohesive solution.
o Work closely with the client to understand and manage their expectations, as well as working closely with Oracle and third-party vendors to ensure delivery.
o Be responsible for ensuring that a quality, integrated software solution is delivered in a timely manner, at budget, and to our client's satisfaction.
Required qualifications include:
Possess B.S. or B.A. degree in either Management Information Systems/Technology, Computer Science, STEM subject, or equivalent.
Oracle Utilities products (CC&B, MDM, CSS, etc) experience on at least two implementation projects.
Experience facilitating workshops, guiding the client to a recommended solution, and owning the delivery of it.
Ability to communicate effectively and build rapport with team members and clients
Hands on experience with Oracle Utilities Application Framework (OUAF) including Configuration Tools
Must have hands on SQL, and Java knowledge and experience
Knowledge of Design and Customizations of Java Based Applications
Good understanding of the Design, Development, Testing and Release phases of the SDLC.
Oracle Utilities products Implementation Specialist certification
Good understanding of business processes and Business Process Modeling experience
5 years overall relevant experience including at least 3 in consulting
Strong written and spoken English communication skills are required – heavy client facing role
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio)
Ability to travel to client locations throughout the EMEA region weekly
This job requires extensive travel
Detailed Description and Job Requirements
An experienced consulting professional who has an understanding of solutions, industry best practices, multiple business processes or technology designs within a product/technology family. Operates independently to provide quality work products to an engagement. Performs varied and complex duties and tasks that need independent judgment, in order to implement Oracle products and technology to meet customer needs. Applies Oracle methodology, company procedures, and leading practices.
Operates independently to provide quality work products to an engagement. Performs varied and complex duties and tasks that need independent judgment, in order to implement Oracle products and technology to meet customer needs. Applies Oracle methodology, company procedures, and leading practices. Demonstrates expertise to deliver functional and technical solutions on moderately complex customer engagements. May act as the team lead on projects. Effectively consults with management of customer organizations. Participates in business development activities. Develops and configures detailed solutions for moderately complex projects.
5-7 years of experience relevant to this position including 2 years consulting experience preferred. Undergraduate degree or equivalent experience. Product or technical expertise relevant to practice focus. Ability to communicate effectively. Ability to build rapport with team members and clients. Ability to travel as needed.
As part of Oracle's employment process candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment screening process. This will involve identity and employment verification, professional references, education verification and professional qualifications and memberships (if applicable).
Location: United Kingdom
Job Type: Regular Employee Hire
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