Solution Architect

Job Description

Siemens Mobility Pty Ltd is an operating company of Siemens AG Germany. As a leader in transport solutions for more than 160 years, Siemens Mobility is constantly innovating its portfolio in its core areas of rolling stock, rail automation and electrification, turnkey systems, intelligent traffic systems as well as related services. With digitalisation, Siemens Mobility is enabling mobility operators worldwide to make infrastructure intelligent, increase value sustainable over the entire life cycle, enhance passenger experience and guarantee availability. Siemens Mobility Division has around 40,000 employees worldwide. 

We currently have an opportunity for a Solution Architect to join our Tendering team to be based in our office in Macquarie Park, Sydney. The objective of the Solution Architect is to establish a system concept which is optimum for the business.

The Solution Architect has technical expertise in system engineering, systems analysis, definition and implementation of complete system solutions or subsystems for Rail Systems projects. They understand the Siemens Mobility rail systems product and system portfolio and system related processes.

The Solution Architect carries out, or for larger projects, leads the effort with support from relevant Subject Matter Experts (SME) for the analysis of the customer system requirements, design and definition of the system architecture, allocation of requirements to subsystems, development of system operational concepts, system technical performance measures, technical interfaces, coordination of the subsystems development and integration, preparation of the technical offer documentation.

The Solution Architect is an engineering function and, as a core team member, reports to the Bid Manager on allocated projects. The SMiP works closely with the Bid Manager, and the bid team (e.g. WPMs, Commercial Bid Managers, QMiP, Project Procurement Manager, etc.) to ensure the system solution defined complies with the required customer safety, technical, performance, operational and quality requirements. The Solution Architect ensures consistent system engineering processes are followed throughout the entire bid phase.

The Solution Architect is the technical authority within the bid project and towards the customer during the bid phase. The Solution Architect acts as the work package manager being responsible for the delivery of all system level deliverables for the bid in the required time, budget and quality, including System Engineering, System Integration. They communicate the status regularly to the Bid Manager.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall technical responsibility for the system requirements, architecture, design and the system concept of operations taking into consideration product characteristics (including those of non-Siemens products used).
  • Continuous consultation with Product and System Management about any changes to the system concept or design.
  • Documentation and clarification of all technical, performance, safety and operational requirements (e.g. interoperability) for a customer system taking into consideration contractual obligations.
  • Analysis of customer requirements with respect to non-existent (loopholes in descriptions), unclear/contradictory or unreasonable requirements, compilation of any assumptions as a substitute for non-existent requirements, and initiation of a timely, binding clarification of such requirements with the customer.
  • Definition and control of the system technical development.
  • Responsible for the Engineering Statement during the bid phase / LoA.
  • About the system architecture and the system concept, the Solution Architect is the key technical communications interface between the bid project, customer, and other key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the determination and update of the system architecture and the system concept throughout the entire bid project duration.
  • Clarification of Responsibility for System Architecture:
  • Consideration of the operating conditions (safety, environment, standards, interoperability, etc.) of the individual subsystems/components in design of the architecture.
  • Assurance of adherence to the approved R&D product/system strategy.
  • Ensure analysis, definition and description of subsystems and system interfaces (ICDs).
  • Definition and description of technical and content-related conditions for the systems/products to be connected.
  • Consultation with the bid manager on system and architecture issues and development of suggestions for a technically and commercially optimal system concept.
  • Analysis and description of operational processes and scenarios and the user interface.
  • Indication of system limits in the system concept and monitoring of application of the system concept on the overall system level and the module level.
  • Overall technical responsibility for the system requirements, architecture, design and the system concept of operations taking into consideration product characteristics (including those of non-Siemens products used).
  • Continuous consultation with Product and System Management about any changes to the system concept or design.
  • Documentation and clarification of all technical, performance, safety and operational requirements (e.g. interoperability) for a customer system taking into consideration contractual obligations.
  • Analysis of customer requirements with respect to non-existent (loopholes in descriptions), unclear/contradictory or unreasonable requirements, compilation of any assumptions as a substitute for non-existent requirements, and initiation of a timely, binding clarification of such requirements with the customer.
  • About the system architecture and the system concept, the Solution Architect is the key technical communications interface between the bid project, customer, and other key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for the determination and update of the system architecture and the system concept throughout the entire bid project duration.
  • Consideration of the operating conditions (safety, environment, standards, interoperability, etc.) of the individual subsystems/components in design of the architecture.
  • Assurance of adherence to the approved R&D product/system strategy.
  • Ensure analysis, definition and description of subsystems and system interfaces (ICDs).
  • Definition and description of technical and content-related conditions for the systems/products to be connected.
  • Consultation with the bid manager on system and architecture issues and development of suggestions for a technically and commercially optimal system concept.
  • Analysis and description of operational processes and scenarios and the user interface.

The Solution Architect is a mandatory participant at relevant PM@Siemens milestones meetings and readiness checks (EPIQ role: Technical Manager) and at bid team meetings.

  • In bid review meetings the Solution Architect should participate.
  • In (technical) Customer meetings the Solution Architect represents overall engineering and can be supported by other technical functions.
  • In bid projects where more than one organisation and country are involved, the Solution Architect of the lead project additionally coordinates all units through the corresponding Solution Architects in those units.
  • Takes over responsibility and initiative for their own personal development, knows own strengths and weaknesses.
  • Is looking for feedback actively and regularly.
  • Uses the possibility to learn from others, exchange experience and coach colleagues in other bid projects.
  • Uses possibilities for education, materials (e.g. books) and training forcefully to keep their knowledge up-to-date.
  • Drive ideas and activities as part of the project related tasks with the objective to improve the project results.
  • Uses any possibility to improve products and systems as well as the system standardization and system related processes.
  • May be required to support sales as the technical representative advising the customer.

Requirements:

  • Professional - Variety of Business
  • Professional experience > 8 years combined technical and management experience in a relevant discipline and industry
  • Project/ Process - Variety of Function Areas
  • Experience on a variety of relevant projects
  • Leadership - Variety of Function Types
  • Technical leadership experience in different teams, good communication skills.
  • University degree (or comparable) in technology (engineering) areas of automation / electrical / communication / railway / informatics is necessary
  • Intercultural - Variety of Cultures
  • Experience in dealing with customers and colleagues from other cultural environments (intercultural experience)

The successful candidate will join a diverse team in Siemens Mobility HR and will have the autonomy to shape the role and influence our stakeholders accordingly.

You will be empowered to make decisions and you will use your extensive market knowledge and skills to attract the best possible talent into the organisation at all levels. This role is highly visible in the organisation and is key to the success of the HR Function.

Please send your current CV and cover letter outlining your suitability for the role and key areas of expertise for this role

Siemens is a proud equal opportunity employer, creating a work environment of diversity and inclusion. Our diverse workforce cultivates Innovation and Excellence and in turn creates a workplace where our employees belong and prosper. Diversity and inclusion help us fully realise the potential of our people. As part of Siemens Ownership culture, Siemens also genuinely supports reasonable flexible working practices that empower our employees to best meet work and personal commitments



Job ID: 188893

Organization: Mobility

Company: Siemens Mobility Pty Ltd

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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