IT Applications Lead

Business context

You can join the largest overall construction project undertaken by INEOS. The O&P North business plan to establish a world-scale propane dehydrogenation plan (PDH) and an ethane cracker in the Antwerp area. The plant is planned to come on-line around 2023-2024.

The Project One team will ensure the plant is delivered:

  • With zero lost time accidents, recorded injuries and environmental releases;
  • On-time and within budget;
  • Total compliance with all government laws and INEOS policies during the execution, commissioning and start-up phase.

 

Job Purpose

The Applications Lead’s role is to supervise and maintain the organization’s repository of software applications through best practices and the appropriate staffing and management of a technical team. The Applications Lead is also responsible for planning, design, development, and deployment of information and software systems for business operations.

 

Responsibilities

Acquisition & Deployment

  • Evaluate, install, configure, and deploy new applications, systems software, products, and/or enhancements to existing applications throughout the enterprise.
  • Manage application implementation projects, including coordination of work done by 3rd parties.
  • Collaborate with analysts, designers, and system owners in the testing of new software programs and applications.
  • Analyze documentation and technical specifications of any new application under deployment or consideration to determine its intended functionality.
  • Ensure that any new software integration into company systems meets functional requirements, system compliance, and interface specifications.
  • Design, develop, and install application enhancements and upgrades.
  • Coordinate feasibility studies for software and system products under consideration for purchase, and give advice based on findings.
  • Contribute to pre-testing phase of development by evaluating proposals in order to identify potential problem areas, and make the appropriate recommendations.
  • Liaise with company’s software suppliers for prompt rectification of any problems or emergencies.

 

Operational Management

  • Manage and provide direction for the application team in support of business operations.
  • Liaise with network administrators and software engineers to assist with quality assurance, program logic, and data processing.
  • Compile and maintain inventory of company software and systems assets and their corresponding contracts/agreements.
  • Develop and communicate training and documentation for end users, hold clinics as necessary, and other user-related activities.
  • Develop, distribute, and coordinate in-depth end-user reviews for modified and new systems or applications.

 

Position Requirements

 

Formal Education & Certification

  • University degree in computer systems design or computer science or equivalent experience with 10 years work experience.

 

Knowledge & Experience

  • Multiple years direct experience managing applications and/or systems management.
  • Proven experience in overseeing the development, and implementation of software solutions.
  • Hands-on experience with automated software management tools.
  • Strong knowledge of system and software quality assurance best practices and methodologies.
  • Extensive experience with core software applications for manufacturing, plant management, laboratory and knowledge management
  • Technically fluent in programming languages.
  • Good project management skills and/or substantial exposure to project-based work structures.
  • Excellent understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
  • Knowledge of applicable data privacy practices and laws.

 

Personal Attributes

  • Fluent written and spoken in Dutch.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
  • Excellent listening and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer-service orientation.
  • Ability to communicate ideas in both technical and user-friendly language.
  • Ability to conduct research into application issues and products.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

 

 

Work Conditions

 

  • Able to lead and set up training sessions, presentations, and meetings.
  • Travel required for the purpose of offsite software and system applications management.

 

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