Enterprise Architect


Warwick, GB, CV34 6DA

Division:  IT Business Domain Architecture
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Requisition Number:  33495
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Job Function:  Information Technology

About us

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow. 
In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt. 
The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. 

About the role

The Enterprise Architect will develop and verify that the IT and digital strategy is aligned with the business entity’s strategy and mission by analysing business properties as well as the external environment and define all business needs.


This role will have the most overarching technical view of the business entity and knowledge of its capabilities and potentials, identifying business needs in context with external factors like competitors and internal factors like a company’s IT landscape. 


This role is a key member of the global enterprise architecture communities of practice and competence. This role will ensure that the right enterprise infrastructure is created while the new products, platforms and technologies meet all business standards and are in line with the company’s integrity, all while solving their own challenges.

What you'll do

  • Strategic Planning - creating and maintaining a strategy to align organisational actions, plans and resources with business objectives
  • Sets policies, standards, and guidelines for how the organisation conducts strategy development and planning.
  • Leads and manages the creation or review of a strategy that meets the requirements of the business.
  • Coordinates and collaborates with others on the promotion, acquisition, development, and implementation of information systems and services.
  • Enterprise & Business Architecture - aligning an organisation’s technology strategy with its business mission, strategy, and processes and documenting this using architectural models.
  • Directs the development of enterprise-wide architecture and processes to embed the strategic application of change in the management of the organisation.
  • Directs the creation and review of an enterprise capability strategy to support the strategic requirements of the business. Identifies the business benefits of alternative strategies.
  • Ensures compliance between business strategies, enterprise transformation activities and technology directions, setting strategies, policies, standards and practices.

What you'll have

  • Experience of leading Enterprise Architecture for a large organization, providing technology and digital leadership including strategic and financial assessment and alignment.
  • Experience of working in regulated industries and organizations.
  • Can successfully operate at Executive level, forming strong relationships and engagement as needed across all levels of the Business Entity
  • Knowledge and experience of both Information and Operational Technology, including their convergence and security
  • Experience of IT strategic technology and digital investment ensuring alignment with business strategy and priorities


What you'll get

  • 28 days holiday, plus eight statutory days – and options to buy extra holiday days 
  • Company car 
  • Pension and share option scheme 
  • Close mentorship and regular feedback 
  • You will also have access to a number of other flexible benefits such as share incentive plan,  technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving name to a few.

More Information



At National Grid, we work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office.

Our goal is to drive, develop and operate our business in a way that results in a more inclusive culture. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, the innovation from diverse teams & perspectives and business need. We are committed to building a workforce so we can represent the communities we serve and have a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.