• Full Time
  • Anywhere
   
 
Organisation
L&Q Group

Contract Type
Permanent

Business Area
Technical Services

 

Title: Product Owner  (BIM)
Contract Type:  Permanent
Location:  Office based 20-40% (3-4 days WFH) Reporting office Stratford, East London / Sidcup, Kent     
Persona: Agile     
Hours: Full time, 35 hours per week                                                                

Salary: Circa £55,000pa depending on experience 
Closing date for completed applications:  27th September 2021          
Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams



Due to COVID19, colleagues in eligible roles are currently working from home in line with government guidelines

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated

                                                ***PREVIOUS APPLICANTS NEED NOT APPLY***


Product Owner Role Profile.docx

 

A great opportunity has arisen, for an experienced Business Analyst wanting to move into a product management role or for someone early in their product management carer looking for wider responsibility, to join a transformation programme that is focused on improving the way we manage information about our buildings, not only to provide a better service to customers, but also to demonstrate that we manage our buildings safely.

 

This product owner will play a pivotal role in delivering a new range of high-quality software products that support the delivery of our building information management vision. It will involve working with the business to understand how we introduce a set of new capabilities, most of which will involve 3rd party software, to enable the information to be collected and managed across the whole lifecycle of the building (construction, in use, disposal), and for that information to be easily accessible and usable for needs such as:

 

·         building information procurement during construction

 

·         compliance with forthcoming building safety and fire safety regulations

 

·         lifecycle cost prediction and monitoring 

 

The job holder’s line manager will be within the Product Team that sits inside the Technology department; the priority and direction in terms of work will be determined by the Building and Asset Information Programme, one of six core transformation programmes in L&Q.

The job holder will be responsible for three primary aspects:

·       Ensures that business requirements and those of the end customer are at the centre of all decisions made be it in terms of procurement and configuration of 3rd party software or the development of in-house software

·       Defining and improving in the quality of the solution through collaborative identification of good acceptance criteria, the right testing and ongoing review with the key stakeholders.

·       Ensures that the commissioned products maintain alignment with business needs and the technical roadmap

The job holder will be involved in:

  • Production of software tenders for the strategic Building Information Management software products
  • Collaborative working on user stories with the solution architect, business analyst, test engineers, software engineers, other subject matter specialists and the business.
  • Partnering with a Solutions Architect to ensure that technical designs and product selection are fit for purpose and adhere to architectural standards and target architecture.
  • Determining and managing simple, meaningful requirements mapping and organisation, identifying all notable dependencies.
  • Gaining an understanding of any legal or statutory aspects that the solution has to meet.
  • Supports the deployment and embedding of the product: supports the delivery of the user testing, gathering feedback about the operation of product, acting on outcomes to further improve the product.
  • Working hand in hand with any external suppliers to ensure the business requirements are met and the impact of decisions made about the deployment / configuration of that externally developed software on the business and the end customer are fully understood.
  • Monitoring that the validation and verification of the resulting solution meets the business acceptance criteria.

 
Skills and Experience:

 

  • Must have experience of producing software tenders and evaluating supplier bid responses – direct involvement in public procurement tendering will be helpful
  • Must have core business analysis skills in creating and refining user stories so that they are Independent, Negotiable, Valuable, Estimable, Sized appropriately and Testable. Proven ability to translate complex user requirements into a format understood by developers, architects and users be they in-house or 3rd party.
  • Must be able to undertake Story boarding and UI modelling to identify potential screen flows or user navigation design
  • Experience of exploratory testing to support the delivery of user stories is required.
  • Direct involvement in assisting end-users with acceptance test planning by helping identify business scenarios to verify that the solution meets the business requirements is desirable
  • Experience with Building Information Management or Asset Management is highly desirable.
  • Creation and management of product roadmaps is highly desirable
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills and an analytical mind-set
  • Must demonstrate evidence of strong engagement skills, able to interact in a clear persuasive manner
  • Must be able to self-manage goals, targets and outputs

 

 

If you meet the above criteria and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply today or may miss out.

                                                 
COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort

will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Safe requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.

Our Commitments:

 

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It’s only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours – if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion. We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

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