Power Platform Consultant

Role Description

The Company

We are a long established and highly respected Microsoft Gold Partner with an extensive portfolio of high-profile clients that is continuing to grow.

Due to our continued growth, we are looking for a Power Platform Consultant who is experienced in ensuring successful definition and delivery of Microsoft-based solutions ensuring time, cost and quality expectations are successfully achieved.

The focus of the role is to support client engagements by providing technical excellence ensuring that the business challenges of the client are understood, and that the technology is applied appropriately to overcome the challenges.

It is our mission to continue growing our portfolio, providing support and guidance to ensure clients are delighted with our service.  We deliver enterprise solutions, but also keep a keen eye on the future strategic needs of our clients to ensure our solutions our future proofed. Further to this CPS and Microsoft are driving sustainment within businesses we work with; therefore, adoption and change management is another key aspect of our delivery.


Specific Role Requirements

The ideal candidate will be:

  • An experienced technical expert with excellent consultative skills able to communicate with all levels and areas of an organisation.
  • A self-starter, keen to further develop both their personal and the company’s knowledge and skillset, with a ‘make it happen’ attitude.
  • Able to demonstrate a proven commercial awareness enabling them to grow the relationship with a client and identify new opportunities whilst they are working on client engagements.
  • Able to manage their own time within the commercial aspects of engagements to ensure that all activities are delivered to high quality, on time and within budget.
  • Able to demonstrate a proven ability to deliver projects based on a range of Microsoft based technologies to a broad client base, ensuring that the solutions take into consideration technical strategy, successful adoption, long-term sustainability and commercial awareness.
  • Able to ensure that clients are delighted by their experience when engaging with CPS.
  • Able to demonstrate a broad knowledge of solution delivery patterns and practices, application lifecycle management approaches, with experience gained through all phases from design, development, test and release cycle to delivery and maintenance.

CPS have clients across the UK and travel is required at times, this is balanced by an ability to work from home when face to face meetings are not required.


Key Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible for:

Undertaking the following requirements gathering activities:

  • Support and aid at requirements gathering workshops with project stakeholders
  • Management of the expectations of clients involved in workshops
  • Documenting the findings of workshops in the form of current state assessments, recommendations and actions arising within the workshops
  • Build high- and low- level solution design documentation that can be delivered to the client to support any build activities completed by CPS.
  • Support the growth of knowledge and skills within CPS by:
  • Learning the latest Power Platform technologies
  • Building demonstrations of the latest technology
  • Sharing the knowledge internally within CPS
  • Delivering a professional, customer focused and high performing consultative service
  • Ensuring that all content provided to customers is on the highest quality and has been through the internal quality assurance checks before being published
  • Promoting CPS as an expert source of knowledge regarding the latest technologies through blogs, and social media, etc.
  • Contributing to the internal processes and standards to ensure that the outcome of engagements is always improving
  • Passing exams required for CPS to achieve recognition from Microsoft


Essential Skills

  • Demonstrate an expert understanding in the Microsoft workloads, ideally including the majority of technologies.
  • Power Platform
    • Dataverse (design and configure)
    • Model Driven Apps (design and configure)
    • Canvas Apps (design and configure)
    • Power Automate Flows (design and configure)
    • Business Process Flows (design and configure)
    • Centre of Excellence (Deployment and understanding of components)
    • UI Flows (understanding of technology)
    • Portal Apps (understanding of technology)
    • Power Virtual Agent (understanding of technology)
  • Teams
    • Integration with Power Platform
  • Power BI
    • Dashboards
    • Paginated Reports
    • Data Transformation (Power Query)
    • Data Flows
  • SharePoint Online (basic skills)
  • Demonstrate a good understanding of patterns and best practices when delivering client projects.


Desirable Skills

Demonstrate an understanding in the Microsoft workloads, including:

  • Microsoft 365
    • Microsoft Teams
    • SharePoint Online
    • Planner
    • Security
    • Compliance
  • Integration
    • Proven experience of integrating Microsoft solutions with other systems and line of business solutions

Personal Attributes

  • Confidence in own abilities
  • Expert knowledge within this subject area
  • Fast assimilator of information
  • Imaginative problem solver
  • Structured organiser, with an eye for detail
  • Appreciation of a quality approach
  • Strong relationship building skills
  • Strong analytical and numeracy skills
  • Ability to use initiative and work under pressure, prioritising to meet deadlines
  • Drive, leading on initiatives, being committed to the role and delivering on objectives and deadlines
  • Effective communication (written and verbal) and negotiation skills with a wide variety of stakeholders
  • Service orientation, demonstrable commitment to customer service
  • Be passionate about technology!

Candidates will be able to demonstrate the breadth and depth of their suitability for this role with the following proof points:

  • Demonstrable a background in solution definition and delivery for services being delivered to external customers
  • Experience of managing customers when there are issues, acting with credibility and professionalism as well as giving confidence to customers on progression of the delivery
  • The ability and drive to strive for effective changes and continuous improvement in all aspects of client engagement
  • Expert knowledge of Power Platform
  • Expertise with user experience design
  • Experience with Agile or Scrum methodology


CPS Benefits

Some of the benefits which are integrated as part of being a colleague at CPS includes:

  • Vitality – Private Medical Insurance
  • YuLife – Income Protection and employee discounts benefits
  • Health Assured – Employee Wellbeing Support
  • Medicash – Health Cash Plan
  • 25 days holiday – increasing to 26 days after 1 year, to 27 days after 2 years and to 28 days after 5 years
  • Have your birthday as an additional day off from work. Can be adjusted to be taken within a week of you birthday if that is your preference
  • Quarterly and annual star performer awards and rewarded with prizes – voted for by your peers and colleagues
  • Annual professional training budget to support your Personal Development Plan
  • Award winning culture http://www.greatplacetowork.co.uk/best-workplaces/best-workplaces-in-the-uk
  • Fortnightly ‘Engagement’ survey to assess staff Happiness levels
  • Quarterly company meetings with associated social/team building events
  • Workplace pension scheme which goes beyond the standard schemes
  • No arduous annual appraisal process – your line manager will hold a 1-2-1 with you quarterly, as a minimum, to review and realign your objectives and your PDP as appropriate
  • Free on-site parking, subject to availability
  • Long service recognition at 5, 10, 15, 20 years and onwards
  • Unlimited hot and cold refreshments throughout the day in the Marlow office
  • Complimentary fruit & snacks
  • Monthly Fat/Fit Fridays! (pre-pandemic)
  • Free chair massages - head, arms, shoulders and back (pre-pandemic)
  • Regular social activities such as a summer event (Pub in the Park http://pubintheparkuk.com/ ), Christmas event, Dragon boat racing http://tag-events.com/portfolio/marlow-dragon-boat-festival/, quiz nights, wine tasting, pub nights, family events, BBQs and so much more

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