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Principal SAP BASIS/HANA Leader


Denver, PA, US

Company:  UGI Utilities, Inc

UGI Utilities, Inc. is a natural gas and electric utility company committed to delivering reliable, safe and affordable energy to our 700,000 customers in 45 counties in Pennsylvania and 1 county in Maryland. We pride ourselves on being a responsive, engaging energy company.  The foundation of our success lies in the strength of our 1,700 plus employees who strive to exceed the expectations of our customers and the communities we serve every day.

We offer comprehensive benefits, some of which are:

  • medical, prescription, dental, vision, life insurance
  • disability plans
  • 401(k) matched savings plan
  • paid vacation
  • company stock purchase program
  • wellness programs
  • tuition reimbursement
  • paid parental leave
  • paid volunteer time
  • adoption assistance

Position Summary: 
The Principal SAP BASIS/HANA Leader will be responsible for leading the support and administration of all SAP activities and implementations.  This includes planning, coordination, and implementation of all changes in SAP including performance and tuning analysis, capacity planning, systems support and planning, application support, and software upgrades. Also provide training and mentoring for junior staff; oversee work of junior staff and contractors to ensure quality results.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Principal SAP BASIS/HANA Leader will provide administration and technical core competencies for tasks including installations and upgrades, problem determination and resolution, software patching, support package application, performance tuning, and project sizing. Functions as Technical Lead on projects; may lead multiple concurrent projects.
  • Participation in multi-landscape design solutions, architecture recommendations, and client strategies for continuous improvement.
  • Administer SAP implementations and upgrades in multiple environments, including SAP CRM, ECC, BI, Business Warehouse, Business Objects, Portal, and Solution Manager deployed on SAP HANA.  
  • Orchestrate and lead team through the scoping and solution process
  • Responsible for the design and implementation of the Portal landscape upgrades and patches.
  • Provide training and guidance and oversee work of staff/contractors to ensure quality results.

Planning and Implementation-15%

  • Considered a subject matter expert in their technical discipline and be able to provide analytical skills to evaluate system performance, system health checks, and implementation of tuning improvements.
  • Provide technical leadership and participation in technical projects across multiple teams.

Strategic Business Interactions-15%

  • Work closely with SAP Functional Teams to coordinate and ensure complete enhancements to company’s enterprise-wide SAP implementation.
  • Considered a subject matter expert in their technical discipline; mentors and guides junior staff in the use of procedures, standards and facilities.  Develops and drives standard practices within their team; collaborates with other IT groups to support IT infrastructure requirements.
  • Works with Server System administrators and Database Administrators to design, develop, test and implement solutions, maintain system setup, enhancements and backups of critical data.   


  • Responsible for documenting the design and landscape of all SAP environments. 
  • Prepare and present status reports, and technical analysis of relevant issues.
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of business unit processes/functions relevant to projects and application support assignments, as well as maintains appropriate technical skills.
  • Coordinates activities and interactions with auditing team to ensure procedure integrity and security.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Basic familiarity with Business processes and functions
  • Working knowledge of COBIT5 IT Governance & Management framework or other structured industry standard methodologies.
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical, and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiar with regulatory and compliance items governing IT.
  • Proficient with the Microsoft Office suite.  

Education:    Bachelor’s degree in Information/Computer Science, Business Administration, Engineering, Mathematics, Information Systems, or equivalent discipline.
Preferred:    Master’s degree in a Management or Technical discipline
Length of Experience:    Seven (7) years of experience in SAP with a minimum of three years of experience in SAP HANA modeling and database procedural languages.

Experience in the full-life cycle of large and complex enterprise services with minimum of 2 year of experience in implementing SAP HANA solutions.

Certifications:    ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) Foundation certification (at hire or within 12 months in position).

Working Conditions:
Office environment

UGI Utilities, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  As such, the Company abides by the requirements of the Executive Order 11246, 41 CFR 60-741.5(a), and 41 CFR 60-300.5(a).  The Company does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, disability, age, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally protected class in its practices.


Successful applicants shall be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen as a condition of employment, and if hired, shall be subject to substance abuse testing in accordance with UGI policies. As a federal contractor that engages in safety-sensitive work, UGI cannot permit employees in certain positions to use medical marijuana, even if prescribed by an authorized physician. Similarly, applicants for such positions who are actively using medical marijuana may be denied hire on that basis.