Data Centre Project Manager

Posted 28 November 2022
Salary £550 - £650 per day
LocationCity of London
Job type Temporary
DisciplineInfrastructure & DevOps
Reference97007_1669656851

Job description

The ideal candidate would be an efficient problem solver and an independent self-starter, capable of working pro-actively and taking individual responsibility, ability to command respect and create a sense of community amongst colleagues, as well as excellent communication and presentation skills both verbally and in writing.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and designing the programme
  • Effective co-ordination and management of inter-dependencies, including oversight of any risks and issues arising
  • Defining governance arrangements
  • Ensuring effective quality assurance including that of product and service delivery
  • Budget management
  • Facilitating talent acquisition
  • Managing third party contributions, communication with stakeholders and risks to the programme's successful outcome
  • Reporting progress to the project sponsor and key stakeholders
  • Working with the Head of IT Change for BAU transition.

Essential Skills Required:

  • 10 years experience in a Data Centre consultancy environment
  • Experience of managing a Datacentre migration and of Colocation Service Providers
  • Background in Infrastructure projects and management of technical resources and providers
  • Experience delivering mission-critical projects as either a consultant or client-side project management
  • Good understanding of the procurement process including negotiation with third parties
  • Good understanding of programme planning, monitoring, and controlling techniques
  • Experience with programme and project management methods including MSP, PRINCE2 and Agile
  • Excellent customer service, communication and client/external interface skills

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of delivering Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solutions
  • Experience of delivering Backup as a Service (BaaS) solutions
  • Experience of Cloud Services and delivery models