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Project Managerial Position in a Leading Data Centre

Adexen Recruitment Agency – Our client, a data centre offering carrier-neutral co-location services, is recruiting to fill the position of:

 

 

 

Job Title: Project Manager
Job Reference: 1261
Location: Lagos
Industry: ICT
Function: Operations & Production
Job Description

  • The Project Manager is responsible for the implementation, management, supervision and evaluation of all projects in accordance with international standards and best practice.
  • Reporting to the Operations Director, he/she will participate in strategic planning and budgeting initiatives in addition to problem solving.

Primary Responsibilities and Duties
Strategy & Project Planning:

  • Lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by prioritising initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment and management of current and future projects
  • Prioritise the portfolio of projects on a day-to-day basis on behalf of management to ensure the maximum efficiency in allocation of resources and skills
  • Ensure that the project plan remains aligned with the available technologies and the overall strategic business plan
  • Create, develop and maintain a rolling project plan / road map for all projects
  • Work with defined vendors for the Design, Construction, Deployment, Testing and Commissioning of the Data Centre build. Identify and prioritize project deliverables, dependencies, and critical path items
  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to assure a smooth in-take of DC co-location projects while assuring priorities across the various groups are in synch. Resolves conflicts across internal and external teams in a timely manner
  • Controls project deliverables, scope, expectations, and coordinates project progress with sponsors, steering committees, and senior leadership

Acquisition & Deployment:

  • Define requirements for new Data Centre technology implementations and communicate them to the management team and other stake holders
  • Define and communicate procedures, policies and standards for acquiring, deploying and commissioning the Data Centre technologies
  • Prioritise and control projects portfolio as they relate to the selection, acquisition, development and installation of the Data Centre technologies
  • Provide leadership on all aspects of the project to ensure successful delivery
  • Maintains a solid understanding of the Data Centre and Construction industry and incorporate best practices as they emerge

Operational Management:

  • Ensure best practices, techniques, and tools for project planning, execution, project management, ongoing milestones/deliverable tracking, communication, and key performance metrics are maintained
  • Analyse and improve upon the frameworks and standards used across the organization to maintain competitive edge within the market
  • Develops and delivers project reports, proposals, and requirements documentation to senior leadership and key stakeholders – work with Delivery teams to produce executive reports on the projects and keep leadership apprised of project scope, cost, or schedule changes
  • Develop, track, and control the annual project capital budget
  • Set overall project schedule, quality and performance standards
  • Assess, manage and communicate escalated risks within and across multiple project streams
  • Interfaces independently with all functional and business areas affected by Data Centre colocation – work closely with functional resource managers to ensure adequate allocation of resources to projects
  • Defines project success criteria and reviews throughout the project life cycle
  • Effectively communicates highly complex ideas and issues at multiple levels of leadership, including executive management and steering committee

Project Closure:

  • Ensure that all administration and financial activities are completed upon project finalization
  • Complete a project review and project completion report in conjunction with other key stakeholders

Expectations

  • A degree in Engineering, Construction, Telecommunications or equivalent. Professional experience in the areas of Data Centre Project Management and IT infrastructure as well as Project Management Body of Knowledge.
  • Construction, Telecoms or Technology delivery Project Manager in Nigeria with a global exposure.
  • Minimum 8 years of Project Management related work experience.
  • Committed to development of team talent. Hands-on, performance oriented, practical and pragmatic, with a proven ability to “get the job done”.
  • Proven A1+ physical health is a must. Strong work ethic, endurance and ability to work long hours under challenging operating conditions.
  • Proven history of managing multimillion dollar projects/projects
  • Must possess demonstrable and measurable success in a similar role in a challenging environment.
  • PMP or PRINCE2 certification
  • Strong commitment to high standards and quality service.
  • High level of integrity and ethical behaviour – sets a good example.
  • Good communication skills – oral, written, IT and presentation.
  • Highly motivated and performance orientated.
  • Proven “staying record” – no job hopping.
  • Assertive rather than aggressive.

 

 

How to Apply
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