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Data Center Migration Project Manager (1912200393)
Ref No.: 18-04627
Location: Topeka, Topeka, Kansas
Position Type:Full Time/Contract
Start Date: 06/18/2018
Position Description
***This job req is subject to overtime discounts (0.95x exempt; 1.35x non-exempt) and a 10% discount after six months of service***
Minimum Wage to Contractor: $55/hour
ONLY US Citizens & Green Card Holders can be considered. Confirm at the top of the resume.
Additional Background screening: End client will require the candidate to pass their own background check that will be separate from the normal screens you run. This could go back to when the person was 18 - ensure they have NOTHING on their background.
Location: Onsite in Topeka, KS. If you can't locate someone local, client will consider someone REMOTE from KANSAS or bordering state. Put candidate location at top of resume.
Duration: 6-9 months
Travel Required: 0-50% of the time. Confirm candidate is willing to travel to Topeka this amount of time. Expenses will be reimbursed.
Interviews: 2-3 rounds by phone or video Skype.
Main Skills to look for:
Great Project Management experience
Data Center experience
Managing data center migrations
PMP certified is very highly desired.

Position Overview:
Develops, defines and executes project plans, schedules, budgets and deliverables on medium sized engagements, projects and/or sub-projects.
Identifies needed resources for projects, defines and assigns major project roles.
Monitors the product/program/project from initiation through delivery, interfacing with external customers or field-based employees on technical matters, as needed.
Assigns and monitors work of project/program management staff, providing technical support and direction.
Key Responsibilities/Outcomes Leadership:
Builds and maintains high team morale, positively cascades all organizational communications.
Brings together cross-functional team members and fosters a collaborative approach to delivery.
The Data Center Migration Project Manager will provide direction to subordinates based on general policies and management guidance.
Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives.
Interprets and executes policies and procedures that typically affect subordinate organizational units.
Recommends modifications to operating policies.
Generally accomplishes results through lower level subordinate supervisors or through experienced professional employees who exercise significant latitude and independence in their assignments.
Incumbents in this classification are responsible for the successful planning and implementation of assigned contracts where success criteria include meeting cost, schedule, performance and quality requirements for designated client personnel.
Builds and maintains high team morale, positively cascades all organizational communications.
Brings together cross-functional team members and fosters a collaborative approach to delivery.
Resolves conflict by addressing issues between others before it escalates and impedes the achievement of project outcomes.
Collaborates with other managers on resourcing to avoid conflicts with other projects.
Continually assesses project team capabilities against the demands placed on it.
Approaches people directly and openly, but discreetly, over poor performance.
Considers the ideas and opinions of others but accepts responsibility for the final decision without excuse.
Manages changes to the project scope, schedule, and costs using appropriate verification techniques to keep the project plan accurate, updated, and reflective of authorized project changes as defined in the change management plan; facilitates client acceptance of the scope change.
Coordinates the assessment of the impact that the change will have on people, processes, and systems and develops and adapts these areas to support the change.
Understands the implications of changes internally and externally to the project and acts to ensure that it is aligned with these changes.
Risk Management:
Documents risks, assumptions, and constraints using historical data and expert judgment in order to understand project limitations.
Implements actions required to avoid or mitigate project risk events to minimize the impact of the risks on the project.
Anticipates and manages risks associated with change through appropriate contingency planning
Measures project performance using appropriate tools and techniques to monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any required corrective actions, and communicate to all stakeholders.
Adjusts schedules to accommodate changing requirements within established deadlines.
Forecasts and tracks costs and revenue to meet project objectives and effectively utilize resources.
Demonstrates creativity when developing solutions considering the long-term impact.
Handles multiple priorities by effectively prioritizing based on importance and impact.
Manages all aspects to ensure smooth operational hand-over on completion of the project.
Ensures a common understanding by setting expectations using the Project Plan to align the stakeholders and team members and to ensure team buy-in.
Selects the most effective type and medium for communicating message, communicating in person wherever possible.
Communicates a sense of urgency when dealing with client issues.
Is able to clearly articulate the connection between the client’s business issues and appropriate technology solutions.
Actively manages ongoing stakeholder expectations and ensures they are consistent with deliverables.
Skills, Experience & Qualifications:
BA / BS degree highly desired
A minimum of five years of experience providing project management leadership for data center infrastructure projects including Cloud, large-scale server, storage and network deployments
Five years experience in migrating Data Centers physically and to Cloud (critical need)
Five to ten years’ managing medium / large Enterprise level project
Ability to drive Data Center innovation
Leadership experience of large-scale (greater than 150 server images) data center workload migration projects including planning, design and execution phases for critical workload migration and consolidation projects
Familiarity with development of risk management plans for technical Cloud / data center infrastructure projects
Cost Management / Risk Management / Service Delivery / Performance Management / Team Development
Excellent verbal and written communications skills
Capable of managing multiple service streams.
Skills required include:
good verbal and written communication skills, ability to train and develop staff, and ability to work in a time-sensitive environment.
Ability to work independently as well as within a team oriented environment
PMP certification highly desired
ITILv3 Certification highly desired
Strong budgeting, project planning and execution experience