Project Manager [Data Center]
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Project Manager [Data Center]
Ref No.: 18-26725
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Start Date: 04/18/2018
Position: - Project Manager [Data Center] – New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Project Manager [Data Center]

Position Overview
The position requires Project Managers [Data Center] who can develop, clarify and manage the scope of the project, define contract deliverables and actively involved in Project SoW and complete scope. He/ She should ensure high standards of project management & best practices are applied in all projects. The position requires monitoring the project costs/ensure delivery on time and within budgetary guidelines, perform cost/benefit analysis of actions and initiatives.
Responsibilities
  • An experienced Project Manager with direct responsibility for managing a given project
    Ability to organize and work effectively with technical tracks and agencies participating in this effort.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to analyze requirements, identify solutions, plan / lead project transitions or migrations.
  • Demonstrated leadership qualities such as supporting and guiding and managing the team, problem solving, conflict/issue resolution; the ability to run a project or serve as project manager in a program and can ensure a successful project lifecycle/ delivery of program.
  • Ability to communicate (verbally and in writing) effectively with the stakeholders both internal and external.
  • Ability to manage and interact with geographically distributed teams and clients.
  • Follow and recommend process and procedures, help in creating them where there is a need and drive them for execution.
  • Ensure and develop relationship with all the related parties and stakeholders. Make sure the customers are highly satisfied with the quality and time of deliveries.
  • Influence the internal teams such as HR, Procurement, Finance, administration etc. to timely deliver the project.

Experience
  • Preferred 7-10 years of project management experience
  • Must have extensive experience managing large-scale Data Center projects.
  • Minimum of 2 years of data center specific Project Management experience including storage, backup, servers and cloud technologies
  • Strong background within infrastructure required.
  • Experience in managing diverse and multiple cross functional teams of size up to 20-30 individuals and have a responsibility that includes:
    1. Ensures customer satisfaction and manages stakeholders expectations well
    2. Consistently strive to deliver results and show enthusiasm
    3. Great communicator & express ideas clearly and concisely
    4. Managing team motivation levels.
    5. Resource planning and balanced resource utilization across different projects

Mandatory Skills
  • Should have managed Projects of various scales up to $1-5 Million dollars
  • Understanding of Contracts, budget management, and bid management through to development of SOW is highly desirable.
  • Must have handled client management, transition, transformation and migration of projects
  • Ideally should have been working in a matrixes organization with various functions
  • Should have good analytical skills with eyes for detail, assess risks & benefits
  • Hands on with MS Project and MS Excel and familiarity with the project management tools
  • Projects,/and/or experience in delivery of technology projects like product development, implementation of tools or systems Integration projects
  • Maintain, Manage and release Project Plan
  • Understanding of the entire engagement lifecycle starting from engagement initiation, transition to steady state
  • Creating project dashboards and monitor the milestones
  • Creating the weekly status reports and other project related reports
  • Prioritize the requirements and delegates the task to team according to technology or tracks
  • Identify and manage the risks.

Mandatory Soft Skills with level of competence, Ownership and accountability
  • Excellent communication & interpersonal skills - written and oral
  • Internal and External Stakeholder relationship management
  • Self motivator and Team player
  • Decision making
  • Problem solving and conflict resolution
  • Ability to Manage Diversity
  • Ability to resolve problems

Qualification
  • Bachelor's degree in IT/ Engineering [Telecom] /MBA or other management qualification
  • ITIL and PMP certification is essential
  • Experience in Onsite Project completion will be an added advantage
  • Proven Track record on MS Project Tools