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Data Center Migration Project Manager
Ref No.: 18-16648
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
The person in this role will be responsible for Data Center project planning, development, and implementation. Project Manager must be able to demonstrate broad experience in both project management , construction and the technologies used in a data center infrastructure to be qualified. Experience managing Data Center Construction Projects and relevant experience in the Data Center Construction Industry . The successful candidate will be an exceptionally strong communicator both written and verbally, and will lead multi-discipline, highly technical staff , vendors and technical project initiatives. The candidate must be comfortable managing 3rd party vendor delivery teams, and possess the ability to facilitate technical whiteboard sessions to troubleshoot project implementation issues, and remove barriers to project success

REQUIRED SKILLS:
-10 plus years of hands-on Project Management experience is required; managing complex, large-scale technology or Data Center Infrastructure projects is required.
-Strong IT infrastructure background and some data center migration knowledge/exposure
-Demonstrates the ability to lead a team, someone who is easy to communicate with and can build lasting relationships with clients
-Excellent attention to detail, able to think fast and adapt quickly to change
-Experience with presenting orals/ pays attention to the needs of the client able to think ahead, carefully plans
-Strong delivery background / has led several migrations in the size and scale comparable to our business would be preferred.
-Able to demonstrate a high level of fluency / understanding of data center technologies and terminology
-Ability to manage, track and report on performance to budget and schedule
-Strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to interact efficiently with the technical team, vendors as well as C-level executives
-Proven accountability and demonstrates a high degree of ownership
-Customer focused, with a proven track record of exceeding expectations in project delivery Preferred Experience
-PMP Certification
-Previous experience in leading data center migration readiness projects
-Understands the migration process from discovery and planning to execution
-Previous experience leading a data center migration, transition, or consolidation project.
-Experience with business development tasks (RFPs, whitepapers)

RESPONSIBILITIES:
-Project Managers are responsible for understanding the clients existing environments, the clients business drivers, managing schedules, budgets, deliverables, issues/risks, and internal communications.
-Manage technical team resources for the full implementation life cycle of data center construction from Design to Decommission across multiple subject areas such as: Facilities, network, Storage, Virtual Compute, Physical Compute, Security, Database, various applications.
-The ideal candidate must be delivery orientated, proactive, and comfortable working in small teams of top-flight personnel.
-Plan and organize large scale data center construction project
-Put together Critical Facilities Construction Project plans size up, costs, scheduling ,timeline.
-Maintain liaison with primary client and other vendors to facilitate construction activities.
-Communicate effectively, develop strong internal and external working relationships; delegate work as well as work well with a team.
-Lead and execute complex projects with limited supervision; understand clients overall business objectives and how to position effective solutions to ensure successful implementation of products and technologies.
-Assist with determining data center migration readiness strategy and execution
-Effectively multitask between different initiatives quickly while maintaining project timelines