Project Manager at Adexen Recruitment Agency

Adexen Recruitment Agency – Our client, a data centre offering carrier-neutral co-location services, is recruiting to fill the position of:Job Title: Project ManagerJob Reference: 1261Location: LagosIndustry: ICTFunction: Operations & ProductionJob DescriptionThe 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 DutiesStrategy & Project Planning:Lead strategic planning to achieve business goals by prioritising initiatives and coordinating the evaluation, deployment and management of current and future projectsPrioritise the portfolio of projects on a day-to-day basis on behalf of management to ensure the maximum efficiency in allocation of resources and skillsEnsure that the project plan remains aligned with the available technologies and the overall strategic business planCreate, develop and maintain a rolling project plan / road map for all projectsWork 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 itemsWork 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 mannerControls project deliverables, scope, expectations, and coordinates project progress with sponsors, steering committees, and senior leadershipAcquisition & Deployment:Define requirements for new Data Centre technology implementations and communicate them to the management team and other stake holdersDefine and communicate procedures, policies and standards for acquiring, deploying and commissioning the Data Centre technologiesPrioritise and control projects portfolio as they relate to the selection, acquisition, development and installation of the Data Centre technologiesProvide leadership on all aspects of the project to ensure successful deliveryMaintains a solid understanding of the Data Centre and Construction industry and incorporate best practices as they emergeOperational Management:Ensure best practices, techniques, and tools for project planning, execution, project management, ongoing milestones/deliverable tracking, communication, and key performance metrics are maintainedAnalyse and improve upon the frameworks and standards used across the organization to maintain competitive edge within the marketDevelops 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 changesDevelop, track, and control the annual project capital budgetSet overall project schedule, quality and performance standardsAssess, manage and communicate escalated risks within and across multiple project streamsInterfaces 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 projectsDefines project success criteria and reviews throughout the project life cycleEffectively communicates highly complex ideas and issues at multiple levels of leadership, including executive management and steering committeeProject Closure:Ensure that all administration and financial activities are completed upon project finalizationComplete a project review and project completion report in conjunction with other key stakeholders

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