PMO Lead Design & Construction

ABOUT THE ROLE

Within the Technical Department in charge of designing and building Data Center campuses, reporting to the Chief Technical Officer within the « Center of Excellence » unit, the PMO Lead is responsible for managing strategic projects to support the company’s transformation. They will support management in implementing strategic orientations and managing complex, cross-functional projects.

The PMO Lead is responsible for monitoring and orchestrating the company’s strategic projects/programs in order to control the stakes, deadlines, schedules and budgets. The role is both strategic and operational.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Management of cross-functional strategic projects/programs
  • Management of the scoping, study and implementation phases
  • Leading operational and/or strategic steering committees
  • Coordinating the various stakeholders and partners involved in the project
  • Change management for operational teams
  • Implementation of methodology and « PMO / Strategic Projects » tools within the department
  • Risk assessment and escalation if necessary
  • Performance management and reporting: monitoring KPIs, budget, schedule, progress, risks, etc.
  • Internal promotion/communication of strategic projects
  • Raising awareness and training all D&C teams and partners in the PMO methodology, industrialization, etc., to develop a culture of Lean management.

Projects in which the PMO Lead could be involved include (but are not limited to) :

  • Definition of the Technical Department’s processes and their deployment across the Platform (Europe) as part of the Data4 Build project. They will be assisted by business and process experts.
  • Implementation of IT tools in collaboration with other Group entities (e.g. ERP, telephony, etc.) – as part of the Data4 Build project.
  • Strategic projects launched within the company (internalization/externalization of certain functions, organizational changes, etc.).
  • Operational management of the industrialization of the technical department known as « SMS »: (standardization, massification (scaling), simplification) in coordination with the departments involved, such as Finance, Procurement, Delivery, etc.
  • Internal process review and improvement projects.

RESPONSIBILITES IN TERMS OF IMS CERTIFICATIONS

Respect and enforce certification policies in terms of:

  • H&S: Respect and enforce health and safety rules.
  • Environment: Respect and enforce environmental policies.
  • Information security: Respect and enforce information security policies
  • Energy: Respect and enforce the policy of reducing energy consumption.

REQUIREMENTS

Education and experience

  • Higher education with at least 10 years’ experience in managing large-scale strategic projects, particularly digital projects, for large/medium-sized companies in an international context.

Technical skills

  • Experience in conducting complex studies and projects, particularly in construction/infrastructure.
  • Six Sigma Black Belt certification (mandatory).
  • Project/program management, preferably in the field of new technologies.
  • Ability to understand business challenges and grasp technical/technological/digital and organizational topics.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, Microsoft Project, and JIRA.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on several projects
  • PRINCE2 or PMP methodologies.
  • Fluent English is a must.

Behavioral skills

  • Demonstrates a strong sense of confidentiality, integrity, and ethics
  • Exhibits thoroughness, organization, and analytical skills
  • Communicates effectively and interacts seamlessly with all stakeholders
  • Actively listens and empathizes with others
  • Skillfully persuades and educates, acting as a good pedagogue
  • Proactively proposes solutions and drives initiatives
  • Maintains resilience under stress and adeptly manages crisis situations
  • Navigates diplomatically and fosters consensus