Design & Construction Project Manager

We are looking for Project Manager to manage design and construction of data centers and major renovation projects.

His/her missions and responsibilities are following:

Design phase

  • Support entire design phase to ensure that the target data center meets Data4’s needs
  • Lead engineering teams for the design phases
  • Act as interface between Operations and Design teams throughout the project.

Construction & Commissioning Phase

  • Actively participate in the awarding of contracts for the implementation part
  • Monitor the realization phase daily to ensure that the work complies with the contracts
  • Manage service providers with a direct contractual link with the project owner (EDF, control office, safety coordinator, CSI, design office, architect, property owner, project manager, etc.)
  • Act as an interface between the Operations and Construction teams throughout the project
  • Manage the commissioning operations in relation with the Commissioning Agent and the project management
  • Gradually put the operations team of the future site in a position to take over the site as soon as it is made available (training on the technical packages, documentation, drafting of simplified procedures, etc.),

Project Management

  • Conduct all meetings necessary to manage the project
  • Document the project
  • Generate the reporting required for this type of operation
  • Ensure the budgetary follow-up of the project in collaboration with the prime contractor and the finance department of data4

Transversal Missions

  • Elaboration of a Data4 Design Specification
  • Assistance to Sales/Pre-Sales teams in complex pre-sales processes involving technical and design issues
  • Participation in customer audits for the design of Data Centers
  • Leading specific missions (if applicable; example: uptime certification, reliability studies, etc.)
  • Supporting the operational team on specific subjects
  • Technical referent for our Key Accounts and Hyperscalers customers

Technology Watch

  • Ensure the technological watch on the best practices of design and implementation of data centers at the international level
  • Participation, if necessary, in specialized events
  • Visits to Data Centers (customers, competitors, others.)

EXPERIENCE REQUIRED

1. Education and experience

  • Ideally a graduate of higher education (Engineer or equivalent) in the field of electrical/climate engineering or generalist, the training is not a prerequisite, the quality of experience, knowledge of the market and personal qualities take precedence over the rest.
  • Experience: at least 5 years within a project management company, a design office, or even an installer on project management issues, allowing to have significant knowledge in areas where continuity of service is essential and technical knowledge allowing to pilot the various areas concerned.

2. Technical skills

The candidate must possess the following skills:

  • Proven track record in project management, preferably in the hosting or service integration industries
  • Experience managing projects in an occupied site (preferred)
  • Proven skills and taste for cross-functional team management and teamwork to lead projects
  • Good level in HVAC and/or Electrical (CFO) and/or Security/Networks (BMS, BMS, CFA),
  • Knowledge in general design of industrial buildings with issues close to Data Centers (continuity of service, security, etc.),
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and with others
  • Ability to work simultaneously with several projects
  • Ability to analyze and summarize
  • Ability to “popularize” the technique and the benefits for non-experts thanks to a discourse adapted to the interlocutor and to his needs and constraints
  • Good command of document writing
  • Mastery of Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project and AutoCAD applications.
  • English with a very good written/oral level

The candidate does not require the following, but it would be an advantage

  • Project Management training such as PMI or equivalent
  • Experience working in English-speaking environments

3. Soft skills

  • Sense of confidentiality, integrity and ethics
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Reporting skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Adaptability and open-mindedness
  • Entrepreneurial profile, capable of strong intellectual mobility and multitasking within a small structure
  • Ability to work methodically and independently
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Sense of customer service
  • Decision-making spirit
  • Rigor and method
  • Team spirit
  • Sense of commitment for him/her and his/her teams

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