Infrastructure Project Manager – Berkeley Heights, NJ

Infrastructure Project Manager

Aquent

Berkeley Heights, NJ

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Job Description:

The Infrastructure Project Manager will be responsible for the successful delivery of high profile, critical infrastructure projects such as data center moves, on premises computing to cloud initiatives, network / telephony projects, mergers & acquisitions projects, and client services projects. Individual will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating all phases of the project lifecycle, including requirements gathering and analysis, budgeting and planning, design, development, testing, and implementation. Position will be responsible for all project deliverables, budget, and schedule. Position involves broad interaction with different functional areas and information technology. This position will be responsible for the use of best practices in Project Management methodologies. SME in structured cabling, power & cooling.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

Partners closely with Infrastructure Teams, understanding their plans and initiatives.

Develops and maintains detailed project schedules, works with team to maintain / update schedules, integrates project plans into other release schedules and works with teams to resolve discrepancies among schedules and availability conflicts with resources

Very strong understanding of current infrastructure concepts with the proven ability to implement servers, VMware, SANs, networks, data centers and monitoring in a fast paced, high availability, ITIL environment.

Ability to get the respect of the senior technical teams to lead projects, coordinate teams and handle issues and problems effectively in a timely manner.

Strong understanding of structured cabling

Design and build data rooms from a power/cooling/cabling perspective

Familiar with telecom services

Manages deliverable estimation process, resource allocation and efficient utilization; negotiates resource conflicts with other project managers or resources managers as appropriate.

Reports accurate status and process delivery monitoring through the phases of the Solution Delivery Management process

Provides effective day-to-day project management of multiple IT infrastructure related projects

Represents team recommendations to Senior Management, demonstrate influence over governance bodies, and communicate effectively via formal presentations.

Builds strong relationships with business and technology leaders.

Collect and report value metrics to enable leaders to make decisions in order to maximize returns across enterprise projects and programs

Ability to quickly learn and use new complex technical concepts and resolve issues with them in a rapidly changing environment.

Ability to discuss complex technical concepts to the technical staff, stakeholders and business executives in a simple straightforward manner.

Provides ongoing status updates on project progress, risks, change management and issue resolution.

Leads issue identification, tracking, escalation and resolution documentation. Monitors risk events before becoming issues and potential roadblocks.

Proven experience in managing multiple, concurrent, technical projects

Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Services, Business or equivalent experience.

The optimal candidate will have over 7 years of Information Systems experience as well as experience in using a formal SDLC Methodology.

Project Management Institute (PMI) or other IT industry project management certification preferred.

Must have previously held project management positions in an IT organization focused on Infrastructure projects.

Experience working in a Global IT organization.

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Project, PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Visio and industry standard project management tools such as ServiceNow.

Outstanding customer service and interaction skills, as well as excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Ability to work independently under little supervision within a demanding client centric environment.

Demonstrated ability to be a team player with a high level of initiative.

Ability to interface with various levels of management.

Exhibit broad understanding of technology and the Infrastructure landscape.

Superior organization and time management skills.

Demonstrable track record of delivering IT projects on time and on budget.

Ability to speak Spanish / Portuguese is a plus.

The target hiring compensation range for this role is the equivalent of $60.48 to $67.20 an hour. Compensation is based on several factors including, but not limited to education, relevant work experience, relevant certifications, and location.
Additional benefits offered may include; medical health insurance and dental insurance, life insurance, and eligibility to participate in 401k plan with company match.

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