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Critical Facilities Project Manager

 

Critical Facilities Project Manager

  • JR-127994
  • Ashburn
  • Project and Program Management
  • Full time
Critical Facilities Project Manager

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centers across the globe and providing interconnections to all the key clouds and networks. Businesses need one place to simplify and bring together fragmented, complex infrastructure that spans private and public cloud environments. Our global platform allows customers to place infrastructure wherever they need it and connect it to everything they need to succeed.

We are a fast-growing global company with 70+ consecutive quarters of growth. Through our innovative portfolio of high-performance products and services, we have created the largest, most active global ecosystem of 10,000+ companies, including 2,000+ networks and 3,000+ cloud and IT service providers in 27 countries spanning five continents.  

Joining our operations team means that you will be at the forefront of all we do, maintaining critical facilities infrastructure as part of a close-knit team delivering best in class service to our data center customers. We embrace diversity in thought and contribution and are committed to providing an equitable work environment that is foundational to our core values as a company and is vital to our success.

Job Summary: Equinix is seeking an experienced Critical Facilities Project Manager to support our East region critical facility environment on our Operations Project Management (OPM) team. The OPM is a part of our cross functional team and includes regional operations projects and interaction with internal partners/ customers and external suppliers/ manufactures. This role will require a project manager familiar with data center operation and associated facility designs. The OPM supports the operations management teams in executing the capitol projects related to End of Life (EOL), Single Point of Failure (SPOF) infrastructure systems and general facility modernization. OPM is also involved with on demand/ unplanned customer facing project design and construction. This individual contributor role will demand a self-starter and disciplined individual.

Responsibilities

  • Manage multiple projects at a time throughout the East region (may require travel)

  • Apply a range of approaches to planning and gathering information in which to develop, facilitate and lead complex projects and schedules

  • Developing project scopes and objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring feasibility of success

  • Develops overall project schedules in conjunction with customer requirements

  • Coordinate internal resources and third parties/vendors for the flawless execution of projects

  • Responsible for program delivery of multiple projects required for overall business strategy and facility sustainability

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered on-time, within scope and within budget

  • Perform procurement for equipment, materials and suppliers needed for projects

  • Ensure resource availability and allocation are properly aligned

  • Develop detailed project plans to track progress and analyze risk

  • Use appropriate verification techniques to manage changes in project scope, schedule and costs

  • Measure project performance using appropriate systems, tools and techniques

  • Report and escalate to management as needed

  • Manage relationships with all stakeholders and lead internal/ external meetings and teams

  • Apply risk management techniques to minimize project risks

  • Establish and maintain relationships with third party suppliers and manufactures

  • Work with numerous stakeholders in operations and other internal departments such as finance, construction and center of excellence/ Subject Matter Expert (SME) teams

  • Create and maintain comprehensive project documentation and lessons learned

  • Actively build diverse teams that are required to accomplish projects and establish reliable resources where needed or required in support of self and peers

  • Mentor junior project managers

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated mission critical facilities project management experience. 7+ years experience preferred, data center experience strongly preferred

  • Diploma to a Bachelor's Degree preferred

  • Skillful with use of Microsoft Office Products such as Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Word

  • Familiar with project management methodology (Agile/ Waterfall/ Scrum)

  • Ability to navigate complex and ambiguous situations to make high-quality decisions in a timely manner 

  • Ability to manage change and influence cross-functionally 

  • Competent in the equipment, design and operations of complex data center facilities to develop strategic project plans

  • Advanced knowledge in electrical, UPS, mechanical and control systems including HVAC systems, generators and safety systems

  • Understanding of design and coordination requirements of large and complex power distribution and control systems, redundancy, resiliency, and protection 

  • Working knowledge of data center power and cooling solutions 

  • A natural curiosity and strong organizational skills 

  • Excellent interpersonal and leadership skills will be critical for success: success depends on building rapport and credibility with multiple stakeholders across the organization 

  • Passion for quality and customer satisfaction 

  • Experience managing vendor/ supplier relationships 

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills

Equinix is committed to ensuring that our employment process is open to all individuals, including those with a disability.  If you need assistance in applying for an open position, you may send an email to Staffing@equinix.com. Please provide your contact information and let us know how we can assist you.

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