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Project / Systems Manager

 

Project / Systems Manager

  • JR-125334
  • Amsterdam
  • London
  • Project and Program Management
  • Full time
Project / Systems Manager

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 210 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. 

  

At Equinix, we help the world’s digital leaders scale with agility, speed the launch of digital services, deliver world-class experiences, and transform people’s lives. Our culture is based on collaboration and the growth and development of our teams.   

  

The ‘GDC Systems' strategy is currently being implemented through the development, roll-out, and support of an integrated suite of tools 

This position is within the ‘GDC Systems’ team – currently a small team, supporting the much larger GDC team (over 200no. people) to deliver over 70no. projects globally per year (in excess of $1B capex). 

 

Job Summary: Manages the execution of high complexity technical projects using predefined methodologies and tools. The role is well-suited to a person that has: 

 

  • Design and construction experience, and an appreciation of what’s required by Project Teams to deliver complex datacenter projects 

  • Knowledge of construction collaboration and project/program management tools 

  • Experience setting-up similar systems on major projects/programs 

  • Proactive and problem-solving attitude. 

 
 
Responsibilities 

  • Project Planning and Execution (Single Project with a start date and end date. Plan, Execute, Close) 

  • Manages project request submission process 

  • Scopes technology programs 

  • Develop project charters and obtain signoff from stakeholders 

  • Tracks issues & risks 

  • Manages multiple programs at the same time 

  • Facilitates project retrospective meetings 

  • Identifies continuous improvement opportunities 

  • Leads effort estimation process across various teams 

  • Manages PMO change management process.  

 

Program and Portfolio Management (On-going program with multiple projects and teams Identify, Change, Empower, Monitor) 

  • User Training (Creating / Delivering training documentation. Communicating updates / lessons learned to users.  

  • Maintains PMO Backlog 

  • Leads programs comprise multiple Agile/Project teams 

  • Aligns projects within the program 

  • Identifies and resolves program level issues with cross functional teams 

  • Manages program external dependencies 

  • Track project financials (cost and benefits) 

  • Develop program status slides and maintain on weekly basis 

  • Conduct Steering Committee meetings 

  • Drive, monitor and control program level commitments 

  • Manage SOW, Vendor financials/contracts as required. 

 
Stakeholder Management and Communication 

  • Builds relationships with company key stakeholders and business liaisons. 

  • Communicates minor project/program scope, schedule, resource, and budget changes 

  • Produces PMO reports and dashboards 

 

Project Methodologies and Tools (Methodologies such as Agile, SDLC, Scrum. Experience with PM Tools such as PPM, Jira, ServiceNow, Smartsheet, BI and SharePoint, Anaplan, Asite, Bim 360, Wordpress) 

  • Communicates PMO Framework to all Stakeholders 

  • Defines PMO project lifecycle processes 

  • Develop and maintain communication plans / RACI 

  • Develop and maintains project templates 

 
 
Qualifications 

  • 7+ years experience 

  • PMP, PgMP preferred 

  • Project Management certification; (such as Prince2 or P3O, Agile or Lean Six Sigma certification) Experience with Agile way of working is appreciated  

  • MS Office confident (PowerBI is a bonus) 

  • Experience with Anaplan, Jira, Coupa are appreciated 

  • Experience working with and manipulating data / databases / datasets 

  • Experience with Process Management improvements  

  • Experience with Stakeholder Management 

  • Experience working with PPM tools and Electronic Document Management Systems (EDMS) 

  • Able to design dashboards, roadmaps & presentations 

  • Willingness to travel internationally (occasionally) to support project teams on-site and/or work with the PMO / Project Controls teams. 

 
 

 

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