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Sustainability Project and Programme Manager

 

Sustainability Project and Programme Manager

  • JR-124743
  • Slough
  • Project and Program Management
  • Full time
Sustainability Project and Programme Manager

Equinix is the world’s digital infrastructure company, operating 200+ data centres 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 built the largest, most active global ecosystem of nearly 10,000 companies, including 1,800+ networks and 2,900+ cloud and IT service providers in over 26 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 outstanding service to our data centre 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:

Responsible for guiding, advising, and delivering against the Equinix sustainability program, in which a multitude of projects are derived from.  Accountable for identifying and implementing approved sustainability projects, driving selected IBX (Data Centre) energy efficiency down and achieving carbon neutrality.  Ensuring that sustainability is advocated wider than technical solutions. Accountable for managing the interface between UK Operations and the Energy Efficiency Centre of Excellence. 

Responsibilities 

Project/Program Management  

  • Comprehensive understanding of project management principles and disciplines. 
  • Identify sustainability projects in cooperation with IBX Operations staff and the Energy Efficiency Centre of Excellence 
  • Responsible for running energy efficiency projects and programs in all the IBXs (data centres) in close cooperation with IBX Operations. 
  • Will be responsible for ensuring project governance/standards are in place, upheld and followed.  

Project/Program Delivery 

  • Responsible for successfully completing their projects on time, within budget, quality and scope 
  • Responsible for developing and maintaining 5+ Year project roll-out programs per IBX 
  • Execute projects against the program’s requirements.  

Technical & System Support  

  • Translating sustainability goals into high level technical solutions. 
  • Evaluating the technical solution against the effect on Carbon neutrality and energy efficiency (PUE reductions) 
  • Translating sustainability goals and technical solution into achievable projects, based on individual business cases 
  • Ensures that none of the projects will have a negative effect on IBX availability (Up-time). 

Stakeholder Management 

  • Identifies and anticipates stakeholder engagement needs on behalf of the team's projects (advising team members where required). 
  • Encourages and seeks feedback on the team or individuals. 
  • Is an escalation point to resolve stakeholder issues 
  • Formulates stakeholder communication plans for projects and programs 
  • Maintains and keeps under review the programs communication requirements and seeks to continually improve the team's communications standards 

Risk Management 

  • Compiles and maintains project and program risk registers 
  • Reports on risk and issue management and the appropriate levels of control 
  • Drives and supports the team on the resolution of escalated issues 

Resource Management (people, finances etc.) 

  • Develop and maintain program budgets, track and control spend on projects to within budget  
  • Provide management updates on a variety of resource management KPI's 
  • Is an escalation point for the team for solving resource/budgetary issues 
  • Contributes and/or responsible for resource planning (people, finances etc.) activities 

Knowledge and Experience 

Engineering and Technology 

  • 5+ years' experience with data centres, infrastructure facilities, building management systems 
  • Knowledge of global compliance and certifications that may apply. 
  • Can work cross-functionally with the PMO organization and the Sustainability representatives in the company. 

Customer and Personnel Experience 

  • Experience working in mission-critical organizations with dynamic, fast-paced environments. 
  • Understands how to assess customer needs through direct communication, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. 
  • Creates an atmosphere of interdependence, collaboration, and reciprocal communication among departments or divisions within the company. 

Safety and Security 

  • Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective IBX operations for the protection of people, data, property, and sites
  • Demonstrable knowledge and experience in complying with the requirements of UK construction Health, Safety and Environmental legislation, Codes of Practice and safe working practices.
  • Responsible for identifying, managing and mitigating health and safety hazards throughout the stages of project delivery.
  • Contributes to inspections, internal and external audits

Vendor Management 

  • Can build effective, productive and purposeful relationships with consultants, contractors and service providers to ensure that projects are carried out to the set scope, budget, timescale and quality objectives.
  • Experience in executing projects under the FIDIC suite of contracts and familiarity with the role of the Contract Administrator.

Construction 

  • Strong cross-functional knowledge of Data Centre MEP infrastructure design, installation techniques and operating principles to provide detailed input to internal/external construction teams. 

Skills and Attributes 

Critical Thinking and Decision Making 

  • Uses logic and reasoning to investigate technical issues and formulate solutions.
  • Highly disciplined and organized with an analytical mindset. 
  • Prioritises conflicting or challenging objectives to meet deadlines. 

Leadership 

  • Skilled at leading projects, programs and delivery teams 
  • Fosters an environment of cross-collaboration with an openness to growth and frequent changes. 
  • Ability to conduct meetings with global participants (with proficient, fluent use of English Language) to achieve targeted outcomes.

Qualifications

· 7+ years experience preferred
· Diploma to a Bachelor's Degree preferred
· Prince2 Practitioner certification preferred

Equinix is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment

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